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  1. #15261
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    Lake Buttermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

    It's been ages since I've posted something so...

    Nikon D3000
    Nikkor 18-55 VR (kit lens)
    ISO: 200
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    Shutter speed: 1/80s


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    Nikon D3000
    Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX
    Nikkor 18-55mm VR
    Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM
    S. Bower 0.42X Wide angle lens
    Yongnuo YN-560, 10m flash extension wire & Neewer Ring-Flash system.

    Minolta SRT100X
    Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0

    Plus, some Macro lenses, tripods and filters.

  2. #15262
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    So you managed to get your brother to take you up?

    I went in June but the weather was not very good so not many good photo opertunities - looking at your EXIF data I was there the week before you.

    Thats a good photo and would never have thought of taking it like that; the grass is nice and green - probably due to all the rain when I was there - but the two tall bits are a bit distracting.
    Last edited by Anthony; 08-15-2011 at 04:46 AM.

  3. #15263
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    I agree on the tall grass. Selective pruning is sometimes needed for those types of low angle shots. It can be hard to pick up on it through the veiwfinder, but that is what the cloning tool is good for in PP.

  4. #15264
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    I haven't posted on here or taken any pictures in ages, but I'm slowly getting back into this hobby. I've been catching up with the last few pages of this thread and there are some great shots in here (as always)! Here is one I took last year (but just got around to processing):


    Bay Bridge by arturodonate, on Flickr

  5. #15265
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    So you managed to get your brother to take you up?

    I went in June but the weather was not very good so not many good photo opertunities - looking at your EXIF data I was there the week before you.

    Thats a good photo and would never have thought of taking it like that; the grass is nice and green - probably due to all the rain when I was there - but the two tall bits are a bit distracting.
    Hey Anthony, pleased to hear from you.

    No, actually my brother was too busy so I got my friends to plan a trip - we actually drove all the way to Scottish Highlands and back. It was a camping trip for five days. It was magnificent.

    I agree with you on those two long bits, very annoying. Interestingly, God was being very kind and wherever we went; Sunshine followed.

    And did you really went to Buttermere? It was crazt finding a camping spot with room, we went to Windermere and it was all occupied then we went to another lake I can't remember the name of and it was booked as well so we finally ended up in Buttermere, but it was fantastic. Infact, I think the Lake district has more natural beauty than the Scottish Highlands. Although that's not bad either.

    I'd love to see photos you took, so c'mon, treat us.
    Nikon D3000
    Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX
    Nikkor 18-55mm VR
    Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM
    S. Bower 0.42X Wide angle lens
    Yongnuo YN-560, 10m flash extension wire & Neewer Ring-Flash system.

    Minolta SRT100X
    Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0

    Plus, some Macro lenses, tripods and filters.

  6. #15266
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    I agree on the tall grass. Selective pruning is sometimes needed for those types of low angle shots. It can be hard to pick up on it through the veiwfinder, but that is what the cloning tool is good for in PP.
    You're right but I wish I was as good at using PP.
    Perhaps, you could give me some pointers on it.
    Nikon D3000
    Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX
    Nikkor 18-55mm VR
    Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM
    S. Bower 0.42X Wide angle lens
    Yongnuo YN-560, 10m flash extension wire & Neewer Ring-Flash system.

    Minolta SRT100X
    Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0

    Plus, some Macro lenses, tripods and filters.

  7. #15267
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    I have uploaded my photos here: Cumbria
    First 3 at Barnards Castle on the A1 and the rest at Thirlmere

    2 and 13 are 3 exposure HDR.

    I am to old for camping now and we stayed at the pub in photo 7. Off to North Wales on thursday for a week and hopefuly get some photography in there.
    Last edited by Anthony; 08-15-2011 at 12:46 PM.

  8. #15268
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    I do not have the patiance for detailed photo editing but here is a quick fix using the clone tool:


    I ment to say that I think the highlands are a bit to barren at least the lake district has some nice green areas.

  9. #15269
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    I have uploaded my photos here: Cumbria
    First 3 at Barnards Castle on the A1 and the rest at Thirlmere

    2 and 13 are 3 exposure HDR.

    I am to old for camping now and we stayed at the pub in photo 7. Off to North Wales on thursday for a week and hopefuly get some photography in there.
    Picture number 2 (HDR) looks very dramatic!
    I've been to North Wales on a University day trip, I can't remember the name of the beach but it was a Welsh version of The Sin City. Only with better landscape!

    I noticed you've taken some of these pictures from a very high perspective. I'm guessing you climbed up the mountain?

    And that's exactly how I felt about the Scottish Highlands, it lacks the lush green color which the Lake District has.
    Nikon D3000
    Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX
    Nikkor 18-55mm VR
    Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM
    S. Bower 0.42X Wide angle lens
    Yongnuo YN-560, 10m flash extension wire & Neewer Ring-Flash system.

    Minolta SRT100X
    Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0

    Plus, some Macro lenses, tripods and filters.

  10. #15270
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    Yes we climbed the mountains - my father is the person in one photo. When we climbed it rained and when we stayed at the pub it was sunny!

    On the last day my soles came off my boots and so I have had to buy a new pair for Wales. I will not be doing much walking as I am there with the wife and daughter who would much prefer shopping.

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