Ben Starav Panorama

Ben Starav at Loch Etive

Last weekend a couple of friends and I were up in the Highlands getting some photos in the area around Glen Coe. After a long drive down Glen Etive we discovered the water was completely still, great for brilliant reflections! So I thought I would get a panorama. The Munro Ben Starav on the other side of the water made for the perfect subject!

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Free HD Wallpapers!

Free Wallpapers!

Some free wallpapers of Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland for you to download. All supplied in high resolution (1920×1080) for you to enjoy! Please don’t edit these images without asking for permission. Hope you enjoy these images, feel free to direct others to this page if you think they’d like the wallpapers!

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Improve your photography!

6 Photography Tips to Improve your Skills

So you’ve mastered the basics and think you’re doing pretty well? Want to take your photography that next step? Looking for ways to improve? I have a few photography tips here which you may find useful! They’re not necessarily all specific to landscape photography but should be applicable to most types of photography.
Hopefully with some of these tips you can improve your shots and get to that next level of photography ability.

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Common Landscape photography mistakes

Common Landscape Photography Mistakes

I do not claim to be a landscape photography expert but I have been doing this a while and I have learned some things over the years. As with anything we learn through our mistakes and these are some of the common mistakes that beginning landscape photographers make and how you can avoid them…
Some of these tips are aimed more at beginners while others will apply more to photographers of every level.

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The Tolbooth Tavern

One of my favourite buildings in Edinburgh and one of the most unusual…a brief history and architecture photography from different angles. I do love landscape photography but it’s buildings like this that encourage me to spend my days (or nights!) exploring round the city! Of course it probably helps that this is only a few minutes away from my front door.
Built in 1591, this building is well worth a visit if you’re in Edinburgh!

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My new Wordpress blog!

New WordPress Photography Blog!

After much editing and fiddling with code, I’m proud to announce that my new Wordpress blog is open for business! If you’re on this page, you’re looking at it already!

You might ask…’So what?’ Good question! The benefits of this over the old blog page I had set up are numerous and hopefully it will be more user friendly for people reading!

I’ve covered some of the most important reasons for setting this Wordpress blog up below!

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Enhance Rainbows with a Polarising Filter

Rainbows are somewhat of a cliché in landscape photography. However, it is undeniable how they can add interest to the scene that would otherwise be drab and perhaps boring.

Sometimes in photos they will look washed out and uninteresting- a poor representation of what you can see before you. Thankfully, there is a very easy way this can be remedied. This is through use of a circular polarising filter (CPL).

You might think that as a CPL is usually used to cut out polarised light and that rainbows consist of some degree of polarised light that using a CPL to photograph rainbows is a bad idea. However if you’ve never tried experimenting with CPLs and rainbow photography then next time you see one give it a go.

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Hidden Views of Edinburgh

There are some views of Edinburgh that are photographed time and time again. They are the views that every tourist has probably seen when they visit Edinburgh, the views you find in postcards and calendars. However, there are other spots that are perhaps less visited…and maybe not even known about by the majority of people living in Edinburgh, never mind the tourists!

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