Duncan Fawkes

Across Assynt

This photograph was my reward after climbing to the summit of Stac Pollaidh. The forecast for heavy showers blown in by strong winds and so my plan for dramatic light looking north from my mountain viewpoint really paid off. My tripod had broken the previous day, so this was made handheld bracing myself against a rock whilst sheltering from the fierce wind. Use of the polariser was essential to bring out the vibrancy of the rainbow.

2014Landscape CategoryCommended

Autumn Snow:

Winter’s early arrival brought this wonderful combination of snow on the mountaintops and autumn colour on the trees. The longer focal length of 70mm was used to make the distant mountains larger, appearing closer to the trees. The early morning light was a soft, pastel affair and was the perfect compliment for this serene scene.

2014Landscape CategoryCommended