The 2014 season at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is now under way and this year's leaflet contains a number of my photos including the main image on the front cover.
Runner up - Published in the March 2014 Edition of Outdoor Photography
This unusually shaped breakwater juts out from the harbour wall at St Monan’s in Fife. To get to this viewpoint involves climbing up a 6 ft ladder to get on top of the harbour wall, which is just wide enough to fit a tripod on, with a sheer drop into the water on the other side - a bit precarious on a frosty and windy morning to say the least.
This abstract image of the sea, taken from the West Sands at St Andrews, was awarded third prize and a £25 voucher in the WEX monthly photography competition in which the theme was 'The Sea'. The image was created by panning the camera around on a tripod whilst using a slow shutter speed to create the blurred effect in camera.
This image, taken at Cramond, was shortlisted in the 'People in the landscape' competition and published in the November 2013 Issue of Outdoor Photography. I originally went with the intention of shooting this as a long exposure monochrome image and was initially a little dissapointed when I saw two people 'in my way' so to speak. However, I set up anyway hoping they might retreat to the nearby pub at some point for a refill but when I saw some of my 'test' shots I quite liked the ghostly figure that were created during the ninety second exposure.
One of my pictures from St Monan's in Fife reached was shortlisted for the 2012 Scottish Nature Photography Awards in the Sea & Coast category and has just been published in the awards yearbook.
My website was featured on last week's episode of 'The Grid' hosted by renowned photographer and trainer Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski. The theme of the show was 'portfolio intervention' and the idea was that they would review photographers websites and highlight any shots they felt didn't hit the mark and should be removed. Luckily, the comments on my website were pretty positive and they didn't find too much wrong. You can view the show on line and my site appears just past the 68 minute mark if you don't have time to watch the whole show: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/2013/09/12/the-grid-episode-112-portfolio-intervention/
Once again I was lucky enough to get a photographers pass for this event - here are a few of my favourite shots from the day.
Photography for the Scotsman Motoring supplement featuring the Ferrari FF down by the Forth Bridge at Port Edgar Marina.