This year saw the second Scotland360° sea kayaking photography course run for SSKEG, based at Benderloch and Appin. Building on the success of last year, this course was once again designed to allow everyone to produce great results from their cameras whilst sea kayaking and to get the best out of their own photography.

Continuing with the castles theme from 2015, I chose the wonderfully scenic venue of Castle Stalker in Port Appin which provided a focal point of interest as well as a landing spot on the neighbouring island. This allowed time on shore as well as in kayaks, to cover composition, lighting, action shots, technical use of the camera as well as making time to review the output.

Saturday dawned wet; extremely wet! So much so that we retreated into the nearby Castle Stalker Viewpoint cafe for coffe and bacon rolls, giving time to the torrential rain to abate. However, the forecast was for improving weather and, fortified by coffee and cakes, we ventured onto the water later that morning.

The day gradually brightened, as did the light and the spring colours around us. Putting theory into practice, the participants joined in enthusiastically and, over 900 photographs later, the highlights are presented below.

As with the 2015, weekend, we spent the Sunday based at the Creagan Inn on the shores of Loch Creran, reviewing and critiquing our work from the day before.

Once again, it's great to have an output from a weekend such as this and the photographs below are the "tutor's selection" which I think represents the day, the conditions and of course the output from the photographers. Each of the photographs is credited to the photographer who took them.

I hope you enjoy....!!

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