Fog and frost in Forfar

Fog and frost in Forfar

In mid-December we had a spell of deep frosts. This provided some photo opportunities, which will feature this week.

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This one was taken on a lunchtime walk at work. As I don’t carry my camera gear to work, it was taken with my iPhone.

I was keen to include the couple to the left of the photo, so I put on a wee sprint to get into position before they came into the shot. If you click through to the larger version, you will be able to see the birds swimming in the gap in the ice.

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Scotland in miniature?

Scotland in miniature?

This is one of my favourite shots from our trip to Loch Faskally. It’s certainly in the top 50!

It’s got hills, a loch, warmth and vibrancy – Scotland in miniature?

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When composing this one, I stepped back a bit to bring the tree branches in, almost like a frame. Also, leaning forward to avoid them was slightly precarious.

I like the horseshoe effect in the reflection – although I only noticed this when I was processing it.

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At Loch Faskally

At Loch Faskally

Last weekend we went for a walk around Loch Faskally. The idea was to get some photos of the autumn colour. We were not disappointed. The conditions were amazing – it was pleasantly warm, sunny and dry, and with little wind, the loch was perfectly still (at times).

This was the scene that greeted us as we arrived at the hydro dam. It was breathtakingly beautiful.

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I took a ridiculous number of photos. How could I resist?

So, they’re going to be appearing here for a couple of weeks. If they’re not your ‘cup of tea’, come back here in early December!

For this image, I’ve lightened the shadows a bit – to bring out the colour of the trees.

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Breamish Valley

Breamish Valley

When we holiday in Northumberland we stay in the village of Branton – which sits very close to the Breamish Valley. And yet, I haven’t taken many photos of the valley.

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This shot was taken on the final afternoon of our most recent visit. We extended our usual walk, a wee bit, and were treated to this view.

Any hints and tips on landscape photography would be appreciated.

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