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The Making Of: The Messenger

Cat Burton Photography - The Messenger

The Messenger is a fantasy composite featuring the stunning Eilean Donan Castle. I shot the backdrop (castle) image during a recent trip to Skye. The bird, as with most of my artworks has been placed afterwards in Photoshop using my own stock. I like to create stories with my images and turn them into something more than a traditional landscape shot.

For those wondering where the red kite was photographed – there’s a place just north of Inverness where they (and various other wild birds that tag along) are fed. It takes some patience, but it’s worth the wait. You’ll need a decent telephoto lens to catch them though!

This image will be on display at my Gallery Exhibition in September and also during Perthshire Open Studios.

For more of my work, please check out my portfolio.

Cat Burton Photography - The Messenger
The Messenger

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