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Reflections on the River Cowie

By bellmannews / March 4, 2021

Through the Lens by Andy Hall – Like for many people, local walks have been an important feature of Lockdown. I often take my camera with me with nothing specific in mind but to exercise my imagination as well as for the physical benefits. On one of these occasions, walking alongside the River Cowie, I […]

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Dunnottar Castle in Snow

By bellmannews / February 10, 2021

(First published last year but the snow is there now!! – The Bellman) By Andy Hall – As we prepare ourselves for the full onset of winter, hopefully there will be an opportunity to photograph iconic Dunnottar Castle at its most photogenic – after a fresh fall of snow. The ideal conditions are in late-afternoon […]

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Sunrise on Rockpools

By Jane Cruickshank / February 2, 2021

By Andy Hall – If you walk along the shore at Cowie heading north towards Garron Point an hour before sunrise and select a comfortable rock to sit on, you may be lucky enough to witness gorgeous pre-dawn light. It is particularly photogenic at low tide because the pastel peach, blue and pink colours reflect […]

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River Ice

By bellmannews / January 11, 2021

By Andy Hall – Melting ice offers a rich seam of artistic photographic possibilities. The Cowie and Carron rivers present many opportunities at this time of year when the temperature often drops to below zero and ice forms around plants and stones. Ice in itself is photogenic but it is at its best when the […]

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Stonehaven Harbour

By bellmannews / December 13, 2020

Through the Lens by Andy Hall – Stonehaven Harbour provides regularly-changing opportunities for photography. A casual walk around the inner harbour will reveal a multitude of subjects in the form of ropes, nets, creels, flags and chains. My main aim here was to make an ordered composition out of a chaotic collection. Robert Capa, co-founder […]

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War Memorial Sunset

By bellmannews / November 29, 2020

By Andy Hall – Nothing encourages someone to reach for a camera more than a stunning sunset. An image of a dramatic sky isn’t enough, though. An interesting silhouette to place against the colourful sky makes the most of such a vivid opportunity. Because the sun sets in the west and Stonehaven is on the […]

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Dunnottar Castle in Snow

By bellmannews / November 20, 2020

By Andy Hall – As we prepare ourselves for the full onset of winter, hopefully there will be an opportunity to photograph iconic Dunnottar Castle at its most photogenic – after a fresh fall of snow. The ideal conditions are in late-afternoon when the sun is lowering behind you, directing beautiful golden light on to […]