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Clachtoll Bay
« on: November 08, 2010, 02:36:18 PM »

I have spent the last week up in the Highlands of Scotland at a place called Clachtoll, some 38 miles north of Ullapool. Really beautiful place and has provided plenty of shots to process! Here are a few shots taken from the bay. You can see a larger framed version by clicking on the photos.

Thanks for looking.

Duncan

Canon 5d mkii - 17-40L @ 23mm - ISO 125 - f/16 - 1/4 sec - tripod.


Canon 5D mkii - 17-40L @ 17mm - ISO 250 - F/14 - 60 sec - Tripod - + Big Stopper Filter.


Canon 5D mkii - 17-40L @ 17mm - ISO 400 - F/14 - 80 sec - Tripod - + Big Stopper Filter.


Canon 5d mkii - 17-40 @ 21mm - f/16 - ISO 125 - 1/5th sec - tripod.

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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 02:50:20 PM »

I have spent the last week up in the Highlands of Scotland at a place called Clachtoll, some 38 miles north of Ullapool. Really beautiful place and has provided plenty of shots to process! Here are a few shots taken from the bay. You can see a larger framed version by clicking on the photos.

Thanks for looking.

Duncan
Canon 5D mkii - 17-40L @ 17mm - ISO 250 - F/14 - 60 sec - Tripod - + Big Stopper Filter.

Canon 5D mkii - 17-40L @ 17mm - ISO 400 - F/14 - 80 sec - Tripod - + Big Stopper Filter.
Very pretty!

Why do you use relatively high ISO when you're aiming for a very long exposure? It seems illogical. I'm not criticising; I'm just curious.

Jeremy
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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 03:24:19 PM »

Very pretty!

Why do you use relatively high ISO when you're aiming for a very long exposure? It seems illogical. I'm not criticising; I'm just curious.

Jeremy

Nice easy one that.

The light was to bright to allow a long shutter speed without the Big Stopper but with the big stopper a low ISO, say 100-200 was producing too long an exposure. Ideally I like going for f/16 and 160 ISO (best ISO for blues.... apparently). In this instance when I dropped the ISO to 100-160 I was ending up with a 5+ minute exposure. This would result in the camera catching at least one set of the big waves coming in or maybe more. As it was, I had to keep grabbing the camera and tripod when an a large one came in. Also, ISO 400 on the mkii is extremely good so I wasn't loosing out that much on quality.

Ideally though (if I had one - Christmas list), I would have opted for a 4 stop grad  :)

Duncan

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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 04:56:26 PM »

They're all very nice. My favourite is probably number 3. The beaches up there are superb. My one issue - where do you get the decent weather filter? North of Ullapool and it was blowing a hoolie & raining? Really?

 :D I was lucky enough to be staying at a cottage (Seaside Cottage Clachtoll), each day I would wait till 2:30pm and head out with waterproofs on and wait for a break in the weather. It was last week when these were taken and the winds were strong enough to keep us off the summits.... the waves were fantastic though!! I was very suprised how many shots I have come out with that week. Plenty to process yet!

The second and third were taken on fairly poor weather days with only fleeting glimpses of sun but the longer exposure meant I had a better chance of capturing it at the same time as getting the movement in the clouds!

Duncan

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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 01:19:43 AM »

The first one really captured me... the others are nice too.

Mike.
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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 03:49:21 AM »

The first one really captured me... the others are nice too.

Mike.

It is funny that the first is the one that I liked the less... fortunately, I kept scrolling down, as the others are fantastic, in my humble opinion; nice colors, nice composition, and nice movement.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 04:47:55 PM »

Good to know that the weather gods laugh at more than this mere mortal. That said, good weather is often boring, photographically.

Very true indeed!

The first one really captured me... the others are nice too.

Mike.

Cheers Mike, It was a bit of an experiment to capture the movement and the lines it created I found quite appealing.


It is funny that the first is the one that I liked the less... fortunately, I kept scrolling down, as the others are fantastic, in my humble opinion; nice colors, nice composition, and nice movement.

Thanks that's really appreciated.... and it is interesting to see how different people or drawn to different images!!

Duncan

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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 10:42:03 PM »

For me #1 is the winner, with #3 a close second place. The others are very nice, too.

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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 05:59:05 PM »

For me #1 is the winner, with #3 a close second place. The others are very nice, too.

Eric

Thanks Eric, really appreciated..... that first one is winning a few friends :-)

Duncan

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Re: Clachtoll Bay
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 12:56:41 PM »

Number 4 and 3 are my favourites Duncan. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 11:18:20 AM »

+1

Number 4 and 3 are my favourites Duncan. 
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