Highlands, February

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

  1. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

    Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

    Meall a'Bhuridh (I think), Black Mount

    Ben Vorlich, Lochearnhead. Today's mountain, disguised as Kanchenjunga

    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
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  3. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    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
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    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

    Dec 2, 2012
    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

    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

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

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    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

  11. Blackdog

    Blackdog Mu-43 Rookie

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

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2012
    just great
  14. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010

    Thanks for posting those.
  15. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

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