We don’t know we can, till we try.

It’s been a quite a few years in the photography game and it’s really a struggle to make a name for yourself where we have a sea of talent out there. The arrival of more digital cameras and variety of digital devices has increased the overall struggle but as they say the cream will always rise to the top.

I have decided to try and increase my skill set and started down the video route, well we don’t know we can do something till we try. We can either fail or succeed. If we don’t try we will never know.

So this is my start down the route of documenting my trips on film. I think it’ll get better as I spend more time editing the videos, adding sound to it and learning how to use the software to it’s full potential.

I hope you like the episode of our trip to Loch Ness on a photography weekend.

As always, thanks for reading my posts.

Jacques le Roux
You have to be in it, to win it!

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YouTube channel started, Queensferry crossing video.

Finally gave in and started a YouTube channel, still work in progress and I guess like my photograph with time and experience it will get better. I’m not a person that likes to be recorded so I will have to think of a way I will do this without getting myself caught or heard on camera. I have a few good ideas already and I have a friend who is very good with project planning and storyboards, so we’ll see what happens.

Anyway here’s a short video of images captured while walking over the new Forth Queensferry crossing which opens today for traffic.

Thanks for visiting.
Jacques

3 Days in Glencoe

I packed my bags and went Glamping in Glencoe. We had 2 days of rain and only a short window of Sun which was the morning we left.

With all the rain we were in for a treat with waterfalls everywhere. I found 7 and that was just the tip of the Iceberg. I will need to go back again to go to the biggest one I didn’t have time to get.

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Thank you for viewing.
Jacques le Roux

Devil’s pulpit

If you don’t get out then you won’t get any images. Sounds logic right? NO excuses, challenge yourself to at least once a month get out and take photos.

Known about this place for a while, seen images of this location numerous times but didn’t know where it was till by chance I came across a proper guide to find it.

So got up yesterday at 0420 and straight to the spot, had to bring out the mountain goat in myself to go down the stairs. I did buy a 30meter rope and some proper waist height waders. Didn’t need the rope as there were some already in place but waders came in handy. Water was only thigh high but a great investment for the future.

So here’s a few examples of the morning.

The Devil’s pulpit.
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Shop now open

Finally got around to opening a shop for images, I will keep populating it as I find more and more images I want to add.

Please have a look and send me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.,

Shop can be found at: www.Jacquesle Roux.co.uk

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Always look both ways when taking photos

I was taking photos of the Forth road bridge and didn’t take make notice of the Forth rail bridge. It’s been taken to death BUT when I turned around I got this image.

Untitled_HDR2-fbI loaded it up on Viewbug and got into that month’s featured photos.
My best results so far on a single image. 50 peer awards and 120 likes as well as having 6 Photo Trifecta awards.

The actual image I was there for that night was this one.
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Thanks for the visit.
Jacques le Roux

City secrets

We should investigate our cities better when it comes to it’s history and hidden secrets. I only had glimpses of Glasgow’s hidden gems. I was one day there for a specific reason and had a few hours spare. This was the result of a walk I took trying to find the gems.

A combination of the 5 bridge legs under the railway bridge at the river.
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I used two photos over each other to end up with a split of both.
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Thanks for the visit.
Jacques le Roux

North Queensferry revisit

Doesn’t matter how many times you visit the same site you are surprised by the different results you get.

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Jacques le Roux

Leith walk

We visited Edinburgh Leith walk in February (sorry about the absence, been a tad busy with life things).

Initial idea was to get some nice photos and this changed as we went further into the night into a Steelwool spinning session. I learnt to always have a bottle of water on hand as I nearly set the old rotten wood on fire on the bridge. A large ember got into a crack and I couldn’t get to it, a bottle of water saved the day or should I say the old bridge.

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Thanks for the visit
Photographs by Jacques le Roux