The Birds, The Bass & The Beast

The Birds, The Bass & The Beast

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The Birds, The Bass & The Beast

Milsey Bay, North Berwick, February 2018.

Scotland was in the grip of the “Beast From The East” storm. For three days sub zero temperatures, thick snow showers and high winds battered the entire country relentlessly. On day 2 of the storm I found myself confronted by one of the single most chaotic scenes I’ve ever tried to capture. Complete sensory overload. Frigid winds laced with ice cold sea spray nipped at the skin. The sea by now was manic and churning, filling the air with the deafening roar from its relentless pounding waves and the sky filled with desperate, hungry, screaming gulls. The intensity never let up even for a second. To try to make sense of it all was almost impossible. After three hours I managed to get this image, the gulls forming a perfect arc around The Bass Rock as waves crashed into The Leithies sending plumes of water 20-30 feet into the air. One of the hardest, coldest and by a long way best photographic experiences I’ve had so far.

Print Information:

Printed on Canon Photo Paper Pro Lustre fine art paper using Canon dye based inks. 

Canon Pro Lustre is a 260gsm professional photo paper with a lustre texture reminiscent of the traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms. Prints are rich in colour and detail and have a traditional photo paper look.


Dimensions given are for the paper size. All prints have a small border added for easier framing. 

A4 - 210 x 297mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)

A3 - 297 x 420mm (11.7 x 16.5 in)

All prints are unframed and unsigned. 

Shipping Information:

All prints are shipped flat and wrapped in acid free paper. Prints are then placed in a strong cardboard book mailer to protect them during shipping. All packing materials are plastic and polystyrene free and are fully recyclable.

Please allow 7 days for printing of your order. 

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Colour reproduction:

Please be aware that while I do everything I can to accurately represent the finished image here on my website all monitors display colour differently and so the print you receive may have very slight colour variations to the image that you view here. 

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