Thursday, 28 February 2013

A Weekend In The Southern Highlands

Finally managed to escape to Scotland, even the weather played ball.

 Climber toping out on Central Gully, Ben Lui. The Glen Etive peaks in the background.

 The top of Ben Lui looking towards the Black Mount and Rannoch Moor.

 Ben Lui

View east towards Ben Lawers 

The view west from Ben Lawers towards Glencoe

Friday, 1 February 2013


What do you do when you head to Scotland for some winter sport and there is no snow? My trip last month was brilliantly timed just before the cold snap and proved short on skiing but full of making the most of the dry weather with some good biking.

This video contains some of the best bits, but unfortunately was shot just before I read this excellent article  from Alastair Humphreys on how to improve your video. Needless to say of the ten rules I broke most of them!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Jacobs Ladder Video

I've put together a video of a day out in the Northern Corries, pottering up Jacobs Ladder and then down the Couloir. For me it was a first attempt heading out with the intention of shooting a short film of the day, I carried my stand for the first time and shot from proper camera set ups. Although much more faf was involved this give much more stable footage especially with any panning shots. 

I've also experimented with a voiceover and I must say it's not easy. Apart from not liking how everyone else hears the sound of my voice, getting the tone and pacing right was really tricky and not wholly sucessfull. So basically I'm not the new David Attenborough!

Still I think this is the most complex film I've managed to put together so it's a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Cairngorm Winter

The best of my pictures from a recent trip to a very mild Cairngorms.

 The Northern Corries reflected in Loch Morlich

 The shallow coll on top of the Goat Track


 Loch Morlich reflections

 Morlich sunset

 Loch Morlich from the top of Lochain

Skiers approach the summit of Lochain

Loch Avon and Beinn Mheadhodin