Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Abu dhabi
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Ayr Sheriff Court
Ayr Sheriff Court
bluebells
Bluebells at Ardanaiseig House Hotel, Kilchrenan, Argyll
demolition
Demolition of multi-storey Ramsay Court, Kincardine
Dubai
The Financial District, Dubai
Edinburgh Castle at night
Edinburgh Castle at night
Edinburgh Castle in the snow
Edinburgh Castle in the snow
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle
Winter in Edinburgh
Winter in Edinburgh
Edinburgh at night, viewed from Salisbury Crags
Edinburgh at night, viewed from Salisbury Crags
Eilean Donan Castle at night
Eilean Donan Castle at night
Falkirk Sheriff Court
Falkirk Sheriff Court
A train crossing the Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland
A train crossing the Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the Tropical Palm House
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the Tropical Palm House
Ardanaiseig House Hotel, Kilchrenan, Argyle
Ardanaiseig House Hotel, Kilchrenan, Argyle
Marischal College, Aberdeen
Marischal College, Aberdeen
Oil platform, North Sea
Oil platform, North Sea
School children enjoying a new-build school
School children enjoying a new-build school
The towers of the Queensferry Crossing at night, Firth of Forth, Scotland
The towers of the Queensferry Crossing at night, Firth of Forth, Scotland
The Queensferry Crossing on a sunny day, Firth of Forth, Scotland
The Queensferry Crossing on a sunny day, Firth of Forth, Scotland
Brand new school’s out!
Brand new school’s out!
Ayr Sheriff Court
Ayr Sheriff Court
Daffodils at Ardanaiseig House Hotel
Daffodils at Ardanaiseig House Hotel
A child enjoys the swing park in the brand new housing estate
A child enjoys the swing park in the brand new housing estate
The first deck section is lifted at the Queensferry Crossing’s North Tower
The first deck section is lifted at the Queensferry Crossing’s North Tower

Architecture & Landscape Photography

Anna loves the art of architectural photography. A building can be represented in so many ways by using a suite of lenses from different viewpoints and with a different depth of field. The images may be accurate representations of a structure or have a wildly distorted drama and scale. The foreground and background may be kept in sharp focus, or alternatively a shallow depth of field may be selected to highlight a feature of a building.

There is the magic and satisfaction of being there at the optimal time of day, when the direction and balance of the light are perfect. And at night buildings take on another guise and can be lit by exterior building lights, interior building lights, streetlights, or even the moon.

Shadows, vertical lines, diagonal lines, horizontal lines, colour, reflective windows, the surrounding enviroment……. can all be used to create interesting compositions which lead the eye to the building.

Although Anna loves to use a fish-eye lens where it is appropriate, her conventional engineering background usually persuades her to keep vertical lines parallel (non-converging) when photographing buildings. This is achieved by shifting the lens relative to the film plane using a tilt and shift lens.

A bird’s eye viewpoint readily accessible by photographing from a drone has opened up a world of possibilities to a creative architectural photographer. As long as it is not raining, and not excessively windy!

Photography from a drone is ideal to capture aerial images of buildings and engineering structures and landscapes which required the hire of a helicopter in the past.

Anna loves the great outdoors, especially the mountains of Scotland where it is particularly satisfying photographing a landscape rendered sublime by spectacular, and often unpredictable, lighting.