Cards are not just for Christmas, but …

… I now have several packs of cards available that would be suitable for that purpose (you just need to add your own seasonal greeting).

There is a set of A6 cards, consisting of 15 scenes of St Monans in the snow – including pictures of the Auld Kirk, the Windmill, the harbour area, Braehead and the Plerick, and the burn and bridge (with the kirk in the background). You can see all the designs here. The set of 15 cards costs £10.

The two most popular cards are also available in packs of five cards.

   

Together with a third pack that consists of five photographs of robins, the packs are £4 each / £7 for two packs / £10 for three packs. Note that the website watermark is not present on the printed card designs.

There is also a set of six square cards featuring sections of the horizontally compressed panoramic view of whole of St Monans covered in snow (full panorama available only as a four foot long canvas print). This and similar sets featuring terns in flight (Tern Time) and puffins with fish (Puffishing). which also contain six square cards, cost £5.

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Lining up the Landmarks

Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of photographs of St Monans’ landmarks, individually and collectively. From a few places, they are all visible and almost aligned. By carefully picking your viewpoint – a few yards can make a big difference – they can appear side by side. Move far enough away, use a telephoto lens, and the compression effect can make them look much closer together than the mile or so that lies between the castle and the windmill.

I’ve used this technique many times over the years. Along with variations in the viewpoint, factors such as the season, the tide, the time of day and the weather combine to make every set of results different. As sunset approaches, the fading light presents challenges and opportunities. And sometimes there are other incidental features that add to the magic of the scene – figures in the distance on the coastal path, waves crashing over the harbour, sheep grazing, a bird landing on a fence in the foreground …

I have exhibited some of these images at the Arts Festival, and used them on the village website and facebook page since setting those up nearly ten years ago. Now I am making them available to order in a range of sizes and formats.

The first image can be supplied as a 90cm by 30cm photocanvas for £80 (other sizes, mount and framing options on request).

The image above is a low resolution version of the print. The image below gives a closer view when you click on it (it will open up as a separate tab or page).

A second image from the same series of photographs is available with a 2:1 aspect ratio – I can supply it as a 80cm by 40cm photo on canvas for £80; or 100cm by 50cm canvas for £100. Other sizes and formats on request.