1. SFTPhotography

    June in Glencoe

    It's finally almost June and summer is here. Sadly I cannot partake in the excellence that is on offer at the moment so will post some highlights from what is one of my favourite months in the entire year. The Torren Lochan _DSC1730 - Version 3 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr The Famous Falls...
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    May in Glencoe

    May is one of my favourite times of year to shoot my local path. The month of May pretty much starts my photography year back up and is normally when I come out of my own "lockdown". As lockdown is now a reality I cannot really head out to shoot in the time of year I love the most. Here's some...
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    Daybreak at Buachaille Etive Mor

    Daybreak in October 2018 at Buachaille Etive Mor and the Coupall River, a very cold morning but beautiful day. Buachaille Etive Mor by David Young, on Flickr
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    Buachaille Etive Mor - a very nice sunrise

    This winter I've spent a lot of time reprocessing old shots, finding new crops and especially with Covid19 it seems wise to continue on this vein as opposed to head out and be selfish. Some nice reflections on the Coupall River just up stream from the famous falls _DSC6488 by Stephen Taylor...
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    Glencoe - Alpine Winter style

    I thought I'd post a closer to home series to celebrate what is coming Friday at 11pm :D Along the West Highland Way... _DSC3044 - Version 4 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr A Foggy Dawn on Tulla _DSC2950 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr An old Favourite given a spruce up for 2020 _DSC2967 (1) by...
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    The Buachaille

    The Buachaille by David Young, on Flickr Not really a landscape photographer - I can count the amount of times I've used a tripod for still photography on my fingers - would be rude to not take a pic here at least once in my life though.
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    Critique So I am a little bit obsessed with Buachaille Etive Mor

    Been busy reprocessing some older shots. All of these were composed around a 2:1 crop but as tastes evolve so do ones choices of aspect ratio and the near letter box look doesn't appeal quite so much as it once did. May 2017 Here's a 5x4 - I'd have liked 4x3 but when trying to crop I couldn't...
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    Some recent local shots

    Some well worn tripod holes of mine got revisited this month. Torren Lochan _DSC4875 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr _DSC4883 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Rannoch Moor _DSC4471 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
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    Critique Changing Conditions - Glencoe

    One from a trip earlier this year to Glencoe. I wanted to capture something different, and this was a shot I haven't seen from there before. I liked the light coming through but also the rain/hail that had battered me about a minute prior to this shot. Changing Conditions - Glencoe by Thomas...
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    Two from last Tuesday in Glencoe.

    What a summer this has been. It's either been totally grey, or totally blue skies with not much inbetween. Here are two from Tuesday in Glencoe. There was too much cloud, and haze around to really get the light onto the mountain (Meall a'bhuiridh). The reflections though were very nice...
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    Some local images (Glencoe) from the last couple of weeks

    Picked a very still day for these and even then I needed a few exposures to get a complete static set of grasses (on the embankment). I used a long exposure to smooth out any slight ripples in the river so only the calmest of moments gave me the chance to get everything (and I mean everything )...
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    Critique Some recents from Glencoe

    I spent a most wonderful Sunday evening (between rain showers and gusts of wind at the Torren Lochan). There were some moments where the water was not still due to rain and horrible wind but the rain had the most welcome effect of clearing the air so the clarity was just wonderful after the...
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    Sunrise on Lochan na Stainge

    _DSC4786 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr I grabbed this on a morning workshop last week. The best reflections and light were down on Rannoch Moor. I couldn't resist guiding the client to this spot at the edge of Lochan na Stainge and once they were set up taking a few of my own with the light...
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    Three from this week in Glencoe

    Finally summer is here. It's no secret it's my favourite time of year so it was high time I headed out to enjoy the fine weather. It's still a little brown on the Moors so I chose compositions around this. First up is a lovely little fall on the River Coe - very little light about but the sky...
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    Glencoe Sunrise - One from a recent workshop.

    I grabbed these on a recent workshop last week. Once I got my client comfortable and ready for what was one of the best mornings I ever saw I couldn't resist a few shots and the client wanted a few demonstration shots on how I work. Whilst I don't shoot time lapses (I really should) I do like...
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    Glencoe - sunset colours

    Hi All, This was from my recent Glencoe trip - it was a grey day overall but luckily some nice colour presented itself through the clouds as the sun was setting. Comments appreciated. Glencoe%20Sunset%20by%20Thomas%20Green,%20on%20Flickr']Glencoe Sunset by Thomas Green, on Flickr[/URL]...
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    Critique Local Winter Scenes

    Loch Tulla _DSC2985 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Loch Awe _DSC6961 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Lochan na h-Achlaise _DSC1821 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Rannoch Moor _DSC3053 (2) by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Loch Awe _DSC7012 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Loch Tulla _DSC2967 (1) by...
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    Spring season in Glencoe

    Another throw back series as I work my way through some old images... Lochan Na Fola x2 _DSC2661 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr _DSC2673 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Buachaille Etive Mor _DSC2686 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr Torren Lochan x 2 _DSC2701 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr _DSC2710...
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    Critique The Torren Lochan

    It's no secret I despise this time of year and find precious little to motivate me through the winter months. I decided to reprocess some shots from the Torren Lochan from July 2017. My tastes have changed a little since then so I thought I'd give the RAW files a fresh look. This was probably...
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    Wintery scenes in Glencoe

    Technically this is Autumn but it was cold enough to be winter...a square crop of one from earlier this year _DSC3877 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr I've shown this scene as a 2:1 countless times, however I came across an old card and found one I took at a slightly longer FL which I probably did...
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    Not a bad view at breakfast

    Had a night up near Glencoe and a wee drive down Glen Etive this morning (it was minus three degrees) - this was my view as we stopped for breakfast Deer by David Young, on Flickr
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    Autumn so far in Glencoe

    Just a quick selection from last monday - for those who know me off the forum I'm still working on the France/Spain pictures from last month but here's last Mondays efforts. Imagination nill but with the rainfall at least the waterfall has some movement in it. _DSC3877 (1) by Stephen Taylor...
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    Summer in Glencoe - an assortment of images

    Been putting off working on this shot for a while - it's not my best of the summer from there. The light never really came through and this glimmer the only light of the day - shame really as the sky was epic and had it come through it would have been one of the all time great mornings...
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    Critique The Torren Lochan

    _DSC3781 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr _DSC3810 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
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    Critique Glencoe in this wonderful weather

    The weather has been incredible over the last couple of weeks. Here are a few shots taken during what has been the best spell of weather since May which was also pretty awesome. This summer has to the best one I can recall and such a treat after such a long, horrible and drawn out winter...
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    Sunset at Buchaille Etive Mor

    Last Monday night I had a delightful time shooting reflections of this wonderful mountain at sunset. The shot is taken from a waterpool near the start of the Devils Staircase. Other than the fact it was a little hazy this was one of the best evenings out I've had in a long long time. When I...
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    Glencoe last night

    _DSC3511 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr A pretty challenging evening all in all. This was the best I could muster.
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    Buachaille Etive Mor

    Here's a few pictures from Glencoe last Monday. The weather was terrific, lovely and still and the light came through. I am glad to say finally the grasses are turning a little greener as summer finally turns up again. The sky turned vividly pink just before sunrise. _DSC3207 by Stephen...
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    Sunrise in Glencoe

    Found an old memory card last week and found some images from the late Autumn of 2015 going into the start of winter - some of them I processed and some I overlooked. Tastes change and evolve in time and I decided to download them off the card again and work them without looking at the...
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    The Buachaille - Autumn and Summer.

    I make no secret of not caring for winter and spring and instead prefer summer and autumn to take pictures. The exception is when the snow comes in winter and covers the landscape, I do like that, but that's alas few and far between in the months of November to April. I've been reworking images...