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KMRennie

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Four days in Skye new images added
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:13:34 pm »

It looked as though a little snow would fall so I went up to Skye camping and taking photographs. Snow came and went 12 hours before I arrived, it was too cold to camp comfortably though. Went to the fairy pools as the weather was supposed to be overcast, so perfect for falls and water. Unfortunately it was much brighter than predicted but it was pleasant just being there. This is the first shot processed, hope you like it. As always all comments welcome.
Ken
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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 01:25:52 pm »

Magnificently dramatic.
I'm up there early June for the first time (not camping though)
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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 01:31:39 pm »

+1 on the drama and overall magnificence of your image. While I enjoy hiking and camping, I'm not sure that I'd want to spend a night in that landscape at this time of year.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 01:52:10 pm »

Superb.

Note to self: get yer arse back to Skye, soonest.

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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 02:04:22 pm »

 Ken, that is a stunner!

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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 02:40:38 pm »

Good shot, if you are wiling can you outline the post processing on this shot?
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 02:40:50 pm »

Wonderfully dramatic!

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 03:37:05 pm »

Wonderfully dramatic!

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Well seen and nicely processed.
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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 03:56:04 pm »

Love it! The drama and moodiness are just fantastic. Looks like my kind of place too!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 04:13:21 pm »

Superb!

As an ex-climber (and ex-pat Brit), I've always wanted to visit the home hills of J. Norman Collie, whose footsteps I've followed in the Canadian Rockies.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 04:53:46 pm »

Great image
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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2016, 03:29:06 am »

The praise is well merited.

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2016, 04:17:33 am »

Love it! The drama and moodiness are just fantastic. Looks like my kind of place too!

+1

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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2016, 06:34:42 am »

In response to drmike and I hope that it is not too boring. Nikon D810, Tamron 24-70 @26mm, f8, 3 secs, Hoya ND100 filter +polarizer. In lightroom default scenic sharpening, WB as shot / auto WB in camaera, lens corrections applied plus a tiny vignette. All sliders untouched apart from HSL saturation +35 yellow +46 orange luminance -2 Orange +43 yellow. The scene was in complete shade and very flat. I wanted to lift it to make it look as though a bit of watery sunshine had lit the scene. Altering the WB would probably have done much the same. I then applied a radial filter to the centre of the image, see attachment for settings and then applied my sky graduated filter see other attachment for settings. I opened this as a smart object in ps masked the 2 figures out, one was very blurred or I may have kept them in, into Viveza slight S applied to increase contrast plus 18% structure this lifts the entire image. So the image does not show what was really there but so what my only regret was removing the 2 figures as it means that I can not enter it into the landscape photographer of the year competition not that it would get anywhere. All in all I took 83 images in approx 2 hours on a tiny stretch of river probably no longer than 500metres. Unfortunately, for me, their were hundreds of people enjoying the place including a bunch of teenagers jumping into the river and sunbathing on the rocks which meant that many falls couldn't be shot but the countryside is for everyone. Stangely for such a well photographed spot I saw only one other tripod.
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Re: Four days in Skye
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2016, 09:05:31 am »

Enter it into the 'Your view' section of LPOTY :) your editing out of the people is allowed in that category. As for it not getting anywhere, I was shortlisted twice in last years and I'll happily say neither image was as good as this one 😀
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2016, 01:39:00 pm »

Thanks Ken that was very interesting. I am often curious to know just how much work people put into their PP as I am rather lazy. But seeing this result and knowing how it was achieved may inspire me to greater efforts.

I gave up on LR as I found I always ended up having to use PS but maybe I'll review that decision as well.

Thanks again.

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 10:50:18 pm »

Outstanding work!
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Re: Four days in Skye new images added
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2016, 10:49:08 am »

Some of the rest of the images taken. The first 2 from Sligachan, sunset and predawn, midge free for once. The mono from Elgol after a fruitless but pleasant 4 hours the clouds swept in. Lastly Neist point taken from half way down the cliff not from the usual top of the cliff position. The clouds had covered the western sky with a tiny break at the horizon. I waited for an hour and a half and was rewarded with a bright red sun peeking out for a few minutes just before sinking into the sea, the sky above the point was a bit bland but you seldom get everything. I hope you like them.
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Re: Four days in Skye new images added
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2016, 11:02:00 am »

Very nice additions! I especially like #1. Were you on another bridge for this perspective? #3 is very good too. I always enjoy some rays as a photo element.
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Re: Four days in Skye new images added
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 11:21:40 am »

Sorry for forgetting to thank everyone for the very encouraging comments posted. I am never sure about the correct procedure whether to thank everyone individually or globally but they do encourage me to take more photographs and post them.

Yes Matt
Taken from the road bridge A87 to Portree a 100m short of the Sligachan Hotel.

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