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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 5 October 2013

RAINLESS. (05/10/12)

I enjoyed a dry walk this morning. No HDR today, these images are all done properly or at least properly by my standards. Tripod, cable release and wide angle lens._MG_1807

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_MG_1801  As you can see from the last two images they have all had a good seeing to. I was shooting a stop and a half under exposed to stop the sky blowing out. I then dragged the dark bits back with the adjustment brush in the RAW converter. All images were treated the same way.

_MG_1809  I was very pleased to see this boat as the dogs had shot off. I thought they had gone deer stalking but they had caught the scent of frying bacon.

_MG_1810  The autumn colours are starting to appear. In an hour or two this path will be solid with walkers.

I have been out mushroom snapping but will save them for another day.

_MG_1819   Except for this one….a stylised shot of a young Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria.

I’ve set the Wildcam up to try and get an image or two of the Red Squirrels. I’m not sure I’ve set it up correctly….we’ll see.

30 comments:

  1. Great set this morning. Looks a fine place; shame the tourists will spoil that pathway later.
    Did you get a bacon sarnie?

    Favourites here are 2, 5 and 6.

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    1. Keith it is a busy area.
      No but had the boat man been a second slower Molly would have.
      Focus is a bit off. It's very hard to see in low light. I should have used live view.

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  2. Liked all of them images Adrian, especially the last one

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    1. Douglas, I like the last one...it's a bit silly.

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  3. I love the autumn's shots..It's beautiful

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    1. Michelle, I hopr that in another day or so it will be better still.

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  4. You don't get tired of looking at such beauty each day Adrian?

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    1. Carol, we all have a cross we have to bear. Great isn't it?

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  5. als ik spek zou ruiken dan ging ik er ook als een speer op af.

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    1. De honden waren hun in een tweede.

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  6. Another great set Adrian. Nos. 5 is the one for me (I can almost smell the bacon!!) closely followed by no.6.
    Interesting work on the Amanita, maybe better without the green grass?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, focus could do with being better. I'll have another go.
      I did do some gardening around it but not quite enough.
      About five out of ten for today. A result Button would have been delighted with.

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  7. I love the soft colours in the first photo, Adrian. Beautiful reflections.

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    1. Monica, it's the best day I've had this week.

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  8. Hi Adrian I am glad you got out and about and before the walker to take these lovely shots. Great colours and reflections. That was good your heart good looking at thsoe views. HAve a great weekend and I hope the rain keeps off for you.

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    1. Margaret, looking at the forecast I suspect that today was the day. It was a grand day.

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  9. I don't know what the hell that last thing is but like the shape, colours and texture. Also the second and third shots give a wonderful sense of tranquility.

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    1. Pauline it grows into a red flat mushroom with white spots. Some have fairies sheltering underneath them.

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  10. Looking at these pictures I realized something - I think I always like the ones with people or animals in them more than the pure nature shots. These are all really pretty but I love the one with the boat.

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    1. David, I can see that you have a point. I try to get out before people but will start including a few.

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  11. All awesome shots but I really like the first four with the reflections. But I'm rally worried about the dogs. You said they wandered off but did you find them again? Here , the leaves are just about finished.

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    1. Red, the dogs don't disappear for long. They only smelt the chaps with the boat cooking breakfast. I caught up with them there. It is very warm here, damp and warm.

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  12. All gorgeous, every one, except for the mushroom at the end, of course. In that respect, douglas mcfarlane and I are polar opposites, apparently.

    Close-ups of something I can either eat or be poisoned by are not my cup of tea.

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    1. TWP, I'm glad you like the landscapes. I'll warn folk of macro shots. This one isn't edible nor will it kill you. It does have hallucinogenic properties and is purported to have been eaten by the Vikings before battle.

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  13. Great compositions; it shows you can live without HDR. I have actually never really explored HDR.

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    1. Maria, I am going off HDR. I do like it for urban scenes.

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  14. Mum and Dad used to walk the Lakeland fells in the 1920s and 30s (and did so until they were in their 80s). In the 1960s they bemoaned the despoliation of the fells by public use (to which they had contributed of course) and I did the same in the 70s. Since then there have been made-up paths forged across the fells and, as you say, they are filled with people 52 weeks a year. It won't be long before travel agents are organising trips up Everest. Oh yes. They are aren't they? Thank heaven for the more remote and unsullied Scottish mountains. I'm just sad that I can no longer climb even the most modest of them.

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    1. Graham, There are still remote areas but I can't see any attraction in walking with hundreds of other people. It's just as well I can no longer manage to.

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  15. Loving the texture of the bracken in the Castle Crag shot & the composition of the yacht shot.

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