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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

2018-02-03   EDINBURGH SQUARE

By | 2018-02-03T11:58:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Scotland|

Edinburgh, the city which reminds you of the Harry Potter-movies. No wonder, Joanne K. Rowling lived there and wrote the first Harry Potter-book in Edinburgh. A historical town with many old buildings, typical Scottish. You can start early with a photography-marathon which will last till late night. The fitness tracker on my Apple-watch showed me 10 miles on one day. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 400

2018-01-26   LOCH LOMOND AFTER THE RAIN

By | 2018-01-25T22:46:09+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Scotland|

It took us a two-hour ride from Edinburgh to get to Loch Lomond. The weather god was not merciful to us, it didn’t stop raining, although accuweather.com said the opposite. After entering The Trossachs National Park, I saw a Loch-Lomond-East and a Loch-Lomond-West sign, what to take? I took west; it was a narrow street with moss on the roadside and plants that looked like from another planet. I was lucky that the raining was interrupted for a short time, which I used to take some foggy panorama shots.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 125

2018-01-16   SKYLINE EDINBURGH

By | 2018-01-15T21:21:57+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Scotland|

All went well during that handheld pano-shooting in a light drizzle.  I was a bit afraid of my camera and lens, but since both have splash-water protection, it was okay with the weather. Here on the observation deck of Edinburgh Castle, you have a great view all over the city. This photo initially consisted of three photos. From these I created three HDR pictures with Aurora. After export, I merged them in Photoshop to one pano.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 64

2018-01-07   TOP CASTLE ON THE ROCK

By | 2018-01-07T11:50:35+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Scotland|

You cannot overlook Edinburgh Castle in the city. It dominates the skyline and is present in most parts of the old town, it is built on the volcanic plug Castle Rock. Walking around between the buildings and walls and looking at the massive stone walls is quite impressive. Soon I got reminiscences of the movie Braveheart. The castle is the home of the Scottish Crown jewels, worth a visit, though taking photos is not permitted in the exhibition room. So they will last in my memories.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 500

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