Extra Chapters

All these additional 'Extra Chapters' to the 'Photographer’s Guide to the Isle of Skye and the North West of Scotland' I will be posting below, use a different layout to the 79 chapters in my Guide Book, as all those chapters were specifically designed to fit into a 270 page 6 x 9 book format, using large scale maps with individual route and way point indicators, GPS coordinates and local area Post Codes etc, whereas these accompanying and additional chapters, are being designed specifically for this web site and where I can then use direct links to online maps and street views etc. Also these 'Extra Chapters' will not be laid out in any particular route order like in the book, as the area of the rest Scotland I now intend to cover in these pages is far too big to do that, so instead I will simply add them to this site in the order that I come to write them. Enjoy!

Please Note - all the chapters on this web site have been written in what I would like to think is an informative but light hearted style, where I not only discuss some of the many other hidden away locations that I enjoy taking photographs in Scotland, but where I have done so in a way that I hope you will find entertaining. My book on the other hand is a much more serious work, that discusses hundreds of other photographic locations across the North West of Scotland not covered on this web site, but that also drills down into great detail about how to substantially increase your skills as a Fine Art Landscape Photographer, as well as how to use all of my easy to use but unique advanced image post processing techniques and which have then been combined into a "Virtual, Two Week In-Depth Fine Art Landscape Photographic Workshop" for only £24.95.

 
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The Outer Hebrides (Part 1 of 3)  
An enchanting archipelago of islands and where time itself seems to have no relevance
 
   
The Island Chain from the top The Isle of Harris and Luskentyre Beach  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Canon 5D MkII with Canon cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF24-105 f/4.0L IS USM, EF70-200/2.8L IS USM and EF100-400 f/4.5 - 5.6.0L IS USM
 
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The Outer Hebrides (Part 2 of 3)  
A beautiful and remote string of islands, that were first settled around 8,000 years ago
 
   
The Island Chain from the middle The Isle of Lewis and the Standing Stones of Callanish  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Canon 5D MkII with Canon cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF24-105 f/4.0L IS USM, EF70-200/2.8L IS USM and TS-E24mm f/3.5L II
 
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The Outer Hebrides (Part 3 of 3)  
The third and final step in a photographic journey across a remote string of Scottish islands
 
   
The Island Chain down to the bottom The Isles of North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Canon 5D MkII with Canon cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF24-105 f/4.0L IS USM, EF70-200/2.8L IS USM and TS-E24mm f/3.5L II
 
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Glen Garry and the River Garry  
A great location for photography right beside the main A87, but that no one other than local dog walkers seem to know about or visit
 
   
A remote location at the side of the main road Glen Garry and the River Garry area, is a worthy photo stop on your way further North  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - EF70-200L f/2.8 IS, Canon EF16-35L f/2.8 and Canon EF24-105mm f/4L

 
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Loch Maree and Slioch (Part 1)  
Where there is a loch with an enchanted island in it, that has a loch within that island, that has an island within that loch and is where the Fairy Queen of Scotland is said to live
 
   
A wonderful, wild and remote Scottish location Loch Maree, a relatively unknown Landscape Photographer's paradise  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lens - EF70-200L f/2.8 IS
Filters - Hoya Screw-in 10 Stop ND
 
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Loch Maree and Slioch (Part 2)  
Yet another beautiful, wild and very remote location in Scotland, that has been able to remain relatively untouched by the hand of man, or even walked upon for that matter
 
   
A wonderful, wild and remote Scottish location Loch Maree, a relatively unknown Landscape Photographer's paradise (continued)  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF70-200L f/2.8 IS and Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
Filters - Hoya Screw-in 10 Stop ND
 

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Allt na Subh (Contre Jour)  
A beautiful but hidden away sea loch in the North West of Scotland, that not many other landscape photographers seem to know about or photograph but me and maybe now you
 
   
A sheltered Loch that usually has reflections Loch Long (although there are many Loch Longs in Scotland, I think this one is the best)  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lens - Canon EF70-200L f/2.8 IS
 

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Moray Firth  
On the East coast of Scotland
 
   
Bow Fiddle Rock Portknockie  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF24-105mm f/4L and Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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North of Ullapool and Beyond (Part 1)  
A very atmospheric location seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet easily accessible from right beside the road and which according to legend was built by the Devil himself
 
   
Ardvreck Castle Ruins Loch Assynt  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lens - Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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Autumn in the Glens  
Showcasing just a few of the many photographic opportunities that can be found in Scotland during autumn if you know where to to look
 
   
Various Images of Autumn in Scotland Various Locations  
The equipment used at these locations: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF70-200L f/2.8 IS, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L and Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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North of Ullapool and Beyond (Part 2)  
Heading further North to the coastal fishing town of Ullapool and beyond
 
   
Stac Pollaidh Lochinver  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF70-200L f/2.8 IS and Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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Dispelling a Few Myths about Scotland   Dispelling a Few Myths About the Problems You'll Face When Photographing in Scotland  
     
Various Locations from the N. W. of Scotland See chapter contents for Map and Street View links  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, Canon EF16-35L f/2.8 and EF70-200L f/2.8 IS
Filters - Hoya Screw-in 10 Stop ND
 

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Little Garve - (Part 1)   Wade's Bridge and the Black Water River (Allt a' Gharbh Bhaid) and the Upper Falls area.  
   
The Upper Falls Area A835, Little Garve, Highland, Scotland, IV23 2PU
The equipment used at this location:

Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF16-35L f/2.8 and EF70-200L f/2.8 IS
Filters - Hoya Screw-in 10 Stop ND


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Little Garve - (Part 2)   Silver Bridge and the Black Water River (Allt a' Gharbh Bhaid) and the Lower Falls area.  
   
The Lower Falls Area A835, Little Garve, Highland, Scotland, IV23 2PU
The equipment used at this location:

Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF16-35L f/2.8 and EF70-200L f/2.8 IS
Filters - Hoya Screw-in 10 Stop ND


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Invermoriston and the River Moriston  
Where an old Bridge crosses the River Moriston Falls and where Salmon leap in Autumn
 
     
Upper and Lower Falls Area Junction with the A887 and the A82, Invermoriston, Highland, Scotland, IV63 7YF  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lens - Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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Here are a few online videos that I have found and enjoyed watching and which will give you a good sense of what Scotland is all about and what it has to offer. So if you are interested in finding out more about Scotland and have a little time to spare, just click on any of the links to the right, then sit back and enjoy!  
Scotland From Above - (Video)
 
Grand Tours of Scotland - (Video) ----Click on any of these links
Scotland's Islands - (Video)

Warning
These music links may have an emotional effect on you and so may require the use of a hankie!

Scottish Myths and Legends - (Video)
Highland Cathedral - (Music)
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - (Music)

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Loch Buie on the Isle of Mull - (Part 1)  
A tiny atmospheric chapel with several very old an very interesting stained glass windows, that sits directly next to a beautiful boulder strew beach created during the last ice age
 
   
St Kilda's Chapel Lochbuie (the village) next to Loch Buie (the sea loch)  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lenses - Canon EF24-105mm f/4L and Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

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Loch Buie on the Isle of Mull - (Part 2)  
A very old and very photogenic partially ruined Castle, sat right on the edge of a sweeping boulder strewn bay, with a backdrop of interestingly shaped low lying hills
 
   
Castle Moy Lochbuie (the village) next to Loch Buie (the sea loch)  
The equipment used at this location: Camera - Sony A7R2 with a Metabones 4 Adapter, Sony cable release and tripod mounted
Lens - Canon EF16-35L f/2.8
 

If you have enjoyed reading these 'Extra' chapters to my Guide Book and think you might also enjoy reading 79 more chapters across 270 pages, that also includes more than 340 Fine Art quality images, along with detailed descriptions and large scale maps to guide you to the exact location of where I took each and every one of them and which then goes onto discuss the techniques and tools I used to process them, but where everything is written in plain easy to understand English? Then please consider buying the Book.