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Good Morning from Scotland.

Kinnoull Hill Tower by Tim Haynes 

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Taken on the first morning of winter: thick clouds of mist zipping along the River Tay in the Carse of Gowrie past the tower on Kinnoull Hill

Cascades of Dalveen

The rising sun starts to appear over the Lowther Hills of the Dalveen Pass, winter grass and cascades glow gently in the ravine. This is a little steep gill Lisabet and I found off the main Dalveen Pass that runs from Carronbridge to Elvanfoot, rising to 1,148ft.

Dalveen Pass, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

ISO100, f/9.0, 140sec at 12mm (18mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser. This is an image made from three exposures for dynamic range and five for focus stacking.

Returning to Yourself

There’s nothing like coming back to nature in order to “reset” yourself (isn’t it interesting that I said “coming back” to nature? Like it’s the default.) I love just drinking in the atmosphere: listening to the lapping of the water against the shore, the roaring wind rushing past my ears, the hushing of tree branches swaying… it’s wonderful.

Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/22.0, 1sec at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. A single 1-second exposure shot 14 times for image averaging, resulting in an equivalent 14-second exposure. Processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop.