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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 Mainser » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:14 pm

Outstanding - felt the hairs on the back of my neck with those photos
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby The Summiteer » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:40 pm

Different class.............again! :lol:
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Stewart » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm

[quote 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.[/quote]
I too own a Canon 550 D and some great lenses and I must say I agree fully with you about Elements.It's a great piece of software and without it there are simply so many photos that will not work..It's really only once you learn how to use photoshop that you start to see the benifits of it..Only £60.00 and it will improve most photos as well as allowing you to be creative as well..

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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:01 am

OOoooOoOOOO

Made me tingle :D
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Paul_Antonia » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:40 am

Pictures are just stunning mate. Must have been a Privilege to be there in such fabulous conditions.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Alastair S » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:48 am

Stewart wrote:here's a link to a quick and simple video converter

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


Now sorted out the vid thanks to Stewart's pointer to a free & staight forward video converter utility. Added the video to the end of the report but also included here to save some of you paging back.

This is a long one (nearly 4 min) taken from the summit of Lochnagar at around 7:30 am. It consists of a slow 360° pan & the 2 minutes of nothing much but very slowing drifting cloud. I suggest you mute the sound, choose a HD resolution, full screen it and listen to Song To The Siren by This Mortal Coil instead (
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_syJ_lCcfw[/youtube]
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Stewart » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:19 pm

Hi mate,great video.Glad you got it sorted with the video converter..May I suggest taking things a bit further and adding your own soundtrack..Your video would have been even better with the song you suggested on the actual video..It's quite simple to do in Windows Movie Maker.Here's one I did earlier.It's only stills I took in Glencoe but it works even better with a movie..The music is by the late great John Martyn by the way..If you need any help please get in touch..These wee films are a great winter hobby.Hope you like it.

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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Alastair S » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks Stewart. I dare say I could manage to add a soundtrack but didn't in this case as what I had in mind is under copyright. I know this is much abused (& I'm as guilty as any other) but I'm still just putting my toe in the water at the moment... maybe next time.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby ndhudson » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:46 pm

Missed this first time round....so gorgeous!!! Beautiful! And a very good choice of songs to evoke the mood! This Mortal Coil is one of my favs!
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Bruno » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:03 pm

In a word - STUNNING. What a joy to look at these pictures.
Thank you!
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby foggieclimber » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:05 pm

Superb pics.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Oh lordy! That's what I call photos!!! What are going to spend your Webtogs voucher on??? :D
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby nathan79 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:40 pm

I too missed this one first time round. Fantastic sunrise pictures. So often i try and drag myself up and out in the wee hours but i've never seen sunrise on anything other than my local sub-2000ers.
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Dukie » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:54 pm

Absolutely brilliant pics - can you give brief tech info eg Camera/lens combination?
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Re: Lochnagar Dawn

Postby Dukie » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:11 pm

Sorry - missed the post re 550D - and having done Nevis via CMD with a 400D and basic lens couldn't agree more re compact camera - but what lens(es) did you use?
Would also suggest lens/camera be as waterproof as possible!
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