Tentsmuir Forest and Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve are in north east Fife, Scotland. Covering some 50 square miles (130 km2), the forest was originally sand dunes and moorland before acquisition by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. The forest consists mainly of Scots Pine and Corsican Pine. Read more on Wikipedia.
Recently I was given the opportunity to have one of my favourite images on the cover of one of the worlds oldest print magazines. My image of the actor Brian Cox, a fellow Dundonian, was chosen to grace the cover of the relaunched magazine complete in its new format. As well as a cover image [...]
Further to my previous collection of images from the shoot with Melantha I wanted to post the black and white images also. Both collections though shot in the same location provide a different feel. I’ve been working a lot with black and white particularly in my mobile photography and have wanted to do a portrait [...]
February saw my first collaboration of the year with beautiful Melantha Cassytha. I’ve had a location in mind for a while and struggled to find someone that I felt would help me achieve the look and level of emotion that I had visualised. We were blessed with one day of fantastic weather and light and [...]
I’ve been trying for a while to find someone to help me achieve the types of photographs I’m after, something with a little emotion and I sort of feel that I’ve achieved that with my latest shoot. Strobist info : 580EX2 1/8 power bare model right, head height, triggered with the Syl Arena ETTL cord, [...]
This was the first time I’d been able to get down and photography in and around South Queensferry. I’ve always wanted to get close to this amazing architectural and engineering marvel. I think I might have picked possibly the coldest and windiest day to spend a few hours there. I could barely feel my face [...]
Went out with the intention of getting this during sunset, but the storm clouds moved in and so I resorted to black and white multi exposure. Clouds came out quite dramatic as well as some details I didn’t notice when I composed the image. I had some problems after reviewing the image a couple of [...]
An image from my archives. This was taken in April 2011. Particularly beautiful skies and silence in the air I remember well. You really do get some beautiful light on the east coast of Scotland.
These images were shot a while back on Ilford XP2 400 film. The film doesn’t produce the most contrasty black and white images you’ll ever see but the shadow details seem quite nice and the overall tone of the images seems pretty balanced. Whether that was the camera or the film is debatable.
Photographs from the Sprocket Rocket on expired Kodak Gold 200 film. Some interesting colours and light leaks. Tweaked the saturation a little and some exposure settings but not a great deal. The colours really pop!