Author Archives: PK-Potter

Perth City Fireworks

The Strathearn and Perth Roundtable website is reporting that the bonfire will be lit at 1900 with the firework display starting at 1930. I’m starting to think about shooting from the old bridge for a change, taking in the street…

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Usan (east coast), night shoot

Location: Usan – Time: 1900-2100

Another Friday night and another night shoot for the PK crew! Sarah had come over to my place to edit and organise our last wedding shoot (at which she was a bridemaid) so by the time we were ready to go it was dinnertime. Usan was to be our destination and there just happens to be a McDonalds en-route in Arbroath – diet of champions!

waterfall in the middle of the sea
Waterfall in the middle of the sea!?

It was starting to get dark as we parked up near the coastline at Usan which was perfect for the kind of shots I was looking to take. The village is very small and is mainly farmland and

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Remember, remember…

The 5th of November is approaching fast, and even though we still have hallowe’en to get past, it’s a date that I always look forward to. That hasn’t always been the case – it was only when I discovered my…

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Dundee Discovery – Night Shoot

Dundee Discovery Point – 22.30

After visiting an about-to-be Bride and Groom, Sarah and I went for a wee look down Dundee’s Discovery Point to see what photographic potential the area held for a bit of night photography.

I see no ships... oh wait, I do!

Sarah had a major advantage when it came to the boat itself as she has a much wider lens than me (10mm vs 17mm) and could fit the whole ship into one shot. I opted for a shot from the front instead.

I was shooting entirely in manual mode and using my shutter release cable to guess how long the exposures should be. At f11, iso100,  they were roughly around the 2 minute mark and I got moderate success with this technique.

I often get asked “how long does my exposure need to be”. The short answer is “as long as it takes”. My time served as a photographer allows my guesstimates to be quite good, but only experience and a little thought process will get good results.

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Take 2 meteors into the shower? Not me!

Moneydie area, Perthshire:  Friday 13th August 23:00 After being out with Sarah on Thursday and killing my 1st camera battery on the twilight shots, I returned home to find a posting on Facebook about the looming Perseid meteor shower. With…

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The new family addition…

After four long days worth of contractions, my wife gave birth to our son, Sean, on Thursday 3rd June 2010. He was delivered with no pain relief whatsoever and popped out at 12.44pm – just in time for some lunch!…

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Featured Image

This absolutely breath-taking image was taken by OuldMo01 and is one of the most recent editions to the PK Images Flickr Group. I stumbled across it while searching for keywords using local area names and just HAD to have it…

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DBF Chippy Run to Anstruther

Another Friday and another Chippy Run with the local forum – enjoy!

“Daddy I like snow”

I went to pick up the wee one from nursery today and got caught in this never-ending hail storm: Had to phone the wife to bring the car as everytime I thought it was over it would start up again,…

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Flickr’d out

Sarah and I had an outing to the De’ils Cauldron at Comrie yesterday and we would love to share the shots with you, but for some reason Flickr has fallen out with me and I can’t upload any images. Bad…

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Painting with light

Once again Darryl and I took a venture out into the blackness and ended up at Loch Turret, a place which is normally trying to cryogenecally freeze you with pure Scottish wind. We were to be very lucky that night…

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Featured Image

Having recently shot some star trail pictures myself, I went on the hunt for some Flickr-based inpiration for my next location and found this absolute belter of a pic! I’d love to say more about it – but what’s the…

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Star trails above Perth

I have been wanting to attempt the technique of star trails for a long time now and always seemed to find an excuse to not stand out in the cold at stupid-o-clock in a field for 3 hours. Last nights…

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Photography Exhibition, Perth

The Perthshire Photographic Society are running an exhibition called “Perth and Kinross Today”, comprising of 100 framed images showing what our area has to offer. These pictures can be viewed at Perth Concert Hall and entry is completely free, so…

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Featured Image

This is a wonderful image from Stewart R with lots of deep contrast and the lovely flowing water. Both Sarah and I have shot the area several times and it is a fantastic place to capture some magical images. The…

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