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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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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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.

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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

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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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

Long sea front exposure on winter’s morning

These photos were taken at Torness nuclear power station just East of Edinburgh during a windy and stormy winter’s morning.

I took these photos a year ago and I’m very proud of them. My 1st attempt at sea waves and long exposure.

I did think I have posted them before but I can’t see them on here.

 

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Revisiting sites with new eyes

I saw a photos which tweaked my interest and I knew I have to go back to visit a site I have been at a few times BUT with a new goal in mind.

It was a misty evening and I phoned someone I know who lives close to the location, he confirmed it’s misty there. I jumped in the car and drive the 30 min and arrived very disappointed as the mist didn’t look great at all. As I have learned with photography don’t give up to quickly.

I walked down and spend the rest of the evening getting these photos.

 

My favourites of the evening.

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I think this came out looking great with the spotlights at both ends of the eye.
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The landscape photos looks great when the photo is full screen.
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As I was leaving I tried to get a few photos of the Kelpies reflecting in the water.
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I have realised not to give up on a location as you could always get a fresh idea to run with and test out.

Thank you for viewing my photos
Jacques le Roux …

Glasgow Clyde river visit

Visited Glasgow for the 1st time with the purpose of taking photos at night. Walked down the Clyde and got these images. Will be revisiting very soon to get a few images I wasn’t able to get to.

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Winter night wander out to break cabin fever

Cabin fever has been setting in and I had to get out for some photos. I had 4 places in mind but we ended restricted time wise as we only got out at 8pm.

First off to Linlithgow palace. Did a bit of research to see where the moon would come up and where to park. Off we went and of course the weather is currently foul. We were lucky to get a gap in the rain but the clouds killed any chance of the moon coming out for a peek. Went for a walk around the water and looked for a space between the trees to get the tripods set up. Eventually got a spot where the trees has fallen into the water. It made for a nice foreground interest for the photo. After that we walked around to get some lights reflecting in the water.

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After all that we went looking for the Forth and Blackness castle. I have been trying to get my steelwool kit
set up and last night was the test night. I had a few ideas and did two photos of light play with lit steelwool.
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Jacques le Roux….