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As alluded to in an earlier post, my photography was feeling a wee bit ‘rusty’ due to a prolonged period of inactivity, so I’d ventured out to see what I could do but without having any clear goals in mind. After a bit of time photographing near a bandstand, I was about to leave the Macrosty park in Crieff when I came across this scene and I immediately saw its potential; even the title ‘Waiting’ was revealed to me at this point.

An empty path winds its way passed gate-keepers formed by the heavily textured trunks of two mighty trees to arrive at this empty bench; ‘waiting’ for a visitor, though no one knows for sure?  The slightly ominous feel of the scene is aided and abetted by the infrared treatment, the grasping foliage hanging from above and the cool spilt tone given in post production. All together, not too shabby a creation!

waiting | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

waiting | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/60 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens   Infrared

  • Gerald - Hi Sandy. After meeting on Skye I have very much admired your landscape work. I promptly went out and bought a 24 mm T&S lens which I used with good effect with Paul on Lewis.
    I do like the above image but for me the mood is a little to dark. Now let me elaborate .
    I have recently seen at set of images of the DPAGB . Lots of which put forward by north of the boarder photographers. Most displayed poverty and conflict. Dark images. Not your kind of work.
    I find echoes of this in the above image.Just my take on things and the treatment given .
    Will you be on Kintyre next month ?
    Gerald06/05/2017 – 1:05 pmReplyCancel

    • Alexander McIntosh Weir - Thanks for your comment Gerald and good to hear you are enjoying your new 24mm T+S lens, it can be great fun to use.
      Hopefully my image here should provoke more a sense of mystery and of anticipation rather than of ‘darkness’. I find it difficult to photograph purely ‘record shots’ as images need to ‘speak’ to me having some deeper meaning and emotion. I’d be interested to see what you think of my next post to be made live on Monday? I’ll be back to more traditional landscape subjects and coastal photography following a few days by the Moray Firth in June; so I’m looking forward to that.
      I’d love to go back to Kintyre. I was there with Aspect2i in June 2013 and it was a great experience; if of interest here is a LINK. I hope you enjoy your time in Kintyre. Best wishes, Sandy06/05/2017 – 2:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Gerald - Sandy . Thank you for your generosity in showing your Kintyre images. What an inspiration for my trip there with Paul.
    No doubt we will visit some of those locations. I do hope that we manage to get to the Cascade on Loch Caolisport. Just one image like that would make my one thousand two hundred mile round trip worth every mile. Thank you . Gerald06/05/2017 – 7:57 pmReplyCancel

    • Alexander McIntosh Weir - Thanks Gerald; that’s a lot of miles to cover but I guess Skye was even further!
      You’ll love the peninsular of Kintyre (it was one of my favourite workshops with the boys) with its two very different coastlines. We were particularly lucky with our timing at the cascade on Loch Caolisport; any later ​and the build up of contrast due to highlights on the water and shadow ​o​n the rocks would have made the shot ​all but ​impossible. All the best for now.07/05/2017 – 11:51 amReplyCancel

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