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Kieran Metcalfe

Kieran Metcalfe Photography

Keen (obsessed) amateur photographer #NP70Moments Winner

I am a freelance graphic and web designer based in South Manchester, but I love to unwind from the pressures of work by watching the sunset from a hillside or rocky edge (especially in the Peak District) – or maybe even watch it rise, if I can get myself out of bed…

Despite being more of a keen (obsessed) amateur than a professional, I’m pleased to have been featured on BBC and Sky News and to have had images published in UK newspapers – mostly due to winning the Campaign for National Parks #NP70Moments competition in early 2019 with an image of Parkhouse Hill, but also for other images of the local area.

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Back Tor | Peak District National ParkOne from Summer 2018 - spent a lovely summers night on the Great Ridge with some lovely soft light and clouds as the sun set.This is one Id struggled to work with at the time, but a hefty crop brought it to life. Its great to revisit some older shots with a fresh pair of eyes.Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
23mm (but heavily cropped), 0.6sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv Tripod

Back Tor | Peak District National Park

One from Summer 2018 - spent a lovely summer's night on the Great Ridge with some lovely soft light and clouds as the sun set.

This is one I'd struggled to work with at the time, but a hefty crop brought it to life. It's great to revisit some older shots with a fresh pair of eyes.

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
23mm (but heavily cropped), 0.6sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv Tripod
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Stanage Glow | Peak District National ParkAnother from the back catalogue, from a summers evening last year with one of the most stunning skies Ive had the pleasure of shooting.Hope this brings a bit of the outside in, and brightens up your facebook feed if it needs it! Feel free to give it a little share if youd like to :)Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/20sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Stanage Glow | Peak District National Park

Another from the back catalogue, from a summer's evening last year with one of the most stunning skies I've had the pleasure of shooting.

Hope this brings a bit of the outside in, and brightens up your facebook feed if it needs it! Feel free to give it a little share if you'd like to 🙂

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/20sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Parkhouse Blue | Peak District National ParkOne from the archives - November 2018.This was taken on the same morning as the shot which was picked as the winner of the Campaign for National Parks 70th Anniversary competition last year.Despite the fact I love the mood and tones in the image, Ive always been annoyed by the way the tree is just catching the ridgeline on the hill - wish Id been a little higher up to separate them some more. Maybe thats something only Id fixate on though!Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm, 2.5sec, f/10, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv Tripod

Parkhouse Blue | Peak District National Park

One from the archives - November 2018.

This was taken on the same morning as the shot which was picked as the winner of the Campaign for National Parks 70th Anniversary competition last year.

Despite the fact I love the mood and tones in the image, I've always been annoyed by the way the tree is just catching the ridgeline on the hill - wish I'd been a little higher up to separate them some more. Maybe that's something only I'd fixate on though!

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm, 2.5sec, f/10, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv Tripod
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Rannoch TuftsAnother from the Scotland excursion... Rannoch Moor was stunning under a layer of fresh snow, and Loch Ba was almost frozen solid. These tufts of grass were poking through and I thought they made a rather attractive foreground.Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/60sec, f/11, ISO100
Handheld

Rannoch Tufts

Another from the Scotland excursion... Rannoch Moor was stunning under a layer of fresh snow, and Loch Ba was almost frozen solid. These tufts of grass were poking through and I thought they made a rather attractive foreground.

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/60sec, f/11, ISO100
Handheld
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Elgol Breakers | Isle of SkyeLooks like itll be older shots for a good while, so heres one from our Skye trip last month in the midst of Storm Dennis.The weather made it a bit tricky... with the heavy cloud, it was gloomy enough to not need my Formatt Hitech Filters, but I made the mistake of extending the barrel of my lens. It got rained on, which I then pulled into the lens, causing it fog up.. when I then took the camera off to swap lenses, my tripod blew over the edge of the sea wall. Fortunately, the tide was far enough out to mean I could get onto the beach to retrieve it!A very memorable afternoon for sure!Hope everyones keeping well.Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
55mm, 0.6sec, f/13, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Elgol Breakers | Isle of Skye

Looks like it'll be older shots for a good while, so here's one from our Skye trip last month in the midst of Storm Dennis.

The weather made it a bit tricky... with the heavy cloud, it was gloomy enough to not need my Formatt Hitech Filters, but I made the mistake of extending the barrel of my lens. It got rained on, which I then pulled into the lens, causing it fog up.. when I then took the camera off to swap lenses, my tripod blew over the edge of the sea wall. Fortunately, the tide was far enough out to mean I could get onto the beach to retrieve it!

A very memorable afternoon for sure!

Hope everyone's keeping well.

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
55mm, 0.6sec, f/13, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Surprise View | Peak District National ParkIm sharing this shot knowing itll be the last trip to the Peak for me for a good while now. I went on Saturday evening, fully assured that I was doing the right thing - getting some much-needed headspace, going alone at a quiet part of the day, keeping my distance.But seeing so many people out this weekend Ive shelved my boots as I dont want to be suggesting that going out unnecessarily is ok - in fact, in hindsight, it was probably wrong of me to go. Im not trying to use this image as a soapbox - Im posting it as I like the shot - but I do feel I have to explain myself too.I will say this though, at risk of being twee - While its a gloomy sunset, todays clearer skies followed this cloud - theres hope for the future - so lets all pull together, #StayHome, stay safe and save lives.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
11mm, f/11, 1/100sec, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters #Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Surprise View | Peak District National Park

I'm sharing this shot knowing it'll be the last trip to the Peak for me for a good while now. I went on Saturday evening, fully assured that I was doing the right thing - getting some much-needed headspace, going alone at a quiet part of the day, keeping my distance.

But seeing so many people out this weekend I've shelved my boots as I don't want to be suggesting that going out unnecessarily is ok - in fact, in hindsight, it was probably wrong of me to go. I'm not trying to use this image as a soapbox - I'm posting it as I like the shot - but I do feel I have to explain myself too.

I will say this though, at risk of being twee - While it's a gloomy sunset, today's clearer skies followed this cloud - there's hope for the future - so let's all pull together, #stayhome, stay safe and save lives.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
11mm, f/11, 1/100sec, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters #Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Idwal | SnowdoniaHope everyones doing ok at the moment - a lot going on for sure and I hope everyones keeping well.Just a random image share - one from the archives that I found recently and liked enough to post :) Its from a sunrise visit to Llyn Idwal - a clear and still dawn with some lovely light hitting Pen Yr Ole Wen from Ogwen Valley.Canon 80, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
13mm, 1/30sec, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv(I recall fiddling with my Formatt Hitech Filters over the edge of the water, but cant remember whether I used the grad on this one or not in the end!)

Idwal | Snowdonia

Hope everyone's doing ok at the moment - a lot going on for sure and I hope everyone's keeping well.

Just a random image share - one from the archives that I found recently and liked enough to post 🙂 It's from a sunrise visit to Llyn Idwal - a clear and still dawn with some lovely light hitting Pen Yr Ole Wen from Ogwen Valley.

Canon 80, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
13mm, 1/30sec, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv

(I recall fiddling with my Formatt Hitech Filters over the edge of the water, but can't remember whether I used the grad on this one or not in the end!)
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Trinnacle Sunset | Peak District National ParkRecently, I responded to a brief from a photography magazine, and theyve asked me to contribute some words and images for the feature theyre putting together - which is fab, and more on that in time!But, while looking for the shots, I found this one Id previously overlooked. Taken last year on an August Bank Holiday wildcamp with Ben. Ive posted other heather-filled shots from the evening before, but liked the emphasis on the rocks in this one.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm,
Bracketed exposures, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 3 Stop Grad (but shooting right into the sun, I still needed to bracket!)
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy

Trinnacle Sunset | Peak District National Park

Recently, I responded to a brief from a photography magazine, and they've asked me to contribute some words and images for the feature they're putting together - which is fab, and more on that in time!

But, while looking for the shots, I found this one I'd previously overlooked. Taken last year on an August Bank Holiday wildcamp with Ben. I've posted other heather-filled shots from the evening before, but liked the emphasis on the rocks in this one.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm,
Bracketed exposures, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 3 Stop Grad (but shooting right into the sun, I still needed to bracket!)
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy
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Mountain Zephyr | Rannoch MoorThe wind was rushing the clouds across Rannoch Moor when we called in on our way up to Skye, and the light was moving quickly as a result. I spotted it briefly catching on this ridgeline and took a few shots with my longer lens.At the time I was mainly concerned with the composition of the diagonal of the peak in front and the bright cloud framing the ridge, so it wasnt until I processed them that I noticed what appears to be a faint whirlwind funnel reaching down from the clouds to the ridgeline and kicking up the snow. It moves along the ridge throughout the set of shots.Must have been a ferocious gale up there... probably a bit more than a zephyr to be fair... ;)Canon 80D, 70-200mm
200mm, 1/640sec, f/7.1, ISO100
Handheld

Mountain Zephyr | Rannoch Moor

The wind was rushing the clouds across Rannoch Moor when we called in on our way up to Skye, and the light was moving quickly as a result. I spotted it briefly catching on this ridgeline and took a few shots with my longer lens.

At the time I was mainly concerned with the composition of the diagonal of the peak in front and the bright cloud framing the ridge, so it wasn't until I processed them that I noticed what appears to be a faint whirlwind funnel reaching down from the clouds to the ridgeline and kicking up the snow. It moves along the ridge throughout the set of shots.

Must have been a ferocious gale up there... probably a bit more than a zephyr to be fair... 😉

Canon 80D, 70-200mm
200mm, 1/640sec, f/7.1, ISO100
Handheld
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Quiraing Trail | Isle of SkyeWe didnt get a vibrant sunrise on this morning, but the Quiraing is still a stunning location to see. It was blowing a hoolie, so while the others were shooting the tree, I went a little way down the path looking for a sheltered spot.The landscape is full of these wonderful pinnacles - remnants of the ancient landslip which created the area, and it was easy enough to grab a shot of them. However, I found it harder to compose a shot which felt like it connected you to the landscape and was anything more than a record of the scene.I spent a bit of time trying to use this section of the path to lead into the frame, and I think this one is the best result out of them all - still not perfect, and Id love to try again in better light, but I think it captures a sense of being there and exploring.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
8sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Quiraing Trail | Isle of Skye

We didn't get a vibrant sunrise on this morning, but the Quiraing is still a stunning location to see. It was blowing a hoolie, so while the others were shooting the tree, I went a little way down the path looking for a sheltered spot.

The landscape is full of these wonderful pinnacles - remnants of the ancient landslip which created the area, and it was easy enough to grab a shot of them. However, I found it harder to compose a shot which felt like it connected you to the landscape and was anything more than a record of the scene.

I spent a bit of time trying to use this section of the path to lead into the frame, and I think this one is the best result out of them all - still not perfect, and I'd love to try again in better light, but I think it captures a sense of being there and exploring.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
8sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Faerie Torrent | Isle of SkyeAnother raging waterfall shot! The inclement weather certainly made for large amounts of water wherever we headed to.I posted a shot from the Fairy Pools a few days ago, and this is the same spot, but looking slightly to the left to include the triangular peak of Sgurr an Fheadain which often features in shots in this area.I wanted to refer to the Fairy Pools in the title, but it certainly isnt pool in this shot, and the modern spelling of Fairy didnt cut it either. The archaeic version seemed to suggest something a little more fey and mysterious.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
0.5sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser, 6 Stop ND and 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripodwith Tony North, John King, David Upton

Faerie Torrent | Isle of Skye

Another raging waterfall shot! The inclement weather certainly made for large amounts of water wherever we headed to.

I posted a shot from the Fairy Pools a few days ago, and this is the same spot, but looking slightly to the left to include the triangular peak of Sgurr an Fheadain which often features in shots in this area.

I wanted to refer to the 'Fairy Pools' in the title, but it certainly isn't pool in this shot, and the modern spelling of Fairy didn't cut it either. The archaeic version seemed to suggest something a little more fey and mysterious.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
0.5sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser, 6 Stop ND and 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

with Tony North, John King, David Upton
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Waterstein Head | Isle of SkyeI didnt fancy the walk down to Neist Point Lighthouse (or back up!) in the hail and gales that were blowing through - but as we arrived, there was some lovely light down the coast to Waterstein head and beyond. I spent an hour or so working on this one scene, getting the framing right and waiting for the sun to hit the cliffs - theres an incoming squall on the right with the sun glowing through it.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
12mm, 1/60sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser & 3 Stoop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Waterstein Head | Isle of Skye

I didn't fancy the walk down to Neist Point Lighthouse (or back up!) in the hail and gales that were blowing through - but as we arrived, there was some lovely light down the coast to Waterstein head and beyond. I spent an hour or so working on this one scene, getting the framing right and waiting for the sun to hit the cliffs - there's an incoming squall on the right with the sun glowing through it.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
12mm, 1/60sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest Polariser & 3 Stoop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Rare Disease Day 2020Today is Rare Disease Day and while its not a photo post, I wanted to mark the date and say how grateful I am for the work of charities like PSC Support who work for the benefit of sufferers of rare conditions.In my case, thats Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, an auto-immune liver disease, but of course there are many other conditions, and many other charities working with those who need support.There is a link to photography though - Id like to take a moment to thank everyone who has bought my calendars over the last couple of years - in total, weve raised almost £2,000 for PSC Support which is hugely appreciated!While Im lucky to be well and suffering no major symptoms, its a good day to remember that none of us know what someone else may be struggling with, and to resolve to offer what support we can.

Rare Disease Day 2020

Today is Rare Disease Day and while it's not a photo post, I wanted to mark the date and say how grateful I am for the work of charities like PSC Support who work for the benefit of sufferers of rare conditions.

In my case, that's Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, an auto-immune liver disease, but of course there are many other conditions, and many other charities working with those who need support.

There is a link to photography though - I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who has bought my calendars over the last couple of years - in total, we've raised almost £2,000 for PSC Support which is hugely appreciated!

While I'm lucky to be well and suffering no major symptoms, it's a good day to remember that none of us know what someone else may be struggling with, and to resolve to offer what support we can.
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Rannoch Moor | ScotlandAs we drove home, we passed though Glen Coe in a blizzard. It was easing a little when we reach Rannoch Moor, so we thought wed wait it out.I headed onto the moor and found these grassy tufts with stalks of heather which were just managing to stay above the waterline.It was a bit of a tricky spot - I was standing in the water to get this, and didnt want to risk getting my kit wet, so rather than setting up filters and tripod, I shot this handheld and bracketed the exposure.Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/600sec, f/11, ISO200
Handheld

Rannoch Moor | Scotland

As we drove home, we passed though Glen Coe in a blizzard. It was easing a little when we reach Rannoch Moor, so we thought we'd wait it out.

I headed onto the moor and found these grassy tufts with stalks of heather which were just managing to stay above the waterline.

It was a bit of a tricky spot - I was standing in the water to get this, and didn't want to risk getting my kit wet, so rather than setting up filters and tripod, I shot this handheld and bracketed the exposure.

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/600sec, f/11, ISO200
Handheld
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Light on the Storr | Isle of SkyeAfter an early start at the Quiraing we decided to head back to base for lunch, calling in at Loch Fada for the view towards the Old Man of Storr on the way.Between hail showers, there was some lovely dappled light which tracked northwards across the Loch to the Old Man.Normally, this scene is shot fairly wide to frame the width of the Loch, but being a bit of a Portrait format junkie, I went for a long lens shot to simplify it, especially with the light falling in a relatively small area.Canon 80D, EF 70-200mm L
109mm, 1/100sec, F/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Light on the Storr | Isle of Skye

After an early start at the Quiraing we decided to head back to base for lunch, calling in at Loch Fada for the view towards the Old Man of Storr on the way.

Between hail showers, there was some lovely dappled light which tracked northwards across the Loch to the Old Man.

Normally, this scene is shot fairly wide to frame the width of the Loch, but being a bit of a Portrait format junkie, I went for a long lens shot to simplify it, especially with the light falling in a relatively small area.

Canon 80D, EF 70-200mm L
109mm, 1/100sec, F/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Elgol Waves | Isle of SkyeWed spent most of the day sheltering in the car from the worst of Storm Dennis, but the conditions improved slightly towards the end of the afternoon. Ive previously posted a shot taken as the light briefly hit, and this was taken shortly after that when the clouds closed in again.I spent about 40 minutes shooting this spot, using different angles and compositions, taking a total of about 1,100 images! Its a scattershot approach, but its all about finding one where the water interacts well with the rocks - in this case, the breaking wave added some drama, while the receding water from the previous one draws the eye in from the bottom. Ill probably share a few others that I like at some point, but out of all those images, only a handful worked out well.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
0.5sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 6 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Elgol Waves | Isle of Skye

We'd spent most of the day sheltering in the car from the worst of Storm Dennis, but the conditions improved slightly towards the end of the afternoon. I've previously posted a shot taken as the light briefly hit, and this was taken shortly after that when the clouds closed in again.

I spent about 40 minutes shooting this spot, using different angles and compositions, taking a total of about 1,100 images! It's a scattershot approach, but it's all about finding one where the water interacts well with the rocks - in this case, the breaking wave added some drama, while the receding water from the previous one draws the eye in from the bottom. I'll probably share a few others that I like at some point, but out of all those images, only a handful worked out well.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
0.5sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 6 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Creag Dubh | Glen CoeWed stopped to explore the area around the often-photographed Lagangarbh Cottage, and this frozen runoff next to the track caught my attention.Its the not most awe-inspiring shot, and the light wasnt up to much, but there was something in curves that I liked - sweep of the frozen water through the shot to Creag Dubh, and the shape of the ridgeline mirrored in the near edge of the snow.Normally, Id shoot this with a wide-angle lens to make the foreground dominant, but it felt unbalanced, so I used a longer focal length than I normally would to get the curves at the top and bottom of the frame as similar as I could. That meant backing away from the subject, and it was only through luck that I didnt end up with my own (and Billys) footprints in the shot!Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
28mm, 1/30sec, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Creag Dubh | Glen Coe

We'd stopped to explore the area around the often-photographed Lagangarbh Cottage, and this frozen runoff next to the track caught my attention.

It's the not most awe-inspiring shot, and the light wasn't up to much, but there was something in curves that I liked - sweep of the frozen water through the shot to Creag Dubh, and the shape of the ridgeline mirrored in the near edge of the snow.

Normally, I'd shoot this with a wide-angle lens to make the foreground dominant, but it felt unbalanced, so I used a longer focal length than I normally would to get the curves at the top and bottom of the frame as similar as I could. That meant backing away from the subject, and it was only through luck that I didn't end up with my own (and Billy's) footprints in the shot!

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
28mm, 1/30sec, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Allt Coir a Mhadaidh | Isle of Skye[Owlt Cor uh Vatee] The anglicised name for this torrent is the River Brittle (lending its name to the wider Glen Brittle), but that seemed a total misnomer given the thundering water, so I opted for the Gaelic name instead.This is one of the many Fairy Pools, just not the more commonly shot one - that meant getting in the water and I didnt fancy that given the gusts of wind which you could barely stand up against (often with hail in it too!). Tony did get that shot, but given my history with breakages, I played it a bit safer!Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
11mm, 0.4sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech FiltersFirecrest Polariser and 6 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Allt Coir' a' Mhadaidh | Isle of Skye

["Owlt Cor uh Vatee"] The anglicised name for this torrent is the "River Brittle" (lending its name to the wider Glen Brittle), but that seemed a total misnomer given the thundering water, so I opted for the Gaelic name instead.

This is one of the many 'Fairy Pools', just not the more commonly shot one - that meant getting in the water and I didn't fancy that given the gusts of wind which you could barely stand up against (often with hail in it too!). Tony did get that shot, but given my history with breakages, I played it a bit safer!

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
11mm, 0.4sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech FiltersFirecrest Polariser and 6 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Quiraing Glow | Isle of SkyeWe spent a morning exploring the stunning Quiraing - formed by a massive landslip and with a number of pinnacles and crags. Id spent the first part of the shoot over towards The Prison and The Table but circled back towards this well-shot tree later on.I walked up just as the sun finally broke through the cloud and (quickly slotting in next to a workshop group) managed to catch some of the glow from the light through the rain and murk.Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
1/3sec, 17mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt-Hitech Filter Users 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Quiraing Glow | Isle of Skye

We spent a morning exploring the stunning Quiraing - formed by a massive landslip and with a number of pinnacles and crags. I'd spent the first part of the shoot over towards 'The Prison' and 'The Table' but circled back towards this well-shot tree later on.

I walked up just as the sun finally broke through the cloud and (quickly slotting in next to a workshop group) managed to catch some of the glow from the light through the rain and murk.

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
1/3sec, 17mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt-Hitech Filter Users 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Glen Sligachan | Isle of SkyeAfter shooting by the bridge, I followed the path over the ridge a little way into the Glen as I could see the skies were brighter that way, and it may give some more opportunities for some epic light.I found this scene among the grasses, and worked with the pool for a little while. I tried a few with different amounts of polarisation to get water to have some reflection, but not too bright to be totally dominant.After taking this shot, I was about to try some other compositions when I glanced to my right to see a bank of hail heading my way. I only just got the camera packed up before it hit. I headed back to meet the others with wind so strong it pulled the weather cover off my rucksack as I walked!Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/3sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters firecrest polariser and 3 stop grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy tripod

Glen Sligachan | Isle of Skye

After shooting by the bridge, I followed the path over the ridge a little way into the Glen as I could see the skies were brighter that way, and it may give some more opportunities for some epic light.

I found this scene among the grasses, and worked with the pool for a little while. I tried a few with different amounts of polarisation to get water to have some reflection, but not too bright to be totally dominant.

After taking this shot, I was about to try some other compositions when I glanced to my right to see a bank of hail heading my way. I only just got the camera packed up before it hit. I headed back to meet the others with wind so strong it pulled the weather cover off my rucksack as I walked!

Canon 80D, EF-S 17-55mm
17mm, 1/3sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters firecrest polariser and 3 stop grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy tripod
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