Guy Aubertin Photography http://guyaubertin.com UK photographer specialising in landscape, wedding and family portraiture Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:44:27 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 The Arctic Marathon 2015http://guyaubertin.com/the-arctic-marathon-2015.htm http://guyaubertin.com/the-arctic-marathon-2015.htm#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:40:21 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=36983 The goal was to back country ski a full marathon over 2 days through the Arctic wilderness, raising money and awareness for Walk the Walk. It was quite a challenge!

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The Arctic marathon for Walk the Walk has left an indelible impression on my mind.  Our 42 km trek through the Arctic wilderness was both magnificent and overwhelming.

I couldn’t ski
I fell over quite a bit
I got up a lot more
It went down to -18
I got very hot
I had to photograph as well
It was the hardest assignment yet
I watched in awe as 23 fantastic fundraisers do something amazing
I had a few bruises
I have some amazing memories
And most importantly I have the images to prove they did it

I shall always remember the moment my water bottle rolled downhill…followed shortly afterwards by one of my ski’s!

Here are some of my favourite images from five days spent in the north of Sweden. The rest are here and are available for sale

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Soft light, Black Mountainshttp://guyaubertin.com/soft-light-black-mountains.htm http://guyaubertin.com/soft-light-black-mountains.htm#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:52:20 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=33891 The ebb and flow of clouds around snow covered peaks. Lit by the rays of the last light of the sun. It sounds poetic. Standing and watching it unfold, it was

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The ebb and flow of clouds around the snow covered peaks of the Black Mountains. Lit by the rays of the last light of the sun. It sounds poetic. Standing and watching it unfold, it was.

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[Tech – taken with a Pentax 645z, FA 45-85mm, ISO 160 F13 1/15]

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Sunburst, Glen Etivehttp://guyaubertin.com/sunburst-glen-etive.htm http://guyaubertin.com/sunburst-glen-etive.htm#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:25:09 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=32599 I was roaring, screaming and laughing as the wind raced up Glen Etive. Yet another dollop of hard ice pushed its way into my face. The smile turned into a rictus grin. Whether it was from being cold or just totally present, it is hard to say.

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Glen Etive, that beguiling place. Full of atmosphere, weather and emotion. Turned into something spiritual with the large amounts of freshly dropped snow.

I was roaring, screaming and laughing as the wind raced up Glen Etive. Yet another dollop of hard ice pushed its way into my face. The smile turned into a rictus grin. Whether it was from being cold or just totally present, it is hard to say.

Seldom am I totally connected on what I am photographing. There’s always something tickling away at the back of my mind. Not at that moment. I wasn’t just “reporting” what I was seeing; I had no choice but to live it.

The sun burst out from behind the snow clouds and my jaw dropped. Tendrils of snow, whipped up on the wind lit the mountains peak. My whooping got louder.

Sunburst, Glen Etive~click to see larger~

[Tech – taken with a Pentax 645z, FA 45-85mm, ISO 160 F13 1/320]

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Sage Calendar Raises £2705!http://guyaubertin.com/sage-calendar-raises-2705.htm http://guyaubertin.com/sage-calendar-raises-2705.htm#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:34:34 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=32559 I had the pleasure of working with Aly and Sage to create a calendar that involved all of Sage's friends. £2705 was raised through people buying the calendar and the wonderful sponsors that were involved.

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An amazing amount of money is donated to Labrador Lifeline

I had the pleasure of working with Aly and Sage to create a calendar that involved all of Sage’s friends. £2705 was raised for Labrador Lifeline through people buying the calendar and the wonderful sponsors that were involved. The cheque giving took place at the Camberley branch of Natural Instinct and Eagle Radio were there to do a live outside broadcast for several hours. Fortunately many of the stars from the calendar were on hand to help celebrate. Along with a number of Sage’s very special friends. Needless to say gentle chaos ensued!

All the images can be viewed here

Well done to “everpawdy” – as Sage would say!

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I have a passion for relaxed portraits of you, your family and perhaps your favourite pet! Prices start at just £99 for a photo session – find out more here

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In the footsteps of giants – Buachaille Etive Morhttp://guyaubertin.com/footsteps-giants-buachaille-etive-mor.htm http://guyaubertin.com/footsteps-giants-buachaille-etive-mor.htm#comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 08:42:47 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=31273 The Buachaille is quite possibly the most photographed mountain in Scotland. Next to the A82 as you trundle through Glen Coe, your eye is constantly drawn to it. It dominates the landscape around... streams head towards it, weather floats around and over it, sunlight bounces off it.

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The Buachaille, WInter Dawn

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This mountain is quite possibly the most photographed in Scotland. Next to the A82 as you trundle through Glen Coe, your eye is constantly drawn to it. It dominates the landscape around… streams head towards it, weather floats around and over it, sunlight bounces off it.

I have been avoiding photographing it for years.

All my visits to this area I have pointed my camera elsewhere. Purposely away from it or if I do have to include it then it becomes a small part of the frame. Why? Because it’s so damn popular that you feel that all the images have been taken before. In my my mind another shot of the Buachaille is not required!

Yet that beautiful crisp winter dawn I found my tripod in all too familiar position. I just couldn’t help myself. Honest

Snow, ice and that beautiful curve in the water. When a touch of pink lit the sky behind me and was reflected in the dark water….I felt like a kid in a sweet shop.

So this is only image of the Buachaille from me that you will see. Promise.

But can you blame me?!

[Photographed with a Pentax 645z, SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm F3.5, f16 1/2 sec. Soft 0.6 ND grad across the sky]

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Frosty morning chaoshttp://guyaubertin.com/frosty-morning-chaos.htm http://guyaubertin.com/frosty-morning-chaos.htm#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:36:21 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=28888 I've been driving past this copse for quite a while now. Sometimes twice a day. The impression of something worth photographing has been slowly tickling away at the back of my mind. Parts of the country have been bathed in snow and ice. Sadly most of it seems to have passed us by here in the South East and I have had to "content" myself with the snow filled photographs of friends.

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Frosty morning chaos

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I’ve been driving past this copse for quite a while now. Sometimes twice a day. The impression of something worth photographing has been slowly tickling away at the back of my mind.

Parts of the country have been bathed in snow and ice. Sadly most of it seems to have passed us by here in the South East and I have had to “content” myself with the snow filled photographs of friends.

Finally we had a frosty morning that lasted longer than a few minutes and I got to scratch this particular itch.

The trick was trying to create order out of the natural chaos. Two exposures later I gave in and let the chaos take over. The fine branches coated in frost gives the image an ethereal feel and I used a reasonably shallow depth of field to add to it. Nothing is tremendously sharp; just like the impression you get when driving by at 40 miles an hour.

[Photographed with a Fuji XT1 55-200mm @ 190mm F5.6 1/110 sec]

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Cloud Bank, Isle of Skyehttp://guyaubertin.com/cloud-bank-isle-skye.htm http://guyaubertin.com/cloud-bank-isle-skye.htm#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:45:07 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=19762 This image was made on pure impulse - I had seen the curious low level cloud along the horizon and thought I should stop to have a more considered view. There really was no one around as I watched the clouds trundling along and as I so often do I waited. Curious to see what would happen. Wondering if Skye would weave its magic.

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Cloud Bank, Isle of Skye

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I spent much of my time on Skye, driving. Plodding steadily along at an annoying 30-40mph, content to let everyone overtake me as I my eyes drifted towards the skies. During November much of the landscape has become barren, which means to you need to work hard at image making. I made use of the ever shifting light amongst the ebb and flow of the clouds. My days became caught up in the abstract patterns made in banks of cloud.

The bay at Ullinish is not on any map of “must see places” but it is beautiful in starkness and the way the headland on either side opens up into the Atlantic. This image was made on pure impulse – I had seen the curious low level cloud along the horizon and thought I should stop to have a more considered view. There really was no one around as I watched the clouds trundling along and as I so often do I waited. Curious to see what would happen. Wondering if Skye would weave its magic.

As I took the second of just frames here, I looked hard at the back of the camera. There were streaks in the water. It took me a while to notice that all the clouds and light were reflecting across the sea.

This was 2.30pm on a Sunday and I could think of no better place to be

[Tech: Pentax 645z, 80-160 A, F8 1/20sec]

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Winter Storm Light, Glen Coehttp://guyaubertin.com/winter-storm-light-glen-coe.htm http://guyaubertin.com/winter-storm-light-glen-coe.htm#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:16:41 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=19636 This location in Glen Coe is well known as the A82 trundles through the Glen. There is often interesting light here and I had everything crossed that something would be happening!

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Winter Storm Glen Coe

This is a location that always delivers! I had been tracking the weather for a week without any sign of rain. The problem as winter advances is that there is less and less of interest in the land itself and you start to rely more on the weather to help provide drama. Heading home after a week on Skye I typically encountered rain for hour after hour! This location is well known as the A82 trundles through the Glen. There is often interesting light here and I had everything crossed that something would be happening! The brief flash of light behind the mountain disappeared within seconds of this image and the rain hit me – hard. Not that I cared as a an enormous grin spread across my face!

[Tech: Pentax 645z, 35 A, F11 0.7sec, Lee Hard Grad 2 stops]

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Neist Point, Isle of Skyehttp://guyaubertin.com/neist-point-isle-skye.htm http://guyaubertin.com/neist-point-isle-skye.htm#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:14:30 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=19542 This image of Neist Point taken at the end of a day that had started with sunrise over the Trotternish Ridge. Chasing the light all the way to sunset across one side of the Isle of Skye to other, had been exhilarating.

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Neist Point Sunset, Isle of Skye

This image taken with the Pentax 645z, at the end of a day that had started with sunrise over the Trotternish Ridge. Chasing the light all the way to sunset across one side of the Isle of Skye to other, had been exhilarating. The clouds had been building for most of the afternoon as a steady wind pushed them in from the Atlantic. Unusually gentle the wind only buffeted me slightly as I stood on the cliff staring down at the sea. Normally its an eye-watering gale! Neist Point is a well known and often photographed location, though I am of the view that it doesn’t really matter. These places are popular for a reason! As I was packing down the camera another photographer walked by me “Didn’t think much of that one” he said. I was rather speechless. “You win some and loose some I guess” he muttered as he walked off. You certainly do!

Tech: Pentax 645z, 45-85 FA, F11 1.5sec, Lee Hard Grad 2 stops]

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Sage and Friends Calendar 2015 – Labrador Lifeline Trusthttp://guyaubertin.com/sage-friends-calendar-2015-labrador-lifeline-trust.htm http://guyaubertin.com/sage-friends-calendar-2015-labrador-lifeline-trust.htm#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:47:55 +0000 http://guyaubertin.com/?p=18962 The fabulous calendars, available in both compact desktop and stunning wall hanging, will feature these beautiful images. I chose to make the photographs real - to reflect the animals we all know and love. I hope that you can see your woof in what these energetic, crazy, posing and stunning creatures are getting up to.

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Two lovely dogs, brother and sister that lived in a conservatory, have been rescued by the Labrador Lifeline Trust as neither is wanted by their owners.

MaddisonBut our real concern is Maddison. She is a 9 year old, very sweet choci lab. Sadly she is going blind…let that sink in a little.

It makes me so so sad. The idea of any animal fumbling around in the dark is just terrible. Especially one that should be catching balls, chasing squirrels and seeing her furfriends.

And this is where you come in.

It will cost £4,500 to save her sight. Yes that’s right we can all help to save her sight! This is exactly why Aly, Sage and all the woofs, owners and myself have got together to bring you this fantastic calendar. We need to contribute as much as we possibly can and help to save her eyes.

You can read about the making of here but this is the very last calendar Sage will be doing. She is retiring gracefully.

So for Aly, for Sage and most of all Maddison buy a calendar. Buy 5 calendars. Spread the word. Share this on Facebook or twiiter or by email.

100% of all the profits go to help Maddison!

Just buy and share. Thank you!

The fabulous calendars, available in both compact desktop and stunning wall hanging, will feature these beautiful images. I chose to make the photographs real – to reflect the animals we all know and love. I hope that you can see your woof in what these energetic, crazy, posing and stunning creatures are getting up to.

Aly, Sage and I want you to enjoy having the images in your personal space as much as feeling good from the money that will be raised!

Imagine if Maddison could no longer do any of these things….

About Labrador Lifeline Trust

The Labrador Lifeline Trust is a charity dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and helping Labradors. They are now in our sixteenth year of helping Labradors in need of new homes and our main priority is placing the right dog in the right home.

About Guy Aubertin Photography

To be clear: I am not charging for my time, the use of this website or the online shop. 100% of all of the profits, after the costs of the calendars, are being given to the charity.

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