HOT SHOT #1
EXPOSURE 1/125 sec, f/14, ISO50 Lens Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8
Our Apprentice says… I started the day out with Chris at Loch Cill Chriosd. The day was an unusual one for the Isle of Skye because there were no clouds in the sky – at all! It was 2pm and Chris told me, “We have a combination of two problems to overcome: the overhead sun and the fact it’s direct light. Cloud will distribute the light rays and produce soft shadows, but with the direct sun we have to accommodate for bright highlights and deep shadows in one image.” I saw that the reeds were a great way to make use of this high-contrast scene, as they were bright yellow against the deep blue – almost black – water. Chris told me to use my Calumet carbon fibre tripod for almost all of my landscape photography, even in bright sunlight, as it aids composition as well as eliminates camera shake.