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Title: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2022, 11:42:21
[TIME MACHINE]
Birna says "This will be the 'official' thread with glimpses from the NG meet-up at Glenelg, Kyle, Scotland 20/21-28/29 May, 2022."




I arrived here a good hour ago in Edinburgh. Now waiting for Birna to arrive and get ready. Then I will have the car delivered and 93 minutes later we should be at our hotel or at Dave's whatever our group prefers
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 20, 2022, 13:54:56
Dave, thanks for the advance welcome!

I will be traveling on Saturday, so if this dinner was planned for Friday (that's what i'd gathered), i will not join. If on Saturday, i'd enjoy meeting (and joining) very much, but i'm in the hands (and car) of Francis  ;)

But ... i've just checked in to my flight, so Scotland, here i come  ;D ;D ;D

Hi Dave, like Hans, I'm travelling on Saturday and am equally dependant on Francis. I understand Birna and Frank will be with you today (Friday), which is not posible for me.

Cheers,

Bruno
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2022, 22:43:07
Birch trees and Larch cuts
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2022, 23:05:47
Hi Dave, like Hans, I'm travelling on Saturday and am equally dependant on Francis. I understand Birna and Frank will be with you today (Friday), which is not posible for me.

Cheers,

Bruno

We plan to visit Dave again next Saturday. Details tomorrow in the lodge
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 21, 2022, 22:26:02
This will be the "official" thread with glimpses from the NG meet-up at Glenelg, Kyle, Scotland 20/21-28/29 May, 2022.

I open with a character study of a certain distinguished NF member, who by the way is very pleased with his new 50mm f/1.2 Nikkor for the Z system.

Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 21, 2022, 22:33:25
Antidote & What she possibly saw through my lens
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 21, 2022, 22:37:20
Interesting transitions...
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 00:05:18
Landscape Z 1.2/50
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2022, 01:13:03
Ukrainian knot, Scottish fashion.
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2022, 01:19:50
Bridge crossing in heavy Scottish rain.

Z fc, Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2.
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2022, 01:26:54
Pink details. Fort Williams. 35mm f/1.2 Voigtländer lens on Z9.
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 22, 2022, 01:27:24
While waiting for Hans, Francis and I obviously had to check the organ of Glasgow St Mungo Cathedral.
Posting another version in the organ thread once I have located it.
Title: Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 01:57:15
When Birna was occupied in the morning I went exploring the landscape around Loch Tay
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 02:20:08
Falls of Dochart
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 02:30:21
Mayumi's garden ... everybody's pleasure
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 02:48:34
We live 100 years or so. Sometimes we do suffer. Sometimes we wish we would last forever. Best idea? Take responsiblity and survive this moment.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 03:01:37
All the energy in the world does not make us rule either. We are still searching, exploring, finding, developing. And our destination is not always seen clearly. Sometimes it is just magical. All that we have is this moment.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 03:14:32
...a character study of a certain distinguished NF member, who by the way is very pleased with his new 50mm f/1.2 Nikkor for the Z system.

I use this lens for quite a while now. I bought it in December 2020. I guess I was one of the first owners in Germany.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 03:29:24
Experimental OOC B&W Series with Topic: "Falls of Dochart early morning"
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2022, 15:40:22
Hans, Frank, and I went to the ferry landing to take the small ferry over to sky. However, the ferry engine just had broken down and thus no ferry crossing today. Probably  not while our stay lasts, either. Oh well. We had a nice coffee break at the tiny café close to the ferry landing instead and met interesting people there, and the coffee for once was enjoyable.

I shot some scenery with the adorable 35mm f/1.2 on the Z fc, but persistent rain foreced me back to the cottage lest I should have serious asthma issues. Frank and Hans continued their adventure ands I'm sure they have a tale or two to tell, or illustrate, when they return.

Signage at the Ferry Landing, Glenelg
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2022, 16:38:45
A fern, Dryopteris borreri, unfurling its spring-green fronds.

Z fc with the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton, at f/1.2. It was very windy and I think I missed critical sharpness due to the wind-induced movements. But still an enjoyable image resulted.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 22, 2022, 18:15:40
3 years later, the dipper is there, at the same place.

Dipper contemplating the unexpected emergence of a white water clone.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 18:45:33
When we reached the top of the pass, the sun came out for a moment. Hans stepped out and I shot him from the car
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 22, 2022, 21:17:01
I wish you all a great time, many laughter, and a pinch of malt whisky! Looking forward to more images from this NG get-together.
Love and hugs, Jakov
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2022, 21:34:11
All a great time there in Scotland  ! 
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 21:39:31
unchain my heart!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 22, 2022, 21:46:13
Jakov, John, where are you? Your place is here !
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 21:46:58
Hans, Frank, and I went to the ferry landing to take the small ferry over to sky. However, the ferry engine just had broken down and thus no ferry crossing today. Probably  not while our stay lasts, either. Oh well. We had a nice coffee break at the tiny café close to the ferry landing instead and met interesting people there, and the coffee for once was enjoyable.

I shot some scenery with the adorable 35mm f/1.2 on the Z fc, but persistent rain foreced me back to the cottage lest I should have serious asthma issues. Frank and Hans continued their adventure ands I'm sure they have a tale or two to tell, or illustrate, when they return.

Signage at the Ferry Landing, Glenelg

I was in your picture????
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2022, 21:49:44
Ukrainian knot, Scottish fashion.

French Flag at Scottish Ferry
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 22, 2022, 23:26:35
Birna dealing with the multiple (un)realities of the windows in her environment
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 00:15:48
It’s getting late. Frank is eating haggis potato crisps and I’m posting crappy iPhone pictures …
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 23, 2022, 01:07:40
It was so nice to see Birna and Frank on Friday evening/Sat morning and I hope to see them again next Saturday plus, of course, any others who would like to join us. I really wish I was there in Glenelg right this moment, but I'm in poor shape and it wasn't possible - I would have been a nuisance to everyone else if I had gone to the lodge. I have to take medicines  - by the clock - 6 times a day, coughing and choking every time I try to swallow medicine or food; toilet from 4 to 8 times during the night, plus terrible muscle-cramps in both legs - everybody would be having very disturbed nights; daytime would be spoiled too - can't walk more than 100 metres, advised not to drive. Parkinson's is not a lot of fun, but I am pursuing two possible methods of reducing the worst of the symptoms, and slowing down the progression of the disease. Wish me luck.
And have a good time in "Bonnie Scotland" - I hope the weather is kind to you.
All the best,
David

Now that I have read/seen the many posts already, I have learned about the ferry problem. That damn ferry was a major part of my plan for the week, and though there is another way across to Skye - the bridge - it involves a MUCH longer drive. I'm very sorry this has happened, but the mechanical reliability of ferry-boats is beyond my pay-grade.
I hope it gets sorted SOON.
Dave
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 01:23:36
It was so nice to see Birna and Frank on Friday evening/Sat morning and I hope to see them again next Saturday plus, of course, any others who would like to join us. I really wish I was there in Glenelg right this moment, but I'm in poor shape and it wasn't possible - I would have been a nuisance to everyone else if I had gone to the lodge. I have to take medicines  - by the clock - 6 times a day, coughing and choking every time I try to swallow medicine or food; toilet from 4 to 8 times during the night, plus terrible muscle-cramps in both legs - everybody would be having very disturbed nights; daytime would be spoiled too - can't walk more than 100 metres, advised not to drive. Parkinson's is not a lot of fun, but I am pursuing two possible methods of reducing the worst of the symptoms, and slowing down the progression of the disease. Wish me luck.
And have a good time in "Bonnie Scotland" - I hope the weather is kind to you.
All the best,
David

Now that I have read/seen the many posts already, I have learned about the ferry problem. That damn ferry was a major part of my plan for the week, and though there is another way across to Skye - the bridge - it involves a MUCH longer drive. I'm very sorry this has happened, but the mechanical reliability of ferry-boats is beyond my pay-grade.
I hope it gets sorted SOON.
Dave

Knowlegable sources tell us, that the ferry trouble seems to be a drunken sailor problem basically.

Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 07:31:47
This morning I woke up with a harsh hunger like carving

So I did improvise a little of non continental treat to heal that

After consumption I am better now and can do a little bit of work for the future
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 07:34:38
I wish you all a great time, many laughter, and a pinch of malt whisky! Looking forward to more images from this NG get-together.
Love and hugs, Jakov

All a great time there in Scotland  !

By all means!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 07:52:19
PS: they wrecked the other, bigger ferry too. Now both ferries are defunct and will probably not be operational during the whole of our stay. Yesterday was a black day for the ferry business in this area.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 23, 2022, 10:26:21
The Glenelg ferries are quite small :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2022, 11:44:59
It is sad not to be able to be there with all of you.  Please, keep them coming.

  Have fun!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 23, 2022, 12:47:08
Hans is battling his recalcitrant laptop that simply denies him any posting access to the NG forum. How strange. The picture below shows his frustration quite clearly, despite it being taken by the 70+ year old Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 on a Nex-5N monochrome camera.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 13:27:47
The ferrymen's boat
fern sehn one
fern sehn two
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 23, 2022, 16:31:56
Hans is battling his recalcitrant laptop that simply denies him any posting access to the NG forum. How strange. The picture below shows his frustration quite clearly, despite it being taken by the 70+ year old Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 on a Nex-5N monochrome camera.

Thank you Birma, very frustrating indeed. Once i'm up and running with the laptop, i will post some images (now from my phone)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 22:39:16
Nice bush in Scotland
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 22:40:50
Redhead girl with castle backdrop
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 23, 2022, 22:48:09
The Glenelg-Skye ferry is working again!!

One of the few "turntable" ferries still in operation.

Z fc, Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 22:50:35
full color black and white
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 23:04:20
The Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 looks interesting when it comes to microcontrast, Frank please consider attributing the exif to your images, thank you.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:04:26
Dead ship in Portree Harbour
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 23:11:02
Turning take of the the turntable ferry
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:13:27
Covid strategies vary from country to country
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:30:20
The Garbage bin is blue
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:31:44
Sea Tours
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:36:53
typical colorful houses in Portree habour
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 23:37:30
A tale of two Herons
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 23:45:18
Inspired by Frank's #27
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:49:50
smoking mountain
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:52:04
Turning take of the the turntable ferry

very good concept & great execution
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2022, 23:53:08
people & stuff
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 23, 2022, 23:54:55
Finely possible to drive without floodings !

This crossing today in the tinest ferry I ever saw.
Our ferry coming with 2 cars : half full...
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 23, 2022, 23:56:34
.
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Post by: HCS on May 23, 2022, 23:57:45
A tale of two Herons

Great one!
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Post by: rosko on May 23, 2022, 23:58:41
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Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 00:00:14
A tale of two Herons


A heron eating fish just bit off the bird's head
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 00:00:58
.

this is my favourite ... all these reds...
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 00:07:15
How could I possibly resist?

A young fern (could be a Cystopteris?) on a pink wall.

Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 Nokton on Z9

Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 00:12:26
a certain vessel & details....
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 24, 2022, 00:39:07
A glimpse of the evening cleaning of the Tree Pipit
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 00:43:56
The colourful Portree harbour.

Nokton 35mm f/1.2 on Z9
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Post by: golunvolo on May 24, 2022, 00:45:34
How could I possibly resist?

A young fern (could be a Cystopteris?) on a pink wall.

Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 Nokton on Z9

So cute with such visual impact.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2022, 00:56:40
So cute with such visual impact.

Ditto!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 01:04:16
rust pattern & good night
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Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 07:49:36
Ditto!
Yes, striking.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 24, 2022, 10:56:20

A heron eating fish just bit off the bird's head

In the end, the heron got its head back. I did check :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:37:44
In the end, the heron got its head back. I did check :)

Pheww ... good to hear  ;D
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:39:13
It seems i can post again from my laptop, so adding my first pic (shot yesterday).
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 24, 2022, 11:39:58
Pheww ... good to hear  ;D

Good to hear you're back !!!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:42:04
Another one
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:42:36
More (i need to catch up  8))
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:43:11
The matching ship across the road from the tractor
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:44:45
Detail of the ship
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 11:45:40
Last one for now, some nice light on the way back to the lodge
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 14:13:47
Scotland wouldn't be Scotland without a moss-grown, old (and mouldy) castle hewn from the bedrock backbone of the landscape. So over the centuries it blends in perfectly.

Eilean Donan Castle sits on a small island at the intersection of three tidal waters;  Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh. The original castle was blown up in wars centuries ago, so what we see today is a reconstruction said to be very faithful to the old fortress of the Middle Ages. The structure certainly looks moss-grown enough and probably is as smelly and mouldy inside as its looks would indicate. The castle has featured prominently in films and TV series (James Bond, Outlander, etc.).

A snapshot of Eilean Donan near sunset, with the 300PF on my Z9. A cliché, but nonetheless worth a frame or two :) The frame shows just a part of the main structure of the fortress.
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 14:42:09
A friendly and inviting bovine specimen in front of the Highland Bar entrance at the city of Portree.

Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 Nokton on the Z9. Incidentally the Z9 is not entirely comfortable with this particular third-party lens as the exposures varies quite a lot off the perfect even when with the camera set to 'A' mode. I haven't found out why so far. However, given the dynamic range of the Z9 sensor it usually isn't difficult to adjust the outcome later.  With the Nokton attached to the Z fc, there are no issues regarding exposure as far as I have seen.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 16:49:52
The immediate surroundings of our cottage are as pastoral as would be expected. Here seen through the black-and-white IR eyes of a Nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2 ("CRT-Nikkor") on my NEX-5N Monochrome camera (thanks, Vivek). The lens is very sharp, but not designed for near infinity use so there is a lot of field curvature and even at f/5.6 the corners on the APS-C format NEX are very soft. Not that this softness "kills" the picture, as it comes across quite pleasant anyway.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 24, 2022, 18:34:40
Thank you all for the steady accumulation of images of a landscape I know too well, but seen by you in very different, and very effective, ways.

THe weather here in Killin has been beautiful today, and I hope you had the same. Most of my day has been devoted to grass-cutting, but I did manage an excursion with the dog - to
The Head of the Loch. (Trans. "the loch" is, of course, Loch Tay, and the head of the loch is the end that gets most inflow from streams and rivers.)

Keep those photos coming, please?
Dave

Later  - I managed again to stumble,  shuffle and trip my way along part of the shoreline at the Head of the Loch. It was a quiet evening  - no spectacular colours, but peaceful, and quite pretty. NO dogs around, anglers, campers, walkers or cold-waater swimmers. Just me and Hannah, the dog.

Hope you are all having a good time up in Glenelg.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 19:35:39
gold rush
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 20:16:11
cliffs
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2022, 20:35:46
A bumblebee hitting jackpot -- the nectar pit deep inside the corolla.

Hand-held Z9 with 105mm f/2.8 MC Nikkor, life-size 100%. The quality of a single-shot like this is quite convincing. Do open the image in a separate tab and click it up to full size to learn what optical marvel Nikon has delivered, and at an affordable price too :)
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:38:04
Still playing catchup because i couldn´t post before. This one from the ferry, also a shape echo.
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:39:05
On the way to Portree, same view as posted by Frank earlier, but then different foreground  8)
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:39:50
Portree from above, many views in this thread already, but couldn´t pass up on this one
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:40:40
And the boat in the harbour, same vantage point as Frank's, but horizontal and wider view.
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:41:36
I promise i'll stop soon  :o, here Birna taking the pink shot posted earlier
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Post by: aerobat on May 24, 2022, 20:42:19
Superb colors on Eilean Donan Birna  :)
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 20:44:05
Pointing and mirroring the rapids

[picture re-edited with help from Birna]
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Post by: ColinM on May 24, 2022, 21:17:58
gold rush

Beautiful Frank
Like a submerged glowering dragons eye.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 23:06:55
water mountains ship
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 23:24:30
Went to the coast with Francis, Bruno and Frank. Found some lovely "small" scenes.
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Post by: HCS on May 24, 2022, 23:28:30
We had some really nice light on the way back to the lodge. Asked Frank to stop the car, all from the same vantage point.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 00:12:31
Sometimes, the god of the river let himself seen, and then you realise the water turned to stone.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 00:19:38
Frank the Hero
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Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 00:46:28
NG magic and how this meetings can get the creativity flowing. Enjoy!

   Frank the Hero, oleee
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 07:11:30
Thank you all for the steady accumulation of images of a landscape I know too well, but seen by you in very different, and very effective, ways.

THe weather here in Killin has been beautiful today, and I hope you had the same. Most of my day has been devoted to grass-cutting, but I did manage an excursion with the dog - to
The Head of the Loch. (Trans. "the loch" is, of course, Loch Tay, and the head of the loch is the end that gets most inflow from streams and rivers.)

Keep those photos coming, please?
Dave

Later  - I managed again to stumble,  shuffle and trip my way along part of the shoreline at the Head of the Loch. It was a quiet evening  - no spectacular colours, but peaceful, and quite pretty. NO dogs around, anglers, campers, walkers or cold-waater swimmers. Just me and Hannah, the dog.

Hope you are all having a good time up in Glenelg.

Good to hear you are in motion and looking forward to seeing you, Mayumi and Hannah on Saturday. Francis accepted your invitation. The others are leaving from Glasgow too early to join in
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Akira on May 25, 2022, 07:42:22
We had some really nice light on the way back to the lodge. Asked Frank to stop the car, all from the same vantage point.

Very pleasant idyllic landscape.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2022, 08:10:49
And the boat in the harbour, same vantage point as Frank's, but horizontal and wider view.
Great overview, Hans !
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 08:16:37
NG magic and how this meetings can get the creativity flowing. Enjoy!

creativity is the only power that can bring us to Mars or make us clean up the mess we created on this planet. So creativity is sometimes destruction, but always disruption and transformation
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 08:41:05
creativity is the only power that can bring us to Mars or make us clean up the mess we created on this planet. So creativity is sometimes destruction, always disruption and transformation

oily skin
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 08:51:02
rapids fish developmet
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 08:57:58
rapids fish developmet

Same in a macro view
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 09:00:42
charming
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 09:04:12
Hunter
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 09:05:37
shrink wrap
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 09:07:28
car behind bush
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 09:16:13
baby fern
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 25, 2022, 12:13:47
Frank, the gold shots - ausgezeichnet.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 12:55:28
posting condition seems to come back to normal...

So, few pics to show :

#1 Loch Duich view point. There is probably few thousents of this landscape picture trough the planet.
#2 another loch view from a field of cotton grass
#3 the famous ''private'' coastline. Lucky owners...If you want to enjoy a pebble beach, go to Brighton... :-\
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 12:59:54
The magics of Lichens
Lichen incrustation writing some maps.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 13:06:23
# 1 ochre lichens and omnipresent Scabious flowers here.
# 2 pine candle.
# 3 no man's land peat.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 13:19:20
This is a boring, overprocessed picture of a bird on a perch but it is my first barely useable picture of a cuckoo, so sorry, you have to see it :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 13:20:42
The magics of Lichens
Lichen incrustation writing some maps.
Nice colors and patterns, Francis.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 13:23:29
# 1 Perhaps this is the yacht of coast owners ? I didn't find out whether they own the see also...
# 2 no necessary to name this photographer... ;D
# 3 close-up Cotton grass.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 25, 2022, 13:24:41
Thanks, Bruno ! ;)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 13:39:03
Frank using his telekinetic power to bring back equilibrium to the world
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2022, 13:41:25
The yellow mark
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 13:59:18
Frank using his telekinetic power to bring back equilibrium to the world

The words are even better than the picture and our little "Game of Form"
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2022, 14:17:38
just rocks
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 25, 2022, 15:01:34
Character study of the 'mission impossible' kind -- Nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2 with IR 87C filter on a stock Z fc. 1600 ISO, f/1.2, 8 sec. hand-held.

HCS patiently acted as model.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 15:46:36
8 sec handheld? Cool outcome.


  You all are giving the lichen a voice in here. Love the results and the interaction.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 25, 2022, 17:47:11
A nice fence at the Portree harbour. Z9, 35mm f/1.2 Voigtländer Nokton.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 00:48:17
Believe it or not, the slug was charging me. The camera shake is a testimonial to how frightened I was.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 01:23:36
behind the bridge
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 26, 2022, 09:10:51
Believe it or not, the slug was charging me. The camera shake is a testimonial to how frightened I was.
;D
Have fun.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Snoogly on May 26, 2022, 09:58:57
I wish I was there :-) :-(

Cost of living and exchange rate costs have made anywhere outside my adopted home of Tokyo out of the question.

Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 26, 2022, 11:20:40
A quick stop at Elean Castle (from distance, as I had only my 500mm telelens.

# 1 We got an unexpected very noisy bird flying at low altitude over the loch.
# 2&3 After this noisy rush, a Grey heron decided to have a breack, landing and leaving again...
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 11:42:05
The noisiest bird I ever heard, indeed. Nice birding shots.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 11:47:58
White water river foam variations, including midges and various little black flying stuffs, biting or not.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 11:53:29
platform

(https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10397.0;attach=54071;image)

Beautiful contrast, Frank.

It is impossible to control the moment rationally. Only your future can be controlled by rational estimation. Recommended reading: "How We Decide" by Jonah Lehrer (recommended by Vivek)

In other words: Reflect on the past to control your future. Conscious reflection will reprogram your intuition = the emotional mind


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amber

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Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 26, 2022, 12:23:30
Some of mine from yesterday.

We went down to the river (as the others have already showed).
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 26, 2022, 12:25:25
Then i continued up the mountain a bit (while some of the others pursued some other opportunities). Found some trees and ferns there.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 26, 2022, 12:26:34
Then went back down, to meet with the others. Found the "secret" garden, near the bridge.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 12:29:06
Very nice series, Hans!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 12:52:51
https://www.youtube.com/embed/ya_3-GBWXfs (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ya_3-GBWXfs)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2022, 13:59:20
Then i continued up the mountain a bit (while some of the others pursued some other opportunities). Found some trees and ferns there.
Great shot that first one,  with the mountain and the tree, Hans
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 20:41:10
Hans and I climbed a hill this afternoon. When we took a rest, these guardians kept an eye on us, ready to alarm, while the flock was minding its sheep business.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 20:51:46
On our first walk today, Hans and I found a lamb entangled in a fence. We released it but he was unable to stand and apparently had a broken leg.
Later today, the farmer we informed about the situation knocked on the door to tell Birna the lamb is now fine, reunited with its mother.

Fences
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2022, 21:08:39
Farmer's shed storage
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 26, 2022, 23:07:59
On our first walk today, Hans and I found a lamb entangled in a fence. We released it but he was unable to stand and apparently had a broken leg.
Later today, the farmer we informed about the situation knocked on the door to tell Birna the lamb is now fine, reunited with its mother.

Fences
Nice history, touching.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 23:56:52
rosko against the wind
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 00:11:33
Farmer's shed storage

Superb details!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 27, 2022, 00:38:19
This morning i went out by myself to discover the direct surroundings of our lodge. I "climbed" up on a maintenance road into some pastures. Some views into the valley and insight in the reason the tap water is brown here  :D
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 27, 2022, 00:40:12
Then, in the afternoon, Bruno and i took a walk to discover the broader surroundings. In a nearby shed we sheltered from the rain and found Francis and Frank pass by as well. Frank was of the opinion that i was the junior of the men in the group. So, here are the seniors  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 27, 2022, 00:44:36
When Francis and Frank had left back to the lodge, Bruno and i took some pleasure in photographing the inside and surroundings of said shelter.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 27, 2022, 00:46:15
After that, Bruno and i continued on our quest to see more of the sheep on the hill above the shed. Some steep meters later, we found ourselves in some harsh wind and the occasional rain shower. But also surrounded by beautiful views, interesting details and guardian sheep  ;D
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 01:03:11
another bw shot
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 27, 2022, 01:24:14
The Bat Experiment: I noticed yesterday the emergence of a bat colony out of the roof of the house: over 50 bats went out in fast succession over a few minutes. Having miserably failed to capture it, I did another try this evening with a different set up.

It went better.

Hopefully, Birna gracefully proposed to edit the pictures. The result is eminently more shareable.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 07:41:52
Then, in the afternoon, Bruno and i took a walk to discover the broader surroundings. In a nearby shed we sheltered from the rain and found Francis and Frank pass by as well. Frank was of the opinion that i was the junior of the men in the group. So, here are the seniors  ;D ;D ;D

Very nice, Thank you!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Erik Lund on May 27, 2022, 10:46:00
We live 100 years or so. Sometimes we do suffer. Sometimes we wish we would last forever. Best idea? Take responsiblity and survive this moment.
Nice to see you Dave! And brilliant capture!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Erik Lund on May 27, 2022, 10:46:50
All the energy in the world does not make us rule either. We are still searching, exploring, finding, developing. And our destination is not always seen clearly. Sometimes it is just magical. All that we have is this moment.
Many many greetings! Wonderfull
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Erik Lund on May 27, 2022, 10:47:32
I wish you all a great time, many laughter, and a pinch of malt whisky! Looking forward to more images from this NG get-together.
Love and hugs, Jakov
Ditto!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 11:29:25
rosko against the wind
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2022, 11:49:43
rosko against the wind

  Lovely action shot.

After that, Bruno and i continued on our quest to see more of the sheep on the hill above the shed. Some steep meters later, we found ourselves in some harsh wind and the occasional rain shower. But also surrounded by beautiful views, interesting details and guardian sheep  ;D

  Thank for sharing the views! Those sheep looks suspiciously like the ones in post #142  ;D

The Bat Experiment: I noticed yesterday the emergence of a bat colony out of the roof of the house: over 50 bats went out in fast succession over a few minutes. Having miserably failed to capture it, I did another try this evening with a different set up.

It went better.

Hopefully, Birna gracefully proposed to edit the pictures. The result is eminently more shareable.

  Love this action with context.

 

"I wish you all a great time, many laughter, and a pinch of malt whisky! Looking forward to more images from this NG get-together.
Love and hugs, Jakov"

  Ditto!!!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 27, 2022, 17:21:52
Thank you for sharing this adventure with us!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 27, 2022, 17:42:40
Thank you for sharing this adventure with us!

Are we going to see any of you guys ('ngals) in Killin tomorrow, as you head south to your choice of airport?
My son and my two grandsons will be here around lunchtime, but don't let that stop you. In fact the two little boys
make great subjects!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 27, 2022, 17:57:50
I thoroughly enjoyed going through the entire thread again!
Some majestic images from all of you!
So sorry I couldn't make it this time with you guys...
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 27, 2022, 18:41:07
For those who couldn’t make it, our lodge and its surroundings, the postcard.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 27, 2022, 18:47:58
Are we going to see any of you guys ('ngals) tomorrow, as you head south to your choice of airport?
My son and my two grandsons will be here around lunchtime, but don't let that stop you. In fact the two little boys
make great subjects!

Frank and I will be there. In fact, we have booked into the Killin Hotel for the night. Thus, count on us.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 27, 2022, 19:52:41
Those sheep looks suspiciously like the ones in post #142  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

I think you will find that a lot with the pictures when all of us where in the same spot  ;)

Thanks for checking in.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 27, 2022, 21:15:52
   Thank for sharing the views! Those sheep looks suspiciously like the ones in post #142  ;D


I must say they also suspiciously looked at us the whole time :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2022, 22:03:35
Great images fellows thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 27, 2022, 22:56:24
The Orchid Run:
in 2019 we found a place with 2 different species of orchids, not a lot of them, and mostly trampled by hikers or cows, so this year, we decided to check them again. Our initial attempt went short when we were evicted from the field by an angry lady, see previous episodes in this thread. Fortunately, Frank's interesting amazing social skills, as unpredictable as they are,  brought us in contact with the father of the landowner. As you can guess, fatherhood is a close enough relationship to engage in a meaningful discussion with someone. Not always, I know, but I digress.
After a few mishaps due to the absence of cell phone coverage and the annoying reluctance of sms messages to breach the signal gap on their own, we got an official approval from the landowner, through his father, to freely roam his land in search of orchids. This was very welcome, although not really useful as future told us.
The rain thwarted our next attempt. It may be a surprise to some but even NG members do not willingly spend several hours soaked wet in search of a macro mug shot of a short purple flower. Anyway, I digress again.

This morning, we decided to go for the Orchid Run.

We found the orchids, well one of the two species of 2019 but in huge quantities to compensate, in several spots. We were a bit soaked but the enthusiasm of the massive discovery, over 100 specimens, took over, at least for Hans and I, Frank and Francis having developed a sudden passion for the nearby marine cemetery. Go figure ...

So here are a few orchids mug shots. I would not put them on the same scale as a bird on a perch, there is a distinguished botanist very close to me now and I would not like to spoil our last hours in the meet up, but they are my photos and I have no problem being brutally honest with myself. Anyway, the bird on a perch is also mine.

I almost forgot: the approval was not really useful because in the end, the approver is not the owner of the land where we found the orchids. The father was very friendly, so I shared the result and some photos with him anyway.

Here they are.

PS: The green stuff is obviously not an orchid. It is a deadly poisonous plant, well established next to the orchids. This being a defense mechanism of the trampled orchids of 2019 is uncertain, at least to me, I'm not an expert in the psychology of orchids. We thought it would be a nice gesture to warn those we thought were the owners of the land, which we did. This may also be useful to all those who would be tempted to collect something looking like a wild parsnip and eat it with the Sunday roast. To be clear, if you do it, you will die, and you family too. Painfully. Don't do it, we need you, NG supporters!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 23:23:53
1) Cemetary series
2) Orchid series
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 23:25:26
Are we going to see any of you guys ('ngals) in Killin tomorrow, as you head south to your choice of airport?
My son and my two grandsons will be here around lunchtime, but don't let that stop you. In fact the two little boys
make great subjects!

It will only be the two of us, Dave. Birna & me
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: simato73 on May 27, 2022, 23:25:39
Hi everyone!
I've been away for quite a long time, visited today NG almost by accident and found this thread...
I was aware of the get together from David, with whom I am in regular contact, but had forgotten about it.
It looks like you have had a great time, thanks for sharing.

Simone
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 23:34:55
 moving Iris at 1/1600 s & Field of Irisses
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 23:41:18
1) Cemetary series
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 27, 2022, 23:51:17
It will only be the two of us, Dave. Birna & me

It worked ok last Friday, and three can seem quite a crowd when two of them are Frank and Birna. (I don't mean you are overweight and take a lot of space;
you are the life and soul of any social gathering you are part of.

Please call me as soon as you are in Killin and we'll take it from there. I'm looking forward to it already.

D.
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Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 23:59:11
some orchids
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 00:03:40
details
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 00:04:32
impresive bull (to me) with calf
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 28, 2022, 00:11:19
Toying with Frank's 8-15 zoom is a real pleasure
-   No, Hans is not sleeping in front of his computer when surrounded by real birds
-   Kitchen stuff, sort of, not everything in it
-   Frank’s remaining vegetable display after almost a full week of cooking breakfast, soup and mixed vegetables dinner platters

Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 01:21:11
3 years later, the dipper is there, at the same place.

Dipper contemplating the unexpected emergence of a white water clone.

White water clone. Great wording. Again.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 01:26:54
The Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 looks interesting when it comes to microcontrast, Frank please consider attributing the exif to your images, thank you.

I am so sorry. Still struggeling with NX Studio setup. Bare with me, Fons.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 28, 2022, 12:04:06
It has been a pleasure to follow the NG gathering, thank you all for the pictures.
Nearly as being there.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2022, 12:22:05
It has been a pleasure to follow the NG gathering, thank you all for the pictures.
Nearly as being there.
Yes, great stuff. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 22:53:25
A walk with Dave by Loch Tay
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 23:10:39
Sublte House Decoration
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 23:22:41
flowers
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 29, 2022, 10:44:03
Nice poppy bud, Franck!

Got home yesterday evening after the crossing of UK from North to South. Dry roads and nice weather all the way.

I really enjoyed this stay although we didn't have had the idyllic weather we had in 2019.

My only regret is to haven't been able to visit Dave. :'(

Some pictures will follow.

 :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 29, 2022, 14:51:33
No MOT control on the way, Francis :) ?
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: dgpno2 on May 29, 2022, 17:22:57
My sincere thanks and best wishes to Frank and Birna for being almost 100% reponsible for any success which this get-together acheived. They visited Mayumi and me in Killin on their way north at the start of our week, and again on the way south, yesterday. They didn't seem to mind when some guy turned up at their hotel breakast room (me) and stole some of their coffee, both days.

And they both posted many, many images and told us useful things about their experiences. Without them, this time, there have been no get-together. Thanks again, boys.

But who is the old geezer with the dog, down by Loch Tay?

And I don't mean Frank, in the woods beside the loch with my dog, Hannah.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 29, 2022, 18:04:46
No MOT control on the way, Francis :) ?

Fortunatly not! ;)

But I discover later after our leaving, that I loaded inadvertently the duvet from my bed of the cottage... :o ::)
I emailed the owner this morning to let him know and he said the sum will be deducted from the deposit, so I have to contact Birna.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on May 29, 2022, 18:08:02
White water clone. Great wording. Again.

+1 !
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 29, 2022, 20:39:45
My sincere thanks and best wishes to Frank and Birna for being almost 100% reponsible for any success which this get-together acheived. They visited Mayumi and me in Killin on their way north at the start of our week, and again on the way south, yesterday. They didn't seem to mind when some guy turned up at their hotel breakast room (me) and stole some of their coffee, both days.

And they both posted many, many images and told us useful things about their experiences. Without them, this time, there have been no get-together. Thanks again, boys.

Well, Dave, without you, there would have been no meetup. I'm sorry I could not meet you this time to thank you in person, the flight schedules to Brussels being not very convenient unfortunately. Thank you for triggering the meet up and organising it. I enjoyed it very much.

More pictures to come.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2022, 23:12:04
Fortunatly not! ;)

But I discover later after our leaving, that I loaded inadvertently the duvet from my bed of the cottage... :o ::)
I emailed the owner this morning to let him know and he said the sum will be deducted from the deposit, so I have to contact Birna.

The deposit was paid by Dave, not Birna
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 30, 2022, 12:12:17
White water clone. Great wording. Again.
Thanks, Frank and Francis.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 30, 2022, 16:27:02
On our return voyage towards Killin, I found this manifestation of local culture. How could I resist taking a picture?
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 30, 2022, 23:05:58
Great pictures from both Frank and Birna from their visit to Dave.

I, too, am sorry that we could not visit you Dave. I thank you for initiating this trip and am very sorry you couldn't join yourself.

I had a very pleasant time and still loads of pictures to catalog and process. Some from the last day will follow in this thread.

On to the next NG meet-up !!
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 30, 2022, 23:07:16
I don't think we had posted a pic from our office / dining table already, so here goes ...
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 30, 2022, 23:08:09
I was also present during at the orchid-run. One full on and one as we found them hidden.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 30, 2022, 23:11:45
Like Frank, i was also drawn to the cemetary view. First from far(ther) away, then up-close-and-rather-personal.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on May 30, 2022, 23:13:14
On the way back, we visited the Instagram castle again. So, i had to oblige and take some pictures. One is a happenstance pano and the other shot in the opposite direction because the light was 'calling'.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: PeterN on May 31, 2022, 00:37:07
quite some time has passed since I visited the Ng site so I had missed the event entirely. Scotland is one of my favourite countries. So it was a real pleasure to read about the GtG and view the images.
The VL 35mm looks like a very promising lens.
Regards, Peter
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 31, 2022, 12:56:03
Scotland is blessed with the perfect drive-in castle.

Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2, Z fc.

Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2022, 19:00:31
On the way back, we visited the Instagram castle again. So, i had to oblige and take some pictures. One is a happenstance pano and the other shot in the opposite direction because the light was 'calling'.
Great series Hans !  I like especially the last one with the subtle light.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Jakov Minić on June 01, 2022, 10:56:32
On the way back, we visited the Instagram castle again. So, i had to oblige and take some pictures. One is a happenstance pano and the other shot in the opposite direction because the light was 'calling'.
Hans, Hans, Hans!
And the cemetery shot in the previous post.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 01, 2022, 12:39:22
Beautiful orchid me thunk :)
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: rosko on June 02, 2022, 11:15:06
The deposit was paid by Dave, not Birna

Thanks, Franck for this this info !
Going to message Dave immediately...
Francis.
Title: Re: The Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
Post by: HCS on June 02, 2022, 21:36:08
Thanks John, Jakov, Fons and all the others who have come in and looked and commented on all our photos, very much appreciated !!