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Explore #5 31/03/20

Looking for images to post today and I thought this seems really relevant at the moment seeing as we are sadly living within something of a fractured society at the moment. Thoughts with you all.

Anyway onto a more cheerier outlook! This is Valahnúkamöl near Raykjaness on the Coast of Iceland, the gnarly sea stacks somehow survive here despite getting absolutely hammered by some of the most powerful weather I've ever experienced anywhere.

A year or so I came here and it was only just possible to get out of the car without having the doors ripped off by the wind, so I wasn't able to get any images, in fact standing up was a challenge in itself!!

So for a year it's bothered me as I was blown away (pardon the pun) by the place, this time we visited finally on the last day of the trip and although there was a windy it wasn't anywhere near as bad as the last visit so the tripod could go up, despite it making your eyes pour everytime you looked through the viewfinder it was still shootable so another location was finally ticked off, for a few brief moments a lone person stood on the edge of the sea cliff (brave) and I was in a bit of a panic to make sure I got him or her in my shot for the scale.

The temptation here was to go right to the edge and shoot the stacks with crazy waves (which I did later) but as foreground options go I think this is one of my favourites in a long while as it's just so different, and shows how the basalt has literally fractured away, hence the title.

Hope you're all doing well out there, stay safe.

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Explore #35 30/03/20

I think this has to be one of my favourite locations that we visited on the recent trip to Skye, tucked out of the way and out of sight from pretty much everywhere lies this charachterful old ruin, surrounded by lots of equally interesting limestone pavement.

The weather had been (as often is the case on Skye) extremely changeable with squalls of snow, rain, sleet, and hailstones occuring very frequently, however the light on this day had to be seen to be beleived, gorgeous warm breaks lighting up the landscape and really transforming the scene from drab and flat to a real golden beauty in a matter of seconds.

It was just a case of setting up, waiting, getting wet, and being ready for when the light washed over this beautful part of the landscape, truly a day to remember.

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Explore #5 27/03/20

A vivid imagination may be required here to appreciate the title....

I love taking really intimate landscape images showing details just as much as the bigger vista images, when the chance presents itself as it did here, the overall scene was great but the tiny details would get lost in the bigger picture so I set about getting right in amongst the freezing scene to see what could be picked out...

This was the result, with the water still flowing between the 2 sets of jaws of the 'ice beasts' either side of the river...

People ask me a lot about aperture choice in shots, this isn't focus stacked, I just upped it to f/14 to compensate for the small loss of DOF at 70mm length, I could probably have gotten away with f/11 but seeing as it was snowing like buggery and freezing cold I wanted it in the bag, and not get home to find a soft image, as the entire image was taken with detail in mind.

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No fancy semi amusing titles for this one, just exactly what it is, one of the many Squalls that we saw passing by over the Cuillins, (and occasionally over us too giving us a soaking) .

Quite often when these blew over the light was drab and dark and the mountains often dissapeared, so when this one blew threw and it was hit with good light it was game on.... This is one of my faves I've done so far with the light breaking through hitting the mountains and also 'warming up' the storm.

I was like a kid in a sweet shop with all this weather going on !!

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Explore #11 - Christmas Day 2016.

A Merry Christmas and a massive thanks to all my Flickr friends, and visitors who have stopped by my stream this year, left faves and thoughtful comments, it's really spurred me on throughout 2016 to take some of my best stuff yet, your support is really appreciated and I look forward to doing the same for you in 2017. Again thanks very much guys, I hope you have a superb Christmas whatever you are doing.

Since we have had no snow and probably the warmest Christmas day I can remember in the UK to come, I thought it only fitting to post this nice snowy scene from early this year (kinda close to Christmas) , been meaning to post it for a while but as always, things take over and things get put down the food chain in favour of newer ventures....

Shot at Twistleton above Ingleton , North Yorkshire on an absolutely freezing morning just after sunrise had been and gone, the walk to here was probably to most precarious I had ever done given that the Limestone was like an ice rink, a proper leg breaker if it all went pear shaped, but that tree was too much to resist with snow dusted Ingleborough in the background!

Also there appears to be some curious weather phenomena going on in the scene, the reaching cloud with the bright 'pointy hand' is pointing toward a 'rainbow ball' (a friend told me this may be a 'glory' ) ? I saw this at the time and wanted to capture it, I've highlighted it with a 'note' to show you - just put your cursor over the image and it should apear, anyone know what this phenomena is? I'd love to know!

Anyway it seemed a great time to post this shot, hopefully you can help me and a very Merry Christmas to you all again.

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