Ronald MacDonald PhD OBE has had an interest in landscape photography since his early childhood, due to his late father's interest in photography and access to one of the early Canon cameras.
Isle of Skye
Skye was the first and is the most enduring inspiration for Ronald’s landscape photography. Living here gives the opportunity when the light is at its most interesting, or an ever-changing weather pattern is passing through, to get out with camera and tripod and have fun.
For an Isle of Skye photographer, it’s just a short ferry hop to access the wonderful landscapes of the Outer Hebrides where Ronald has photographed the magnificent beaches, rugged coastline, unique hills and glens, wild moorland and rocky crags of the Isle of Lewis, Harris and the Uists.
The collage prints contained in this section consist of a blend of a number of my photographs. A collage normally starts with a landscape photograph from Skye, or from somewhere else in Scotland, and other images are then added onto the original photograph to create the kind of effect you see in this gallery. These additional images normally include a further landscape photograph with additional images containing textures derived from photos of part of a landscape, such as a rock or a tree. The collages are not intended to be an accurate representation of a particular landscape but rather a different form of abstraction of the landscape to my abstract photographs. The collages are currently available as limited edition giclee prints in canvas and photo rag paper. Please note this gallery is currently under construction.
Scottish Highlands & Islands
Ronald’s landscape photographs of Scotland include Glencoe, Aviemore, Torridon, Lochalsh and Sutherland. This range will be extended when time allows.
Black & White
Black and white photography was Ronald’s first love as a photographer and he used this medium exclusively as a teenager, developing and printing all his own work.
Ronald has always appreciated a variety of art styles, particularly impressionist paintings and abstract art. He has been inspired by these artistic styles to create something similar with a camera and some of the results are found here.