Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

My first trip out doing some landscapes in a long time had me visiting Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll, an area I photographed a while ago but under different lighting conditions.

Light on this evening was nice and warm until the sun set and almost instantly all the colour faded to a dull evening which was slightly disappointing but I was happy with what I captured for the most part.

To start off with I scouted for where I was going to get my main image, I wanted to get a shot looking back towards Tayinloan Pier with the sun setting, once I had found the location for that one I headed round to Island Queen to get some shots done there from a different perspective.

The last images I done of this were long exposures due to the overcast evening so I wanted to try something different here, I tried to get in a bit closer to the wreck and have the pier in the background, an almost juxtaposition between the safety of the pier and wreck on the shore not that far away.

Island Queen, Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

After this image I headed to the location I had chosen for what was in my mind as my main image.

I had chosen this location as I wanted the green algi on the rocks to play a big part in the image and to also act as a lean in line out to the pier and sunset.

I also like the 3 fishing boats in the water, they add nice balance to the image.

Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

After this I was heading for the other side of the pier but en route I noticed the position of the sun in relation to the pier, so I to a walk down and loved the lead in lines being created by the wooden floor on the old pier so I got down as low as I could on the tripod and captured the image below, which is quickly becoming my favourite from the shoot and an image I am putting in to Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

So from here it was a quick sprint to get into position for my last image as the sun had almost disappeared. In fact I never had time to align my tripod as the sun and colours were just fading by the second so the image below needed a bit of straightening on the horizon, however I was pleased with the outcome.

Tayinloan, Kintyre, Argyll

So a nice evening to get back in to the swing of things and I’m looking forward to getting back out when I can next.

Some of the images above were shot bracketed for HDR processing and the others single images, however with the power of post editing now I think if you can control your highlights then your shadows can be recovered in post editing ( of course depending on the contrast difference from your highlights to your shadows ).

Images were edited in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

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