Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. - Ansel Adams
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NORTHERN LIGHT, LANDSCAPES OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
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Landscape Photography of SCOTLAND and the ISLE OF SKYE is my speciality, living as I do here in the North West Highlands of Scotland. The light here can be amazing, though very fleeting, and I try to capture the ever changing moods of the weather in all seasons. I also shoot Nature and Travel Images Worldwide.
I have pursued Photography one way or the other for twenty years now, and have been published many times.
PhotosEcosse means simply, photos of Scotland !
Fave Photographers ?
ANDY ROUSE , JOE CORNISH, CHARLIE WAITE , MARC ADAMUS, Guy Edwardes
My gear consists of -
Canon EOS 5D MK 111
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 17-40mm f4L usm lens
Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM lens
Canon EF 24-105 f4 IS USM L series Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
SIGMA 105mm 2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens
Polarising Filters, B+W.
Neutral Density Filters, six stop, B+W, ten stop B+W.
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with Manfrotto Junior geared head 410
Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI scanner
Adobe Photoshop CS6 for editing
Photomatix Pro 4.02
Lowepro Fastpack 350 photographers rucksack.
Tamrac Velocity 7 bag for lightweight trips.
Spyder 3 for calibrating my Samsung Monitor.
I shoot RAW files, which I process in Photoshop CS6.
PLEASE do not be offended if I do not reciprocate to all of you that want to make me a contact, Flickr is wonderful, but I have a life and other things to do !! There just are not enough hours in the day !!
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR THE TRULY LOVELY COMMENTS ON MY STREAM, I AM SO GRATEFUL TO YOU
PLEASE NOTE THAT I RETAIN COPYRIGHT ON ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS AND THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED BY LAW TO DOWNLOAD THEM WITHOUT MY PERMISSION
Photos of Photosecosse.com/Barbara R Jones (9)
- DIPLOFOCUS 8,224 photos, 903 members
- Photography Is My Drug ☆ P.I.M.D. 1,481 photos, 774 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 65,065 photos, 4,433 members
- Richard's (admin-invite) 26,320 photos, 1,193 members
- WALKING LANDSCAPES 72,755 photos, 2,897 members
- P4P Members Only 6,369 photos, 50 members
- Blink Again (no children) P1/A3 - Best of summer - Challenge 387,453 photos, 16,991 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 708 photos, 1,222 members
- Scottish Field Monthly Muse 6,008 photos, 222 members
- Absolutely Stunning Elite Gallery- ASEG 1,550 photos, 164 members
- The Power of Nature 0 photos, 4 members
- Scotland Outdoors Magazine 3,664 photos, 217 members
- "Great British Landscape Photography" 4,260 photos, 84 members
- The Pantheon of Seascape ( CLOSE ) 10,243 photos, 1,349 members
- The Pantheon of Landscape 7,974 photos, 1,595 members
- 30-FAV-Natur-nature 18,266 photos, 1,963 members
- LO ZODIACO / THE ZODIAC * Admin Invite only P1/C2 11,127 photos, 213 members
- Blurb Books 2,496 photos, 6,433 members
- Stuck On Earth Community 114,684 photos, 6,527 members
- A Landscape Photographers Art 1,956 photos, 472 members
- Scotland's Digital Landscape Forum 1,939 photos, 119 members
- Fine Art Photography ~ Invite Only ~ 1,865 photos, 174 members
- Farming Life 23,709 photos, 1,143 members
- Noah's Ark, all on board! (by admin approval) p1 ~ c1 2,607 photos, 492 members
- HDR Coastline 357 photos, 39 members
- HDR World Map, Geotagged HDRI Only! 6,555 photos, 199 members
- Capture Winter 307 photos, 110 members
- Focus on Beauty (Admin-Invite) 20,950 photos, 1,611 members
- "Landscapes Shot In Landscape Format" 3,957 photos, 80 members
- Finest Gold - Admin Invite - 50+ favs 2,896 photos, 385 members
- RedBubble - New Rules post 1 & comment on 1 600 photos, 298 members
- Dogs! Dogs! Dogs! 977,325 photos, 125,193 members
- The Imperial Gallery 1,383 photos, 325 members
- The Essence (adm.inv.) 2,074 photos, 343 members
- Sorry- group CLOSED 2,985 photos, 319 members
- Explore The Beautiful...探索美麗(invite) 11,720 photos, 551 members
- Landscape ART /// Inspiration landscapes around the world 18,634 photos, 11,655 members
- Digital Photography Enthusiast Reader's Gallery 9,728 photos, 156 members
- About you-Level2 [PREMIUM] -(invite only + C2 ) 3,063 photos, 438 members
- NOVA Photo - Masterpieces 4,202 photos, 248 members
- Exceptional Graphic/Photo Art Admins Invite P1/A1 Sweeper active 3,416 photos, 1,035 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,356 members
- THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED SORRY 17,764 photos, 1,748 members
- Exposition (Please Comment On Other Images) 41,245 photos, 2,257 members
- "Quality Only" LandScape Club 7,648 photos, 1,269 members
- THE ARTISTS Club 34,344 photos, 1,547 members
- ***Parisinita & friends NEW !!! (P1,C2) 183,463 photos, 4,383 members
- Scenics & Wilderness (Admin Invite Only) 3,605 photos, 290 members
- Skye in Focus 501 photos, 164 members
- The Gallery Of Fine Photography [DISCONTINUED] 41,507 photos, 5,117 members
"OK .. so Babs is my dear friend. But that's not really why I'm writing this testimonial .. I'm doing so because she is a good .. no, strike that, she is a BLOODY good .. photographer at whose work mere mortals like me can only stand back and feel distinctly envious. She's not bad at gardening either ..
So what are you doing reading this? Get on to her photostream and see for yourself!"
August 20th, 2010
"Now that I am checking updates from photoecosse I never find an image I don't want to view for several minutes. Maybe it is because I am half Scottish but something is pulling me there. I have been online five times in the last week looking at airfares to the highlands. I need to go, maybe next year when the time to get away arrives. Bless you for being such a good travel ambassador for your country. I live in the town of McPherson where we have an annual Scottish Festival. I went this year (in the past I have been out of town doing photo assignments) and after listening to the pipes and drums; wanted to take up arms against the King and Queen of England - drive the scoundrels back south (OK - just kidding). I never thought that bagpipes were that cool but with all the drums - WOW! I gotta make it there and SOON! We had some excellent Border Collies at the festival this year and having lost our dog in July (half border collie) I was nearly in tears watching them work. I need to visit the homeland. Does it help that I drink single malt scotch?
Thanks for your wonderful images and inspiration to travel to your homeland (and mine as well!) - THANKS"
October 8th, 2009
Abbie Lou says:
"She is amazing, her photography is stunning, her landscapes are breathtaking, Barbara speaks about the light in Skye taking your breath away......and she is right, you don't need to go to Skye to see this, just look at her photography, bliss............"
September 9th, 2009
stanton imaging says:
"i only know barbara through her work but as is often said photographs are more about the photographer than the photograph so in that way i feel i know her. i often come to coment but there are ushally hundreds of coments before me so this is the lazy mans way of covering all her work.........fantastic x"
July 16th, 2009
Kev Palmer says:
"Barbara’s landscape work is really something to behold. I first came across her work while searching for images of Scotland and the quality of the images she is able to produce is staggering and truly inspiring. Her use of light and composition are exceptional and I always look forward to both her posts and comments. Thanks for being a friend and contact Barbara and long may it continue."
May 6th, 2009
Doctor Syntax says:
"I'm saying nowt about Barbara's pictures. They speak for themselves and don't need any words from me. Why tell Beethoven that he's got his notes in the right order? Just sit back and enjoy and admire. So it is with Barbara's wonderful images.
I do, though, want to express my appreciation of her generosity of spirit. She has made many comments about my own contributions to flickr, far more than I have made about hers, and always with a delightful, bubbly enthusiasm and, as I said before, generosity.
So thanks Barbara. You are certainly an inspiration to me and set the standard I shall always strive to achieve."
February 25th, 2009
"Barbaras photos always stands out - well lighted and composed.
Each one could have been a painting by a great painter.
Barbara paints with her camera it seems ;-)
She's blessed with a wonderful landscape around her and her photos shows her great love for that landscape.
She's an inspiration to me.
All the best from Alf"
February 6th, 2009
"Barbie rises early and moves about her small, little piece of this world.
With her camera and tripod as extensions of her spirit and soul:
She sees with the eyes of Angels
She sings with as if a choir in Heaven
She touches us with Earth Mother’s love
She soothes as a sip from the perfect cup of tea
She captures a world as mesmerizing and warm as her smile
She infuses us – through and through - with the most pure of light.
Her's is not art, but life itself.
Such is “Barbie.” Unique, captivating, powerful, serene, elegant, nourishing, whimsical, lush.
How does she see so….wondrously? I do not know, but I am glad she does."
January 13th, 2009
brynmeillion - JAN says:
"I don't know why it took me so long to find Barbara's stream of wonderful photographs - but I am glad I did. Her photography shows a great eye for the beautiful - she manages to get such wonderful landscape photo's which are beautiful in themselves (you are so lucky Barbara to live where you are) but she adds even more beauty with her skills in color - lighting and composition. A joy to come and visit and well recommended to visit often."
July 28th, 2008
Daren Smith says:
"Barbara's work is a joy to view. You add her as a contact and you are rewarded with work that oozes quality, style and personality and that leaves you wanting more. But what more is that you are in touch with a generous woman who despite having so many contacts finds time to be a real friend, offering advice and support. Her warmth shines through with the comments she leaves, and you will long for her latest images to enjoy.
Keep up the great work Barbara, and thank you for the fun and pleasure you have brought me and so many other flickrites!"
May 19th, 2008
"I surf Flickr a lot, but have never come across a set of photographs which come close to these for consistency of quality in all aspects of work. Many congratulations on a body of work which should be published in a large format book - put me down for the first copy!"
May 10th, 2008
"I've never written a testimonial before. It's not because i haven't wanted to,but because i have a hard time expressing myself this way. But barbara is worth every letter i type and every feeling i have. Her hard work and knowledge of how she likes to compose a picture is pretty apparent with what she gives us to view. She has found time to help me when i've had questions about her work. When we make comments on each others photos,they are sometimes funny,but always felt from the heart. She has become a true friend to me even though we are many miles apart. Because of her help and heart-felt comments, i will always be steadfast and a true friend to her. Well i guess that wasn't so bad after all....see the effect she will have on you?"
May 2nd, 2008
"Of all my contacts on Flickr, Barbara's photosteam is the one I look for first to check for updates. Whether they be of the Highland or her travels around the world, they are always exceptional. Composition, light, colouring is spot-on. They are also always informative with well thought out desciptions. Her love for photography , the Highlands and it's people stands out a mile.
As a contact, she always finds time to leave meaningful (ususlly light-hearted) comments and you get the feeling from them that she treats you more of a friend than just a contact.
Oh and she's got a great smile !!"
April 15th, 2008
Martin Third says:
"I'm still working my way through Barbara's Photostream. Such is the quality of her work, that you can't quickly flick through her photos, but rather each one has to be savoured. Every shot has dazzling colour saturation and perfect light. I use Barbara's shots as the benchmark which I strive to achieve! Truly excellent work."
March 9th, 2008
"Barbara has a talent that is huge. The scenes of Scotland and the rest of the world are beyond belief. Her composition and attention to detail make these images so wonderful.
This talent spreads its way through her photostream and a trip along this path will lead to much joy. Take a while and let your senses feel as if you were there when the picture was being recorded.
I have more of Barbara's images stored in my favourites than any other photographer here on flickr. Thank you Barbara for so many excellent and exceptional memories."
February 6th, 2008
"Barbara's zest for life comes across in her work! Some people might reckon that living in the West Highlands all you have to do is point your camera at anything - not so. There are too many mediocre photos around on flickr for that!
I see, in Barbara's photos, places I have visited many times and there always seems to be something new to see - she finds another angle. More power to your er...... whatsit."
February 3rd, 2008
"Of all the people I've met on Flickr, I find myself looking out each day more for Barbara's work than any other. She lives in one of the most beautiful mountain countries in the world, and brings a wonderful sense of light, balance and presence in her pictures. And her responses to others are always generous and full of obvious delight. It is an honour to be counted among her friends."
November 19th, 2007
"Barbara's stream has some of the most profound photos I've seen on Flickr. I love the little slices of life she lifts out of her experiences and presents with a sense of humor and unmistakable passion for life. Her landscapes are my favorites. Her exceptional talent for the use of light and space project a vastness and emotion that leave me with a breathless sense of awe."
August 20th, 2007
"Outstanding landscape photographer, who's natural talent and impeccable sense of composition leave a viewer into an awe!"
August 19th, 2007
"These landscape photographs, are IMHO, amongst the best I've seen. Photoeccose has the rare talent, to take a photograph that captures simultaneously both the atmosphere and essence of a landscape. Congragulations on a great portfolio and I look forward to seeing more of your work in due course."
August 18th, 2007
Martin Gommel says:
"Barbaras abilites to centre landscapes and athmospheric situations is excellent. She has a good feeling for the right moment and her images have spoken a language to me, wich speaks of freedom, peace and the big emotions."
August 12th, 2007
Gerald Davison says:
"Photosecosse has one of the best portfolios of Landscape work I have encountered on Flickr!. Whilst she has uploaded a relatively small number of pictures they are all, without exception, of fabulous quality.
Thanks for sharing these - I'll be favouriting quite a few as I go through them all in more detail.
Glad to have you as a contact, I'll be keeping an eye out for future uploads."
July 28th, 2007
- Photosecosse .com
- May 2007
- I am:
- Freelance Photographer
- barbarellaspics [at] gmail.com