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 they have been used on the village website and social media. 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 (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 – it is available in a range of sizes.
And just to show the effect of parallax – changing the viewpoint – here’s another photo that has them lined up in a different order.