Category Archives: Seascapes and Water

Elgol Sunset Swirl

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Happy Monday all,

sun is shining and what a sunrise it was, pity I went to the gym after pooch walking otherwise I’d have been in The Peaks for a toggging session, yes I said Togging! thats before Pon says anything.

Another from Skye, Elgol looking across to The Cuillins as the sun set on our first night up there, got my feet wet but hey it’s worth it right? Still quite a lot to process so I think I have a great start to the book.

Be nice to have this weather all week.

Adrian

Fairy Pool

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Second shot of the Skye series, the wondrous Fairy Pools with their beautiful tinted waters, gentle cascading falls and other worldly backdrop…….

Hmmm what they fail to tell you is that they are darn near impossible to find, getting their would entail getting absolutely soaked battling gale force winds and sleet like rain in your face and for lord knows what reason the wind and rain changes direction for when you are making your exit just to make matters worse and all this on top of a 9 hour drive…….

Well worth it I’d say!

We met countless couples/groups walking back down the path from the mountains who all had one question on their lips “where the hell is the fairy pool on the pictures?”, we quickly deduced they weren’t on the path and after what seemed an eternity of getting blasted with freezing wind lashed rain a slight glance to the right and our way back down gave us our goal…The Fairy Pools near Glenbrittle at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland.

We were quickly joined by other realising we’d struck gold and had to endure people in jeans and trainers standing ankle deep in the waters, fortunately they realised we were on a mission and graciously stepped aside when asked.

As for me and Chris we were wrapped up with all the right gear and had a great couple of hours stomping all over Glen Brittle and came away with our goal.

A shot of The Fairy Pool

 

Adrian

Elgol To The Cuillins

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Morning all

had a very busy and eventful weekend away on the Isle of Skye doing the book shoot North West start. Chris and myself set off at 2am Friday and drove the 450miles northwards, fast forward 9 hours and we were at our first stop, this being the Fairy Pools (picture to follow), very tired but when you’re greeted with the eventual view of the Pools all weariness  disappears and excitement takes over, I’ll do a full eventful story on the pools later.

Todays image is from Elgol looking across to The Cuillin range, eventful it was as we were being stalked by a group on a photo tour workshop of some description, unfortunately the tutor if that is what he was had his group of about 10 (way more than he could possibly deal and be personable with) all lined up and proceeded to hurl abuse if you got anywhere near in front of his sheep, I mean punters!. after an brief exchange of words I think mine and Chris’s blunt Yorkshire approach made him see the futility of pursuing any further conflict, and he moved away rapidly.

Anyway this shot one of many to follow was actually shot with my 70-200 lens from the car park, below the shot were a line of said tutors sheep, I mean clienst all taking the same shot, When I teach a workshop I actively encourage the guys to explore and attempt even at a location as popular as this to find a position of their own to give a certain degree of individuality, after all it’d be pretty boring seeing the exact same shot over and over wouldn’t it?. This team followed us round to our last shoot at Nest Point and again all lined up like sheep for the same shot, a great way to teach is a small group that you can give your time to and the client feels they are receiving your personal attention when they need it and so learn from you, large groups just make you money not friends.

 

Loads more to follow

 

Adrian

St Cwyfans Church Anglesey Sunset Rays

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Hey hey its Friday…..at long last. Been quite a week and we’re really looking forward to a weekend of decorating, OK we’re not but it needs doing and the painting fairies seemed to have deserted us, wait til we catch em, little so and so’s.

So that’s our weekend sorted, is anyone up to anything better?, figure that will be everyone reading this.

Today’s image is from Anglesey, where else! and is of St Cywfans Churcha beautiful secluded bay that never seems to disappoint. Becoming a fave place of our to wind down after a hard day walking the pups, especially lovely to see the sun go down and calm seas.

wishing you all a lovely weekend, unfortunately Monday will be here all too soon

 

Adrian

Big Stopper – Llanddwyn Island

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nearly the weekend and I have a few shoots to complete for Monday, one in the Peaks so I’m pleased with that as it’s been quite a while, I may well take Stormy with me especially as she’s having a makeover on Saturday afternoon courtesy of Elite Dog Grooming, can’t to see the fluff ball as she’s been blowing her coat for the last month and driving us mad with wooly fur everywhere, 3rd hoover this year, nothing lasts with a husky!

 

Another shot from Llanddwyn Island, this time using my Lee Big Stopper filter to gain some cloud drag, shot was midday so it would only allow 30secs at f/22, worked quite well though didn’t it.

Adrian

 

Llanddwyn Island

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Back Down To Earth – On With The Day Job

South-Stack-Pyramid-Mist A very happy Friday all,

After what seems to be a whirlwind week doing the album shoot for Ten which went down fantastically, was really great fun and the guys are awesome, all friendly and at the top of their game, if you love melodic hard rock with crystal clear vocals and stunning guitar work then Ten are the band for you. I am now their official photographer and will be doing other shoots in the near future, their new album “Albion” is due for release November 2014 I believe, can’t wait.

Finally managed to get round to processing my shots from Anglesey 2 weeks ago, this one is of South Stack lighthouse at sunset.

You’ll notice my trademark crystal pyramid but more importantly the misty smoke coming in from the right.  I have used this on countless shots and it also played a major role in the Ten shoot (pictures will be available after album launch, and sale to huge worldwide fan base), anyway my smoke machine is a Tiny CX and was supplied by http://www.smokemachines.net if you ask for Ben he’ll help you out, mention me and you’ll get a discount.  Very friendly company and his advice and knowledge of the product is fantastic, he not only saved me money but from buying the completely wrong model…..you tube doesn’t tell you everything lol

busy week ahead with 2 more shoots booked and prints to organise for an office environment…..

 

have a great weekend all

 

Adrian

 

 

Church In The Sea – Big Shoot Tomorrow

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Quick update and shot tonight…….

 

Just got back from a great 2 week hols come shoot /work on Anglesey and I’m back there tomorrow for a shoot with Rock Band Ten, really excited as I have followed them for many years….real pleasure day for me, saying that its taken all yesterday and up to 4pm today to get all the kit ready and tested. Good to have the assistance and company of Chris Philips with me too tomorrow, a talented photographer expanding his repertoire.

Will post an update later but the shots will have to wait until after the albums release and subsequent sale by Ten on line.

 

Adrian

Stormfront Approaching

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A very foreboding sky at Glencoe, Scotland, a few mins later the heavens opened and that was shot over time, fortunately the motor-home was 10m behind me and I just strolled back for safety.

Will be heading to Wales Sunday for some serious catching up with my sea and landscape shooting, a few workshops to slot in too with some lovely new friends. here’s hoping for some nice but changeable weather, may even get some climbing in dogs , Jo permitting.

Will be updating the site as I go along whilst away and Thunder  will be announcing the winner of the Sunburst poppies image, so if you haven’t shared it yet on facebook with friends and family hurry up and do so to win the print. Link HERE

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Competition Time

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Yes thats right Thunder the Husky is the official Adrian Ashworth competition assistant, this way we are truly impartial unless someone gets to him with puppy bone treats, his fave!

Todays image is from Bamburgh in Northumberland and is of the poppy field at the side of the castle, you can make out the silhouetted battlements  and sunburst through its turrets. This is a limited edition version and will be on the website later for sale, I am limiting it to 100 copies only with the winner receiving the first direct from my sponsor Peak Imaging in Sheffield.

 

So don’t forget you need to share then leave a comment that you have shared, Thunder can only pick from those who have commented “Shared” on my FB page either my personal one Adrian Ashworth or my business page Adrian Ashworth

Winner will be picked once we have plenty of Shares, last months winner was Janet Vickers who received her print of the Island Queen, it was also her birthday so well done Janet x

 

Adrian