Daily Photo – Exploring Ideas
Another shot (option) from the whisky project. It’s always good to give a decent number of images, some of which you know probably won’t be chosen but might push the thinking of the client a little in ways they didn’t expect. Here is one of those. The texture is important but that’s a story for another day…
Daily Photo – Progress…
Some of you may remember that one of the main reasons I was in Scotland earlier in the year was to work on a project with Diageo/Brora and Sotheby’s. That’s been slowly ticking along in the background with the hero image now chosen that will feature on the bottles and be produced as a large format fine art print… that I can’t share yet but here’s a little image, on a lovely warm June day, from the distillery which was built back in 1819. Diageo have done a great job of sympathetically restoring and maintaining the whole distillery. So impressive to explore.
Daily Photo – Carrol Rock
Up, not far from the coast, in northeastern Scotland, this is Carrol Rock. Normally you’d be able to see right out to sea from this vantage point, but it was a day filled with passing storms, so instead you can see one of those in the distance, as the sun burst through in the foreground.
If you’ve missed it, Adobe has now brought “real” HDR to image processing, taking it past the tone-mapping that we’re all used to. (Think of this version of HDR more like the HDR you see when watching content on Netflix/Prime, etc where you need a HDR display to properly see it.) Check out their blog entry explaining it all over here.
Daily Photo – An Island Grave
See that little island over on the left of this image in the middle of the loch, it’s the location of a grave. Something I noticed when flying my quadcopter around the area. It made me wonder… do you get put there because you’re loved, or because you’re so feared that people don’t want you anywhere near them. Trapping your spirit there where it can’t escape and cause havoc. Maybe it’s either…
Daily Photo – Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
While the majority of my time in Scotland was filled with amazing weather… sometimes too hot with few clouds, there was the occasional glimpse of the traditional Scottish summer. Such as on this hike where we got a good soaking as the storm rolled in from the right. It was rather welcome.
Daily Photo – Soothing Stream
Ok, so technically this is a river, but it was the middle of a heatwave, and the water was quite low. Either way my feet felt very much in need of some light relief, so off with the socks and shoes it was before I took a little paddle in the lovely cool, clear water. So soothing. Also, see the bridge just around the bend, that’s a foot bridge, beneath it is something you rarely find nowadays, a ford for wheel-based traffic to cross through the water. I thought it might be a good idea to wander in there and it WAS NOT. The stones were soooo smooth, like ice, which made for quite a treacherous few moments as I tried to retrace my steps.