Sunshine, Wind and Rain
© Courtesy of Richard and John Buckham.

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Sunshine, Wind and Rain about 1920
  • Scottish Art
Buckham was the leading aerial photographer of his day and was renowned for his atmospheric shots of the landscape. He felt that the most spectacular cloud formations and theatrical light could be captured on “stormy days, with bursts of sunshine and occasional showers of rain”. Over the years he amassed a vast collection of photographs of skies which he integrated with a separate landscape photograph to enhance the drama and create a more impressive composition. In this image a dramatic shaft of light shines down on the Forth Rail Bridge below, whilst a lone plane is only just visible flying overhead.

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Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 197.16
  • Medium Silver gelatin print
  • Size 46.20 x 37.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 2008