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Scotland Images Revisited

15 Jan
January 15, 2015

Scotland2The cold winter weather provides lots of time to work indoors on photo projects. It is a great idea to re-visit images printed months or years later to see if they can be improved. So January finds me reviewing my images taken in Scotland – Isle of Iona, Isle of Skye, the Highlands and my favourite part of Scotland – the Orkney Islands. The above images of fishing boats were taken one early morning at Stromness Harbour, Orkney Islands. I wanted to emphasize the ‘painter-like’ qualities of the reflected boats in the water and applied Photoshop Artistic Filters to achieve the effect. I chose to print these digital images on Innova Cold Press Rough Textured Natural White paper and am really happy with the results.
Inverness Panorama 2Like most of my images from Scotland, this panoramic image of the Old Church of Urquhart was converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2 software and printed on the rough textured Innova Cold Press Paper.Scotland5The Click Mill at Dounby is the last of the horizontal water-mills of Orkney still in use. It has been restored by, and is owned by, Historic Scotland. It’s quite dark inside the textured and weathered dry stone mill structure¬† – a 30 second exposure was required.Scotland4Image taken in the Scottish Highlands not far from Achnacarry was converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2 software and printed on the rough textured Innova Cold Press Paper.Scotland3The Cloister at the Iona Abbey was restored in the 1950s and 1960s – the Iona Abbey Church is a must see and along with the chapels and the island itself is worth the visit from Glasgow via Mull.