Monday, 31 August 2009
When i am taking pictures of this nature I like to show movement and effect as is shown in this horse and carriage speeding along Blackpool prom.I then converted the whole scene into a kind of abstract art form.Picture was captured by panning at slow shutter speed.www.scotphoto.com
I love being creative and when taking pictures I try to visualize possible developments from the original image which in this case was water droplets on a glass table after rain. The shapes of the droplets brought to mind UFOs which is my title for this shot.
Friday, 28 August 2009
The walk up Ben Lora starts in Benderloch village and because it was damp and drizzly I thought I might try and look out some nature shots or textures within the wooded slopes.I did take this shot of Fungus growing around a fallen pine. Even though the lighting was poor I took this without using flash.
Dennis decided to visit Glen Orchy especially after all the rain up here,and sure the waterfalls were in full flow.Took this shot on a Nikon D3X with a 70-300mm Nikon lens.Glen Orchy has many waterfalls and connects Dalmally to Bridge of Orchy.www.scotphoto.com
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Dennis was out again searching for close ups and natural texture for a client.Also for his stock photo library and website at http://www.scotphoto.com/. Here is a symetrical rock formation formed in folded phylytes which are upended.I have collected rocks and fossils for years and my original collection was bought by Dundee University.
Head-Chef Craig Fergusson at Barcaldine house hotel presented this dish to the photographer which was Fansearer Pidgeon polenta with wilted lamb lettuce.We really do enjoy food photography which is demanding and challenging working in hot busy kitchens.Its critical that the food is captured before it dries up or wilts,each dish requiring a different camera angle.
Dennis and Tony were tasked to photograph more food and interiors at this local hotel. Craig produced some fine dishes for this project including this white chocolate /gingerbread Parfait with strawberry mint.And guess what,I got to eat it afterwards.YUM YUM YUMMEY.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
One of my passions is the taking of night shots around the country so here is one of my absolute favourites and it took some getting.First I had to find the best place to get both cathedrals in the one shot,then I had to get permission to get on to a rooftop,then wait for the right conditions.So here is the final result and I'm so proud of it. see more on http://www.scotphoto.com/
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Dennis Hardley took this picture in Lancashire using a slow shutter speed hand held which created this almost abstract look showing movement and flow.They say a picture can say a thousand words and almost can become something else,a design,abstract,art or indeed a statement.That's what I love about photography its very expressive.
Dennis Hardley photography were commissioned to take pictures of this very remote west highland station which is only accessible by train (4 stops from Fort William) Featured in the film "Train Spotting" it sits at an elevation of 1338 ft. Its on the line between Mallaig and Glasgow which is one of the most scenic lines in the world.The views from the train as it passes Loch Treig and Glen Spean are magnificent.Here is the 156 Sprinter service from Fort William at the station at 12.30pm
Dennis Hardley Photography were asked to photograph this well known station on the West Highland Line which was featured in the film Trainspotting.Its very remote with no public road access and its elevation is 1338ft above sea level.Its used mainly by hill walkers and hikers.This picture shows its situation.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Today I was working on another project photographing textures in nature,one of the subjects is pebbles and rocks in macro and close up.I spent 5 hrs today covering a 200yard stretch of beach and I spotted this Amygdaloidal basalt pebble which I shot using a canon 105mm f2.8 macro lens.What is interesting is that rocks from vast areas of Scotland can be found on one beach.www.scotphoto.com
Dennis and Tony Hardley are often called upon to undertake photography at the Isle of Eriska hotel and Spa.The hotel is situated on its own island amidst spectacular west coast scenery.This time it was food and we were looking for something very artistic to the eye of the camera. The image shows the first stage in the preparation of a sweet which in itself looks great so I took the shot there and then.It actually looks like my signature sort of !Dennis!!
One of our most recent food shoots was at the very prestigious Isle of Eriska hotel island and spa situated nr Benderloch,Argyll Scotland.Dennis Hardley photography were asked to photograph some of Head Chef Robert s wonderful dishes.Here is a the Red Mullet fish dish. Beautifully presented.For more food images go to http://www.scotphoto.com/
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Dennis Hardley was out and about with his Macro lens again yesterday looking for more Butterfly shots.Even though there are plenty around this summer it still takes a lot of patience to obtain close up shots.here is another of my images depicting a Small White resting.On my web site you will see that my photography covers a wide range of subjects such as Lifestyle,People,Nature,Interiors,Scottish Landscapes,Food,products,Transport,geology etc.go to http://www.scotphoto.com/ for samples
Today Dennis was again out with his Camera once again this time looking for more pictures of Butterflies.They are such beautiful creatures silently floating around the sky in abundance this summer.After much patience searching amongst the tall grasses near cow hill Fort William He spotted this pair of Small Whites enjoying an intimate moment together.I used a Canon 100mm macro lens which was hand held. More images of Dennis Hardley s can be seen on http://www.scotphoto.com/
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Today Dennis Hardley decided to concentrate his eye on capturing more butterfly images and it seemed to an ideal day for just that.Here is a picture of a Small Tortoiseshell on a Budleigha bush captured at Kintaline farm nr Benderloch.Taken with a Canon 100mm macro lens Another site to visit is http://www.ineedanimage.com/ Also check out our local web site at http://www.benderloch.com/
Dennis Hardley stayed local today turning his eye and his patience to Butterflys which were out in force.Using two cameras a Canon EOS1Ds MK3 with a 100 macro lense and a Nikon D3X with a 70-300 tele lense.Here are 4 of them in one shot.Dont forget to visit www.scotphoto.com
Dennis was out with his camera again today when he visited Kintaline Farm by Benderloch Argyll during the farmers market .This happens fortnightly and is very popular both with locals and tourists where they can buy fresh produce from the area and also local crafts . Today Craig Ferguson a top local Chef did a cooking demonstration.Here is a shot of him.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Today was mostly cloudy with a few bright spells in the Glen Nevis region,however this kind of a day suits flowing water photography as it enables you to achieve much slower shutter speeds.Off course you can use a solid neutral density filter to cut the light down by two stops or more.For this shot Dennis Hardley used a Nikon D3X with a 14-24 f2.8 lens.There must have been hundreds of folk on Ben Nevis today as all the glen Nevis car parks were full.
Dennis was out today picture hunting with his Nikon D3X camera and decided to drive up glen Nevis to the lower falls area.Above the falls in the river bed I took this shot using a 14-24 f2.8 lens on a Manfrotto DB55 pro multi task tripod.Here is the picture.For more pictures by Dennis and Tony Hardley visit http://www.scotphoto.com/ The red blur at top right was a jogger passing by.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Today at Dennis Hardley Photography we were amongst other things choosing a selection of images of ARRAN for possible use in a 2010 calendar. As you will know from my blog we visited this island last month so I am hoping some of these will be chosen for this calendar.Here is a shot taken in the picturesque village of Corrie at about 6.30 am with kind permission of the garden owner.To see more of these check out http://www.scotphoto.com/
Today Dennis Hardley was out shooting in close up mode around the Benderloch area of Argyll .One of the pictures was of this whitish butterfly with green veins with a touch of yellow on the underside. According to my book on Butterfly's this looked very much like a Green Veined White. I used a Canon EOS1Ds Mk3 with a canon 100mm macro lens for this shot. Why not check out my website at http://www.scotphoto.com/