Isle of Coll Photographics

Isle of Coll Photographics

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Even on rough days beautiful
The new pier shed will be here. This is 1962-63
Road to the site of the new pier. 1962-63
Happy birthday! Have a fantastic day! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚
A very, very dandy wee business. Down the end of the island where my tribe have been for ( literally ) 100's of years. I pop in and enjoy Allan's photography every time I am over. And enjoy. And buy as presents for an ever disparate and widening family group. He catches the (often) dark mood of the ancient western Coll landscapes spot on the nose. Value for money too - go see ?

Isle of Coll Photographics for Landscape, Seascape and Macro Photography. Photography tuition available on request. Bring a piece of the Hebrides into Your Home.

Isle of Coll Photographics specialise in Landscape, Seascape and Macro Photography. It is run by local Photographer Allan McKechnie. The business is also online at
www.isleofcollphotographics.com

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 06/04/2021

Big swell at Cliad.

Big swell at Cliad.

Timeline Photos 13/03/2021

Silhouette.
Cattle by the roadside at Grishipol.

Silhouette.
Cattle by the roadside at Grishipol.

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

Clabbach Bay, Isle of Coll.
After some heavy rain the burn cuts it's way.

Clabbach Bay, Isle of Coll.
After some heavy rain the burn cuts it's way.

Photos from Isle of Coll Photographics's post 28/01/2021

Red Rocks.
Taken during the summer last year.
(please come back Sun! ;)

01/12/2020

A Watchful Eye.

30/11/2020

Magick!

27/06/2020

Moths of Coll.
Emperor Moth (female).
The spectacular Emperor moth is Britain's only resident member of the Saturniidae family. It is reasonably common over much of Britain, occupying moorland and open country.

The males, which have bright orange hindwings, fly during the daytime in search of the greyer females, which fly at night. Both sexes are on the wing in April and May.

26/06/2020

Moths of Coll.
Six Spot Burnet Moth.
Frequents flowery grasslands, including downland, cliff-edges, woodland rides, roadside verges and sand-dunes.
Common all over Coll's Machair.

25/06/2020

Moths of Coll.

Garden Tiger Moth.

24/06/2020

Moths of Coll.
Burnished Brass

I used artificial light for this moth photo shoot. Turned out rather well I think. :)

24/06/2020

Moths of Coll.
White Ermine.
A white moth with small black spots on the fore wing. The number of black spots varies greatly from largely white examples which are almost entirely plain to those with many more spots that may even join together to form streaks along the wing veins.
The white wing colour can also vary with creamy-buff or even brown examples often found in Scotland.

20/06/2020

Awaiting arrival.
All is quiet.

14/06/2020

"Contours".
Devil's-bit Scabious
Isle of Coll.
If this was a green bean, the Supermarkets would bin it for being irregular. Part of the Honeysuckle family.

12/06/2020

Nesting Fulmar, Ben Feall, Isle of Coll.

12/06/2020

Fulmar and her nest.

Situated on a cliff ledge at Ben Feall. This one was relatively easy to reach and offered some nice shots of parent and egg. I will return at a later date and hopefully get some nice shots of the newly hatched chick. A beautiful bird indeed.

Almost gull-like, with tubular nostrils, this grey and white seabird is related to the albatross. The fulmar flies low over the sea on stiff wings, with shallow wingbeats, gliding and banking in a distinctive manner. At its breeding sites it will fly high up the cliff face, riding the updraughts. They will feed in flocks out at sea. They defend their nests from intruders by spitting out a foul-smelling oil.

This one spat all over my T shirt and camera lens. I can still smell it...disgusting lol.

07/06/2020

Forty winks.
Sheltering behind a rock on Hogh Bay. Lots of sand blowing around.

05/06/2020

Silhouette.

30/05/2020

Oystercatcher.
'The first of the clutch'.

The nest is usually a depression in stony ground. This one was on the shelf of a large rock.
Both adults take turns to incubate the two or three eggs, which are slightly smaller than a domestic hen’s and heavily speckled.
This photo is from a visit to Toraston.

The second photo is an extreme close up of an Oystercatchers bill. The point will grow at different angles depending on where and what they feed on.

29/05/2020

'Nooks and Crannies'
Yesterday's visit to Toraston's rocky coastline. Tripod with a 30 second exposure. A Neutral Density filter was used.
If you want to learn some of my photography techniques, I am available to teach You. Will just have to wait until the country goes back to some kind of travel normality. Thanks to everyone who follows this page, it means a lot.
Thanks :)

isleofcollphotographics.com 28/05/2020

What does a Moth and a Fridge have in common? - Isle of Coll Photographics - Isle of Coll Photographics

A fact full read on how I set up and took this photo. Lights...Camera...Action! :)

isleofcollphotographics.com Macro photography has always interested me. Macro photography requires a great deal of concentration, time and patience, but the results can be well worth it. In this article I’ll be discussing how I captured this shot of a moth. To … Continued

28/05/2020

Shifting Sands.

Stormy weather has been battering the beaches for a couple of days. All is calm now :)

27/05/2020

'Clach na Ban Righ'
The Queen's Stone watches over Ballyhaugh.

20/05/2020

'Totem'
Still Life.
One from Feall Bay. Even managed to get it home... eventually. :)

18/05/2020

Photo Wall Art available now.

Have a look through my collection of images and PM me for more info.
A3 Prints
A3 prints mounted on wall hanging foam board

All prints are of the highest quality. Ilford Galerie Prestige 310 GSM Smooth Pearl paper and Lucia inks.

Many thanks,
Allan.

18/05/2020

Photo Wall Art available now.

Have a look through my collection of images and PM me for more info.
A3 Prints
A3 prints mounted on wall hanging foam board

All prints are of the highest quality. Ilford Galerie Prestige 310 GSM Smooth Pearl paper and Lucia inks.

Many thanks,
Allan.

13/05/2020

Garden Tiger Moth.
One of Coll's many species.

12/05/2020

Ghost Moth

Quite widespread across the UK. The adults have short antennae and have no functioning mouthparts so cannot feed! eh?

12/05/2020

Puffins!
The neighbouring Treshnish Isles is now an annual nesting ground for thousands of these little guys. I will miss visiting them this year.

11/05/2020

Paws!
This little Otter needs some sunglasses. ;)

10/05/2020

Been looking through my files and found this one. Otter investigating the burn at Clabbach. Minnow hunting perhaps ;)

09/05/2020

Things to come.
Yellow!
The flowers of Coll's Machair

08/05/2020

Next to Hogh bay is a little cove. It has no name but here it is. When the tide reaches the boulder, it can be quite dramatic. This shot was taken with a tripod and slow shutter speed just before dark. There was a lot of sea mist around too.

05/05/2020

Young Buzzard. Amazing!
One of Coll's resident Birds of Prey.

30/04/2020

Red Rocks
"Formations"
A very interesting piece of coastline here at Red Rocks. There is what looks like an ancient stone wall formed out of the surrounding rock. Bizarre.

30/04/2020

Become as the rock. A steel buoy at Red Rocks.

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Bring a piece of the Hebrides into Your Home.

I specialise in Landscape, Seascape, wildlife and Macro Photography. All of my images are taken on the Isle of Coll.

The business is also online at
www.isleofcollphotographics.com

a selection of Isle of Coll wall art can be bought at the website or at An Cridhe Coll community hall.

Photography tuition is also available on request.

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