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Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Nikon D70 @ 60mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200

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A couple of (relatively) early finishes at work has meant that I've been able to go for a wander with my camera while there was still some light. But I've been finding myself extremely lacking in inspiration recently and I can't seem to shake it.

I don't think I've quite recovered from Monday's traumatic experience... Adam has been up for a while, so we thought it would be good to go on a little photo expedition on Monday. Up at 4.30 to be at Loch Awe (to get some shots of Kilchurn castle) for a glorious sunrise. Obviously with it being Scotland you never expect the weather to be good but it's still a kick in the baws when the weather turns on you at the last minute. I didn't come away with any shots and it all seemed a bit pointless. Ah well, better luck next time.

So on to this shot. If you haven't already guessed it, the silhouette is of Edinburgh castle. There wasn't really much of a sunset, but the cloud formations were very interesting, with a couple of darker clouds standing out in front of a bright background. I ended up heavily underexposing the shot to emphasise the contrast and colours.

Just realised that this is my 300th post - how time flies!


Blogger Mimi said...

For someone who has lost his inspiration you look like you're doing pretty well to me, as I find all your photos either beautiful or interesting. Seems like you are in a dark phase in photography and perhaps this mirrors other parts of your life but it is all valuable in my opinion.


1:46 am, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Jem said...

I know how you feel about that getting up early thing heh. When we were up there the first winter we were there, I decided I wasnted to get up to na-h Achlaise for a sunrise shot. So we were up at 5am and got up there for about 7am and it was pitch black and covered in thick rainy clouds. I knew after 30mins it wasn't going to clear so we went back to the hotel with no photos :/

I know how you feel about losing your inspiration - i'm sure stress at work wont help. I'm hoping when all this work is done in a few weeks time mine will come back too.

9:27 am, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Great shot!Sorry can't leave long comments today lost all my cookies in browser and have to type my name and stuff again on 100s of blogs and tight on time.

11:43 am, April 20, 2006  
Blogger g_warren said...

Nice and moody. I like it.

5:06 pm, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

I know how you feel! I have been looking over your blog, chromasia, Shutter Junkie and Londonrubbish and I get desparate to get out and take some shots. Then I get to the city centre and can't see anything to shoot!

Ahh well! Nice shot of the Castle.

6:31 pm, April 20, 2006  
Blogger John said...

Mimi: Dark phase indeed - so true!

Jem: Well you're more sensible than I am then - we waited for about an hour before chucking it. Lets hope that we'll both be back on form soon! :)

Paul: I just had a very quick look at your blog and didn't realise that you lived in Edinburgh too now! Once I've got some more time I'll definitely check out your work and leave some comments - and perhaps steal some location ideas! ;)

10:58 pm, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice ominous capture. You got this one right. Regards, Brent

10:46 am, April 21, 2006  

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