I Made it to The Isle of Skye

I Made it to The Isle of Skye

I Made it to The Isle of Skye

Thomas Heaton

I Made it to The Isle of Skye

I Made it to The Isle of Skye - After taking the VW California up to Ullapool & down to Glen Affric, I decided to head west in search of better/any light.

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Scotland in a VW California Camper Van

Scotland in a VW California Camper Van

Scotland in a VW California Camper Van

Thomas Heaton

Scotland in a VW California Camper Van

VW lent me a California Ocean, so I went on the road for a few days traveling around Scotland. This is Part 1 of 3 or 4 videos (I haven't finished editing yet). Enjoy.

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Chasing the light for a dramatic image

Chasing the light for a dramatic image

Chasing the light for a dramatic image

Andrew Marr

Chasing the light for a dramatic image

Chasing the light for a dramatic image - A quick trip down to Albany for the weekend provided a great opportunity for me to go out to Two Peoples Bay for an early morning sunrise shoot. I discovered this location when I was out shooting at Little Beach (https://youtu.be/5FioFneBYRs) a few months ago. While I knew where it was, I really wasn't very familiar with the place, so took some time to explore the area and look for a composition. Even though I arrived 20-30 minutes before the forecasted time for the sunrise, I still wasn't able to find a composition by the time the sun rose above the horizon.

Still I was happy with the scene I found and used a combination of polarisers, ND filters and a little stopper to reduce the highlights in the sky and round the sun, which periodically appeared from behind the clouds. My composition was strong with a rock slab in the foreground providing a leading line to the sun in the distance. With a long exposure, the water was smoothed out enabling the rocks below the water to be seen with the aid of the polariser to cut down the glare on the surface of the water.

With an image captured on the camera, I was satisfied with the morning, but still had more of the area to explore. I set my camera up further around the coast and waited for the light. With the camera still in place, I walked up the top of the rocky headland to see what was further around the corner. I discovered this lovely scene where the sunlight was warming the rocky cliffs with moody storm clouds providing the perfect atmosphere in the background. The light was changing quickly as the clouds were moving fast. At one stage, I found myself wanted to be in two place at once for two different images. I decided to get back to my camera to capture an image where the sunlight rays were coming from behind the clouds and touching the surface of the ocean.

After sucessfully captuing this shot, the sun came out from behind the clouds. Grabbing my camera, tripod and camera bag, I hiked quickly up the rock to the cliffs which were now bathed in sunlight. I employed the little stopped to slow things down and used the edge of the cliff as a leading line into the dramatic scene.

In the end, it was a successful adventure as I walked away after experiencing a stunning morning with three images.

 

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Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Thomas Heaton

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography - Not my usual wild landscapes, but any time with a camera is a good time! On a visit to see family I couldn't pass on the opportunity to try my newly acquired Lee Super Stopper. 

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Capturing a sunrise seascape at Little Beach

Capturing a sunrise seascape at Little Beach

Capturing a sunrise seascape at Little Beach

Andrew Marr

Capturing a sunrise seascape at Little Beach

Capturing a sunrise seascape at Little Beach - I take an early morning trip out to Little Beach near Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, to capture some seascape images of the turquoise waves crashing into the burnt granite rocks along the beach. It’s all about composing the image and timing the shot. This is a behind the scenes look at how I approach capturing landscape and seascape images.

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Loch Lomond Kayak Wild Camping

Loch Lomond Kayak Wild Camping

Loch Lomond Kayak Wild Camping

Scotland's Mountains

Loch Lomond Kayak Wild Camping

Loch Lomond Kayak Wild Camping - A Scandinavian High Pressure system was dominating the weather so we planned on a wild camp on one of the main Islands of Loch Lomond….

Arriving in Luss we set about getting the kayaks ready, loading them up with enough provisions for the next 20hrs! Soon we were making our way away from the busy beach at Luss and had our sights on a beach we had visited the previous year at Inchloniag.
With The Aurora having made a few appearances recently we decided to have a north facing bay, just in case!!!

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The weather was perfect, calm waters, warm sunshine and we were enjoying our paddle to the north most Inch on The Loch. After some scouting about we found a nice pitch and started setting camp, very aware that we had about an hours light to play with before darkness fell. Soon enough our accommodation was sorted and our thoughts drifted towards some supper. Chick curry was the order of the day and a couple of fine beers (at a nice chilled temperature-see photo!) were utilised to help wash the dish down.

Fed and watered we found a pre existing fire pit with some driftwood. A small fire was set going and a night spent reminiscing was thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately the clear skies didn’t appear and we called it a night around 11pm an cleared the beach ready for the morning…..

I was a bit disappointed that the cloud had persisted but tis only lasted a few hours as natured called at 3am and emerging from the tent, I was greeted by the milky way stretching over the loch from the summit of Beinn Dubh. Although tired, I could resist the opportunity for some photos! I eventually crawled back to bed around 0430hrs……..

0700am and the alarm woke me just in time for sunrise- the temperature had fallen dramatically from 0430am and leaving the warmth of the tent was a struggle!! However a rather tasty breakfast was being fashioned and the smell of bacon and eggs was a good motivator for getting up!!

After a relaxing breakfast it was time to strike camp and we spent a bit of time leaving everything as we had found it. The loch was mirror flat and to say the next few hours were a joy would be an understatement. Probably the best conditions I have experienced in the boat so far- flat calm, warm sunshine and crystal clear views under blue skies - superb…..a great adventure..

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Derwent South Lake District

Derwent South Lake District

Derwent South Lake District

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Derwent South Lake District 

In this vlog Derwent South Lake District, I return to Derwent Water and continue my journey around the lake. I'm concentrating on the southern end this time, seeking lakeside as well as high viewpoints, but one morning shoot doesn't quite go to plan.

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Catching the last light over the Cliffs

Catching the last light over the Cliffs

Catching the last light over the Cliffs

Andrew Marr

Catching the last light over the Cliffs 

Catching the last light over the Cliffs - The second half of our trip down to Albany was packed with visiting some of the breath-taking views around Albany including the Princess Royal Drive, a hike along the Vancouver Peninsula and a climb up Bald Heads. To finish the afternoon, we checked out the Albany Windfarm and took a walk around the Sandpatch Cliffs west of Albany.

As the sun set, the light broke through the clouds and hit the cliffs lighting up the sea mist as it rolled over the scene. I took the opportunity to grab the camera and set up for a shot to capture the stunning scene.

Using the boardwalk as a leading line in the forground and the wind turbines to balance the image in the mid-ground. The composition was complimented with the cliff edge, on the left of the image, leading the eye to the mist and the warm evening light in the top-left corner of the shot.

I captured the image just as the sun dipped below the horizon and the last of the light kissed the bottom of the clouds over head. As the light changed, I needed to continually monitor, assess and adjust my shutter speed to ensure I was getting enough light to get the detail in the foreground but at the same time not blow out the highlights in the sky.

With the light fading, I changed the orientation of the camera to capture a portrait composition of the scene, still with the boardwalk providing a leading line but this time making more of the turbines in the mid-ground. The decreasing light made for a more moody sky.

 

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Lightroom Sunset Post-processed

Lightroom Sunset Post-processed

Lightroom Sunset Post-processed

Andrew Marr

Lightroom Sunset Post-processed

Lightroom Sunset Post-processed - With the afternoon free and the weather looking pretty good, I thought I’d go down to Watermans Bay on the coast and shoot the sunset. Just a short walk from the carpark I came across this small bay with steps leading down to the water. The base of the steps were in a perfect position to set of the camera. In front of me was a collection of rocks that were covered with green sea moss. This was providing an interesting scene that had a moody feel.

Luckily I was there with plenty of time before the sun actually set, so I didn’t feel rushed. As the sun moved closer to the horizon, the warm orange light started to catch some of the cloud over head. I noticed some cloud close to the horizon and it started to look like the sunset I was hoping for was going to happen. There just before the sun was going to disappear, it shone through a small gap in the clouds.

I noticed the scene in front of me change as the sun sunk below the horizon and the light varied. For the next 45 minutes, I stayed in the same spot with the same composition. I simply changed my shutter speed to adapt to the changing light. I already had a 0.9 hard graduated ND filter on the camera to darken the sky. At one point however, I added a second graduated filter (0.6 this time) as the range of light from the sky to the rocks in the foreground could not be fully captured by the camera.

As the light faded, I increased my exposure until it was at 30 seconds. As I took my last shot, a larger than normal wave came through and disturbed the water around the rocks, creating a misty feel to the image. It was a great addition to an already moody setting.

In response to a few requests, record the approach I took to editing the first image shown in the video. As I walk through the edit, I point out some of the tips and tricks I use to help me enhance the image easily. I cover cropping, exposure, sharpening, lens correction, as well as a few other simple effects. I keep and natural look to the shot by slow building the image using the adjustments.

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