About Me

Thank you for visiting my website.

My name is David Kendal, I am 36 years old and live in Larbert, Central Scotland.

I have been passionate about landscape photography for quite a while now and I have put this website together to showcase some of my favourite images taken in recent times.

I started shooting with a digital SLR in 2006 and within a very short time my hobby had become an obsession and I enjoyed many trips to the popular honeypot locations, doing what could be regarded as the photographic equivalent of "munro bagging", while hoping for the best golden hour light (I've kept some of these older images in the 'Classic View' gallery).

In the early stages, while this activity certainly improved my resilience and persistance, I feel that it is only in recent years that a personal 'style' has emerged in my photography.

I enjoy finding elements of simplicity in a given scene. Often I will shoot in a portrait format so that the composition of the scene conveys a certain sense of depth, drawing the viewer in. I find that I capture images that regularly make use negative space which helps to balance the composition. I try to capture scenes with a subtle pallete of pastel tones, hence why the majority of my favourite images are taken near the sea, where soft light offers a wonderful opportunity to capture these colours.

I also enjoy taking the horizon out of the equation altogether and looking "within" the landscape for subtle intimate details and textures. Often this approach leads to the creation of images from the landscape that are somewhat abstract in nature, and unique to that particular location. Some of my personal favourites have been made after looking at what's down at my feet rather than admiring a grand vista!

As a digital photographer the option is always there to enhance an image via software. Overcooking an image via post processing is something that I prefer to avoid and while I appreciate the potential artistic merits of this practice my preference is to subtly enhance the image while retaining the characteristics of the scene that I witnessed with my own eyes when taking the photograph.

I regularly use Lee Neutral Density Graduated Filters when shooting landscapes in order to get the best exposure of a scene therefore avoiding the need for extensive post-processing after the shot has been taken. If water is present in the scene I will likely use a Neutral Density filter to lengthen the exposure time thus flattening the elements out and enhancing the minimal look.

After becoming a Dad in 2010, and again in 2014, along with constant work commitments my energy and availability for photography has dwindled, however my overarching interest and passion have not and I am looking forward to resurrecting my hobby again in the near future, and hopefully progress towards developing my style further.

If you would like to provide any feedback regarding my site or ask me a question about a location, a particular technique, gear, or anything else at all please do not hesitate to get in touch via my Contact Page - I would be delighted to hear from you.

I also have a flickr page which I regularly update with a more diverse range of day-to-day images e.g. events and personal projects.

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