east coast

Bridge To Nowhere I

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Journal, Long Exposure, Photography | 1 Comment
Bridge To Nowhere I - © willomailley.com

Bridge To Nowhere I - © willomailley.com

The classic view of the bridge at Belhaven Bay is as pictured in the preceding image – that is, seen from the side.

And lovely though it is from that angle, I wanted something different; I have never once seen the bridge captured from this particular angle (quite possibly for very good aesthetic reasons) so this is the shot I went for.

I quite like the result I got – seeing the bridge like this really made me wonder what it was all about and I felt the structure was more dynamic seen from this perspective. Each to their own.

Bridge To Nowhere II

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Journal, Monochrome, Photography | Leave a comment
Bridge To Nowhere II - © willomailley.com

Bridge To Nowhere II - © willomailley.com

The enormous Bass Rock should be very large and very visible in this shot – however, thick fog all along the east coast ensured it was entirely hidden. As it happened, I don;t think I really minded – it gave the image a minimalistic quality and focussed the attention squarely on the bridge itself. The bridge stands in splendid isolation in Belhaven Bay and leaves people wondering precisely why it is there.

 

A Day at the Beach

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Journal, Monochrome, Photography | Leave a comment
A Day At The Beach - © willomailley.com

A Day At The Beach - © willomailley.com

The day I made this image, I had travelled to a little beach over on the east coast. It was a stunningly beautiful day and despite the brooding sky, it was very warm and quite humid. I had watched this cloud very slowly moving across the sky and it was really that which I wanted to capture but I needed to wait for some people to come into shot to give a point of focus. Once they were in the right spot, I hit the shutter button and the moment was captured.

Early Morning, Portobello

Posted by on Oct 16, 2010 in Journal, Photography | Leave a comment
Portobello © willomailley.com

Portobello © willomailley.com

A brief visit to Portobello Beach early this morning resulted in four images, this being one of them. Exposed over two minutes, the beach looks calm but the reality was that a strong wind was keeping the sea quite choppy.

Storm Cloud

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Journal, Photography | Leave a comment
Storm Cloud - © willomailley.com

Storm Cloud - © willomailley.com

I have a thing for clouds – I just love them. I love watching them, and I love photographing them. Each one is completely unique and never to be repeated. They are also incredibly beautiful.

This one was a fine example and I watched as it moved very, very slowly across the skyline above Gullane, on the East Coast of Scotland. I was captivated by it and wanted to make an image of it. The couple in the  image  were perfectly placed, I thought, and added a sense of scale to the scene.