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Northumberland Boulder Sunset

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A very good Thursday all, hope you are all bearing up well with the Weather Bomb! we’ve see plenty of rain over the last few days, now we’re hoping the white stuff will land by the weekend and stay till the new year (I know lots of you will hate it, but for a photographer with 4 Huskies it’s heaven sent)

CHRISTMAS CARDS

On a serious note I’d like to thanks my friends and FB friends who out of their love of dogs and friendship bought packs of my husky puppy Christmas cards from me, we raised out of the sales and additional £76 which will be sent to the Soidog.org team in the new year. You may never know just how much you contribution will make to save dogs in Thailand from a horrible untimely death for the meat and fur trade so once again.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you are certainly my true friends and remarkable humans.

Mountain Rescue Christmas Cards are selling really well and again many thanks to all who have bought these, lets hope you never need the service but it’s fantastic should you ever need it, and remember it’s run by volunteers with big hearts.

 

Adrian

Fairy Pool – Another View

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Another from Skye this view from a different angle looking across the fall to the rock, we had to set up and wait between gale force winds and sleet like rain to get the shots so I’m very pleased with the outcome, would have been terrible to drive 500 miles and come back with nothing (there’s a song there somewhere).

We couldn’t believe having walked up the stream course in this horrendous weather and walking across boggy land that a couple of foreign lads followed us wearing jeans and trainers, they even stood in the stream to mimic my composition shots…..thinking to back to my Mountain Rescue days, these guys were bread and butter to create a necessity for a call out. They were however very concious of the fact that we were on a mission and moved every time we needed to get in position for a shot. Good lads.

Playing with the Profoto B1 500’s all day today, awesome kit, I can’t believe how clever they are, I mean TTL over 100m away….the mind boggles.

 

Adrian

Elgol – Hop Skip And A Jump

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Black Friday!!!!! fffttt

Its a wonderful bright and glorious day, the weekend begins, OK so its raining and miserable here in Barnsley but who cares, some days you just got to thank your lucky stars.

Finally managed to sort out the new lighting system and sponsorship so orders going in today, fantastic deal on what is the best location lighting system out there, will be great with the band shoot and up and coming model shoots in The Peaks.

Today’s shot surprise surprise is Elgol …..AGAIN, I know but it just kept giving, beautiful sunset lighting up the Cuillins and foreground rocks as the waves lapped peacefully against the shore, a great place to think.

have a great weekend and avoid the torment of shopping and take you dog for a walk you’ll feel so much better instead.

 

Adrian

Elgol Sunset

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To say we only spent a few short hours at Elgol I certainly reaped a great crop of images, saying that it will be a long time before we return such is the drive. Sunset skies over the Cuillins certainly drive home the intensity of the scars down the distant mountains.

Got more commissions to start doing research for, 3 new locations and a band wanting something a little bit different so will need an awesome location, one of which I have in mind and time permitting will scope out this weekend.

have a great day

 

Adrian

Elgol Go

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Morning all

Wet and windy Wednesday here in Yorkshire….so I thought a nice wet and windy shot from Skye would be in order.

This one from Elgol looking across to the Cuillin range, Elgol is on the shores of Loch Scavaig towards the end of the Strathaird peninsula.

This was the scene of our run in with the team of sheep and the shepherd photography teacher, looking back it was so funny and I could imagine a TV comedy about how the teacher herded his attendees round from location to location having run in after run in with jobbing photographers. We were crouched down next to the jetty wall on the left when this guy came storming down calling us ignorant blah blah blah, they were all lined up some 50m away to the left so we were only in shot if stood up, they were there 30-40mins we in turn took a mere 10mins, some people need to learn they don’t own these locations. We were again berated as we left by a full on Irish man, I did not have a clue what he was saying but with our patience run dry I informed him where best to go, he didn’t reply so I guess he got the message, the rest of the shoot was uneventful other than being stunningly beautiful………and breath!

Adrian

Old Man of Storr Sunrise

Old-Man-SunriseWalking up to The Old Man of Storr on the beautiful Isle of Skye I had to take my now usual “fat boy” stop to catch my breath and as I turned to look back this is the view I was greeted with. Very Gothic in its appearance The Storr forms an imposing feature overlooking Portree.

The walk up is set as medium length and medium difficulty taking an hour and a bit to get somewhere near the area of this shot and certainly a lot quicker back down, quite steep in sections so not really for the unfit. It’s probably one of the busiest walks on Skye and although we were fairly early going up coming down there were hoards of visitors climbing up, the car park was overflowing and on covering the main road  for quite some distance.

Certainly one of those places I would recommend visiting, the earlier in the day the better I think to avoid too many tourists.

 

Adrian

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