Scotland images

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mholdef
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May 18, 2013

Just back from a trip to Scotland with my wife where we traveled around from Oban to Glencoe to Skye and all the way up to the Ullapool area.  Weather was typical Scottish weather (if not perhaps a tad colder than usual), with rain, fog, clouds and periods (even an entire day here and there!) of beautiful sunshine.

These images were taken with the D800E and most with the 45 PCE and 70-200/4.  The panoramic shots were made using the 45 PCE and stitching 3 images together.  The full gallery can be seen at www.fotomark.org.

Comments most appreciated.

Mark

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Really nice images!

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ki11ua wrote:

Really nice images!

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Excellent series - you are making me homesick.

Regards

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Very nice. I particularly like the ram portrait.

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Great images of a beautiful country. Really nice, including the b/w conversions and careful PP. Thanks!

Just one thing I personally dislike: the usage of "pseudo-film sheet" framing lines/smears.

In my opinion, your pictures are excellent enough not to need that finishing touch!

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JacquesBalthazar wrote:

Great images of a beautiful country. Really nice, including the b/w conversions and careful PP. Thanks!

Just one thing I personally dislike: the usage of "pseudo-film sheet" framing lines/smears.

In my opinion, your pictures are excellent enough not to need that finishing touch!

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In reply to mholdef, May 18, 2013

mholdef,

These are great images.  Some of the best I've seen here in a while.  Thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing!

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The kind of images I just want to climb into. Thank you!

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JacquesBalthazar wrote:

Great images of a beautiful country. Really nice, including the b/w conversions and careful PP. Thanks!

Just one thing I personally dislike: the usage of "pseudo-film sheet" framing lines/smears.

In my opinion, your pictures are excellent enough not to need that finishing touch!

+1 ... same thoughts ... like everything except the framing style applied.....

Jim

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Lovely shots especially the first 2.

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Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the feedback

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JacquesBalthazar wrote:

Great images of a beautiful country. Really nice, including the b/w conversions and careful PP. Thanks!

Just one thing I personally dislike: the usage of "pseudo-film sheet" framing lines/smears.

In my opinion, your pictures are excellent enough not to need that finishing touch!

+1 ... same thoughts ... like everything except the framing style applied.....

Jim

Thanks Point well taken about framing +++

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Lovely shots especially the first 2.

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Really nice set of images. For that first one with the sheep in focus and background out of focus, did you by any chance shoot one like that at F11 or higher? The background in focus may add something in that case.

Well done.

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The D800E and these fine lenses do a great job, but what makes these images exceptional is your great use of the light, especially in the first three. Just excellent.

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Tee1up wrote:

Really nice set of images. For that first one with the sheep in focus and background out of focus, did you by any chance shoot one like that at F11 or higher? The background in focus may add something in that case.

Well done.

Thanks

I did think of that, but as sheep tend to be shy, I didn't have a chance to take another stopped down a bit

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Jim Trainor wrote:

The D800E and these fine lenses do a great job, but what makes these images exceptional is your great use of the light, especially in the first three. Just excellent.

Thanks Jim for this great feedback

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Really nice images. Love them all except the last one which I think would be better in colour

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