WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Specially commended 2010

15-17 Years

Jack Chapman, United Kingdom

Deer at dusk

Jack was learning to drive, and while on holiday in the Scottish Highlands, he took advantage of being allowed to practise using the family car and headed up to Loch Garry to do some landscape photography. As the light began to fade at the end of the day, he noticed that red deer were gathering on the loch shore. Jack changed to a short lens, knowing that the lack of light meant there was no point in trying to take a portrait. 'Even then I struggled with shutter speeds and focusing,' he says. He was still trying out different compositions when it started to rain. But it was the resulting clouds banked up on the mountains opposite that helped create the moody atmosphere he was after.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 40D + 18-55mm lens; 0.5 sec at f5.6; ISO 640; tripod.


Loch Garry, Scotland, UK: latitude 56.7996, longitude -4.25046 Loch Garry, Scotland, UK: latitude 56.7996, longitude -4.25046

Loch Garry, Scotland, UK

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Jack Chapman, United Kingdom