August is a bit of a hit or miss weather wise in Scotland, however the day Artemis and I went for a shoot was a lovely summers day. I was still recovering from an injury to my arm due a stupid fall in the garden two weeks earlier. I wasn’t very sure how well I was going to cope with the rough and tumble of a location shoot. Also the first location wasn’t known to me, a new location and an old site on farmland. Anyway after a quick snack we drove off to find this location.
We had no trouble getting there and after asking the farmers wife for permission to shoot, we parked the car and climbed up a hill to some ancient forts and structures. The farmer’s wife warned us of the presence of cows on the hill, they turned out to very curious and really took to Artemis.
The cows seemed desperate to get in on the shooty action any chance they could….
As you can see…..very friendly cows….
At this point I turned round to seem one nibbling at my camera bag, a little shoo-ing away did the trick…..for a little while anyway.
And of course…….
Finally the cows lose interest…..
The light was getting quite contrasty so we decided to move to another location, this time Boddin Lymkilns…..about 30 mins away, enough time for a natter and another snack….or two!
This time the trouble wasn’t with cows but people!…..it was a little busy with folks coming and going, cyclists and tourists n such…but with a little bit of timing and cunning we managed to get some shots in.
The inside the Lymkilns the wind whistled inside like a chimney…..which it was really!
Outside the Lymkilns we used some of the old fishing boats that lay nearby…
After this we drove to Lunan Bay but the combination of the beach being busy with tourists and my arm starting to really complain a lot I called it quits, besides we got a lot of good shots and we can leave the beach til next year. And so ended another Artemis adventure featuring McDonalds happy meals, Farmers dogs, disinterested bulls, very interested cows, old forts, slobbered camera bags, nettles and brambles, limekilns, ruined buildings, pesky fishing boats, wind tunnels, sock chasing, old ruined boats and busy beaches…..just a normal day for us really with lots of fab images.