Black & White, Landscape & Wildlife

Steve Gosling’s inspiring landscapes

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.

At this year’s International Black and White Spider Awards, photographer Steve Gosling achieved six nominations and one Honourable Mention in three different categories (Architecture, Fine Art, and Nature) for his breathtaking pictures. Four of Steve’s pictures were shot with Phase One equipment. Below he shares the stories behind the captures.

‘Dragons Teeth’ (Dunmore Head, Ireland)

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.
“Taken at a beautiful spot on the west coast of Ireland looking out towards the Great Blasket Islands. It took me some time to refine the composition to my satisfaction to ensure that there was a clean flow of line and shape from the foreground to the islands in the distance. Having worked hard to successfully resolve the design of the image to my satisfaction it’s a photograph I’m very pleased with.

Taken with an Alpa TC camera with Schneider 35mm lens, Phase One P20+ Digital Back, Lee Filters, Gitzo tripod, and head.”

The Call of the Wild’ (Trotternish Penisula, Isle of Skye)

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.

“I was attracted by this remote telephone box for two reasons. Firstly, these traditional red boxes are becoming more scarce in the UK and also this particular example is located in a remote spot on the Isle of Skye, apparently quite a distance from the nearest community – that intrigued me.

It was a typical day on Skye – with windblown clouds darkening the sky and frequent bursts of heavy rain; conditions I love to work in as they usually reward the patient photographer with dramatic light. When I eventually got this photograph I was glad I’d hunkered down when the rain had been passing over.

Taken with Phase One A-series camera with 35mm Rodenstock lens, Phase One IQ3 50MP Digital Back, Lee Filters, Gitzo tripod, and Arca Swiss head.”

‘Llynau Mymbyr Dawn’ (Snowdonia, North Wales)

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.
“Taken on one of my first trips out with the Phase One A-series and an IQ3 50MP Digital Back I enjoyed having the ability to use live view both to finalize the composition and to check sharp focus from the foreground to infinity. Having live view has transformed my use of the technical camera.

It was one of those days when I was really glad that I’d dragged myself out of bed as I was greeted by a peaceful, calm and tranquil morning. I hope the mood of the dawning of the day comes over in the photograph.

Taken with Phase One A-series camera with 35mm Rodenstock lens, Phase One IQ3 50MP Digital Back, Lee Filters, Gitzo tripod, and Arca Swiss head.”

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