A few from Ullapool


andrewk

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 14:22
I spent a couple of weeks at Ardmair Point, a few miles north of Ullapool earlier on this month. The weather was pretty dismal most of the time.

1. Overlooking Loch Kanaird on one of only two days that the sun made an appearance in the evening.




2. More typical weather on Loch Kanaird




3. Three wise men guarding the remnants of a house at the ruined/abandoned village of Slaggan




4. A couple of buddies at Rhue near the lighthouse




5. Looking towards (left to right) Cul Beag, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor and Suilvan from a couple of miles south of Elphin.



All photos taken with a Pentax K30 and Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ALII kit lens except No 4 where I used a Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED. All were taken as RAWs and processed in Lightroom 5.4. Microsoft ICE was used to stitch a couple of frames to create the panorama in shot 5.

C&C is always gratefully accepted.

Andrew
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 14:32
I like all of these, and the "siamese" sheep sharing 3 front legs made me smile. Not sure about the wheelbarrow in #3 I think I would have moved it and took the shot again to see how it looked.
Regards
Stan

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andrewk

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 15:07
Wheelbarrow in #3? I see no wheelbarrow. Do you mean the trolley in #1 ?

If so, is this any better? I didn't move the trolley - but did take some a bit nearer the water's edge




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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 15:25
Sorry Andrew. Of course I meant #1, that's why I don't read medical books, in case I die of a misprint. Looking at the "closer" version I would still prefer #1 without the trolley. To me it dominates the image and pulls the eye to the white of the dingy. Beautiful sky though.
Regards
Stan

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andrewk

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 16:18
tyronet2000 wrote:
Looking at the "closer" version I would still prefer #1 without the trolley.

I don't think my photoshop skills are quite up to removing it. It's a shame it's 435 miles north from here.

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McGregNi

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 16:23
A strong set, with variety and technique making the most of the available conditions. The first is superb with exceptional light and colour, the mono ones stand out with lovely layering of tones, and the animals all cooperate nicely on cue. Some excellent work there ... I'll tdg and remember to pack my 18-55 when I head off in August!
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MrB

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 22:09
An interesting set of the dramatic and the cute. I would prefer the first one without the trolley, but the extra photo (#6) is missing the wonderful sky of #1.

Cheers.
Philip

Blythman

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 22:15
I don't mind the sack barrow. If you could lose the dinghy it would be much improved
Alan


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andrewk

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 23:03
Lose the dinghy? Yes, I have been wondering about that too. OK, I'll give it a go ........




I picked a different but similar exposure in Lightroom and removed the dinghy, using Lightroom's tools for removing spots - and an adjustment brush to clean up a bit afterwards. It seems to have worked out OK(ish?)

Better?

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Last Edited by andrewk on 25/06/2014 - 23:12

Blythman

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 23:12
You can still see where the dinghy was, but its much better. Its for things like this that I do venture into photoshop. The size of the dinghy its asking a lot of lightroom
Alan


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andrewk

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 23:19
Blythman wrote:
You can still see where the dinghy was

I'm not sure that I would have noticed if I hadn't seen the photo with the dinghy. I do agree, though, that it is better. Thanks for the suggestion.

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