My contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vista.
Originally I was planning on using a small selection of shots from some of the locations I have lived in over the years. However, the challenge is vista, not vistas so I decided to go with a single image.
I thought it was was going to be hard picking a single image but in the end there was an obvious choice.
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Lochaber, Scotland. Taken in the autumn of 1985 this shot was later published worldwide by Olympus Japan and won a national photo contest in the U.K.
The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Chutes and Ladders.
Having fallen off a ladder a little over six weeks ago and still in rehab not being allowed to put any weight on the left leg or the right shoulder I wasn’t considering a ladder.
So I thought about chutes. I’m not sure if this part of a dam is called a chute but it’s as close as I could get.
This is Lawers Dam in Scotland shrouded in fog. The original was shot on Kodachrome 64 although it was an almost monochrome image. There’s not a lot of difference between the original and this monochrome conversion.
A telephoto landscape from the archives. Taken in the autumn of 1985 which makes me realise just how long I have been using long telephoto lenses to isolate sections of the landscape.
I was photographing storm clouds over Loch Arkaig, Lochaber, Scotland in the evening. I noticed that a light beam from the low sun was illuminating a section of a hillside and quickly swapped to my 300mm for this shot.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Liquid.
Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig in the autumn. The storm clouds are about to add more water to the Loch.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is Masterpiece.
A natural masterpiece, storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.