Welcome to Stravaigin.
Stravaigin is the old Scots word for traveling,
I’m a landscape photographer based in Glasgow Scotland.
In the last century (the 1970’s) I started out using 35mm, but in the first decade of this century I switched to digital. – I think that my first digital camera was not even 1mb.
Nowadays a lot of my work involves post production essentially using photoshop. I look upon photoshop as an extension of the old dark room, where using various techniques a photo could be manipulated. To me photography is an art and not a science. A photographic image should convey feeling, memories, it should convey a sense of being!
In an interview in Outdoor Photography, the photographer John Williamson in response to a question replied " I think that people’s memory of a scene of a scene is influenced by the emotions they experienced at the time, rather than the fine detail of what they saw". My thoughts exactly.
I tend to concentrate on the outdoors especially the west coast – Glencoe and thereabouts, but also can be found elsewhere in Scotland and occasionally overseas, for in the past when asked I used to describe myself as a hillwalker who took photos, now a day’s I’m more of a photographic artist who hillwalks!
More of my work can be found at www.jacksimpson.photography.

All images are copyright of Jack Simpson / Stravaigin

  • Joined: April 2017

Journal

One from the vault about a trip to Barbados.

Morning Flight to Grantley Adams – May 2017 / “…..It’s been 14 years since we visited this island” , “wonder what changes there will be”, “wonder what will be the same”. / These were some of the thoughts that were going through my mind as we flew out of a dull, overcast Gatwick bound for a sunny, warm Grantley Adams International airport in Barbados. / Last time we were on this 22 mile long islan…
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A wee donnar over Bidean……

On the back of my overnight sojourn on the summit of Buachaille Etive Mhor a couple of weeks earlier and the weather still holding I decided it was time that I visited the high tops of Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. The Bidean massif in Glencoe is the highest top there. Quite a lot of people mistakenly assume the Buachaille (Etive Mhor) is the high…
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Moonlight sonata on the Buachaille.

Seeing that we are having an extraordinary summer in this year of 2018, the sun and heat must have gone to my head. Yearning for the high tops for a final time I decided to take my old body up the Buachaille Etive Mhor in Glencoe, Lochaber, Scotland. Not content with just going for a wee wander up Lagangarbh Coire (or to give it its proper name of Coire na Tulaich. Nobody ever calls it by this na…
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Beginning at Glas Bheinn finishing at the Kingshouse

I started this article a couple of months ago, and never got round to finishing it. Since finishing as a wage slave and being able to follow my own path I have found that I now have the time to wander about hills in Scotland that I have driven past thousands of times and pondered, “that would be a good viewpoint”, but then my driver was hillwalking with photography coming second. Now the roles a…
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