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« on: June 06, 2013, 04:25:01 PM »
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24mm f9 1/6 sec 100 ISO with .6 GND
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 04:05:01 AM »
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You may recall, Stephen, that when you were looking for guidance prior to your visit to Scotland, I urged you not to become despondent if the weather turned shitey. This photo is a good example of the sort of dramatic skies you can get in the hills and glens. Well done.

PS - you mentioned that you got a direct flight from SFO to EDI. Who did you fly with? My son lives in San Francisco so Edinburgh to SFO is a journey we frequently make - and I have never yet been able to do it without a change at either Heathrow, Newark or Amsterdam.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 04:10:47 AM »
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Nicely done.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 09:15:58 AM »
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You may recall, Stephen, that when you were looking for guidance prior to your visit to Scotland, I urged you not to become despondent if the weather turned shitey. This photo is a good example of the sort of dramatic skies you can get in the hills and glens. Well done.

PS - you mentioned that you got a direct flight from SFO to EDI. Who did you fly with? My son lives in San Francisco so Edinburgh to SFO is a journey we frequently make - and I have never yet been able to do it without a change at either Heathrow, Newark or Amsterdam.

Hi PhotoEcosse,

Yes thanks for your advice before.  The country is a landscape photographer's must sees and will have to make it a point to go back. 
The good thing about the area is that even if the weather does become !@#$ it's not an overcast of clouds which I think is death to landscape photography.  Sometimes there will be a peek of sunlight coming through which is even better than constant daylight.  Even if there isn't constant daylight, the cloud structure is low enough and complex enough to make it interesting.  I'll share two of these photos in a bit.


My direct flight was referring to the SFO to LHR leg, and I stayed over in London for 2 nights.  I was complaining that even with a direct flight and I checked my bag in 2 hours early, they still manage to delay it.  Sorry if I said something otherwise in a previous post.  I then took VA to EDI.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 09:27:36 AM »
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Fantastic! Gotta go for a visit sometime.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 09:28:54 AM »
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Beautiful shot!   
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 09:30:31 AM »
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Great sky with its openings ! Great job Stephen !

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 10:44:07 AM »
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Wished I had busted out my Big Stopper 10 Stop ND on this one and been able to compare.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 04:15:17 PM »
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Gorgeous photo any way you look at it.

It tends towards the surreal for me. I get this impression that furnaces of Mount Doom are off in the distance lighting up the undersides of the distant clouds and the Hobbits and Gollum are heading up the valley, with the last vestiges of green life in the foreground.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 04:41:20 PM »
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Gorgeous photo any way you look at it.

It tends towards the surreal for me. I get this impression that furnaces of Mount Doom are off in the distance lighting up the undersides of the distant clouds and the Hobbits and Gollum are heading up the valley, with the last vestiges of green life in the foreground.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2013, 10:32:38 AM »
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Made a few minor tweaks to the photo based on Chris Calohan feedback
1) Lessened the exposure in the bottom left
2) Brightened exposure in upper right
3) Lessened some color saturation in the bottom right.
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 02:10:44 PM »
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Well I think I have an inkling of what artists of the past when through after having cataract surgery.

Today I setup a new computer, using a new Dell U3014, my first, dare I say it Pro grade monitor, so in a sense I had an electronic cataract surgery today. I had really no concept of just how poor my old monitors were, and how vastly much I was missing. I feel bad for those people that can't see what I am seeing today for the first time. I know there has to be so many of them out there. So Slim while I can still go with my previous comments to an extent, I had no idea just how much was in your image that I simply could not see, how gorgeous.

Today is a very very good day, a whole new world just opened up for me.
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 04:17:58 PM »
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Well I think I have an inkling of what artists of the past when through after having cataract surgery.

Today I setup a new computer, using a new Dell U3014, my first, dare I say it Pro grade monitor, so in a sense I had an electronic cataract surgery today. I had really no concept of just how poor my old monitors were, and how vastly much I was missing. I feel bad for those people that can't see what I am seeing today for the first time. I know there has to be so many of them out there. So Slim while I can still go with my previous comments to an extent, I had no idea just how much was in your image that I simply could not see, how gorgeous.

Today is a very very good day, a whole new world just opened up for me.

Funny that you said that because I have my mac monitors and an older monitor that I use with my desktop PC.  The Mac monitors are brighter, have more saturated color and in general bring out more detail.  In fact part of the reason I am beginning to be more interested in photography is because of how good the new display technologies such as the Retina Displays and higher resolution OLED displays.

When I edit my photos I sometimes think that I have to strike a balance between ensuring that photos look good on an older monitor without making it look over saturated to the point of fantasy like on a professional monitor.  I was thinking about putting up a note on blog stating "best viewed on newer monitors or mac monitors blah blah blah"
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