By John MacLean, 12/07/13:
As well as being able to download photos from a private folder on my own webspace, clients now have the added option of using a Dropbox account for downloading pics at high resolution.
By John MacLean, 22/06/13:
Callanish was a gathering place for many tourists and locals last night as BBC 2 Scotland broadcast its Midsummer Live show from the Standing Stones, with presenters Dougie Vipond and Ellie Harrison making the best of having to host a midsummer event during which the sun didn’t even make a hint of an appearance. Despite a good forecast from the previous day, it was heavy grey cloud all the way, turning to rain as the live broadcast entered its final section after 10 o’ clock.
Never mind, everyone seemed to enjoy the event despite the dreich weather…
By John MacLean, 11/06/13:
New large mounted prints (28) have been added to stock at The Woodlands Centre, Stornoway, including collages of scenes from Lewis & Harris and some photos of St Kilda.
Also in the Woodlands (upstairs) are new framed prints of Garry and Tràigh Mhòr beaches, Tolsta; Callanish Stones in snow and Village Bay, St Kilda.
By John MacLean, 02/06/13:
Just back from an excellent 4-night cruise to St Kilda on the Stornoway yacht ‘Elinca’, stopping at Leverburgh, Harris on the way out and in Loch Shell, Lewis on the way back. The weather, the light and the sea conditions were excellent. It was very much a busman’s holiday as I took with me three cameras, on which I shot well over 2,000 photographs! Just titling and editing these files is going to take some time.
I had wanted to go to ‘Eileanan Hiort’ ever since reading Tom Steel’s book, The Life and Death of St. Kilda way back in the early ’90s: now that I’ve finally got there, I think I’ve got the remote islands travel bug…in any case, I certainly want to revisit St Kilda sooner rather than later.
By John MacLean, 26/03/13:
Dutch artist Germaine Kruip included one of my landscape photographs (Cloud shadow near Bunabhainneadar, Harris) in her light piece “The Wavering Skies” (2005). Photograph published in the Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2005/6. The image was flipped right to left for printing, but hey ho 🙂
By John MacLean, 21/03/13:
Another lens bought for the Nikons, this time an extreme wideangle zoom (going out at its widest to 15mm focal length in the old film lens equivalent). This will be good for photographing interiors and adding a dramatic slant to commercial work and wide landscapes.
Best not to think too long about how much this one cost, better to think about the lovely photos it’s going to (have to) produce!