30 Oct Autumn Photo Tour in The Highlands

To photograph Autumn in the Highlands is a very rare occurrence for me because of my motorsport schedule at this time of year.  Between September and November I have seven events in just 11 weeks in Mexico, USA, Belgium, Japan, Portugal, China and Bahrain which doesn’t leave a lot of time for other work in between.  This year I set aside one day to go north and explore the area around Pitlochry and the River Tummel.

So an early start last Friday with friend and fellow photographer Alistair Spence saw us heading over the Forth Road Bridge towards our first stop just not of Dunkeld to catch the dawn.  We stopped on the side of Loch Craiglush (Point A on the map) looking east waiting for the sun to come up above the tree line on the opposite shore at 08h15.

Loch Craiglush at Dawn – Fujifilm X-T2 + XF10-24mm f4 – 240s @ f11 ISO100I had set the Fujifilm X-T2, fitted with the XF10-24mm f4 ultra wide angle zoom, on the Manfrotto 190XPro4 tripod low down in the water so to get some reeds in the foreground. I also used the Lee Big Stopper to give me a long 4 minute exposure to get some movement in the clouds as they changed colour.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6While the X-T2 was taking the long exposure images I used the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 to capture some shots of the reeds on the shoreline silhouetted in the morning light.

We then headed north…