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  1. alastairb

    Stag on Rannoch Moor

    Thank you all for the feedback, and the constructive criticism. I have since cloned out the vehicle which is visible and agree that it looks better. I do have a shot more towards the Buachaille but it is messy due to multiple deer and the fact they were below the Kingshouse access road, rather...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Still loving the small x-e3 for walking. Spent a long weekend hiking around Tyndrum. This are two photos from the last day. Stag below Buachaille Etive Mor by Alastair Begley, on Flickr. A frozen Rannoch Moor by Alastair Begley, on Flickr blog posts: Stob a’ Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar...
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    Stag on Rannoch Moor

    Thank you for the comments
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    Stag on Rannoch Moor

    Feel like this was cheating a bit as the wild deer on Rannoch Moor are effectively tame as people feed them carrots near the Kingshouse. However I thought it made a nice photo. Stag below Buachaille Etive Mor by Alastair Begley, on Flickr Al
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    Critique Sunset over Assynt from Cùl Mòr

    thank you for the comments, I took a bit off but maybe should have taken some more off the bottom. It was a lovely day, there was cloud for most of it so wasn't that interesting photographically, but the views were spectacular. I love the north west! Maybe I should have done another pano for #3...
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    Critique Sunset over Assynt from Cùl Mòr

    We ended up in Assynt for a day last week due to the weather being worse further south. At the end of the walk we got an unexpected sunset as the setting sun found a break in the clouds and illuminated Suilven, Quinag and Cansip. 1# - Sunset over Suilven Sunset over Suilven by Alastair Begley...
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    Critique Sunrise over The Cat's Back & Offa's Dyke

    Sunrise from the Cat’s Back in the Black Mountains yesterday morning. Looking down over the Olchon Valley, Llanveynoe and Offa’s Dyke. Was a very cold morning and the lanes were still very snow covered so required snow chains to get to the start. C&C is very welcome, I am really trying to...
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    Critique Late autumn in Snowdonia

    thanks for the feedback, I have tried the 4x5 crop and quite like it
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    Critique Late autumn in Snowdonia

    Good to get some alternative opinions. some really good composition suggestions, thanks for commenting.
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    Critique Late autumn in Snowdonia

    thank you, totally agree about exposure length on the lower picture, but it is great to get some confirmation that other people also think it is too long. Fair point about the conflict, and yes I see that making the tree the key foreground interest would have been better, so thank you for that...
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    Critique Late autumn in Snowdonia

    Thank you for your well thought out critique. You are probably correct that I could have walked a bit and reduced the amount of slate in the photo which would have made for a better image. Thank you for critique, unfortunately the sky was very dull before the fact that is is blown. Using a sky...
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    Critique Late autumn in Snowdonia

    At the start of November I headed up to North Wales with the Avon Mountaineering Club, which was hopefully going to be a weekend of mountaineering with some autumnal photography squeezed in somewhere. However the weather really wasn't playing ball as the weather was pretty horrific. On Saturday...
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    Classic view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the blue hour

    Thanks for the tip about lens corrections in lightroom. Thanks for providing the time to provide the criticism. I think there is an element of personal taste here as I prefer your no later than shot. I will however make sure I get there earlier next time as agreed that a brighter sky would be...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I do not have an XT3 but I do have an XE3, do you have dynamic range set to something other than 100 and shoot in raw? If so then this could be your cause as I believe this manifests itself in lightroom as being underexposed by a stop on DR200 and two stops on DR400.
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    Winter on Aonach Eagach, Glencoe

    One from earlier this year on a winter traverse of the stunning Aonach Eagach ridge high above Glencoe. Here is a link to my blog from the day: http://mp-m.uk/b6oeQ. I guess it's not strictly a landscape due to the foreground interest being a person, but I much prefer the version with Becky in...
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    Classic view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the blue hour

    That is how I started and it felt wrong, but was in fact actually what I think was correct. Thanks for the reply. That’s a really good tip which I hadn’t thought of about the reflections and in hindsight I should have realised about the verticals and making it represent reality. I had...
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    Classic view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge during the blue hour

    Very unoriginal photo, but given that I live in Bristol felt I had to do it at some point. Last night a high tide, clear sky and lack of wind coincided with the sunset. Unfortunately at this time of year this was also the middle of rush hour. Struggled a bit with working out what angle was...
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    Critique Watching storms go by on the Devil's Point, Cairngorms

    thank you all for your help. Have combined some of the bits of advice for my final image. Really appreciate you all taking the time to help.
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    Critique Watching storms go by on the Devil's Point, Cairngorms

    Sorry I don’t quite understand your suggestion
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    Critique Watching storms go by on the Devil's Point, Cairngorms

    Here is an attempt at both of your suggestions. I think I prefer this version. Moody light around the storms by Alastair Begley, on Flickr
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    Critique Watching storms go by on the Devil's Point, Cairngorms

    I hadn't even considered mono, that's a great idea! I will also see if I can add a bit of detail back in on the right. thanks for the critique
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    Critique Watching storms go by on the Devil's Point, Cairngorms

    Recently back from a three day trip in the Cairngorms where we were staying in Bothys. This isn't my usual style of photo, but the moody light from the storm with the sunlight on the river really caught my eye. Would love some critique about alternative editing styles, there is plenty of shadow...
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    The Tree sunrise...

    the second one is great, simple but punchy
  24. alastairb

    Kingfisher revisited

    they look great, I also prefer number 4.
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    Critique Dawn over the Dent Blanche

    Thanks for the feedback, in hindsight I think I agree. Thanks :)
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    Critique Dawn over the Dent Blanche

    Thanks, I will have a go at that.
  27. alastairb

    Head on Red Kite

    Amazing, just amazing. Love the colours, the eye contact, detail and the sky.
  28. alastairb

    Fuji X-E1/X-E2/X-E2S/X-E3 Owners Thread

    not yet, just spent too much money on a camera and lens! Also, will probably just get the f/2 due to the size/weight
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    Fuji X-E1/X-E2/X-E2S/X-E3 Owners Thread

    Yea, thankfully wide should be fine for most of what I want to do. Will probably try and pick up a 35mm prime as well, which should then cover me for most of what I want to shoot in the mountains. If I wanted to do zoom stuff I wouldn't be buying a tiny body :)
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    Critique Dawn over the Dent Blanche

    thanks for taking the time to provide some constructive criticism. I certainly prefer keeping the more realistic colours, we didn't get the classic alpenglow, probably because the Zinalrothorn was blocking the initial sun in the morning. I have made another edit with a different crop, I am...
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