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  • eGroup Meetup Pictures from Skye

    There is now a new forum meet category in the gallery for Skye at:

    http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1215

    Please post your Skye pix from this week there please

    We were blessed with generally very good weather today. The bright sunshine interspersed with fluffy clouds did mean the light was a mixture of bright highlights and dark shadows, so it was a challenge photographically!

    Here is a random selection of mine from today:


    Group photo outside the Talisker distillery.






    A wild orchid.




    Iain's perch!






    Sunset at the end of Seonnaidh's drive way!

    The weather looks set fine for tomorrow morning when we'll be setting sail in search of Sea Eagles

    Ian
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    Re: Pictures from Skye

    Mmmm, I can almost taste the Talisker! That's a good day's shooting, Ian, with plenty of variety. You best get to bed now, if you're going to catch that sunrise!
    Last edited by Ian; 12th June 2011, 05:42 PM.
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
      Re: Pictures from Skye

      The gallery photos are great, but I hope everyone will update this thread with their photos and comments...it's much easier to view.

      Sounds like you're all having a great time. I look forward to seeing more shots tomorrow.

      Night night!

      Janet
      Last edited by Ian; 12th June 2011, 05:43 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: Pictures from Skye

        Well, it's 8.30am and I would have thought the guys would be back from their sunrise shoot by now, perhaps posting some of their pictures over a hearty breakfast!
        Last edited by Ian; 12th June 2011, 05:43 PM.
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        • #5
          Re: Pictures from Skye

          Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
          Well, it's 8.30am and I would have thought the guys would be back from their sunrise shoot by now, perhaps posting some of their pictures over a hearty breakfast!
          We didn't do a sunrise shoot, instead we had breakfast at 8:30 down near where we went by boat to see white-tailed sea eagles. I think I have some decent shots too

          After that we spent the rest of the day touring from one amazing vista point to another - not even had lunch!

          Just returned to Seonnaidh's house and am downloading the 600+ RAWs I have shot today

          I'll be adding some more shots to the gallery and here within an hour!

          Ian
          Last edited by Ian; 12th June 2011, 05:44 PM.
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          • #6
            Re: Pictures from Skye

            Just a couple from the week end.
            Attached Files


            "Always shoot in RAW and avoid JPEGs"

            William Shakespeare.

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            • #7
              Re: Pictures from Skye

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              We didn't do a sunrise shoot, instead we had breakfast at 8:30 down near where we went by boat to see white-tailed sea eagles. I think I have some decent shots too

              After that we spent the rest of the day touring from one amazing vista point to another - not even had lunch!

              Just returned to Seonnaidh's house and am downloading the 600+ RAWs I have shot today

              I'll be adding some more shots to the gallery and here within an hour!

              Ian
              Why no sunrise? You don't have to be on location much before 3.30am at this time of year!

              Seriously, hope you had a good day photographing the sea eagles and scenery, and hope the weather was better than we've had down south! Really looking forward to seeing more pictures.
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              • #8
                Re: Pictures from Skye

                Originally posted by Seonnaidh View Post
                Just a couple from the week end.
                Very nice!
                John

                "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                • #9
                  Re: Pictures from Skye (sea eagles!)

                  Just a few minutes by boat from the sleepy harbour at Portree and you get to see these:













                  These were taken with the E-5 and 35-100 and are considerably cropped because I should have used a longer lens - a 50-200 would have been much better for the job.

                  We had two chances to see the eagles catch the fish offered to them and on the second sortie I messed up the settings and over exposed by around 1.5 stops - can tell which shot of those above it is?

                  Ian
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                  • #10
                    Re: Pictures from Skye

                    Holy moly Ian, they are some incredible shots. Absolutely fantastic... sooo envious of you.
                    John

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pictures from Skye

                      Wow, I'm not into bird shots at all, but what a magnificent bird that is! What kind of wingspan do those things have?

                      Was it shot No 2 that you had to pull back the exposure on?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pictures from Skye

                        Wow, it was worth the long trip to Skye for the eagle trip alone!
                        John

                        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pictures from Skye

                          Ian has just read your comment and is very pleased with your comment.
                          The rest of us are of course well envious.
                          I can tell you specifically that the wing span of that particular bird (a female) is
                          9ft 2".
                          It wasn't the 2nd shot that was over exposed!


                          "Always shoot in RAW and avoid JPEGs"

                          William Shakespeare.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pictures from Skye

                            These are beautiful shots of one of these magnificent birds - excellent

                            Totally jealous!
                            Jeremy

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pictures from Skye

                              Reagarding which one is from the set of overexposed shots, I'd say No5.
                              John

                              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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