Author Topic: A visit to the Orkney Islands (MORE images added at the end of the thread)  (Read 4143 times)

Anthony

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Seeing these, I am definitely up for an NG meet in Orkney.
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Well done, A. That's four of us, so far - we probably need a minimum of twelve or so to make a go of it. I have a feeling we might make it.

I'll be posting more images as I process them, but now making a "reportage" of the islands the first priority, rather than cherry-picked "portfolio" images.

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Glad to hear your enthusiasm, Anthony :D

I moved some recent posts over to a new thread under "Future NG Events" and people might contribute there too.

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A final set of images from my Orkney trip - landscapes and seascapes.

1. Birsay bay, in  the n.w.of the main island
2. Tidal flats at Swanbister
3. Houton Bay and ferry port
4. The island of Hoy, from Sower
5. Ruin beside the Loch of Boardhouse
6. Barley field at Burray
7. Cattle at Aikerness
8. Morning light at Ward Hill
9. Swanbister Bay
10. Kealylang Hill

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I am barking ... wow - wow - wow

your skills - this landscape combined with the sea - that´s it for me
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To me, the last set is the best of the three.  So many breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.  Love the Houton Bay shot: nice contrast between the flock of the birds and the ferry port.
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This is a beautiful series Dave, especially the last set. I especially like the late afternoon colours in #4.

Orkney looks like a great place for photography - the soft late summer light is wonderful.

It also looks like a great place to chill out.
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I like pucture 008 the red lory. It has a very high inner harmony.
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Thank you so much, Thomas, Akira, Mike and Frank; how my photographs are received on NG has become very important, these days.

I like pucture 008 the red lory. It has a very high inner harmony.

Frank - I'm glad someone likes that picture; I like it too.

This is a beautiful series Dave, especially the last set. I especially like the late afternoon colours in #4.
Orkney looks like a great place for photography - the soft late summer light is wonderful.
It also looks like a great place to chill out.

Thanks, Mike, and yes to being good for photography and chilling out - we managed a bit of both. :)

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My attention in this last remarkable series was captured especially by #2, 3 and 4.
I like the relaxed atmosphere, soft light and beautiful colours.
The part of #3 that attracted me most is the bottom ~3/4, nearly up to the rig. I think with the rig and the horizon cut off you lose a big part of the context, the description of the place, while other more abstract elements, patterns of shapes and colour contrast remain and emerge, which is what made the shot for me.
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Breathtaking images!
How can one not want to go there...
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Thank you, Simone and Jakov.

Simone - the tidal flats I shot in many different versions and several are, I think, equal to #3 - in fact #9 is a different treatment of the same beautiful place.