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2018-11-10   ALL TIME OF THE WORLD

By | 2018-11-09T19:17:13+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Scotland|

“All time of the world” is the motto for a statue, nothing to lose, sitting and watching at the passengers in Edinburgh. The illuminated Edinburgh Castle brings colors on the picture; a scene which I shot from Princes Street.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 12800

2018-10-06   CASTLE AND KNIGHTS IN SCOTLAND

By | 2018-10-05T21:09:51+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Scotland|

My memory is so bad; I remember entering that knight’s hall, but I’m not sure where it was. Scotland is full of castles, built with heavy stones, inside they give you back the reminiscences of medieval times. Maybe it was Edinburgh Castle, which should be on top of your list. I was there half a day, exploring and photo-shooting. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2018-09-16   THE CLIFFS NORTH OF DUNDEE

By | 2018-09-09T12:18:04+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Scotland|

My visit to Scotland wasn’t fulfilled without seeing the cliffs. Since my mainstay was in Edinburgh, I took a rental car and went up the North until Dundee. According to my Google-search, bold cliffs should begin here. After a trial-and-error car-Navi faux-pas I could reach the parking lots where the cliffs start. And I wasn’t disappointed, cliffs with wild grass, the vast sea and the right dosage of clouds, all that I imagined for my cliff photos. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Analog Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-07-25   COAST NEAR DUNDEE

By | 2018-07-25T20:10:34+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Scotland|

I was standing on the cliffs while shooting this sunset. It was a lucky moment, raining stopped two hours ago, and the sun and the clouds showed a beautiful nature spectacle. For me it was essential to see some cliffs in Scotland, that was the reason why I took “the extra mile” from Edinburgh into the North. But it wasn’t so easy to find the access path to the cliffs, the nav brought me into the greenery to a farm, so I had some trial and error to reach my desired destination. Never give up, often it turns out satisfying for your photographer’s needs in the end. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-06-23   NIGHT SHOTS IN GLASGOW

By | 2018-06-23T14:59:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Scotland|

I arrived in Glasgow at the later afternoon during heavy rain. It was only possible to go into the parking garage of a shopping center and take some rounds on the levels. Two hours later raining has stopped. I drove to the River Clyde to take shots of the modern, illuminated buildings. It took some tries to get to a viewpoint where I could place my tripod and shoot the photos of nightly Glasgow. The first shot was the Clyde Auditorium with its blue colors which lies like a big shell beneath the river.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

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

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