Have I already taken my best ever photograph?

My brother recently asked me if I thought whether I might have already taken my best ever photograph - Food for thought!

I have been taking photographs on various camera systems for over 10 years and I am not planning on stopping any time soon. I like to think that I am growing as a photographer and that therefore my best work should lie ahead. That said there are many elements that go into making a good photograph and they don’t all come with experience.

What if I have already clicked a shutter button at the optimal time and place?

Light and Location

Every once in a while, light and location combine to produce the wonderful. It has been my pleasure to be standing there with a camera ready to record some of those moments.

My Favourite Photographs

I may or may not have already taken my best ever photograph. The joy of photography is that I can continue with my ‘mission’ to try and shoot a better shot and hopefully get some good shots on the way.

While I am waiting for my best ever shot to come along I have decided to write a series of articles featuring a small selection of my favourite images from the last ten years. In this case, and in no particular order, starting with an image that I captured on the Isle of Skye in Scotland in 2007

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye Scotland

The Old Man of Storr
Isle of Skye, Scotland

I was visiting the Isle of Skye in May 2007 and got up at around 4:30am to catch dawn. I decided to drive along the A855 looking for locations and found this scene. Loch Leathan is located on the shoulder of the road and I was able to park and walk down to the waters edge.

I like the photograph of the three boats for a number of reasons but mostly the morning light and because the boats are so nicely lined up. The boats were drifting freely in the morning breeze and it was luck that they lined up as they are at the same moment that light broke across them and the distant hills. There were a host of midges down by the waters edge not to mention getting soaked by a shower that passed moments later, but it was worth it to capture the shot of this iconic view