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Karen Miller Karen Miller | 15:20 UK time, Monday, 14 June 2010

Derek Farrell, the producer of Scotland's Landscape, has been in touch to tell us more about the site and the rephotography project.

This year BBC Scotland is exploring Scotland's landscape with programmes across radio and television taking a look at how even the wildest parts of the country have been shaped and influenced by human activity.


To start things off, Landward is running a series of films in which photographer, Colin Prior snaps modern day versions of archive landscape photographs from across the country. The differences between the old and new pictures are often dramatic and highlight how much things have changed.

For these rephotographs to be successful, it is important to try and match the exact position, angle and framing of the original picture, so it can be quite a challenge. But that doesn't mean you have to be a professional to take them. This week on Out of Doors, Mark Stephen has given rephotography a try himself. Mark travelled to West Wemyss in Fife, to see how the village has changed since it was photographed in 1900.

West Wemyss taken on 23 May 1900 by Alexander Wilson

West Wemyss taken on 23 May 1900 by Alexander Wilson

West Weymss photographed by Mark Stephen, June 2010

West Weymss photographed by Mark Stephen, June 2010
You can take part in our rephotography campaign too. The newly launched Scotland's Landscape features a range of images from across the country that we want you to take new versions of. You can also take a look at the modern day photos Mark and Colin have taken and pick up a few tips on taking great snaps and on how to upload them. We hope it inspires you to get out and get clicking.

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