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Making the most of some unforeseen free time, Joe Cornish came up to visit, and we managed an early morning out on a ridgeline above Glencoe. It was a pleasure to show Joe around some of our local geology, particularly a boundary layer of obsidian that was formed when the Glencoe super caldera collapsed, creating massive temperatures at the boundary.
As we wandered near the summits, the views opened up toward Ben Nevis, the Mamores and the Grey Corries on one side and Bidean Nam Bian on the other. It’s always a pleasure to have Joe visiting and revealing our backyard through another pair of eyes! I asked Joe kindly allowed me to reproduce one of his images here.
In other news, things are about to get busy in the Natural Landscape Photography awards, with entries closing in the next week. I’ll be busy downloading and preparing all of the images for judging at the start of August.
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This photograph by Charlotte Gibb has been amongst my very favourite images for quite some time now. It is obviously a photograph of a well-known waterfall in the iconic Yosemite National Park, a place that has been photographed over and over again by so many, including of course, the unforgettable Ansel Adams. The reason why I chose this image as a favourite is because Charlotte has managed to make a photograph of an iconic spot that more
Water has been present in my photographic work from the beginning, but it is becoming increasingly important. Fluidity gives me peace. more
Into the Woods is a new exhibition by British photographer Ellie Davies which will showcase work from her new series Chalk Streams. more
On the grand scale of things, this progress is all very recent. If you compress the Earth’s entire history into a day, we have had the pleasure of wandering this planet for less than two minutes as modern humans. Cities have existed for just 1/10 of a second. more
In a sense, ancient Japan died with Hokusai. The idealised image of ancient Japan we all have died with him. more