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Having been visiting Glencoe for over a decade and living here for a couple of years, we’ve seen first hand the increase in tourists. Fortunately, in Glencoe, the road system is big enough to handle the traffic and there aren’t really the massive iconic viewpoints like Fairy Pools in Skye. Also, there is something to see at every turn in the Glencoe area and there are lots of turning off points (Ardnamurchan, Mull, Etive, etc). However, the story seems a bit different on Skye and in this issue we visited the island and were shown around some quieter places by Jakub Bors. We proved that even on the busiest day of the year there are still loads of quiet places to visit.
If you have any tips for off the beaten track locations on Skye, please have a look at the article and send us a few photos!
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It was pointed out by a couple of readers that I’d missed a couple of tests that they would have liked to have seen. These were a ‘scratch resistance’ test and a vignetting test. Whilst I didn’t foresee these changing the results really, I was keen to include them. I also promised a short video on each filter to demonstrate some of the usability issues I’d talked about in the last issue. Skip this section if you just want more
It is a beautifully balanced image. And then what makes the image for me is that the darkness under the bridge frames an image that is complete in itself—another view of the railway line overshadowed by another slender tree. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Bob Davis, John Higgs, Martyn Pearson & Priyanka Paltanwale. more
On the afternoon of the 2nd of February 2018, I witnessed an accident which truly shaped my practice as a photographer. This incident, which will forever hold a place in my mind, had a strong influence on a recent project - ‘Buried in the Rocks’ and became the first location I shot for the project. more
What motivates a landscape photographer to do what he or she does? What is the drive that makes the photographer pick up a camera and walk into nature, sometimes at ungodly hours of the day and in testing weather? more
Living as we do in Ballachulish, we often hear news from the Isles, and particularly Skye, that they are overcrowded with tourists. It reached a fever pitch last year with CNN Travel listing Skye as one of their places to “avoid” and the police “advised visitors to stay away unless they had already booked places to stay”. So when we were approached by Jakub Bors, landscape photographer and operations manager of the Skeabost hotel on Skye, about possibly more
While we (or others) may consider ourselves primarily ‘landscape photographers’, there are no boxes in life and we need not limit our curious minds. more