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Scottish Highlands

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:41 am
by Burnhole
A recent trip to the Highlands of Scotland on a photography course with the excellent Billy Currie. Here I'm using exposure bracketing rather than my usual use of grad filters.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:56 am
by LennyBloke
Superb images - I love the muted colours in the second shot, and the first one has a great tonal range and beautiful smoothing effect in the clouds :thumb:

When you say exposure bracketing, do you mean shooting several exposures with "normal" +n, -n, +n.5, -n.5, etc. ?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:10 pm
by Burnhole
Thanks - yes - normal (0), -2, +2 and then HDR merge in Lightroom. I had some trouble on location in M mode when doing auto bracketing with the aperture getting changed - whioch is certainly not what I was after. So I reverted to manual bracketing on the tripod until we were back in WiFi area to have a quick look online to see that it was a setting of the green button. Working manually did have it's advantages as on one occasion 0,-2,+2 wasn't enough and I needed 0, -2.7 & +2.7. With a 3 bracket the max movement from 0 is 2.0 - once I had the aperture fixed with the green button setting I soon discovered that a 5 bracket could extend beyond the +-2 constraint of the 3 bracket. The benefit of the auto bracketing (aside from not having to touch the camera) is that the shots are taken in tidy groups - which LR can then recognise as a stack based on shooting time. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:44 pm
by Derek897
First one works really well for me. As lennybloke said, great tonal range.
Good shooting. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:11 pm
by Mannesty
Love 'em. Hope you called the coastguard coz somebody walked into the sea and didn't walk out again :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:35 pm
by ronniemac
Such fine photographs, both of them. :thumb: :thumb:

Re: Scottish Highlands

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:28 pm
by MrB
Burnhole wrote:With a 3 bracket the max movement from 0 is 2.0 - once I had the aperture fixed with the green button setting I soon discovered that a 5 bracket could extend beyond the +-2 constraint of the 3 bracket.




It does seem odd that we are only allowed up to +/- 2 EV when bracketing 3 shots, when the camera's own 3-shot HDR mode can be set up to +/-3 EV.

I agree with others here - lovely images.

Cheers.
Philip

Re: Scottish Highlands

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:27 pm
by Burnhole
Thanks all
:cheers:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:54 pm
by Smeggypants
Love the first shot. Loads of depth, and the addition of the boots is a nice touch. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:34 pm
by MattEmmett
Particularly nice image with a gulf between them in terms of variation of theme. Makes me want to see a lot more from this set. (I hope there is more?)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:43 am
by Burnhole
More to come Matt :)

Re: Scottish Highlands

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:24 pm
by starless
Nice shots, and the bothy one on the other thread.

Looking forward to seeing some more.

I have just booked a holiday in Scotland for May. :)