Bird photography is popular in Scotland, particularly along its rugged coastlines and in the Highlands. There are a wealth of interesting species — which isn't the case everywhere in the U.K., I can promise you that! — including the elusive Scottish Crossbill. Hall captures a variety on his travels for this video, but the most challenging part is the weather.
If you've never been to Scotland, you might not realize just how far north it is. As a result, it is often cold and it gets hammered with rain for a good portion of the year. The weather is so unpredictable, in fact, that you need to not only be patient, but on guard. It is, however, a double-edged sword; while it can make shooting conditions insufferable, it had add atmospheric mist and fog, as well as dramatic lighting. It seems as if Hall gets a decently sized portion of both!
If you're a bird photographer, the U.K. doesn't have a large library of locations to go, with the coasts typically offering the best selections, but this video shows just how good Scotland can be if you can stomach the conditions!