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One thing I have had to do recently is back-up some files and move others to a spare drive to free up room on my main drives. It was an opportunity to rediscover some images from past trips and as its happens it provided some inspiration for the upcoming annual week in Skye.

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Loch Fada looking towards the Old Man of Storr. Canon 5D MkIII

One batch of files was from my 2014 trip to the Isle of Skye, the last I took with my Canon gear. It was using a friends Nikon D810 and D3S on this trip that led me to make the switch to Nikon after a lifetime’s allegiance to Canon.

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Lake of Mentieth, Scotland – Canon 5D MkII

The first two images remind me not just of the trips but also that I prefer the so-called blue hour be it morning or evening.

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Sligachan, November 2014. Canon 5D MkIII

I keep wanting to crop the Sligachan image square but never quite make it. Looking at it now I could lose a little from the right hand side but the bulk of Marsco on the left is needed to anchor that side of the image and even cropping a little off the right would not give me a square. I guess I shall just have to go back in a week or so and reshoot this!

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Loch Fada, November 2014 – Canon 5D MkIII

All this rummaging in the Archive is serving to remind me that it is the photographer who creates the image and not the gear. We can pontificate about DSLR versus mirrorless or pine for the camera we should never have sold to our hearts content but it won’t change that fundamental truth – it’s not about the gear.

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1st November 2014, on the road in Scotland. Canon 5D MkIII

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1st November 2014, Glen Etive. Canon 5D MkIII

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Elland by-pass. Canon EOS M3

The M3 was a fabulous little camera which I blogged about on a couple of occasions but in the end it made way for the Fuji X-series. I don’t regret selling it though as I prefer to remember what fun I had with it and the images I made with it.

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Scammonden Water – Fuji X-T10

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Three Shires Head – Canon 40D

I could sit here and post dozens more but you get my drift. It’s all about the photographer not the gear!