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Re: Pictures from Skye

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I think this was one of the last places we stopped - Duncan - I need your help again!

That's the Quiraing, up in the north of Skye, you guys certainly put yourselves about in just a couple of days!

And speaking of Duncan...



The man himself! The wanderer

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Re: Pictures from Skye

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And sunk a few pints and eaten a few pies.
I hae ma doots aboot it.


The hairpin road is the Quirang on the Trotternish Peninsula near Staffin.
The hill with the river is Glamaig with the River Sligachan.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Ian, I think your second last photo was taken from the side of south side of the Quiraing looking south along the Trotternish ridges I slept up there in the top car park on Friday night

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Re: Pictures from Skye

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A few more from the weekend...

I have re-done this:



Some areas were a bit too dark and I have improved the contrast a bit with the advantage of the big screen at the office rather than my laptop.



Got to have another eagle shot - another big crop but holding up well. All these shots printed well at A4, incidentally.



My view of the 'kilt' and the waterfall - managed to lift the shadows nicely and the polariser brought out the underwater detail well in the foreground.



This one, I must say, looks great on a print.



Not on Skye but on my way from Inverness, at Rogie Falls. I deliberately desaturated the image to convey the bleakness of the foreground desolation.



I think this was one of the last places we stopped - Duncan - I need your help again!

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Re: Pictures from Skye

Now for some from Talisker Bay. As I mentioned before I thought we were going to the pub so just brought the Pen E-PL2 and a 14-150 m.Zuiko. Luckily, Jon had a spare tripod so I was able to do some long exposures as the light faded:



This one is a 5-shot HDR processed in Photoshop. As is the next one:



These HDRs may not have that dramatic tone look but they make for a natural looking shot that would have been impossible with a single shot in the light available.

And here is one that was a single shot:



0.8 second exposure to blur the tide water.

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Re: Pictures from Skye

Oh yes! There is more!



Including some panos:





An HDR:



And an insane person:



..climbing a kilt (rock)!

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Ooops! I think we have reached saturation point!

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Re: Pictures from Skye

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Now for some from Talisker Bay. As I mentioned before I thought we were going to the pub so just brought the Pen E-PL2 and a 14-150 m.Zuiko. Luckily, Jon had a spare tripod so I was able to do some long exposures as the light faded:



This one is a 5-shot HDR processed in Photoshop. As is the next one:



These HDRs may not have that dramatic tone look but they make for a natural looking shot that would have been impossible with a single shot in the light available.

And here is one that was a single shot:



0.8 second exposure to blur the tide water.

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Given the choice of pub or photographing Talisker Bay, I'd choose the Bay any day! The first shot is a superb composition and the HDR has worked really well - subtle and not screaming "HDR." However, it lacks the atmosphere and soul that is clearly present in No3. Not such a balanced exposure, maybe, but look at the mood! It stirs an emotional response in me that No1 somehow fails to do.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

John, totally agree with you! you can visit a pub anyday ! Talisker Bay shots are awesome ! esp. clarity of the foreground !
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Here's a few from me, more to come but just sorting through them now.
It was a great trip I really enjoyed it and the weather was fantastic too.

Comments welcome.

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Re: Pictures from Skye

Thanks for sharing, Paul - and wasn't it great that we all got on so well? I can't thank Jon (and of course Linda) enough for being such great hosts and Jon's guiding was superlative.

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Thanks for sharing, Paul - and wasn't it great that we all got on so well? I can't thank Jon (and of course Linda) enough for being such great hosts and Jon's guiding was superlative.

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Absolutely Ian couldn't agree more and Jon and Linda were indeed great hosts, I can't thank them enough for their hospitality.

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Re: Pictures from Skye

Wow Paul great shots - what is the red glow in 4 ?
You all had a great Tour Guide, for sure - looking at the evidence in your shots !
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Thanks, these were all shot at the Fairy Pools so I'm thinking that mysterious red glow is a fairy captured on camera, very rare Some folk might try to pass it off as sunlight flaring off the 7-14 front element but I know better

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