A New Portfolio
WINTER SNOW STORM OVER LOCH NESS AND FORT AUGUSTUS
Photographed - Friday 1st February 2019
Until very recently the winter of 2018/ 2019 has been mild throughout the United Kingdom. However this all changed a few days ago, particularly in the Scottish Highlands and Devon and Cornwall, the extreme ends of the country.
For a few days the temperature dropped dramatically - at times down to minus 10 degrees - so the snow remained white and crisp. For most of Friday 1st February, the snow fell constantly forming a beautiful white blanket across the landscape and we took the opportunity of re-photographing some of our favourite scenes around Fort Augustus and Loch Ness.
The portfolio of work you see before you is the result of that shoot.
We set off during a snowstorm which continued in varying degrees of strength throughout the shoot and we focused our attention on one of our favourite views of Loch Ness and the surrounding Great Glen. We were shooting digital captures, sometimes using a tripod, other times hand held. Because a reasonable amount of snow had already fallen, the images appear to be ‘mono chromatic’ although they were obviously shot as colour.
We are delighted with the images. They possess a beautiful atmospheric quality, slightly subdued, with a very muted tonal range and minimal post production. Quite a departure from our normal work. The images also possess an air of antiquity, similar to the old photographic printing processes eg; platinum/palladium or photogravure.
This portfolio of work consists of 10 Limited Edition Prints, signed, numbered and dated and will be available for purchase later in 2019.
Alastair and Christine