'Snowstorm Approaching'
'Snowstorm Approaching'

This particular waterfall on Rannoch Moor was pointed out to myself and Dave Tolcher by Phil Malpas.

Having scouted it a few days earlier, it clearly had plenty of potential and I made a trial image thinking that perhaps we would try a dawn there either this trip or another.

The dawn never came but a morning of frequent snow showers coming up the Glencoe valley created the perfect opportunity and we managed to capture the moment when yet another snow storm was arriving. I love the shadow the storm cloud is casting on the mountain on the right.

I used the perspective control capabilities of my Large Format camera to loom the mountain in background and widen the view in the foreground from my 90mm lens. This achieved two key objectives - making it easier to eliminate an ugly road sign and allowing more of the fabulous foreground lines to be included in the composition.

Shortly after making the image, we were covered in snow flakes once again.

Technical details: Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, colour negative film, no filtration, rear and front tilt.

Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland

'Snowstorm Approaching'

This particular waterfall on Rannoch Moor was pointed out to myself and Dave Tolcher by Phil Malpas.

Having scouted it a few days earlier, it clearly had plenty of potential and I made a trial image thinking that perhaps we would try a dawn there either this trip or another.

The dawn never came but a morning of frequent snow showers coming up the Glencoe valley created the perfect opportunity and we managed to capture the moment when yet another snow storm was arriving. I love the shadow the storm cloud is casting on the mountain on the right.

I used the perspective control capabilities of my Large Format camera to loom the mountain in background and widen the view in the foreground from my 90mm lens. This achieved two key objectives - making it easier to eliminate an ugly road sign and allowing more of the fabulous foreground lines to be included in the composition.

Shortly after making the image, we were covered in snow flakes once again.

Technical details: Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, colour negative film, no filtration, rear and front tilt.

Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland