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2018-05-14   EDINBURGH THROUGH CASTLE WINDOW

By | 2018-05-14T19:16:14+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Scotland|

Walking around in Edinburgh Castle I tried different compositions and sceneries at my photography tour. Here in the photo, I shot through a castle window with the city on the ground. Shooting from such high places replaces drone flying and brings you aerial shots without too much effort.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-05-05   CHAPEL IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-05-05T20:23:28+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Scotland|

I got the info form our landlord during breakfast. He recommended going to Rosslyn Chapel which would only be 15 minutes away from the hotel. Although it wasn’t on my list, I took planned the visit and was excited about the building. One of the top spots in Edinburgh, it was the chapel you can see in the movie “Da Vinci Code” with Tom Hanks. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-04-09   SUN OVER SCOTLAND

By | 2018-04-08T14:01:59+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Scotland|

If you are driving the coast North after Edinburgh, the first cliffs you encounter are near Dundee. They have a height at about 30 m / 100 ft and have all ingredients for a walking tour where you can see the waves breaking on the rocks. Try to reach that location at the golden hour, to get the sunset shots with the warm feeling before the evening comes.

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-03-28   CLIFFS NORTH OF DUNDEE

By | 2018-03-27T19:13:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Scotland|

During my stay in Scotland, I wanted to visit the location where the cliffs start. Since my hotel and main-stay were in Edinburgh, the nearest cliffs I could find with Google Maps were north of Dundee. I took the trip with a rented Volkswagen Passat, which had only 400 miles on the speedometer. At the parking lot, I took my DJI Phantom 4 Pro and went up the walkway to the cliffs. At a flat patch of grass, I started the quadcopter and could get some decent shots of the coast. Because of the strong winds over the sea, the flight was shorter than thought; I got the “connection lost” message on the DJI app and had to fly home by hand, because “return to home” function didn’t work. Lucky that I haven’t lost my drone.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: FC6310
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-03-20   THE BIG HALL

By | 2018-03-18T19:17:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Scotland|

Most museum halls are always good for wide-angle photos which capture the whole dimension of those astounding interiors; I shot that picture which in the Edinburgh Museum. Often you can use the handrail of the parapets for placing your camera for steady shots without using a tripod. So you are faster and more flexible because tripods aren’t welcomed sometimes.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-03-16   RED HOUSE IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-03-14T20:24:22+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Scotland|

I saw that scene by accident, the red house with the yellow traffic guidelines. I was ready for a fast shot, because the next cars were already approaching and I had the leave the street fast.  🙂 

 

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 6400

2018-02-26   SCOTTISH MAN IN BAR

By | 2018-02-24T22:23:08+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Scotland|

After ordering a Guinness beer, I sat down at a table and was looking a the TV screens with football games. Then I looked at the bar and saw that man with a tattoo and a Scottish flat cap sitting on a barstool. I liked the scene and took my camera and did a quick shot, although higher ISO it came out usable. The guy didn’t react to the photo very much but was not amused. However, I had the picture I wanted which represents a typical pub scene in Great Britain.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 12800

2018-02-24   THEME PARK IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-02-23T22:28:14+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Scotland|

The theme park in Edinburgh presented itself as a colorful wonderland with dozens of attractions for the younger and older. A fun walk tour to watch and explore. I found a parapet to place my mini-tripod and take some long exposure shots to catch all the lights and colors. Making the pictures with lower iso was essential. Otherwise, the lights would look blown out in some cases. That’s the reason, why I am more and more a fan of mini-tripods. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Auroar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-02-22   MUSEUM IN EDINBURGH

By | 2018-02-21T08:15:48+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Scotland|

The entry into the Edinburgh National Museum was utterly free of charge; it presents a broad range of exhibits from science to biology to fashion. The balconies on the higher floors were perfect to place my camera to enable stabilized wide angle shots. Some rooms and halls reminded my of picture-books with a vast amount of exhibits to explore.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1.6s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-02-04   TREE LOCH LOMOND

By | 2018-02-04T09:00:56+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Scotland|

This tree in Loch Lomond reminds of the famous photo-community “Tree Wanaka”. It’s a similar, a bit smaller, lonely tree in the water of the lake. I was lucky because, for a short time, raining did stop. I used that “dry” time slot to shoot the photos. In the end, I had some Scottish-Loch images, although the whole area was under dust mostly, accompanied by heavy raining.

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Luminar, Photoshop

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