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Transitional Light In Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers often complain about the weather in Scotland, especially the west coast weather. We have a predominately westerly airflow which brings in Atlantic depressions whose fronts unfold across the north-west coast. A visit to the area when a chain of depressions is passing through can be very disappointing with continuous horizontal rain and hills constantly obscured by clouds. However the advantage of this changeable weather is the exciting light you can get between weather systems. Rays of sunlight break through the clouds as the pressure rises and dramatic dark skies can appear again as it falls. This transitional light usually only...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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