Orkney Landscape photography
My last day on orkney this year was an interesting one by chance. The ferries were cancelled due to high winds so our departure didn't happen as planned. Looking at the weather forecast I was absolutely delighted as the photography possibilities were endless. We opted for a night on board and to sail first thing instead. So that gave me the day in Orkney amidst the best conditions I had seen in a long time. High winds, huge waves and dramatic light. Often you get high winds and waves but with just rain making it almost impossible to shoot. So the occasional downpour and hailstorm was no problem at all.
Here are some images from my wild last days photographing in Orkney.
We rounded off the day when the darkness crept in around 3.30pm by heading into Kirkwall and finding somewhere warm to sit a while. The Judith Glue Real food cafe hit the mark with its lovely home cooking made with Orkney produce and interesting gift shop. It is just opposite St Magnus Cathderal which was looking amazing lit up in the dusk.
Then it was on to the Storehouse Restaurant in Kirkwall, a beautifully restored building which manages to combine a modern and historic feel. I'd highly recommend the Storehouse for a drink, a meal or even a stopover.
I've been debating a switch for a long time now from Nikon (which I have used for 12 years ) over to Fuji. I have had the XT-2 for a while, alongside my Nikons but I have been testing out the GFX 50s with different lens combinations recently. A huge thank you to...
Amanda Root - Cornwall, St Ives workshop, Feb 2020 I saw you contentedly sitting and watching the world go by, even when the gales were blowing and the rain drenching us, I saw you enjoying little moments in nature. What is so wonderful about you is that you quietly...
David Lengeler came on the Cornwall waves and seascapes workshop in Feb 2020, St Ives The way you embraced and loved every second outdoors amidst wild winds and storms was wonderful. Your connection to the coast is obvious and your delight at seeing every place we...