Three weeks in Scotland/UK

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pake, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Warning! This is a very image heavy thread. :biggrin:
    All the shots have been taken with my E-M5 and Olympus PRO lenses (12-40mm or 40-150mm).

    We started our journey by flying to London from Tampere (where we live), grabbed a rental car and started driving to Scotland. We basically went around Scotland in clockwise direction starting from south (though we didn't have time for the east coast). Some of the places we visited (in order): Esholt, Glasgow, Dunoon (where we got married, btw!), Dunans Castle, Glencoe, Isle Of Skye, Durness, Dunrobin Castle, Fortrose, Inverness, Loch Ness, Balloch etc.

    The purpose of this trip was to get married in Dunoon. The original idea was to have the ceremony outside Dunans Castle but it was in no condition for that so our private little ceremony was kept in Castle House Museum in Dunoon. We didn't tell anyone we know about our plans beforehand so the wedding was a surprise for everyone. :biggrin:

    We had been to Scotland before (in Edinburgh) but this time we really fell in love with the country. I honestly can't wait to get back there. The people were so nice and friendly everywhere, the scenery was amazing and the animals very photogenic etc. Amazing place.

    Anyway, here's some of the photos I've shared in Flickr (and the rest can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu_p/sets/72157653543503331)
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    EM525626 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Somewhere between Milnthorpe and Glasgow.

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    EM525643 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Glasgow

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    EM525651 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Glasgow

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    EM525693 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Puck's Glen, Dunoon. Amazing place. Took the first set of our wedding shots there.

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    EM525791 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Heron near Castle Lachlan

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    EM525877 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Dunoon. Hour or two after our wedding ceremony. Shot through a window.

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    EM526055 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Dunans Castle. Lovely place but since it was destroyed in a fire a few years ago it's not what it used to be.

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    EM526079 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Somewhere between Dunoon and Glencoe.

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    EM526098 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Somewhere between Dunoon and Glencoe.

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    EM526108-EM526113 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ 4 or 5 image panorama. Somewhere between Dunoon and Glencoe.

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    EM526149-EM526152 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Three image panorama. Taken in a lovely little village called Glencoe.

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    EM526225 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Near Glencoe.

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    EM526267 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Near Glencoe.

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    EM526321-EM526322 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Two image panorama. Near Glencoe.

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    EM526371 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Near Glencoe. "Haida Slim PRO II MC ND2.7 400x" filter used.

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    EM526379 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Near Glencoe. "Haida Slim PRO II MC ND2.7 400x" filter used.

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    EM526386 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Near Glencoe.

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    EM526454 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Glencoe

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    EM526456 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Last shot in Glencoe. Gotta go back there someday!

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    EM526467 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Caledonian Canal in Corpach.

    Continues in the next post...
     
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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
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    EM526493 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Glenfinnan Church.

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    EM526502 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Glenfinnan Church

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    EM526512 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Our Lady of the Braes Roman Catholic Church. Near Lochailort.

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    EM526600 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ "A couple" of seals in Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye.

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    EM526618 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Dunvegan Castle, Isle Of Skye.

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    EM526653 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ The Coral Beaches, Claigan, Isle Of Skye.

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    EM526679 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ The Coral Beaches, Claigan, Isle Of Skye.

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    EM526887-EM526888 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ The Coral Beaches, Claigan, Isle Of Skye.

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    EM526960 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Smoo Cave, Durness. Used the "Haida Slim PRO II MC ND2.7 400x" filter again.

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    EM527199 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Falconry display at Dunrobin Castle in Golspie.

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    EM527407 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Falconry display at Dunrobin Castle in Golspie.

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    EM527423 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Highlander (not the Christopher Lambert movie reference... :biggrin:). Somewhere between Tornoch and Fortrose.

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    EM527515 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Chanonry Point, Fortrose. Waiting for the dolphins to arrive.

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    EM527594 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Dolphin eating (or more like playing with food) at Chanonry Point, Fortrose

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    EM527611 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Chanonry Point, Fortrose

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    EM527654 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Culloden Battlefield

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    EM527661 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Chanonry Point, Fortrose. Again. This time no dolphins to be seen. :(

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    EM527851 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Searching for monsters at Loch Ness.

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    EM527973 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Mandarin Duck (male). Balloch, Loch Lomond.

    And a couple more...
     
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  3. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
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    EM528018 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Mount Pleasant Farm B&B, Whashton. So we had crossed the border at this point and were back in England.

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    EM528021 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ Mount Pleasant Farm B&B, Whashton.

    And here's one from our wedding shootout (which we did by ourselves - no professionals needed :2thumbs:). The tide made a surprise attack... :laugh1:

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    EM527003 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
    ^^ On a lovely beach in Durness.


    EDIT: Added a few Dunans Castle shots as requested:

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    EM526033 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    EM526037 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    EM526042 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    EM526045 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr
     
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  4. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    Onnea hääparille! What a great way to get married! Besides getting yourself a beautiful wife, you've got some stunning photos too. I particularly liked the panoramic landscape shots.
     
  5. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Kiitos! :redface:

    We'll see if I get the permission to add a couple of the actual wedding shot here too... :whistling:
     
  6. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    Denmark
    Many great shots, although do yourself a favor and take the 4-5 bland shots out of the collection (for instance, the very first two shots IMO). It makes a greater impression overall then. :)

    Also, why not more shots from the castle, it sure looked like a good place for more photos?
     
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  7. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
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  8. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Congratulations on the wedding to both of you ... lovely photos
     
  9. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Thank you. :)
     
  10. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Yes, wonderful pictures. Congratulations as well!
     
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  11. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

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    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    Glad you enjoyed your visit and yes, we're very friendly.

    Next time you visit, take a walk alongside the River Kelvin - on the Kelvin Way. Some marvellous architecture and bridges along a mile of riverside. :2thumbs:
     
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  12. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Very nice! Please identify the location of the photos.

    We want to go back as well. We were there exactly a year previous (2014) to your visit and notice much lower snowline and no leaves on the trees. It was substancially greener. Must have been a harsh winter. Also see our B&B just to the right of the manor house in EM526456. We hiked into the Lost Valley (photo center right) starting from where EM5 26387-8 was taken. Beautiful!

    What a wonderful place to get hitched! Best wishes. We celebrated our 35th in Scotland.
     
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  13. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Congrats on getting married. :drinks:

    Good job on getting some awesome pictures. :bravo-009:

    Congrats on being able to take 3 weeks of vacation! I dream of it. :biggrin:
     
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  14. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    Absolutely stunning photos! I spent quite a bit of time in Dunoon during my Navy years. So, thanks for the trip down memory lane as well as the pleasure of viewing some wonderful photographs. Congrats on gettin' hitched! May your marriage be long and happy.
     
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  15. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Van harte gefeliciteerd (Congrats, in Dutch)
    Bunch of great pics.

    BUT
    maybe on behalf of all iPad owners, Please don't post this many pics in one post.
    My iPad because hotter and hotter, was even rendering steam, while I was looking.
     
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  16. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
    Big congrats Teemu! Marvelous sets of photos. Love the Smoo Cave shot! :2thumbs: Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed them all.
     
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  17. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Stunning photos, and congratulations on your marriage! I really want to go to Scotland some day.
     
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  18. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    OK, I'll try to remember that next time!


    Thank you! I don't have the time right now to add them but if you click the photos (opens in Flickr) you can see the place in the tags.
     
  19. lightning

    lightning Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 29, 2012
    Kerava, Finland
    Very cool and nice set, thanks for sharing and congratulations on your marriage!
     
  20. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Thank you. :)