Shetland

May 31, 2013 § 5 Comments


I was very fortunate to be working up in Shetland this past week thanks to Martin Summers. And equally blessed to have bonded with the locals Chris and Laura to show me their Stunning island. Shetland is north of mainland Scotland and in between Iceland and Norway.

I caught the ferry from the harbour in Aberdeen and proceeded the 12hr sea trip to Lerwick, Shetland.

Ferry leaving Aberdeen.

Ferry leaving Aberdeen.

As I was leaving the mainland, the wind gathered force. Giving me one very sickening journey but a well worth trip.

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A storm is brewing

A storm is brewing

When I arrived at Lerwick in Shetland, it took a few hours to shake off my wobbly legs, which was a new phenomenon that I have never experienced before. Where the ground feels like it is moving and you feel drunk. The sharp winds where fun to deal with and provided some great photo opportunities.

High winds in Lerwick

High winds in Lerwick

The seals managed to make an appearence

Shetland Seals

Shetland Seals

Over the next few days the weather settled and even became very sunny and warm. And the trip to St Ninians Beach, was like a vision of paradise, with it’s world famous Tombolo layout. The largest in the UK

St Ninians Beach

St Ninians Beach

St Ninians Beach

St Ninians Beach

St Ninians Beach

St Ninians Beach

A trip to Shetland would not be complete until you see the world famous Shetland ponies.

Shetland Pony

Shetland Pony

I would highly recommend a visit to these Stunning Islands of Shetland. Rich in history with it’s 2500BC Broch’s and Viking traditions. Rich in wildlife with Seals, Dolphins, Puffins, Shetland Ponies and much much more.  The air quality is so good, the richness of the light is unique. The Scenery feels rugged and remote and truly soul touching.

Puffin in Shetland

Puffin in Shetland

Bluevale and Whitevale High Rise

January 12, 2013 § Leave a comment


Making the most of the one day of thick fog we had in Glasgow, taking a risk for the love of photography.

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I love thick fog, it adds an atmosphere. I have been waiting a few years to get these shots, as we don’t have fog all that regularly in Glasgow, plus I had to travel to these flats. I find the Whitevale and Bluevale high rise flats intimidating twin structures at the best of times, but thought even more so in the fog. These unique high rise flats are the tallest in Scotland and are due to be pulled down in the future. The area is quite a notorious one, although there are new regeneration plans underway.

I originally took my inspiration from the computer game “Limbo” and wanted work with form and fog light.

Limbo

Inspiration from “Limbo” game.

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