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Forum: The lounge 10th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Ohhh so much to see, so many miles to travel, so little time !

First went to Inverness in 2005 and fell in love with the Highlands and the people, my wife and I have been back every year since,...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By crimbo
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Depends on time available but head out to Ullapool for lunch in the Ceilidh Place. Stop off on the way at Rogie Falls... go east to Culloden
There is so much...north to Tongue south to Cairngorm
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By OM USer
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Agreed, which is why I said you needed time for this route. Or you could turn of the A1 at Scotch Corner and take the A66 to Penrith to pick up the M6. The absolute quickest from the west side of...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By OM USer
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Another thought about driving north. Rather than stopping off at the motorway services, if you are going up the A1 then stop of at the Nene valley Railway. Its no more than 5 minutes off the main...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By OM USer
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

If you are driving and have the time to go up the east coast in the northern parts of England then the scenary is spectacular. Dolpins (already mentioned) off the coast at Dornoch. If you get to the...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

So are we. :) And I agree about the midges. *yes

There is an animal and wildlife park not far from Inverness, and a steam railway.

I believe there is also a rather spectacular railway bridge...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Wally
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

If going by car, a rough idea of your route could could open up suggestions from others to offer up places to stop off for breaks and togging exercises. For example, Durham has a Park & Ride -...
Forum: The lounge 9th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Glee
Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Cromarty is worth a visit on the coast, chance of dolphins, Caledonian forest is spectacular, there is a stepped loch at Fort Agustus, a smattering of distilleries and their is an impressive...
Forum: The lounge 8th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Zuiko
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Glen Affric is not far from Inverness and has great opportunities for walking and photography. At this time of year it may be midgey!
...
Forum: The lounge 8th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By alfbranch
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

Avoid June, July, August and September as the midges are awful.

I am going next week:rolleyes:
Forum: The lounge 8th July 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Help. visiting scotland. where to go what to see

I usually camp in the Cairngorms, but like to call into Inverness.

I always consider it a 'must' to visit the secondhand bookshop in Church Street when I go. It's in an old church and has loads of...
Forum: Announcements 11th December 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,691
Posted By Ian
Re: Service interruption - apologies!

The ignominy - I was locked out of the server by its firewall because of too many failed log-in attempts! Oh well - that's been sorted.

Just need to get DPNow back online...

Ian
Forum: Looking for improvement 11th August 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,705
Posted By Ouch!
Re: Vulcan take off B&W

What a stunning shot and pin sharp!

You should be very proud of that photo!

Ouch!
Forum: Accessory talk 11th July 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,923
Posted By Ulfric M Douglas
Re: EVF Battery life

Some people reported less battery life using the EVF,
I have found no major difference using VF-2 rather than LCD,
although with my e-P1/17mm I can switch off the LCD and use OVF instead which...
Forum: Accessory talk 11th July 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,923
Posted By Wally
Re: EVF Battery life

Can't see it making a great difference although, I would surmise it will have some drain, possibly less than the LCD... nothing a spare battery won't cure.

I've recently become the owner of an...
Forum: Announcements 19th March 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By Ozont
Street Faces

Street Photographer, Thomas Leuthard, author of Going Candid (http://www.85mm.ch/Book/GoingCandid.html) & Collecting Souls (http://www.85mm.ch/Book/CollectingSouls.html), has written & released a new...
Forum: The lounge 11th March 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By Janet
Free photography e-book

There's a free Kindle ebook "Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography" available on Amazon now, until the 11th March.

If you don't have a Kindle you can get a free PC...
Forum: The lounge 19th February 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rawcoll
Re: Recommend me a book

Have a look at Kirk Tuck's blog site http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/. He is an amazingly frequent poster, talks a lot of sense to me, and is a fan of m4/3. He has an LED Lighting book which is...
Forum: The lounge 18th February 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Invicta
Re: Recommend me a book

If you are interested in studio work take a look at Scott Kelby's Light it, shoot it, retouch it book for step by step guide from start to finish.

For Lighting in general the ultimate technical...
Forum: Accessory talk 18th February 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,217
Posted By Jim Ford
*** quick strap - warning! ***

I've had a Quick Strap for a year or so and found it very convenient to use and generally well made. However I had the screw that secures the plate to the camera fail today and thought I'd issue a...
Forum: The lounge 17th February 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By tomphotofx
Re: Recommend me a book

Hi
Check out "Off camera Flash" by Neil van Niekerk on Amazon excellent book, also his "Black Foamie Thing here http://neilvn.com/tangents/about/black-foamie-thing/ well worth a visit.
All the best...
Forum: Telephoto 17th February 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,089
Posted By Melaka
70-300mm firmware update 1.4

I've just noticed that firmware update 1.4 was issued yesterday.

www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/

It's encouraging to see that FT is still being updated!
Forum: The lounge 17th February 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By The Technician
Re: Recommend me a book

He now has a 4th volume out :)
Forum: The lounge 16th February 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Tradetalk
Re: Recommend me a book

Hi Martin

Depending on just how deep you wish to go I've always found Scott Kelby's Digital Photography books really good and they cover portraiture and lighting as well as most other shooting...
Forum: The lounge 10th December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,418
Posted By Barr1e
Join us please

Anne and I hope you will join us in offering our best wishes for the coming season to Mark Thakara sales director Olympus UK and his team.

Also our thanks and best wishes to Ian and Julia for...
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