Ardkinglas: Kinglas Water

Ardkinglas sits in a deep valley on the western coastline of Scotland. It is home to the tallest and the widest conifers in Britain. At the foot of the valley is a broad deep body of water, Kinglas Water, that cascades down through a gorge before joining Loch Fyne. Standing in the middle of the narrow wooden bridge that spans the water at the end of its cascade and leaning out over the hand rail to take the photographs I was mesmerised by the constantly changing patterns and wild energy in the movements of the water.

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Forgot to mention the camera details: Nikkor 85mm f1.4G at 160 ISO, f11 and 1/80 sec. The point of the images was that from one single photographic view point the water continually changed forcefully, generating a continually changing pattern of shapes and tones. When you got close in to the images much of the movement becomes quite painterly with deep black and painterly mid tones.


Author: Hares on the Hill

I am a designer and photographer. I live with my wife and our two dogs in the Welsh Marches, a land full of history, legends, mountains, rivers and dragon's breath; a place where animism thrives. To our north are the Cambrian Mountains, the Elenydd, a vast plateau so ancient that its mountains now have the appearance of steeply rounded moorland hills; to the east is England; to the south stand the Black Mountains and in the west the Brecon Beacons rise around the twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du, the highest mountain in West Wales.

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