Landscape Photography Scotland – Nikon D7200 Camera – Exploring Glencoe.



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Landscape Photography Scotland – Nikon D7200 Camera – Exploring Glencoe.

Landscape photography trip up to Glencoe to try and capture an early morning sunrise. However the weather was not the best so decided to use it as an opportunity to practice and also explore areas for future landscape photographs. Had some issues with my new camera the Nikon D7200 and pictures from this trip. Have now found out with help from a fellow photographer who was kind enough to spend a morning with me to look at what I was doing wrong.

Mistake number one was having not switching off the VR (Vibration Reduction) on the lens when mounted on the tripod.

Second mistake was the f/ stops that I was using ideally with my lens. Should really have been around f/8 – f/11 as they seem to be the sharpest for what I was looking for.

Something that I am also getting to keen on using is HDR or merged images that are giving some of the photographs I had taken a cartoon / painting type look to them. So need to do more research and tone down on how much I use this technique.

Always trying new things and techniques in the art of outdoor filmmaking. Also now adding and learning the art of landscape photography. So now using both mediums I hope to capture my experiences visiting and exploring this amazing place I am lucky to live in called Scotland.

So as always thanks for watching and if you enjoyed my film please thumbs up and subscribe and until the next time, take care.

Atb Ray.

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Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in the Scottish mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to Atlantic weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace. The content shown in my films are just my own opinions, thoughts and as a way to record my trips. Walking and hiking in the Scottish mountains & hills can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.

Hazards you may encounter include:

Open moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks, difficult navigation.
Crags and steep drops near summits.
Boggy areas.
River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Snow and ice on summits even in early summer.
Sudden changes in weather conditions.
Temperature decreases by 1 degree C for every 100m of ascent.

Note:

You are responsible for your own safety.
Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
Ensure you have the correct clothing for the changeable Scottish weather.
Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
At the very least carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit.
Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations.
Cold temperatures will reduce the life of your batteries.

In severe winter conditions you must carry an ice axe. You are also recommended to carry crampons.

Learn and know how to use your equipment.

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Filmed with ‘GoPro Hero 4’ & ‘Panasonic VX980EB-K’ in 4K

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Landscape Photography & Hillwalking Scotland – Glen Lyon – Keep on Trying & Keep on Exploring.



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Out again to visit Glen Lyon for some landscape photography and thought I would also try and get a few more Munro tops completed before the end of the year.

As usual I had no real plan and really just wanted to get out for the day. But also planned to try and get a sunrise photograph at the ‘Praying Hands’ again but had to settle on a few waterfall images instead.

I do feel that the GoPro has helped me get back into the vlogging in a more fluid way and capture far more content than i would normally. Just need to write a script and content plan to go with it. 😉

Also try and explain again why I have embraced photography as I have lost several hundreds of subscribers since embracing this format. However I will always be wild camping, hillwalking and exploring and had a litle bit of chat covering this as well.

However for anybody visiting Glen Lyon, it is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and one of my most fabouirite places to visit and offers amazing scenery, great walks and loads of photographic opportunities.

It is located in Perthshire and the glen stretches for 32 miles (51 km) and forms part of the 48,400 hectare Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon National Scenic Area. Glen Lyon was described by Sir Walter Scott as the “…longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland…” I would have to agree.

The weather low down was lovely and warm but bitter and cold once you start gaining altitude on the mountain tops. The route I had planned was to cover the 4 Munro’s, Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor.

I managed to get to the summit of ‘Carn Gorm’ with an altitude of 1029 metres before calling it off and heading home. However the scenery was spectacular and great to see the mountains start to get there winter coats on. 🙂

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Glen Lyon Information :

Hillwalking Route Information :

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Photography all taken with ‘Sony A6300 & Sigma 16mm f/1.4’

Filming all done using ‘GoPro Hero 7 Black, 4K, Wide’.

Audio Capture using – ‘Sony ICD UX560 & Lav Microphone’

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Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in any mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace. The content shown in my films are just my own opinions, thoughts and as a way to record my trips.

WARNING – Walking and hiking in the mountains & hills can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.

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Landscape Photography – Exploring The Lake District – First Ever Visit



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Landscape Photography – Exploring The Lake District

Our first ever visit and walk around this stunning area in search of locations to explore and photograph.

In July 2017, the Lake District received World Heritage Site status, positioning it alongside destinations such as the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef.

After watching many Vlogs and posts from this location we decided to head South for a change and spend a few days exploring the UK’s largest World Heritage site.

The Lake District, Cumbria, is a region of incredible beauty famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. The area is made up of ancient woodlands and forest, river valleys, lakes, mountains and simply stunning coastlines.

The North lakes is much wilder than the South, with the Skiddaw mountain range dominating the town of Keswick. The lush Borrowdale valley leads to the dramatic Honister mountain pass and into the natural lakes of Buttermere & Crummock.

The South & Central Lake District has the charming villages of Grasmere & Hawkshead along with England’s largest lake, Windermere.

Adventure seekers can head West to the higher ground of Great Langdale where the giant fells of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the highest peak, Scafell Pike, reside.

We only had 4 days in this are but did mange to capture a variety of images from this photography trip and holiday break. We stayed in a hotel just outside Keswick but would recommend staying within Keswick itself as it has some great pubs and restaurants and after a long day it would have been nice to stay for a drink or two without having to worry about driving back to the accomodation.

Another thing to remember is to bring lots of £1 Pound coins as parking charges are more or less everywhere and even just a couple of hours stay can be over £3 pounds.

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Lake District Locations Visited :

Honister Slate mine – Honister Pass, Keswick, CA12 5XN

Grasmere Lake – Broadgate Meadow, Car Park, LA22 9TA

Castlerigg Stones – Underskiddaw, Keswick, CA12 4RN

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Photogrpahy all taken with ‘Sony A6300 & Sigma 16mm f/1.4’

Filming all done using ‘GoPro Hero 7 Black, 4K, Wide’.

Audio Capture using – ‘Sony ICD UX560 & Lav Microphone’

As always thanks for watching and if you enjoyed my film please remember to like and support me by subscribing. Atb Ray

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Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in any mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace. The content shown in my films are just my own opinions, thoughts and as a way to record my trips.

WARNING – Walking and hiking in the mountains & hills can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.

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Be aware that all my films, content, images and information is copyright and cannot be used for commercial or public purposes.