Tuesday, 30 October 2007


Sunrise, originally uploaded by North Light.

As promised, a "normal" exposure from Sunday morning. A 0.9 ND neutral graduate filter was used to control the exposure of the sky.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Waiting for the Sun.

Waiting for the Sun., originally uploaded by North Light.

Out early this morning, Castlehill Harbour is one of my favourite locations, particularly good in autumn. Succesful morning, spent more time exploring HDR, the results were worthwhile and this is a technique I will spend more time learning. 

I feel that it is important not to use HDR  as the only solution to taking photographs in high contrast situations, the use of neutral graduate filters is also very effective, and give a more "natural" image I will post some of these later in the week.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Digging for Bait.

Digging for Bait., originally uploaded by North Light.

Its a grey and wet Saturday morning, I think our rather late summer is now over! Covering reception in the hotel this morning, no one about, no urgent jobs, so time to look back through images taken over the last two years. I thought I would put some of my personal favourites of Caithness on flickr,.
Forecast for tomorrow looks better, sunshine and showers, so I will try and get out with the camera, beats the washing and the ironing!

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Sunset over Thurso

Sunset over Thurso, originally uploaded by North Light.

A frustrating week photographically. I have been out with the camera a few times, and usually seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time!
Tuesday evening was an exception, it did not look very promising, in fact I took very few photographs, but one image has made the week worthwhile, and has stopped the onset of the "Victor Meldrew" syndrome!
I am very impressed with HDR, I regard my self as very much a novice in its use and need to spend more time working with it. The goal is to use it to extend the dynamic range, but for the image not to look as though HDR has been used. Not sure if this is realistic, time will tell.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Morning Light

Morning Light, originally uploaded by North Light.

Taken during a week of touring, stayed for three nights in Port Appin at The Pierhouse.
This photograph was taken from the Pier, I like the monotone colours, with the gentle warmth of the sunlight on Kingairloch.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

High Tide

High Tide, originally uploaded by North Light.

I thought that this would be a good image to start my blog with.
Taken last weekend, 30th September, on one of the best days we have had this year.

My partner and I are away for the next few days, some quality time together, during which I hope to get some good images on the west coast of Scotland.

I plan to use the blog for a commentary on the photographic highlights of my life, and if at all possible to illustrate the best of Caithness and Sutherland.