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Kenmore, Loch Tay and the Crannog

Spring is certainly struggling to make an impact this year but rather than let the bad weather hinder our outings, we decided last night to head off to Kenmore – in the rain! I even mounted the GoPro camera in…

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Cultybraggan POW Camp, Comrie

Sarah, Darryl (Baked Tatties Photography) and I headed off towards Crieff on a very foggy morning in Perthshire. Our destination: Cultybraggan – once a POW camp in WW2, was turned into an Army Training camp and is now… well we’re…

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Looking up inside the bird keep on the castle grounds

Aberdour Castle visit

PK visited Aberdour Castle on a rather drizzly May-day holiday but somehow managed to avoid getting wet. We’ve been to several locations within Aberdour over the years but for some reason had never visited the Historic Scotland site before. We…

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Historic Scotland ask you to Take Your Best Shot…

We are a fan of Historic Scotland here at PK and we want to share their photo competition with you lot! You could win £500 worth of photography vouchers, one year of Historic Scotland Membership and a unique experience on…

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Kirk and Castle

Location:- Stonehaven   13th November 2010 at 1400 ish Finally had a day off when it wasn’t pouring down with rain so arranged to take father out for a wee trip. As the forecast said the better weather was North we…

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Dundee Discovery – Night Shoot

Dundee Discovery Point – 22.30

After visiting an about-to-be Bride and Groom, Sarah and I went for a wee look down Dundee’s Discovery Point to see what photographic potential the area held for a bit of night photography.

I see no ships... oh wait, I do!

Sarah had a major advantage when it came to the boat itself as she has a much wider lens than me (10mm vs 17mm) and could fit the whole ship into one shot. I opted for a shot from the front instead.

I was shooting entirely in manual mode and using my shutter release cable to guess how long the exposures should be. At f11, iso100,  they were roughly around the 2 minute mark and I got moderate success with this technique.

I often get asked “how long does my exposure need to be”. The short answer is “as long as it takes”. My time served as a photographer allows my guesstimates to be quite good, but only experience and a little thought process will get good results.

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