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AnnChown April 19, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Elphin in the County of Sutherland, Scotland. It is in an area called Assynt, which is also referred to as the last wilderness in the UK.
Time
Early morning - we woke up to the snowfall, so I got up straight away and headed out with my camera. Looking at the exif information, I see it was at 8.48 am.
Lighting
I was pleased that there was a scattering of clouds and that the sun was appearing from time to time to lift the scene. It was just about waiting for the right moment before pressing the shutter button.
Equipment
Canon 60D, handheld. Sigma 17-70mm lens.
Inspiration
When we're in Scotland we drive past this old bothy a lot and I've taken pictures of it on many occasions. The snow really added drama to the scene and this is by far the best shot of the old building I've taken.
Editing
I shoot all my images in RAW and use Lightroom. I converted this to b&w with Nik Silver Efex Pro.
In my camera bag
Depending on what I'm shooting I have two cameras (a 60D and a 6D), two walk-about lenses (a Sigma 17-70 for the 60D) and a Canon ef28-135 for the 6D. One of my favourite lenses is the EF70-200 f/4 as it's quite light and easily inter-changeable. I usually have my tripod although it wasn't used here.
Feedback
Warm, waterproof clothing (including waterproof footwear) is a must in the north west of Scotland. The ground here was snow covered but underneath it was very boggy. There are a lot of large boggy areas in this part of Scotland which aren't always visible so walking boots or wellington boots must be worn if you want to walk around to get the right viewpoint; otherwise you'll end up with really cold and wet feet.

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