Tag Archives: bridge

A Mini and the Forth Rail Bridge

After spending the day at the Photo Vision Roadshow in Edinburgh and getting a proper look at some of the excellent products out there, a mate of mine and I decided to take his classic Mini out for a spin.…

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Tay Bridge Night Shoot in Dundee

I’ve woken up to what seems to be the end of the world as far as rainy days go. This makes me more happy that we grabbed last night as an opporchancity to get out with the cameras and get…

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Forth Bridge Illumination

The Forth Bridge has been lit up once again after 2 years in the dark. Switching the 1,054 floodlights back on will coincide with the 122nd anniversary of the opening of the bridge – one of the largest floodlit structures…

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Winter Sun in Fife and Dundee

Thankfully I had a day off and the sun was shining, though it was pretty cold. Although I was a bit migrainey I still went out with Father, though the migraine made my internal ISO about 1600 so it was…

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South Queensferry in the Dark

South Queensferry on Google Last night three of us headed to South Queensferry in order to shoot the Forth Bridge in the dark. Mike, Sarah and I left Perth at 7pm with the sun already down and the clouds coating…

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Forth Bridge Free… of Scaffolding?

I’ve just read on the BBC website that as of 9th December 2011, the Forth Bridge will be completely free of scaffolding and won’t need repainted for 25 years (so they say). I foresee a photoshoot coming on…

Sunshine and Bridges

At last the weather broke and we had a few beautiful sunny days, something I thought didn’t exist any more! So to make the most of it me and mother went for a wee outing around the Peninsular at North…

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The Basin, The Lighthouse and The Cliffs

Tues 1st March     Ferryden, Montrose and Arbroath The Sun was finally shining and I was finished with my Nightshifts so I arranged to meet father and head out to my beloved East coast, the best place in the world, especially…

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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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Braemar and Linn of Dee

LOCATION VIA GOOGLE MAPS My plan for a trip to South Queensferry today died on it’s backside when I discovered that the motorbike shop I wanted to visit (Forth Gear) was actually closed on Mondays. Plan B was swiftly thought…

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Birnam Hill- Lost in Perthshire

Location:- Birnam Hill by Dunkeld  Time:- 10/4/10 1200-1530 The sun was finally shining and spring had at last sprung. I had the day off work and as it was Saturday I took father out for a wonder up a hill…

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Inveralmond Perth

Location: Perth- Luncarty| Time: Early afternoon Sarah: Well it wasn’t raining again, yieahy, and I didn’t start my shift till 5 so I decided that it would be nice to take father for a walk. He was over in Perth…

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