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2019-04-22 THE PARK WITH THE IRON HORSES

By |2019-04-22T20:19:48+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Scotland|

I didn’t know of The Kelpies before I was in Edinburgh. In our bed&breakfast hotel, I saw a brochure with a photo of these two metal horse heads. I knew that I had to see them immediately and take some pictures. It’s a drive of about 45 minutes in a park and adventure area called The Helix.  It didn’t need much time to convince my wife Karin; she was excited about visiting. Since the weather was not the best, we were nearly alone in the area. Of the many photos I shot, the wide-angle is one of my favorites.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 125

2019-04-19 SUNSET FROM THE CLIFFS OF DUNDEE

By |2019-04-18T19:35:00+01:00April 19th, 2019|Scotland|

On my Scotland list was Edinburgh, cliffs and a Loch. Edinburgh was easy, the destination of the flight. For the cliffs we had to go North, the first meaningful cliffs were near Dundee. First, the car navigation system brought us on a green field with a farmhouse and some cows, not where we wanted to be. Therefore I took the direction in my own hands and found the cliffs before sunset — the best time for photographers. 🙂  I had time to fly with my drone and take some sunset photos directly from the cliffs handheld.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 64

2019-03-11 MUSEUM IN EDINBURGH

By |2019-03-10T17:39:41+01:00March 11th, 2019|Scotland|

It has started raining on the streets of Edinburgh, and the next refuge was the Museum of Scotland. The entry was free and we a timeframe of one hour to explore before closing. The galleries over four floors impressed me. I thought about the composition, where I concluded that photos with a wide angle lens from a higher level would be appropriate. My museum tour was a photo tour also, with many shots of the exhibits and the interior architecture.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/3s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250

2019-02-06   THE CASTLE OVER EDINBURGH

By |2019-02-05T20:28:31+01:00February 6th, 2019|Scotland|

It was home of the knights; big history has been made, it is the home of the crown jewels, home of inspirations for movies, a tourist hot spot, gets great illumination during the night, a must see when visiting Edinburgh, that’s all is Edinburgh Castle. Impressive the hard work, which was put in, to bring these rocks and bricks up to the hill and build that massive buildings complex.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

2018-12-26   FOR HORSE LOVERS

By |2018-12-26T10:55:57+01:00December 26th, 2018|Scotland|

I was surprised, being in Edinburgh and never heard about “The Kelpies” before. My wife and I have seen it in a brochure on the breakfast table. Immediately the program for the day was clear. I stuffed all my photo-equipment in my backpack, and after an hour we arrived at the sculptures. The rain has stopped, only a few tourists, so I could fully explore and shoot these 30-meter-high horse-heads constructed from stainless steel. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

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

2018-12-24   CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH

By |2018-12-23T23:09:20+01:00December 24th, 2018|Scotland|

My wife, my kids and I had to wait in a long line. We needed tickets for an event in Edinburgh. I asked if it would be OK to walk around and take some photos during the waiting time. Soon I saw that Christmas-tree behind an iron fence. I had to set ISO higher, no chance to see a podium or parapet to place my camera since I didn’t have a tripod with me. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 12800

2018-11-23   BAD WEATHER IN LOCH LOMOND

By |2018-11-22T21:14:37+01:00November 23rd, 2018|Scotland|

My dream was to come to Loch Lomond with crystal clear sky and full sunshine. But during the drive, the more I approached to the Loch, the more the air got cloudy, and I ended with rain when I was at the Loch. The photo shooting took place nevertheless. Dark sky or not, I wanted photos from Loch Lomond. 🙂 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-11-10   ALL TIME OF THE WORLD

By |2018-11-09T19:17:13+01:00November 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+01:00October 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+01:00September 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

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