My first post for quite a while and its one from last year. While looking through some old files I found this image and thought it suited perfectly a mono conversion. This collection of heads with different expressions on them hang from the ceiling of one of the parts of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Snow on the Isle of Arran, in April! The low temperatures have been with us for well over a week now.
Over the last couple of days I can feel a slight warming of the daytime temperatures compared to last week, so I thought I should get out and get some pictures of the isle of Arran before the snow completely disappears.
This 12 image panorama was taken just after sunrise this morning. The rising sun has given the snow covered peaks a pink glow. Unfortunately there was a slight haze so not as crisp as I would have liked.
Last night’s sunset at Portencross. A bit of a rush this one. I left the house around 30 minutes before sunset, which was cutting it a bit fine. By the time I got there was no chance to look for any other shots and I headed straight for the pier. Luckily it was deserted so I managed to get some pictures without anybody in the way.
Both images on a Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-35 f4 VR lens. A lee 3 stop soft ND Grad and a Lee 3 stop Grad used (to lengthen the exposure and blur the water slightly).
The last one was taken with my Lee Big Stopper. A 3 minute exposure, which wasn’t really long enough. My next exposure of 4 minutes was better but the clouds had moved on so didn’t look as good. A 3 stop soft ND grad was used too. This was the first time I’ve used the Big Stopper with the D700 and I was surprised by the amount of hot pixels in the image. There was also a touch of a magenta cast which is slightly visible on the right. Thinking about it later, I forgot to close the viewfinder blind which might have helped with this. I have used the Big Stopper on my Nikon D300 and never had issues like this, so more experimenting required I think.
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