My Top Ten Images of 2016

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My Top Ten Images of 2016

WELCOME to my Top Ten Images of 2016

WOW, what a year 2016 has been. I have never been busier running workshops, 1-2-1 tuition days, shooting for myself as well as developing my photographic skills further with my newly purchased Canon 5Ds. I also got to shoot with some really talented photographers this year who have since become friends as well as discovering new and exciting locations in preparation for some new workshops in 2017. Places that have been on my bucket list were finally ticked off. Nine days exploring the beautiful county of Dorset was a big one for me back in September as was both Pembrokeshire and East Lothian in Scotland.

But of course, the highlight of my year from a personal and professional point of view was the huge international success of Fogbow, which I captured back in mid-November on Rannoch Moor in Scotland. Never have I had a photograph generate so much press coverage worldwide and here in the UK. It has genuinely been mind-blowing to receive such attention but it has been and still continues to be a hugely enjoyable experience. So many of you have written to me personally offering warm congratulations, love and support as well as some really personal and heartfelt stories about Rannoch Moor and what the place means to you. A huge thank you to all those who took the time to write, comment on social media and generally jumped onboard for the ride, it has been an absolute pleasure.

But without further ado, here are my Top Ten Images of 2016. The images that made the list may not surprise you but perhaps the winner might but all in all, I have selected the images that mean something to me. Images that moved me in one way or another when I captured them on camera or those that presented a huge challenge to shoot at the time and I felt a great deal of satisfaction when I eventually nailed the shot.  I hope you enjoy looking through the images and reading the short stories behind them. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish, I read and reply to every one of them.

Have a wonderful new year and all the very best of health, wealth and happiness to you all for 2017.

Number 10: Cauldron Falls, Rannoch Moor, Scotland, UK – November 2016

One of the difficulties I face and I know that I am not alone in this, is trying to find something fresh and exciting to photograph in an area of the country that you have visited many times. I relish the challenge to discover new locations and photograph them my way and Cauldron Falls is one such location. I found this place for the first time back in February but a return visit in November had me get the shot I wanted. Rannoch Moor had a large amount of snow and ice for a week or so while I was there between running workshops in Skye and Glencoe and I knew that this lovely little waterfall would look all wintry and spectacular. The challenge I faced taking this shot was getting the tripod into the exact position without damaging the ice in the foreground whilst trying to remove the build up of loose ice that had banked up against the static ice to the right of the image. I had to use one of the tripod legs fully extended, and from the bank side, continually hit the build up of ice that formed from flowing down the river and over the waterfall. Once I had broken up the ice, it disappeared under the top static layer of ice, but I only had a couple of minutes to set the tripod back up again and get the shot before more ice built up and spoilt the image. Challenging? Oh yes and in freezing conditions too. I was so thankful for my lovely and toasty neoprene Aigle Parcours wellies.

Cauldron Falls, Rannoch Moor, Scotland, UK

Cauldron Falls, Rannoch Moor, Scotland, UK

Number 9: Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK – September 2016

There are photos you see on social media time after time of certain places both here in the UK and abroad that just resonate with you and have you long to stand there with a camera and some lovely light. This particular morning at Corfe Castle was one such time for me. I love castles and Corfe has become one of my favourites, not least because it is located within the beautiful county of Dorset but because it is located on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding villages. I met up with fellow landscape photographer Mark Pelleymounter who very kindly took me to the viewpoint he shoots the iconic castle from and he most certainly did not disappoint as did not the weather and bumping into Jeremy Walker on the steps while waiting for the colour to arrive was also a bonus. My favourite time of the day is sunrise. To be able to stand there and witness the dawn of a new day with all the optimism that it brings and just being out with the camera during such a peaceful time of the day is a genuine pleasure of mine and if the warm colours of a beautiful sunrise present itself, all’s the better. I felt so fortunate to have captured the photo that I wanted on my first visit but rest assured that it will not be my last. I will announce a couple of new Dorset workshops shortly.

Sunrise over Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK

Sunrise over Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK

Number 8: Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK – November 2016

Some locations frustrate the hell out of you. You know the ones that have you turn up time after time, promising to fulfil all of your landscape photography dreams while at the same time offering you little to nothing in return. Talisker Bay is or now was, one such location. I have visited it several times in the past, always in the hope that it would be the perfect time to capture some magic only to trudge back to the car feeling empty and disappointed. But I am a determined man who rarely gives up and in my sheer determination in wanting a photograph that is good enough to print, frame and hang on my wall, is the very thing that drives me on, drives me forward in thinking that the next time will be THE TIME. This happened back in November while leading a workshop. Quite often I don’t get a lot of time to shoot my own images on when running a workshop despite those attending wanting me to do so if only to compare what they see and capture to what I see and capture. Naturally, I am always at their disposal to assist and advise when needed but it is also important to allow people time to process the advice you give and allow them the room to breathe and develop themselves into more accomplished photographers, after all I will not be with them the next time they head out on their own once the workshop has finished. My point being that sometimes having to rush and make quick decisions due to time constraints can sometimes prove to be a good thing as you have less time to be undecided about the shot that you want. This was one such occasion. Lowering the tripod on the black, volcanic sandy beach and having the water rush underneath the camera as the tide rolls in and out is one of my favourites moments in landscape photography but the white wash of the water leaves wonderful streaks when set against the dark sand below it. This image of the visible reflections of the surrounding cliffs adds so much more to the image and the stormy skies that unleashed hailstones from hell a couple of minutes after this photo was taken, all adds to the drama of the photograph for me. But more importantly, I returned to the car a happy and fulfilled man.

Stormy Skies, Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Stormy Skies, Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Number 7: Forth Bridges, Scotland, UK – September 2016

The iconic sight of the Forth Bridges when you first see them in all their glory is quite a remarkable one, mainly the rail bridge which is the most recognisable of the two bridges (a third one is almost built and is due open next year). I had made the decision to explore and discover new parts of Scotland during 2016 and Edinburgh in particular as my last visit was New Years Day way back in 2003. I figured that it was time I returned with a camera in hand. Three local photographers by the name of Drew, Mark and Douglas attended one of my workshops in the Lake District during the summer and had very kindly offered to show me around Edinburgh as well as the Forth Bridges, and the magnificent Kelpie Horses nearby. We stayed out until 2am shooting The Kelpies (horses) despite them having to head off to work just hours later. Huge thanks to Mark, Drew and Douglas for all their help and kindness. I returned to the Forth Bridges in my Ford Galaxy complete with a double mattress in the back to grab a couple of hours sleep before meeting Gavin Duncan, another local photographer for the sunrise shoot. Naturally, I was blurry eyed, sleep deprived and a little quieter than usual but no sooner had we arrived on location, when the colours of the pre-dawn started developing. The oranges and yellows grew in strength until I thought I would be accused of increasing the saturation too much in Photoshop. The morning was a glorious one and the inclusion of the passing cruise liner on the left of the photograph was the icing on the cake. Local knowledge is king in wanting to photograph the best locations at the best time of the day in the best light. Many thanks indeed to Gavin for accompanying me that morning and for being such good company.

Sunrise over the Forth Bridges, Scotland, UK

Sunrise over the Forth Bridges, Scotland, UK

Number 6: Back Tor, Peak District, UK – October 2016

The Peak District is located no further from me than the Lake District but because I have to drive close to Manchester and on its motorways, it makes the journey lengthy, stressful and difficult so I don’t bother yet there’s always a part of me that feels I miss out on capturing a beautiful image. Heaven only knows that I see enough lovely photos on social media of the various locations in the Peak District to know that a magic photograph awaits if you can find it. The day I photographed Back Tor I had met up with two friends and we spent a couple of hours walking up the long path to this viewpoint. The weather was pretty poor at times with heavy rain showers coming in before the grey low slung clouds gave the whole place a flat, uninspiring feel. However, as we were packing up to return back down the hill to the car, the sun dropped low enough and under a heavy dark sky to throw its light out over the landscape. I quickly retrieved my camera from my bag, set up and fired off a few images and this is what I captured. The lesson that I was reminded that day was to hang on in there until the bitter end and if any rewards come your way, consider them earned. I also love the lone sheep on the hillside as well as the tree trunks being illuminated beautifully. The Peak District delivered that day for sure.

Back Tor, Peak District, UK

Back Tor, Peak District, UK

Number 5: Icebergs, Jökulsárlón Beach, Iceland – February 2016

There are a handful of places that I have visited that I consider extremely special and Jökulsárlón is one of them. This is a location that gives you two bites at the cherry for on one side of the bridge you have the beautiful ice glacial lagoon complete with large icebergs and the seals that lie on them and on the other side of the bridge you have the same icebergs that have floated out of the lagoon and into the ocean only to end up getting washed up on the stunning black, volcanic sandy beach. It is a sight to behold and when the light is just perfect, normally at the start and end of the day when it is at its softest, the whole beach lights up in a way that is difficult to describe. Perhaps I’ll just show you the photograph instead.

Icebergs, Jökulsárlón Beach, Iceland

Icebergs, Jökulsárlón Beach, Iceland

Number 4: St Abbs Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland – September 2016

I love lighthouses. That’s the truth. In fact, I also love castles as previously mentioned and trees, especially trees. St Abbs Lighthouse is located east of Edinburgh on the coastline just above Northumberland. It is a wonderful lighthouse, small but wonderful nonetheless. I had seen many a fantastic image of this particular one and I wanted to go and stamp my own mark on it. I also knew that it would prove to be one of the most difficult photographs to capture during 2016. I drove throughout the night to arrive by 4am which would give me around two and a half hours to photograph the lighthouse all lit up. I ended up standing close to the edge of the cliff which drops some distance down into the water and the sound of the crashing waves that were pounding up against the base of the cliffs certainly grabbed my attention. The rotating light would illuminate the tops of the cliffs leaving your imagination as to exactly how far down it went. Not for the faint hearted at 4am in the dark. I took several images at varying shutter times knowing that I would have to merge a few of them together back at home in order to get a scene that looked consistently lit. This proved very difficult to get just right but persevering for 90 minutes in Photoshop finally gave me the photograph I was after all along.

4am, St Abbs Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

4am, St Abbs Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Number 3: Derwentwater, Lake District, UK – September 2016

This is the only photograph from the Lake District to make the top ten and considering just how often I visit and shoot here, I find that quite remarkable but this year has seen me visit far more places than ever before so the choices that I have are far greater. However, Derwentwater just happens to be my favourite part of the Lake District and this body of water in particular. Standing at Friar’s Crag with a 1-2-1 client back in September had me stand in awe as the light was the softest that I can ever remember it during any September. Castle Crag in the distance was visible but partially muted by the mist so all that was required once the camera was set up and positioned, was to wait for one of my favourite 1930’s wooden steamers to glide by. I did not have to wait long. One of the elements that I love about this image is that the wake wave from behind the boat looks so velvety and smooth, matching the whole scene really and the colour was wonderful too. What makes this image so pleasing for me is that I have photographed Derwentwater literally dozens and dozens of times in the past and yet I still feel able to pull something new and exciting from the place. That’s the sign of a quality location for me. I ended up falling in love with this image so much I am now using it as my company signage on my Ford Galaxy.

Wooden Steamer, Derwentwater, Lake District, UK

Wooden Steamer, Derwentwater, Lake District, UK

Number 2: Fogbow, Rannoch Moor, Scotland, UK – November 2016

Fogbow in at number two. I wonder just how many of you are reading this thinking, “What, Fogbow is not number one”? After all, it became an internet sensation last month with it being shown on so many TV channels all over the world, in most of the UK newspapers and even a feature on National Geographic and still continues to be shared today. It is without a shadow of a doubt my most successful photograph to date and I would be so incredibly lucky to have another image gain more exposure and love from the public than Fogbow. It truly is a once in a lifetime image yet it is ranked number two. Why? I hear you ask. Well, firstly I love the image, I love everything about it. I can visualise running in the snow to set up the camera as soon as I became aware of the fogbow. The obvious composition was to have the tree framed underneath the fogbow itself and the short time that I had to capture it properly. I remember running through all of the technical aspects of the camera before clicking the remote cable release. Was it level? Are the exposure levels, focus, ISO, correct? The LEE 105mm landscape polariser was fitted to help bring out the detail in the fogbow itself and above else, ensure that no-one’s shadow was in shot (it is the mounds of snow covered grass that are casting the shadows on the right-hand side of the image). What happened after sharing the image on social media will stay with me forever. Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Two featured the image and the story of fogbows, then an agent picked up the story and marketed it to the national UK press and within hours, Fogbow went viral. The next 48 hours was a bit of a blur as the number of emails, phone calls and social media messages from organisations, TV channels and newspapers/magazines came in faster than I could forward them onto my agent. It genuinely was quite something to live through but above all else, I seemed to capture the everyones imagination with it and that is what pleases me most.

Fogbow, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland, UK

Fogbow, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland, UK


But for the purpose of this blog, it ranks number two but what beat it to number one. Take a look below.

AND MY NUMBER 1 IMAGE OF 2016 IS……………. Aurora Borealis, Emergency Hut, Iceland – February 2016

Photographs mean different things to different people but for me, a photograph should mark a particular memorable moment, one that moved you to tears, or have you stand in awe open mouthed or perhaps even unable to take the shot because what you are witnessing is something that is so truly beautiful and other-worldly, that the photo simply becomes a physical reminder of that moment in time which is locked away in your mind forever. This is how I felt when I was stood there, by the roadside in Iceland, at 1.47am on the 12th February 2016 witnessing a kp5 display of the northern lights. It is true that I had never seen them before, and that this was to be my very first aurora borealis experience. I genuinely cannot put into words how I felt just standing there watching the mesmorising colours of bright green and vivid purples dancing about i the sky with the shape of curtains forming the structure. I could have sat in the snow for hours just watching them put on the greatest show on earth. For those of you who have been blessed with seeing a decent northern light show for yourself, you’ll know exactly where I am coming from. Once I had got my head around what I was seeing, I was then and only then able to set about trying to capture them on camera and this wonderful triangular emergency hut made just the best subject to shoot.

I am so fortunate to be returning to Iceland twice a year from here on in to run a week’s workshop both in March and November each year. My next visit is early March where I hope I get to witness the northern lights again but for now, I am so thankful for having captured them on camera. I hope you have all enjoyed reading through my Top Ten Images of 2016 with me and 2017 holds so much promise for being another fantastic year with trips planned to new and exciting locations, such as Ireland, Lewis/Harris in Scotland, Hungary and hopefully many more places in the UK.  Thank you for getting this far and please do leave a comment below if you wish.

Aurora Borealis, Emergency Mountain Hut, Iceland

Aurora Borealis, Emergency Mountain Hut, Iceland

And to finish I just wanted to add before I go a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has joined me on a workshop or a private tuition day this year and to the huge numbers of you who have followed my exploits on my websiteFacebook, Instagram, Flickr and on Twitter too. Your support, words of encouragement and kindness has genuinely been so appreciated and I cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for me and those around me. All that remains for me to say is have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a very, very happy, wealthy and in particular healthy 2017.

Best wishes Melvin

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  • Roslyn Barbara Reply

    The photo of the Derwent Water, Lake District you can feel the rippling of the water! Just magic!! Just love your work, you inspire me!

    January 4, 2017 at 5:00 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Thank you Roslyn. I have to say that of all the photos I have taken of Derwentwater, this image ranks among the top three. The quality of the light is just so beautiful. I’m so pleased you like it. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great day Roslyn. x

      February 14, 2017 at 11:02 am
  • Marion Phillips Reply

    Happy New Year, wishing you a fabulous 2017 and looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous photographs.
    My favourite for 2016 is The Fogbow… no. 9…… What an achievement to see your work in the National Press and on T.V.

    January 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Aww thank you Marion and apologies for the delay in replying. Here’s looking to a fantastic 2017. x

      February 14, 2017 at 11:03 am
  • Denise Reply

    Happy new year Melvin, fantastic images, great blog, keep up the amazing work

    January 2, 2017 at 11:20 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Happy New Year to you too Denise. I hope you have a great 2017 and thank you for your kind words. I’m happy that you enjoyed the blog because it took enough to put it together, ha, ha.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 2, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Hazel Hollands Reply

    Hi Melvin! It’s Hazel from St Anne’s! You were so patient and helpful on that day workshop at Coniston! Wish you would do more of them! Have just hung your beautiful calendar and I totally agree that Northern Lights gets first place! Wow! That is some calendar – worth every penny! Happy New Year and happy snapping in 2017! Hazel

    January 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi hazel. Yes I remember you well. How are you? Did you have a great Christmas and new year? All the best for 2017 by the way. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the calendar. It is my best one yet and I am actually very proud of it but so long as those who have very kindly supported me in purchasing one like it too, that is good enough for me. Hope to see you again sometime this year Hazel. Take care.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 2, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Alan Clark Reply

    Hi Melvin. Enjoyed reading your Top 10 blog and viewing some terrific images. This was the first time I’d seen ‘Fogbow’ and was blown away by it: a fabulous image.
    I had a brief visit to Iceland in August and enjoyed visiting some of the more popular sites. It is an amazing country and very different to anywhere else I’ve been. Despite the hoards of photographers and assorted tourists at all the popular places I managed to get one or two half decent shots. However, your No.1 shot of the aurora is utterly stunning.
    Good work my friend and happy shooting in 2017. Best wishes.

    January 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Alan. Many thanks for your kind words and I totally agree regarding Iceland. It’s a truly stunning country with a very magical feel about it. Sure it’s busy these days but if you can find a quiet spot to reflect on life, take a couple of photos and be thankful that you’re alive and good health, what more can you ask for really?

      All the best for 2017 too Alan. Take care.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 2, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Phil Reply

    I super top 10, I love the light that you have captured at Back Tor & your ‘Fogbow’. I’m off to Iceland early March too & will be pleased if I get something half as good as your Emergency Hut.

    January 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Thanks Phil. So you’ll be in Iceland at the same time as me? I’m heading there 1st March for a week on my own before my clients and workshop co-leader arrives to assist me in running a week’s workshop out there. I cannot wait.

      Perhaps I’ll see you there?

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 2, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Csilla Magyar Reply

    Hi Melvin,
    Nice selection of your outstanding photos and again it was a great experience to read about your adventures and how you took these beautiful photos. It is not so easy to rank them as each photos has its own history, memories and sometimes the best one is not the favourite one.
    But you managed to do it.
    Altough, my personal favourite is absolutely the Lighthouse, because it has messages, to me it is saying ” Welcome, wherever you are arriving from!” and when I look at the light it’s saying “I will show you the way out of darkness!” Brilliant, I love this photo.
    You mention that you plan to visit new locations, so 2017 may take you to new places and I hope, you will find these places exciting and being worth visiting and maybe returning. I wish you even more succes in the new year!

    January 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Thank you Csilla. The lighthouse is one of my favourites too as I have a passion for them but to see them in action, doing what they were designed and built to do on the darkest of nights, will that’s a sight that I really enjoy seeing.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 2, 2017 at 11:59 am
  • Gerry Weatherhead Reply

    Hi Melvin. A really nice selection of images mate and I expect that took some sifting through before a decision on the final 10 was made.
    We’ve never met (Yet) but hopefully we will in 2017 but I just wanted to say thanks for many things, you videos, for sharing your images, your help but most of all, your inspiration and determination to go and get that special photo. So thank you for spreading that positive passion in the art of photography. You noticed I left out you ‘In car Karaoke’ which I hope you’l agree, doesn’t need explaining lol.
    My very best wishes for not only 2017 but the future and I hope we can meet up and share some experiences………and maybe a cheeky beer? Cheers Melvin 🙂

    January 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Mike Fear Reply

    What a fabulous set of images, thank you for sharing and for all the interesting information too.

    January 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Ian Reply

    Great blog Melvin, enjoyed reading how you came to record your pictures. Well done and keep up the good work. BTW agree with your number one, fantastic work.


    January 1, 2017 at 10:51 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Ian. Many thanks for leaving a comment and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the blog. All the best for 2017.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Dave Taylor Reply

    Hi Melvin Dave Taylor from Evolve and WPS ,great Images love them all Are you still giving talks as we could be interested at Wigan Ps if so can you Email me have a happy new year

    January 1, 2017 at 10:10 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Dave. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the blog and I am still presenting lectures to camera clubs. As it happens, I am working on a brand new one that explains exactly how I approach an image and what tools and skill set I require in order to end up with the images that I do. Can you email me at please Dave?

      All the best


      January 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Lynne Grebenik Reply

    Fantastic set of images, Melvin. Met you at Derwentwater a year or so ago. Loved every minute. I’m the lady that makes the fudge!
    Wonderful work. Love every one of these images.
    Thank you for sharing.

    January 1, 2017 at 9:16 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Lynne

      Oh yes I remember you, the Fudge Lady, lol. I hope you’re well and thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I’m so glad that you liked the images and I hope you have a wonderful 2017 Lynne.

      All the best love


      January 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • John Fairclough Reply

    Hi Melvin.
    Firstly and most sincerely, have a great New Year and please continue to keep bringing us all such superb images.
    Whilst l love your choice of your No 1, l personal am torn between your Number 4: St Abbs Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland and your Number 2: Fogbow, Rannoch Moor, Scotland.
    This to me is the difficulty with you displaying so many excellent images. Congratulations.
    Please continue to keep on bringing your travels and images, it is always so interesting and breathtaking to see what your up to.
    Keep on Clickin.
    John F

    January 1, 2017 at 8:57 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi John

      That’s very kind of you to say John and I know that I really appreciate all the support and kind words that you have offered me over the past couple of years or so. As for your choice of images in my list, I have to confess to finding it a really difficult process selecting just ten images to grace the list. And of course once you have selected them, then the even more difficult task in placing them in order has to follow. Glad to have finished it though and for you to enjoy the Fogbow too. I have it printed on aluminium sized at nearly 6ft by 4ft and it is hanging on my lounge wall. Admittedly it looks amazing. Anyhow, all the best for 2017 John and continued good spirits my friend.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • John Thow Reply

    Hi Melvin,
    Well done for firstly getting the FB page back on the go…
    A huge pat on the back for your images especially the top Ten. Keep up the good work mate.
    In the pursuit of excellence…

    January 1, 2017 at 8:41 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi John

      Thank you very much. I’m very pleased to have Landscape Locations back in my life too and this time it should be more manageable and as such, more enjoyable to run. I look forward to seeing more of your images in the group.

      All the best for 2017 John.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • trev povey Reply

    Hi Melvin, really enjoyed looking through these images and have enjoyed following your developing journey through the last couple of years.
    My favourite of the above images is the Talisker bay shot, love how it completely ignored the “rule of thirds” but still works well.
    All the best for the new year.

    January 1, 2017 at 8:21 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Trev

      Many thanks for writing my friend. I hope you had a great new year. Talisker Bay just works for me and all of the elements that I have been wanting to capture on camera (as well as experience in person) I managed to get so that pleases me very much. The rule of thirds is a very useful technique to follow sometimes but I guess breaking free from such constraints can also work if you know when to do so.

      All the best for 2017 Trev and continued happy shooting.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm
  • Raye Reply

    Great selection from some wonderful photos . Well deserved success from all your efforts. The Fogbow was just the icing on the cake!

    January 1, 2017 at 4:22 am
    • Melvin Nicholson Reply

      Hi Raye. Thank you very much, I really appreciate you saying. Fogbow was indeed the icing on the cake but how will I surpass it this year? I’m not sure but I’ve a whole twelve months to find out. All the best for 2017.

      Best wishes Melvin

      January 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm

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