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Lochnagar Dawn

Lochnagar Dawn


by Alastair S » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:57 pm

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar

Date walked: 02/07/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1071m

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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Vick1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:28 pm

Stunning photos and what an experience that must have been :D
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby mountainstar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:56 pm

A Cracker! :clap:
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:05 pm

Absolutely bloody brilliant bloody photos. I think I'll pinch some and pretend I took them myself!

Great. Thanks.

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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Stewart » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:00 pm

Great pics,here's a link to a quick and simple video converter..As a photographer myself I have still to get to grips with video.Especially the HD video my d-slr camera does but this is a great tool for converting..Be glad to help if you have any other problems..I can convert large files and stick em on you tube using this but be aware that You Tube limits the size of video you can post until you have reached a certain level of posting..I can post up to 15 mins at the moment so if that helps you can send me the file and I will post it on your behalf..

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http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Alastair S » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:28 pm

Thanks for that link Stewart. Will give it a go once I fixed my desktop - upgraded to Windows 7 today & my wireless adaptor which worked fine under Vista now doesn't - & Netgear haven't provided a Win7 driver :evil: Still have functional laptop so not back in the dark yet.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby JB likes a beer » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:49 pm

amazing photos alistair, lochnagar looks stunning 8) , as for the uploading of movies im lost :lol:
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Jabber » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:49 pm

Only one word! "Stunning!" and that's an understatement. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby csimbad » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:01 pm

Breathtaking pics, brilliant :thumbup:
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:32 pm

Top stuff. Pics are just amazing. Well worth the very early start :thumbup: :clap:

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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby HelenDuguid » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:32 pm

I love these photos!
What camera are you using? I am thinking about replacing my wee one that I take walking and I am always keen to see what other people use.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:29 am

Cracking Alastair - it's a reflection of the wealth of stuff on this site now that this classic has escaped my attention until this morning. Loved reading/viewing this one. :thumbup:
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby monty » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:43 am

Superb photos Alistair. :D
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby kevsbald » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:22 am

The early bird....you caught one big fat worm there, Al. Stupendous views - probably some of the best photos of Lochnagar I've seen, Al. Fantastic stuff matey.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Alastair S » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:12 pm

HelenDuguid wrote:What camera are you using? I am thinking about replacing my wee one that I take walking and I am always keen to see what other people use.

I use a mid-level DSLR - a Canon EOS 550D. Not cheap. A tad over £1,000 with a decent lens. If you want to get more into photography I'd recommend moving to a top end compact rather than a full DSLR - a lot easier to carry about on the hills & a lot easier on the pocket. Something like a Panasonic DMC-LX5 or a Canon Powershot G12. This type of camera offer full manual control and the ability to shot in RAW. The latter is important when it comes to post-production (i.e. Photoshopping). I started with a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 which is a great little thing - a so called "super-zoom" so a bit bigger than a std compact.

I was fairly happy with the straight out of the camera results of my FZ28 but it wasn't till I learnt how to use Photoshop Elements that things really started to improve. So that's my advice: get a decent compact, learn how to use the manual setting & then learn how to tart them up in Photoshop.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby kevsbald » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:44 pm

Photoshop??? You cheater!! :D
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