Monday, 30 August 2010
Today I was determined to get a picture I have wanted for a long time,each time I go to this spot somethings not quite right ie the suns gone in,or mostly the clarity is not over the islands of Rum and Eigg, however today I tried again and this is the result. Steam train black 5 Sherwood Forrester passing between Arisaig and Morar with the islands in view.Hurrah,Im a happy chappie.www.scotphoto.com
Saturday, 28 August 2010
You can feel the energy in this maximum lift off shot when man and caber part company, Tossing the caber is one of the highlights of any Highland games event.This was captured by Dennis from the mound using a 70-200 f2.8 canon lense with 2X convertor at 2500/sec
Here is another picture from my Oban Games take on Thursday,this time its the Duke of Argyll who is in the frame,watching the games with great interest. For more great charactor faces check out my web site at www.scotphoto.com
Here is another picture of the Oban High school pipe band silhouetted against the sun giving strong shadows but retaining the detail. This band performed very well as is expected from their normal high standard.Canon EOS1Ds Mk 3 with 12mm sigma lense. Photographs available : contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 27 August 2010
I took this picture from a considerable distance from the field high up on the grassy bank using a f2.8 canon 70-200 lense with a 2X converter. I shall upload more pictures from the Oban Games in due course.Dennis Hardley Photography at http://www.scotphoto.com/
I promised you more of the images I took yesterday at the Highland Games in Oban. This time its a wide angle shot taken close in as the Oban High school pipe band marched past at the end of their performance. After all its a world championship pipe band and they bshould be proud of themselves.www.scotphoto.com
Took this shot today (friday) of Black 5 steam train hauling the jacobite between Fort William and Mallaig. This was another railway image I have wanted to get in the right conditions and today the light was good up until around 2pm The island of Rum is in the distance.
Today I made yet another effort to add more steam train pictures to my portfolio. I drove to a favourite spot of mine between Arisaig and Morar on the west Highland line.It requires a short hike up the hillside but the picture speaks for itself,It all came together perfectly.Canon EOS1Ds mk 3 with f2.8 16-35 lense.More pictures at http://www.scotphoto.com.any/ picture from my blog can be ordered as a A3 or A3+ print.
Yesterday morning I hiked myself up to the oban -hydro and gained access to a viewpoint above combie street.From here I had a great view of the Games parade led by a pipe band passing through Argyll square on the way to Mossfield park where the games are held.It was a perfect day for the games so watch out for more games pictures on my blog.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I took this picture recently in picturesque Tobermory on the Island of Mull. I borrowed a bottle of Tobermory single malt whiskey for the foreground and poured into a special engraved glass.This location must be one of the most photogenic harbours in the world.Its full of charactor and charactors.apart from its own whiskey it has its own soap,and chocolates all made here.www.scotphoto.com
Early This morning I walked up to the summit of Battleship hill which overlooks Dunollie castle ruins and the hills of Mull. There was also a cruise ship anchored nearby.All this coupled with rowan blossom and a great sky.Nikon D3X . Prints are available from all pictures on my blog postings.Contact me at http://www.scotphoto.com/
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Caught this shot today of the Oban tour bus crossing the Atlantic at Clachan Seil,Argyll, its a picture i wanted to get if only for its title possibilities,"Local bus crosses the atlantic twice a day"etc etc.Designed by Thomas telford and completed in 1791.Known locally as the bridge over the Atlantic.Dennis Hardley http://www.scotphoto.com/
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Dennis took this picture creating a deliberate silhouette with the setting sun streaming through a small vertical opening in the castle wall and the starburst effect was achieved by using a very small aperture of f22. This is another image that will soon be appearing on his new card range currently on sale in the Oban area.
Dennis Hardley took this unusual picture depicting a sunrise through a running tap which he calls"Running on the spot"its one of many unusual and quirky images featured on his new range of Black blank greetings cards which are now available in the Oban area.They range from landscape to quirky and even abstract photography.www.scotphoto.com
This picture was taken by Dennis last sunday the 15th august between Arisaig and Morar and shows the steam train (the great Marquess) hauling the Jacobite shortly after passing through Arisaig on the last leg of the journey between Fort William and mallaig.Nikon D3X with sigma 24-70 f2.8 lense. more at http://www.scotphoto.com/
After a few attempts Dennis managed to get the right conditions for this shot of the great Marquess 2-6-0 running alongside Loch Eil last sunday the 15th August with the tide full in,no wind,and a good head of steam coming from the loco.Taken with Nikon D3X with a 24-70 sigma f2.8 lense.More train pics at http://www.scotphoto.com/