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debbie_hutt_085 January 03, 2014
beautifull shot
stillmovingphotographs January 03, 2014
cheers
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melissafarelli January 03, 2014
lovely contrast.
stillmovingphotographs January 03, 2014
hdr helped with that ;-)
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AlanJakarta April 15, 2014
Lovely Scottish landscape. Congratulations.
 
philipbebbington April 15, 2014
Beautiful moody landscape image.Congrats
 
akhtarkhan April 15, 2014
Fantastic landscape view, nice composition......brilliant capture. Congrats on the feature.
 
iceman2 April 15, 2014
Beautiful scenery capture.Congrats!
 
amuschik April 15, 2014
lovely!
 
SB April 15, 2014
Congratulations ! Perfect contrast
 
catini April 15, 2014
Great composition and saturation, congrats on your feature!
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MaryAnne306 April 15, 2014
It looks so lonely...and so beautiful. Great capture! Congratulations on being featured.
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sweetpea72 April 15, 2014
beautiful..Congrats! :)
 
stillmovingphotographs April 15, 2014
thanks everyone!!! :-D
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redwriter April 16, 2014
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
 
Sustich April 17, 2014
Awesome shot. There is so much depth in this landscape.
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rmr731 April 17, 2014
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
 
jane_koranda May 03, 2014
Great, just beautiful
stillmovingphotographs May 04, 2014
ty, such a great place! :)
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rhamm December 06, 2014
Great shot
stillmovingphotographs December 08, 2014
hey thanks!
 
CherylG February 17, 2015
Stunning!!
stillmovingphotographs February 18, 2015
:)
 
AJU3D July 03, 2015
wow...beautiful...
stillmovingphotographs July 04, 2015
incredible place!
 
sws49er August 25, 2015
Lovely photo!
stillmovingphotographs August 25, 2015
thank youz :)
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RiViCo March 14, 2018
Interesting layers well captured

Scotland Xmas



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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Stoer, Scotland during Xmas of 2013 just outside our cabin.
Time
This was taken in the late morning, but because its a wintery and cloudy day it looked more like evening or very early morning.
Lighting
This is just natural winter light on a stormy day.
Equipment
This is taken with a Nikon D800 28-300mm Nikon zoom lens at 200mm
Inspiration
I find the landscape, history, topography, architecture, and weather of Scotland all incredibly inspiring. The Scottish Highlands are my favourite place to shoot. There is so much drama and a rich atmosphere that continuously fills me with energy and motivation to explore and take photos. This photo specifically was inspired by the rugged landscaped being lived on in relative isolation.
Editing
This is a 5 exposure HDR using Photomatix Essentials and Lightroom. Once the HDR is compiled with a natural as possible look, I increased the contrast, the sharpness, and the clarity. I slightly enhanced the colours and tinkered with the shadows and highlights to optimise exposure. The goal is to make me feel like i'm still there to the highest extent possible. "Surrealist Realism" ?
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 14mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50m, 85mm, 28-300mm, ND .09, Polariser, Wireless shutter release, Miller tripod.
Feedback
If you are new to HDR like I was when I took this, take many exposures and see what style you find appeals to you most, in post.

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