Words by Colin Prior
In order to ramp up festive cheer and anticipation for the Scottish winter season, we have teamed up with visionary landscape photographer, Colin Prior, to offer 3 individuals the chance to win his 2018 calendar, which documents the wild Scottish landscape in all of its glory. To find out how to enter, read on!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
I’ll be heading north to the Fisherfields on Sunday, in anticipation of the snow that’s going to fall on the strong north-westerlies over the weekend. I’ve an image of An Teallach that I’ve been pursing for many years which has alluded me and which I am determined to finally capture this year.
Scotland’s Wild Places
An Teallach, for me, sums up everything about the appeal of the Scottish mountains in winter and it’s the personal challenge that they throw out at you – tempting you to test your tenacity. Unlike mountaineers, my dreams differ slightly and whilst they may dream about standing on the summit, mine is to place myself in a specific location to take advantage of an event that’s yet to happen – I’m essentially tapping into my knowledge and experience in an attempt to achieve a specific result – essentially to capture an image which has been etched in my mind for many years. In many ways, it’s tapping into the same skillsets as our ancestors did when they were hunting and this is what makes the hunt so exciting. Even a polar bear knows better than to sit in one place and wait for a meal to arrive. What we all share in common is that success rarely happens by accident.
WIN A COLIN PRIOR 2018 CALENDAR
For your chance to win 1 of 3 Colin Prior 2018 ‘Capturing The Essence of Scotland’s Wild Places’ calendars, just follow the link below and enter your details:
Competition closes 21.12.2017 at 23:59PM [GMT]. Winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be contacted via provided email.
About Colin Prior
Colin Prior, born in Milngavie, Glasgow in 1958, is a landscape photographer.
Prior takes panoramic landscape photographs of Scotland and around the world. He uses the 617 panoramic format extensively in his work shooting Fuji Velvia generally in the “golden hour” at dawn and dusk. To date, Colin has worked on four calendar commissions for British Airways and has had several solo exhibitions, most notably The Scottish Visual Experience, Land’s End and The World’s Wild Places.
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