10 12 2009

It’s been my second full day in the Applecross Peninsula and I have to say that the rumours photographers pass around that landscape photography is so tiring because the ‘golden hours’ are at the start and end of the day have been well and truly dispelled. This far north the days are really short, sunrise is about 7:30am and sunset is usually around 3:30 – now to me that feels like a normal days work and to be honest there is a good five hours during the day when it’s tools down and enjoy some fantastic walks.

The walk today was assisted by Lulu, dog of the owner of the B&B I am staying at whilst visiting Applecross. I can’t recommend this B&B enough, 5 star hotel service in a B&B which includes fluffy dressing gowns, slippers, under-floor heating, chocolates on the bed at night and the most amazing breakfasts (book at http://www.raggedacre.co.uk/).

Anyway, today’s photography consisted of a few shots looking down the road that travels from north to south along the peninsula, one or two waterfall shots and then I ended the day by spending the evening golden hour (the time of the day when the light is at it’s best and casts a golden glow across the sky) taking some time-lapse images. When I get back to Edinburgh I’ll be posting a short clip of the 349 images taken over an hour that will show the setting of the sun over the Cullin Hills in Skye. However, as a little teaser, here is one of the frames from the clip to show the amazing colours on display this evening.

Every day teaches you a new lesson, and today’s lesson was that when taking time-lapse images over the course of an hour when sitting on wet grass in the middle of the winter, it is probably better to take something to sit on. Thankfully, the heated seats in the car helped but I was fearing an electric shock from the dampness of my butt!

Off to bed for my last full day in Applecross and then back to Edinburgh on Saturday.




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11 12 2009
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13 12 2009

I’m not laughing at your wet arse. Honestly.

Beautiful photo though. And to think I’d never even heard of Applecross before now!

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