Author Topic: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)  (Read 1460 times)

simato73

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 13:48:36 »
Only the first part of that is true. From what I saw before you went home, your images were easily the equals of mine.

In any case, it's not a competition.

Certainly it is not a competition, but I do notice that you can always find interesting pictures, even in conditions that to me look desperate.
As discussed, decades of professional working experience are particularly evident when working conditions are not great.
Sometimes it is just a small change in composition, and judicious post-processing, but it does make a difference.
I was amazed at how relatively little effort you need to put to work on an image.
Overall very worth watching and learning.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 14:18:55 »
Dave, these are spectacular!
The colours and the dramatic sensations that you bring in these images is jaw dropping.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 16:38:49 »
Thanks Jan Anne, Akira, Jakov and Simone.

Simone - I do think my years as a commercial photographer taught me some useful things, such as how to make quick but good decisions, and as you say - how to make the best of poor conditions. But learning is a two-way street and I have learned a lot from NG members, including you. I hope I will never be  too old to learn.

Some more Coruisk images -

1. Sunrise over Loch scavaig (a fjord)
2. Loch Coruisk and the Cuilins.
3. Deer below the refuge.
4. Deer, shot thro' the window-glass from inside the refuge.
5. The view to the south-west, just outside the refuge.
6. Loch Scavaig in changeable weather.
7. A Coruisk landscape in autumn colour.
8. Garve-bheinn (Gaelic. "Rough Mountain"), by night.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 18:18:09 »
Wow, best series of landscape images ever
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 19:04:00 »
outstanding work, esp no5 in second set "CuruiskTwo...


PS : very emotional work too
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2018, 20:16:59 »
You keep me amazed, Dave!
"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

"Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2018, 20:31:30 »
Thanks to Erik, Frank and Akira

Erik - I think I need you as my agent . . . .  8)   ;D

Frank - my project for the rest of my active life in photography is to remind people that the world is beautiful; that it is worth saving. And I am very emotional about it; about Scotland, too.

Akira - let's be accurate - it's the world, the planet, which is amazing, not me. I just record what is in front of my camera.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2018, 21:10:56 »
Akira - let's be accurate - it's the world, the planet, which is amazing, not me. I just record what is in front of my camera.

Dave, I'm pretty sure that the most challenging thing is to be transparent and just record what is in front of the photographer.
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"Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2018, 21:55:27 »
Unfortunately I have a bit of a blindspot for landscape photographs, so it takes something remarkable to get me to notice.

"Curuisk night" is one of those special images that stir my emotion. Remarkable, outstanding, and an utterly pleasurable experience viewing the image.

Thank you.

 
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2018, 22:17:06 »
Thank you, Bez and Akira.

Bez - I mostly aim for wherever people keep their emotions so it's nice to know when I hit the target occasionally.    ;D

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2018, 22:54:42 »
The Road Home.
Thursday and Friday were kind to us and the time spent in Coruisk was fruitful. But a storm of wind and rain came in on Sat. evening and the drive back to Killin was very wet indeed, apart for an hour or so down in Glen Etive . . . .

1. Simone tidies up the refuge.
2. Early morning by the shore.
3. Farewell to the Cuillins
4. The River Coe, Glencoe.
5. Larches in Glen Etive.
6. Nature study in Glen Etive
7, 8 and 9. - an incompetent stag with a harem of only 2 females, posed for at least
    40 minutes while Simone and I took a lifetime's supply of deer photographs.
10. A small waterfall hisses into the River Etive.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2018, 23:22:55 »

So many spectacular images in this thread, it is hard to keep up. They are all excellent, but I am particularly partial to Coruisk05, Coruisk06, CoruiskTwo05, CoruiskTwo06 and the night shot for being special. The deer images are also beautiful.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2018, 23:42:42 »
The night shot is really good, not only the composition, but also the post-processing.
Very difficult, and very convincing final result. I am having a hard time with my night shots and I doubt I'll get anything like this.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2018, 11:52:49 »
What a treat of spectacular images.
The night shot of course stands out!
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2018, 14:01:44 »
Hard to express. I´m enjoying, emotionally reacting, sharing, learning... What a set.


   Impressive. Thanks Dave!