If you were expecting a Friday image last week I apologise. I was in the highlands of Scotland for a week, trying to cram in as much landscape photography as possible. I had intended to make a post from there, but it turned out the broadband wasn’t working in the accommodation we rented. There also wasn’t any phone signal to speak of, although we found one location that had a full 4G signal. Unfortunately, that was on a hill in the middle of nowhere about an hour’s drive from the accommodation. It’s also where I shot the photo above.
That’s right, the only time I had a phone signal that supported internet browsing was whilst taking this shot.
The location is not far from the town of Lochinver and is three frames from a Fuji X-T3 stitched in Lightroom. The lens was a Samyang 12mm and I used a 0.9 Kase Soft ND Graduated filter. The important part that’s often overlooked is that we had to get up at 4am in the morning to drive and walk to this location in time for sunrise.
Photoshop Content Aware Scale
If you would like to see another of my landscape photos from the trip, watch at my latest Youtube video.
The image I show is again a three-frame stitch from a Fuji X-T3 using the excellent Samyang 12mm lens (I love this lens). In the image the sun isn’t in the centre of the frame and the needs the left side extending to give it balance. The video shows how to do this firstly using the Photoshop Content Aware Scale command. It then compares the result with the regular Transform tool. I won’t say which was best here, but it was a surprise.
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I hope you have a great weekend.
15 thoughts on “Landscape Photography in the Highlands of Scotland”
Gorgeous and very jealous, we go up to Achiltibuie every year and I have some sunrise photos from one year in late July with a time stamp of 3 something a.m. Makes me want to sort out this year’s holiday… Thanks
Thanks, I’m pleased you like it.
3am doesn’t sound like it’s worth going to bed for.
We did a week of 4am starts and it was around 10pm when we got back at night. The days are surprisingly long at this time of year with not enough time between sunset and dawn.
Absolutely beautiful! Scotland is on my bucket list, hope to go there sooner rather than later!
Don’t let it slip. The Highlands of Scotland are wonderful and the people there are great. October is one of the best times for photography whilst still being relatively easy to get around.
Superb image, Robin. Both the foreground and the sky are great. Greetings from Brazil.
Thank you. Much appreciated.
Amazing shots, Scotland always has my heart!
Thank you. The Scottish Highlands is a wonderful place to visit.
Scotland warms my heart , this is amazing , loving the shots
It’s a great place and I’m pleased you like the photo.
That’s an beautiful image! And I have been considering the Fuji X T-3
Thank you and sorry it’s taken me so long to reply. If you’re thinking about the X-T3 I would definitely try one out. They are great to handle and produce excellent results. Watch out though for the Adobe RAW conversion, it isn’t very good and may even make you think the camera isn’t good. I would suggest Capture One. Even the free Capture One Express for Fuji is great.