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Two and a Half Hours of Photography

Some of us stop to photograph at a location for thirty minutes; some stay much longer. Is there an ideal time limit that landscape photographers should stay to photograph at each location? David Hay shares his thoughts

On a cold and frosty December morning I set out for the airport to drop off my wife. Photography was the last thing on my mind. Getting to the airport in time, despite the freezing fog, was my top priority.

On the way home I noticed the fog was thinning and the overnight frost had left beautiful sparkling grasses by the roadside. Perhaps I could turn off the motorway and take a quick look at Loch Leven on the way past. I was ill-equipped for photography on such a cold day; wearing only a thin non-windproof fleece and smooth-soled shoes, which were ideal for driving in a warm car, but not so good for walking around a frozen loch. This is not a ‘How to do winter photography...’ article, more a...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 24 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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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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