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Something different: black and white photography at Bowling's derelict harbour

Only a short journey from Glasgow (the train stops right at the entrance!), Bowling's crumbling harbour is a great little location for any one who like to likes to photograph all the things ramshackle.  Sunken boats sit moored in the harbour, only fully revealed at low tide.  They can make for some truly atmospheric images.  Be careful though, the harbour wall is in very poor condition and is a hazardous walk.

Aside from the many wrecks in the old harbour there is also the wooden pier.  As you can see from my image above the pier is a complete state of disrepair.  Old trees, tyres and other debris can be found stuck underneath, and it is not possible (nor advisable) to walk on the pier.  To be honest the structure looks like it could fall at any moment.  You have been warned.

Looking back from the harbour wall: 1/320, f11, ISO 100 @ 35mm

Looking back from the harbour wall: 1/320, f11, ISO 100 @ 35mm

The harbour is best visited at low tide.  You will be able to access more of the area and some wrecks are not visible when the water is at its highest anyway.  Obviously the ground can be very slippy underfoot so decent walking books are advisable.

What do you think?  Have you ever visited Bowling?  Do you have any locations you think I should visit?  Leave a comment below.

Three must have android apps for landscape photographers

Simple apps that make a big difference

Truth be told, I do not use too many apps.  I find many of them to be clunky and clog up what little space I have on my phone.  When I do use them I like apps to be clean, simple, and do what I want them to do with a minimum of fuss.  Here are three of my favourite apps that I use for planning my landscape or seascape photography trips.

Exposure Calculator by Quicosoft

This handy little app is a god send for figuring out exposure times when doing long exposure photography.  Just input your camera settings and the strength of your ND filter and this app will calculate your shutter time needed for your long exposure.  Simple.

Sunrise Sunset by Alok Mandavgane

Want to know times for sunrise and sunset?  Sunrise Sunset will tell you instantly.  Just input the location you are going to visit and the app does the rest.  The app also has a handy 3D view showing path of sunlight at time of day.

Tides Near Me by Randy Meech

Name says it all really.  Just search the area you are going to visit and the app will tell you times of low and high tides.  A must for seascape and coastal photography.