Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery: Blog http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) russell sherwood photography russ@russellsherwoodphotography.co.uk (Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery) Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:54:00 GMT Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:54:00 GMT http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v12/u88317448-o600854261-50.jpg Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery: Blog http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog 120 120 The Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/the-society-of-scottish-landscape-photographers The Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers is a recently formed collective of like minded photographers who have a particular passion for the landscapes of Scotland. Originally conceived as a Facebook group the aim of the Society is to become a recognised body who's membership engenders not only photographic excellence but a deep appreciation and respect for the landscape in which they work. I am honoured and  proud to be a member of the society and an active member of it's admin team. For membership requests please visit www.facebook.com/groups/940736409329401

 

 

 

 

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russ@russellsherwoodphotography.co.uk (Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery) http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/the-society-of-scottish-landscape-photographers Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:37:25 GMT
Commissioned Project http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/commissioned-project In October 2013 I was approached by Edinburgh based company David Campbell and Co to provide images for a project commissioned by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).  The project involved providing information about energy generation and the 'green' aspects of their hydro and wind power installations throughout central and northern Scotland.

The Scottish Hydro System is an amazing feat of technological innovation and engineering, with many lochs and rivers being linked by an extensive system of underground tunnels to a large number power stations that sit discretely in the Scottish landscape. A mental image of huge concrete structures scarring the beautiful Highland landscape is far from the reality - the dams are gracefully engineered and many of the power stations have classical architectural merit.

As a landscape photographer this project provided me with an opportunity to see some the most amazing parts of Scotland that I wouldn't have been able to visit under my own direction, as many of the installations and dams are in very remote locations with private or restricted access. Some of the power installations are actually subterranean!!

The project is ongoing and will provide public information boards throughout Scotland and form a 'Green Energy Trail'. Follow the trail - it's extremely interesting, a great way to tour Scotland and to see some fantastic scenery!

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russ@russellsherwoodphotography.co.uk (Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery) http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/commissioned-project Wed, 21 May 2014 08:39:22 GMT
Working with Music http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/working-with-music We have recently added music backing tracks to accompany the home page slideshow - inspired by a collaboration we have been working on with Brian Housman providing images to accompany his web page 'Stationary Travels'.

Stationary Travels is a music blog dedicated to taking journeys in music, it's a page to discover, share, and talk about great instrumental music – music that tells a story without words and that take you on a journey to somewhere. It features artists, albums, and tracks from a variety of mostly instrumental genres such as post rock, ambient, neoclassical, emotional electronica, acoustic, and original soundtracks. Whether you are seeking inspiration & energy, peace & relaxation, or just something new and beautiful, hopefully you will find it at Stationary Travels

Tracks featured are from the band 'Camel' and are titled 'Stationary Traveller' from the album of the same name, 'Ice' from the album 'I Can See Your House From Here', both great tracks discovered on Brians page. We will be adding more great music discovered on this fantastic page!

Currently playing is 'Healing Resurgence' by Medwyn Goodall from the album 'Medicine Woman' which is a track discovered on Facebook u-tube video post. featuring a motorcylce journey though one of my favourite highland counties, Southerland -  Scourie to Durness.

 

 

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russ@russellsherwoodphotography.co.uk (Russell Sherwood Photography - Skyescape Gallery) http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/working-with-music Sat, 15 Jun 2013 06:58:05 GMT