HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Visiting Lough Erne Yacht Club by Stephen Scott

This evening I had the great pleasure off photographing my most high profile client yet! HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was over in Fermanagh doing some engagements and one was a visit to Lough Erne Yacht Club to help celebrate the 200 anniversary of the club.

Thanks to Tom and all at LEYC for the invitation to attend.

Erne Vintage Car Club Rally 2018 by Stephen Scott

Photographs from last night, 17/08/18, at the Erne Vintage Car Club Rally.

I've put the photographs of all the vehicles in a video. If you see yourself or a friend in the video please tag yourself and share if you want. If you took part in the parade your vehicle should be in here and in the order you took part in.

If you would like a copy (either digital or print) of a photograph please contact via Facebook or email me on stephen@srs.photography for more details.

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Deer at Crom Estate, Fermanagh. by Stephen Scott

This morning I had the fantastic opportunity to go and photograph the deer population at Crom Estate on the shores of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. In this stunning backdrop of fantastic trees and wildlife they have a lovely deer population and I was invited up to take some images. A very special thanks to Colin Beacom for being my guide at Crom Estate this morning. Was a pleasure to see the deer up close

 

 

 

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art - whoa! by Stephen Scott

I decided to continue my love affair with the Sigma Art series of lens and change my Nikon 16-35mm f/4 for the new 14mm f/1.8. This lens really is on a different level to any other ultra wide I have had the pleasure of using. The picture below was taken with the D810 and the Sigma and manually focused at f/1.8 for the stars. Getting sharp focus was a manual focus job but that is to be expected at night. The rewards are great though - yes I could have stopped down to f/2.2 or f/2.8 but it meant I was able to have relatively short (15 second) exposure times and a low ISO of just ISO-640. 

I did make some mistakes with my intervalometer settings so missed a few images but I was happy with how it came out. It was a total of 280 images edited in Adobe Lightroom and exported as layers (TIFF files) into Photoshop. It, on more than one occasion, filled the scratch disk which had 120GB left on it at times during the editing process and certainly tested the computer.

 Star Trails - Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art at f/1.8, ISO-640 and 15 second exposure.

Star Trails - Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art at f/1.8, ISO-640 and 15 second exposure.

As I was editing the image I decided it might be fun to change the background in another photograph from my collection of Devenish Tower on Lough Erne. The photograph of the island was taken at sunset so the foreground elements needed to be muted - your opinion is more than welcome.

 Devenish Tower/Island taken at sunset but darkened right down to have the sky replaced.

Devenish Tower/Island taken at sunset but darkened right down to have the sky replaced.

I also decided to try some light trails from a bridge overlooking the main road in our village. I could do with taking these again during rush hour but this was around the 120 frames mark.

 Light trails. Traffic on the A4 at Maguiresbridge taken with the Nikon D810 and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art.

Light trails. Traffic on the A4 at Maguiresbridge taken with the Nikon D810 and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art.

 This image was taken of a plane departing Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport into the starry night sky. It was a 30 second exposure at f/9.0 and ISO-800. The lens locked focus almost instantly on the landing light. 

This image was taken of a plane departing Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport into the starry night sky. It was a 30 second exposure at f/9.0 and ISO-800. The lens locked focus almost instantly on the landing light. 

Have you any questions about this lens? Please feel free to contact me. In the meantime, well done Sigma Imaging for creating another masterpiece of a lens.

Westwood C405 Promotional Photography by Stephen Scott

It was a great privilege to once again get the opportunity to photograph the stunning new Westwood C405 for the production of the brochure for the Leonard family while it was still on Lough Erne before it's official debut at the Southampton Boat Show.

This vessel is a real credit to the family and the company - a stunning boat both inside and out with great sea keeping as we found out during the testing!

This particular model was built with the Volvo D4 300hp engine and had plenty of options ticked to create the perfect demo of what this family run company can offer.

To keep up to date with developments follow Westwood on their website here or on Facebook here

All the best in Southampton guys!

Erne Vintage Car Club Rally 2017 by Stephen Scott

This year rather than a large album of photographs I've decided to go with a short video of just some of the machines on display in Enniskillen for the Erne Vintage Car Club Rally.

Erne Vintage Car Club Rally 2017 (Decided to go with a video rather than a large folder of photographs - if anyone wants to see an individual photograph of their machine please contact me on stephen@srs.photography) SRS Photography | www.srs.photography #ErneVintageCarClub #EVCC