Coastal Sunset

I was out shooting some coastal seascapes yesterday evening, catching the sunset, after a nice sunny day here in the north-east.

Ventured just a little bit south of Stonehaven, and set up in the location I'd scouted on Google Earth, ahead of the hour prior to sunset so I could catch the best of the light. There are some great cliffs and rock formations along the coast here, some are just a little more tricky than others to get to.

Here's a little iPhone pic showing my camera set-up in place for a shot. It's busy taking a long exposure shot so I had around 120 seconds to relax (and try to not slip on the rocks and fall in the sea), in between pressing the shutter and seeing the result !

There wasn't too much spray from the waves, which was lucky, but still had to wipe down the lens and filters a few times. (Yay for Nikon weather sealing !)

As usual the D800 was great to use, with super clean images coming back and lots of dynamic range to play with in the RAW files.

Quite probably a couple of new images to come to the website from this outing soon!


New images..


Just a quick post to say that I've added 3 new images to the 'Architectural & Fine Art' gallery page.


I had been hoping to add some before now, but been busy with other stuff. Finally got the chance to get some new shots and also to process some I took a little while ago. Hopefully I'll be out getting some more to add here regularly from now on.

Hope you like them.


Windy afternoon at Balmedie.

I took myself along to Balmedie beach on Good Friday evening for a walk/hike (!) through the dunes there. It's been a while since I was there last, and nice to see the visitor centre and areas looking so good.

Found a nice shot looking up the coast, from the top of the dunes, overlooking the beach as I sheltered from the wind and at the same time tried to anchor my tripod in the sand so it would not shift.

I've also got some ideas for new locations to go to soon, so hopefully will be able to get some good new shots.


Stormy Weather in Aberdeen

So, I headed out in the wind and rain the other day to see what the sea was doing down by the harbour and cliffs at Aberdeen... 

I was not disappointed! The weather was dramatic to say the least with huge waves crashing over the breakwaters, making for great photo's albeit in difficult conditions! I was not alone either and there must have been at least 6 other photographers down there with the same idea!!

I've got a couple to upload to my 'Outdoors' section now, so look for them there!