Grasses At Pettycur In Fife

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Rob MacKillop, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    A big series here. I'd love to live in the house at the top of the hill. Beautiful place, but a strong wind was blowing...



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    DP2M. Nik Silver for red filter on most, and GG on a couple.​
     
  2. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Superb Rob. A great set and all very good. I do like the two shots with the house, they are very strong compositionally and tones .
     
  3. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    the number 1 and 2 stands out to me albeit I like them all. Exellent work there Rob, with a small camera. Its simplicity make it even more beautiful. Cheers. Oh and a question, did you crop any of them?
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Julian.

    Thanks, Ivar. No crops.
     
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  5. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I particularly like the texture of the grass in number 6. I am still stunned by the detail possible with these cameras.
     
  6. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Paul the detail is incredible but I think what is very different is that these cameras do not use interpolation , it avoids all that human mathematical intervention which seems to introduce all sorts of artefacts from the meddling.
     
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Paul. In no.6 I used some Glamour Glow, as they call it in Nik Colour. Softens the image, but can retain some detail.
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Simply superb. I'm going to stick the DP2 in my pocket when I head out. I'm supposed to take Ina for a short walk in the park surrounding the hospital so there might be something.
     
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  9. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    A great collection and I have a favourite in the fourth one. But everyone has it's strengths and merits. A fruitful outing it seems.
     
  10. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Glad you like the fourth one, Tom, as it is one of my favs.
     
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  11. Aldous Lau

    Aldous Lau Well-Known Member

    Very great series Rob, love the B&W tones very much
     
  12. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Aldous.
     
  13. Pat Reehal

    Pat Reehal Active Member

    These are wonderful. You are making your Merrills sing Rob.

    I don't know what it is about the detail, or the tone, of the Merrills but I can feel the wind and the bustle and the smell of your, and Julian's, photos. I never tire of them.

    Cracking set.
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Hey, Pat, did you say my and Julian's photos stink?!

    That aside, glad you like em! :)
     
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  15. Pat Reehal

    Pat Reehal Active Member


    Only a very sad man such as yersel wid contortify ma meanin!

    What one meant was the explicit detail and fabulous composure conjures an image in ones mind that you can almost touch and which takes you back to frolicking' in the sand dunes with the wind whistling round ones trews whilst imbibing the fresh saltiness of the nearby briny.

    Aye yer photies are mingin!
     
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  16. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Great series Rob...No.2 for me....a definite framer....
     
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  17. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Pat! Actually, I once commented on Julian's photography that I could smell the brine. So there ye go :)

    Thanks, Dougie. I just might send off for a good print of No.2.
     
  18. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  19. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Pete.

    What paper would you suggest?
     
  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I think I'd go with a matt finish. I guess it depends on what Tam uses. I like Canson BK Rives Matt.
     
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