Written by: Martina Egli
Towards the end of last week I decided on impulse to take a trip to Scotland and try and grab some images. As I left London from Kings Cross, the sun was shining and the weather seemed pretty good for photography… little did I know! As the train headed further north, so the weather got worse and worse- by the time we arrived in Stirling, Scotland was in the grip of hurricane force winds and torrential rain, hail and sleet!
Several times we almost considered declaring the trip a write-off and huddling up for the weekend, safe and sound in-doors and away from the elements.
Thankfully I didn’t and thanks to the weather sealing on my 5D and a nifty little camera-raincoat I take with me everywhere, I managed to snag some great shots. In-fact I think the weather added to the drama of the pictures.
This week I’ll share the results with you. I hope you’ll enjoy them!
The misty sky certainly adds dramatic atmosphere. Beautiful work.
That looks fantastic! When I see the photo I’m starting to dream …
Beautiful compositions and visual angle, composed well, congratulation!
Looks great, sky seems to come down to the water
What splendid black and white images. You’re absolutely right about the weather, the ripples and patterns the drops make in the water are quite beautiful, playing the sound of a soothing rain in my head. I look forward to your excursionist images!
Nice image, especially the first one. The weather looks nasty though.
beautiful compositions and cool B&W
What a good idea. i like the gallery effect. you have just selected the right pictures, they are both very nice and it looks harmonious.
Bad weather makes good photos, but only if you’re willing to brave it. Great shots, they sing of Scotland to me.
Great composition. And your pictures confirm my prejudice: it is always raining in Scotland… 😉
Une belle ambiance…
Un beau rendu noir et blanc…
Deux magnifiques atmosphères.
I love Stirling! My husband and I were there last summer! It’s so gorgeous. And I love these rainy shots – glad your camera was all covered up! Come by and see my Stirling photos sometime:
Had a look at your photos from Stirling today, they are great! I think I make my next visit in the summer too 😉
Hi everybody, thanks for commenting. It’s great to get your feedback on this series. It makes getting rained on worthwhile 😉