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Welcome to my portfolio. Very much a keen amateur, I tend to concentrate on landscapes and architecture - they stay still!!
Hope you like the shots.
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  • Sunrise on the Common

    Why sell the lens when it gives you shots like this? Great capture!
    • 24 Jul 2011 4:52PM
  • The Face

    Great how the lines of the fur draw you in from all corners to the eyes. Great composition.
    • 2 Jul 2011 8:55PM
  • Shabby

    Can't agree more. 10-stopper is SOOOO frustrating. Worth it in this case. You have ended up with a cracking shot and capturing the cloud movements would not have been possible any other way. Nice to have the contrast of such a sharp foreground. PS - love your website.
    • 29 Jun 2011 3:01PM
  • Dark skies over Loch Garry

    Thanks for the comments so far. The image is not HDR, only a slight increase in contrast and saturation needed. I take ams99's point about the strong reflections - they were so clean that they tended to lift the far shore into mid-air!! Probably the same reason the water looked unnatural to CathR. This shot was looking west - I have another looking east which is, if anything, more mirror-like.
    • 23 Jun 2011 10:49PM
  • Homeward Bound

    Wonderful image, beautifully balanced. I love the mud flats and the high contrast created by the reflected light.
    • 21 Jun 2011 1:35PM
  • Nuclear sunset

    One of those special moments which rarely repeat. Nice capture!
    • 13 Jun 2011 9:31PM
  • Interlocking boats

    Very clever composition and attractive use of subject matter and colours.
    Nice one!!
    • 13 Jun 2011 9:23PM
  • Bluebell wood

    I haven't managed to get a bluebell woods shot this year - these make me want to go out right now and find some! Superb!
    • 2 May 2011 8:53AM
  • Buttermere Light

    Wonderful reflections, beautifully captured.
    • 2 May 2011 8:50AM
  • 45 Seconds.....

    A really great low-light shot, well worth the wait.
    • 2 May 2011 8:45AM
  • The Quays

    Stunning sunset, beautifully captured.
    • 2 May 2011 8:43AM
  • Clyde Lighthouse

    Lovely colours and composition. Though I know the spot well, I've not managed to get a shot. Need to get there.
    • 1 May 2011 7:23PM
  • Loch of the Lowes

    Thanks for the comments. I know it's a subjective matter, but I tend not to be too dogmatic about RoT where shots have significant reflections. Ignoring the shore line, there can be strong thirds already there, i.e. (1) the foreground, (2) the background + reflection taken together and (3) the sky. I take the point on the f/g rock. If I had extended the tripod legs I may have been able to leave it out the shot altogether - this would also have sorted Ronnie's point re the grass tips overlapping with the hilltop reflection.
    Maybe I'll go back there on a clear, calm day and try again!!
    • 30 Mar 2011 10:02PM
  • Glasgow City Chambers

    Thanks for the comments maryg. The shot was taken at 8.30 on a Wednesday evening and I only had to wait 5 minutes for the square to clear. Exposure was 1 sec at f4.0 with ISO at 100. My Canon 40D was on a tripod and was set for live view and 2-sec self-timer with -2/3 exposure comp. The building was very well lit. Shots of other buildings have had to be up to 30 sec exposure.
    • 11 Nov 2010 9:15PM
  • Loch Leven Reflections

    Hi Sherlob,
    Thanks for the comments. I do have a crop as you suggest already, plus another wider shot taken a few moments after this one, but the lighting just wasn't as eye-opening as it was for this shot.
    • 2 Oct 2010 9:21PM
  • Dawn at Loch Katrine

    Very atmospheric image. Loch Katrine a favourite place of mine and you have captured its essence. Wonderful tones and great placement of the island to allow attention to be drawn to the reflections and the calmness of the water.
    • 28 Feb 2010 12:17AM