ABOUT ME

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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Monday, 23 June 2014

SPLASH. (23/06/14)

After a very damp night we were out at sixish as the rain had stopped and it looked to be clearing up nicely.

There wasn’t a breath of wind but there must be a big low to the north of us. I didn’t notice it till I’d watched the Grand Prix, listened to the News Quiz, watched Mock the Week and had a pot full of espresso but there was a wonderful swell sweeping into the bay. It wasn’t quite booming but it was splashing with a satisfactory splosh.

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_MG_2484  These three were snapped from a little promontory in the bay. I took a tip from the birders and shot on motor drive. I exposed for the sea and used a stop of adjustment brush on the foreground. The wonders of digital.

We then wandered down to the beach as the dogs had tired of seeing how far over the edge they could lean before I gave them hell.

_MG_2532    It looks less dramatic with the 50mm lens from sea level but it is better to be there. The waves were sweeping round the rocks and I was a bit worried they’d suck me back in. The dogs seem to know to run like hell when they see one coming. They did quite a lot of fleeing. They are still sleepy.

I decided to re-trace our route and take a bit of video. This is hand held. Steady hands this morning; I put it down to clean living and a healthy diet.

SPLASH.

It isn’t very well exposed or composed and if I’m going to make a habit of videoing then I’ll get an external Mic.

I’m excited today. I’m expecting a new lens and some posh front coated mirrors. The lens adaptor arrived on Saturday. It fits the EOS cameras and is a smooth fit. Well done SRB- Photographic. I call them SRB Griturn but apparently they changed their name years ago. They are an excellent company to deal with. I ordered on line but before I got to pay, the form I was filling in with my delivery address went all funny. I thought sod it, gave them a ring and got a grand lass who said;

“I was expecting you.”

I gave her the delivery address and paid on the phone. It’s six months since I spoke to her. How did she know it was me that had fouled her system up again? My delivery addresses don’t fit in on online forms as I have to put the truck registration number on and address it to a bloke called James at Durness in Sutherland, if I put Highlands they charge extra for delivery. She is a star. Give them a go if you want anything a bit silly. The price may not be ‘Asda’ but it is very reasonable and they don’t make me buy three when I only want one. A wonderful outfit.

That’s all for today, I’m off gull training.

16 comments:

  1. Applause! This place it's amazing your photo and video simply wonderful! Really thanks for share these

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    1. Laura, they are still just immediate. I must learn to take the time that artists do. Come on holiday here.
      Thank you for the clap....your word is better applause.

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  2. Those seascapes are stunning, out on my mobile today so I will check the video when I get home

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    1. Douglas, they look better in real life.
      The GP was I think slowed down by Mercedes as you suggested. Another two races and they will have the constructors. Then the sparks will fly and not off the undertrays.

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  3. That sea looks a bit too cold for my liking Adrian, I much prefer the warm sunshine that we've got here at the moment!
    How come you can be way up there in Scotland and still manage to cause confusion right on my doorstep? Good luck with the new lens....[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it is the Artic Ocean. If a bit splashes on me I go numb.
      It's Soveners, they are easily confused. They are very understanding down your way. Better than Amazon.....I have trouble with them as well.
      It's a very old lens but I hope it works better for time lapse video.

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  4. Enjoyed the video Adrian. I could stand on a beach watching the sea for hours.
    I must have been a crab in a past life.

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    1. Keith. I do. It's very therapeutic.
      I had crabs once. You look nothing like the crabs I caught. Perhaps it is the powder they sprinkled on me that reincarnated you like you are.
      I'm crap at this video malarkey. If I win the lottery then I'll get a RED camera and if the tight sods at Camelot give me a few shillings I'll get the Canon Version. Canon are ten times cheaper. I have got to like editing video. I used to hate it but think doing it helps. All those sodding Key Frames used to drive me mad. I got one a bit premature at the end of this.

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  5. Beautiful the sea against the rocks, brilliant shooting.

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    1. Bob, it is beautiful. I just snap away at a stop under and sort the foreground in Photoshop.

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  6. Just gorgeous! Makes me want to jump in (though I'd probably drown).

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    1. Frances, you would freeze before you drowned. I love it here.

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  7. The changing sea always provides something different. Being aware of pressure systems and fronts give you a much better understanding of weather and forecasts.

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    1. Red, being weather savvy was my job. I'm hoping that by tomorrow we will have a high pressure system over us and clear skies.

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  8. Excelentes fotografias de mar....
    Cumprimentos

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