This is a follow-up blog post for my 365 photo project from 2016. You’ll find the first blog post here.
Hiking the West Highland Way
Luckily I recovered from my stomach problems I had on the last day of March so that I could start my way to Scotland. From Zeebrugge in Belgium, I took the overnight ferry to Hull and then drove to Glasgow.
Together with my eldest son Henri, we hiked the West Highland Way from Milngvaie to Fort Williams in 6 days and made the official 154 km, plus some back and forth to get to the accommodations. It was a really enjoyable hike, immersed in great landscapes, quality family time and an occasion to do some photography on the go.
After the hike, we spent some time in Aberdeen and then took the road to Luxembourg.
What has changed in my 365 project from last month?
My focus has shifted in April to landscape and bridge architecture. Of course, some of the landscape shots are due to the fact that we were hiking in Scotland, but I also shot a lot of landscapes in Luxembourg.
In retrospective, I was still in the HDR and (slightly) over-processing phase for landscapes and cloudy skies. Of course, I wouldn’t process most images like this anymore today, but it is part of the learning curve.
Additionally, I continued with my bridge architecture project and managed to make some quite interesting shots and get some creative perspectives.
Overall, April 2016 was a transition period: my job contract being ended in the beginning of March, recovering from a difficult job period, enjoying quality family time, reflecting on the future and preparing for the challenges to come.
Previous blog posts on my 365 project: