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Highlands, February

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by OpenCS, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe
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    Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe
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    Meall a'Bhuridh (I think), Black Mount
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    Ben Vorlich, Lochearnhead. Today's mountain, disguised as Kanchenjunga
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    Just a couple from a trip up the A82 then a quick climb of Ben Vorlich on the way home. All with EPL3 and either the Oly 14-42 or Sigma 30.
     
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful! :2thumbs:
     
  3. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Northumberland
    Thank you. It was a lovely day for it, one of those days when it's hard to take a bad one :)
     
  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Number 2 is awesome and number three is my runner up. Great work
     
  5. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Amazing! Thanks for sharing these, very well composed and well-lit. My family and I went for a day trip to Edinburgh and the highlands 7 years ago--the sight of Rannach Moor (sp?), Glencoe, and some of the "Bens" on your photos are among the indelible images from that trip.
     
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Those are awesome! How about a brief PP explanation as I'm sure those are not ooc. Especially #2 and 3.
     
  7. 67DGS

    67DGS Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 5, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Great shots! Love the look of the highlands in the winter. I also would like to know about any PP.
     
  8. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

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    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    Superb shots. Great to see shots from home. Nice composition and lighting.
     
  9. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    Thanks all :)

    My standard pp is all Lightroom and consists basically of a graded ND filter to darken the sky, then a desaturation of reds, greens, oranges and yellows (always think a landscape looks more British that way). I also like to clip my blacks a little bit too much.

    I did that to all three, and did the bw conversion in Photoshop afterwards for 2. 1 and 3 were run through Nik software's colourefex filter which gives a feel somewhere between natural and hdr. 4 was not touched any further after my standard.
     
  10. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Beautiful tones.
     
  11. Blackdog

    Blackdog Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Great stuff. Love the first 2, especially #1. I can feel it looming over me. Excellent framing.
     
  12. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    That one is my favourite as well :) Thank you.
     
  13. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    just great
     
  14. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    Scotland

    Thanks for posting those.
     
  15. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Lovely work, and I very much like your post-processing choices.

    Thanks.
    Brian