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The Isle of Arran a photographic guide

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Brodick Castle and Goatfell from ferry, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017, Fujifilm XPro-1

The Isle of Arran a (kind of) photographic guide

Arran or the Isle of Arran (/ˈærən/; Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Arainn pronounced [elan ˈarɪɲ]).

At 432 square kilometers (167 sq mi), is this the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island. 

 

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Medium Format : Picture of the week

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Medium format: Picture of the week

Salwicks Bay, Flamborough head, Yorkshire coast  UK 2017 
Hasselblad 503CW f22/10sec +0.9LEE Filter 80mm
Salwicks Bay, Flamborough head, Yorkshire coast  UK 2017 Hasselblad 503CW f22/10sec +0.9LEE Filter 80mm

Quiet morning at Salwicks Bay, Flamborough head, Yorkshire coast  UK 2017 

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Last photo trip of the year 2014

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Last photo trip of the year is already something like a tradition. Every year my friend Chris is organising an all day trip to coast. 2014 was not an exception and despite the weather ( it was snowing in Midlands…) we set off for North Wales coast .

Talacre lighthouse,North Wales UK 2014
Talacre lighthouse,North Wales UK 2014

Last photo trip 2014 started from Nottingham at 4 am we drove to village of Talacre. Lighthouse on the near beach was the main reason for the stop. Still in the dark with headlamps we walked to the beach to find the best spot. And we waited for sunrise. Tide was out and it was not easy to find interesting foreground on empty sandy beach. Sunrise and light was good only slight negative was blank sky, but hey ho… landscape photographer has to work with what he have at that moment. I enjoyed to be out again and I have some decent shots from the morning.
Next plan was to go to Anglesey and check some coastal locations. First we stopped at Rhoscolyn. Sun was high and we walked along the beach to explore. I did not do any pictures here. Next and final stop was planned on the coast not very far from Rhoscolyn village. Coast is dramatic with the cliffs and sea stacks.

Anglesey Coast, North Wales 2014
Anglesey Coast, North Wales 2014

Evening was good but I struggled a bit with composition, nevertheless I enjoyed the day. It was a great trip.

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Ynys Môn (Anglesey)

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Nikon D700,20mm,Lee ND grad 0.9

It’s been a long winter this year.We had snow here in England on some places, even after Easter.But time has come and I went out with my camera again.

First time I have been to Anglesey not long time ago in December 2012. Straight away I fell in love with the place. I had to come back. This time I wanted to see more , lot more…

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Last phototrip of 2012

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Nikon D700,20/2.8 mm,Lee Filters

When I was asked to join my friends for photo trip in December, I have to admit, I was excited. Destination was Anglesey,  an island off the north west coast of Wales.

This year’s december was very wet, South part of Wales was flooded and it was raining when we set off from Nottingham. Our main goal was to photograph sunset on Black Point, especially Penmon Lighthouse  on the coast .

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Whitby

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Although main focus for this trip was nearby bay called Saltwick Bay, I ‘ll call this post Whitby. Just because I love this town…

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. Place known for not only for its beauty, but also because of Captain Cook . The town has a strong literary tradition and can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poet was a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657–680).Part of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was set in Whitby, incorporating pieces of local folklore, including the beaching of the Russian ship Dmitri. Stoker discovered the name “Dracula” at the old public library …. but enough history.

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