I am delighted to be able to announce that my Neist Point image has received a ‘Commended’ award in this year’s prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The printed book arrive a couple of days ago and I am so impressed, not only at the quality of the photography that successfully made the book but also the quality of the printing and presentation. Stuart Low the competition founder and head judge must be very proud of himself and his efforts in establishing a genuine and worthy competition for landscape photographers who photograph Scotland.
My commended image of Neist Point was taken back in February 2016 between running a workshop on the stunning Isle of Skye and the beautiful region of Glencoe on the mainland. It is an iconic lighthouse on the magical Isle of Skye and the unusual composition is as a result of standing on a narrow rock ledge that I had to climb down onto with a sheer 150ft drop off straight into the wild ocean below that lay in wait for me just a couple of inches to my right. It was a risk admittedly but risks are what I need to take to shoot something original.
Congratulations to Nick Hanson on winning the overall competition and to all those that entered.
You can view the winning images at www.slpoty.co.uk and if you wish to purchase the book you may do so here. Retail cost only £25.00 http://slpoty.com/hardbacks/SLPOTY-Collection3-hardback