Tag Archives: Dundee

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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Finally off Night shift, was almost in the land of the waking and the sun was actually shining, Yieahy!!!  Had already made plans to meet a friend in Dundee for lunch and a bit of shopping, but decided to take…

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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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2 castles,a beach and Monty Python

Locations:- Broughty Ferry castle and Beach and Doune castle Time off work and the weather quite nice. About time!!!!! To make the most of it I dragged mother out for a couple of day trips. First we went to Dundee…

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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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5 photographers, 1 blog???

Last night turned out to be the 2nd windiest photoshoot I’d ever been on (the first was a day trip to Arbroath a few months back where the foam from the sea was airborne!) and I had four others with…

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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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St Andrews- Fife

Location: St Andrews | Time: 1230 27/02/10 Ok  it wasn’t really the best weather this weekend, but I wasn’t working so my God I was going out and about. There has been another great snow fall this week, but I…

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