There are some people who would check 5 times the tap is turned off or the gaz properly shut; well I must admit scrutinising the weather forecast website several times a day hoping the anticyclonic odds turn in my favour. I know it is sick but dear reader I think I am an addict. On the 21st day of the February month of the year 2016, Scotland was meant to know only strong wind, rain and snow. However once again Dunnottar castle had something to say about that and armed only with the sun and a blue sky it defended itself throughout the day in the same fashion it did in 1652 against Oliver Cromwell’s troops. I obviously could not miss this opportunity to discover what is undoubtedly one of the most dramatic Scottish castles. That being said, unlike Cromwell, it did not take me 8 months to capture it.
Here are the 3 photographs I have chosen
I usually capture and develop my photographs respecting the very nature of my subject and the location where the photographic magic took place which means no chronic saturation or heavy composite worthy of the Hollywood studios. However, when the weather is somehow too much in contrast with the character of my subject I let my imagination dictate my development. Here it was the case.If I was asked to admit which of these 3 photos is my favourite, it would have to be one of the monochromes. If only the birds had been flying over the castle when i shot the n˚3!… What do you think dear reader? Which one(s) is your favourite?