yokehead wrote:I got to the same recently, now also on 51, but it'll take me longer to get further compared to you, you're in the Promised Land
I've got off to a decent start because I've got the Cairngorms within an hour's drive. But I'm rapidly running out of local mountains and the West coast is 4 hours drive for me. So my progress is going to start slowing down from now. Not that I'm too bothered as I'm in no great hurry. Still lots to do locally - & with petrol prices the way they are its just a well
yokehead wrote: did you have a filter or use software to get such vibrancy and colour?
I don't use filters when I'm out walking. However I do always tweak my photos in Photoshop Elements (the baby brother to the full-on Photoshop CS). My basic technique is to create layers for the sky & foreground, boost the sharpness for the foreground and adjust the levels for the sky to increase the dynamic range. The latter also results in richer blues in the sky. I probably spend between 5 to 15 minutes per photo - which is why I never get a report out till several days after the event.