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More Of The Mammores

More Of The Mammores


by Fudgie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 am

Route description: Binnein Mòr and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Mòr, Na Gruagaichean

Date walked: 14/10/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 14 km

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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Benjaminnevis » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Great photo's think i will pop over for a couple days my self.was thinking of booking in to one a that weird looking hobbits at the hostel.
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby PeteR » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:36 pm

Fantastic photos :D Love these hills. Up there amongst the best group of hills I've walked in. Glad you had such a good day for it too :D
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:29 pm

very nice fudgie, photos are stunning as usual :thumbup: glad you saw more than I did (which certainly wouldn't be hard as I saw nothing other than clag :roll: - hope to go back some time especially if I can get views like yours) - cheers :)
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Fudgie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am

Thanks folks. The sooner I can get back up there the better 8)

As for the weather, anyone who was on Meall a'Bhuiridh or Criese on Sunday would have seen nothing all day with the Buachaille only clearing late on. We got very lucky.
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 am

Stunning report fudgie

Have had a couple of good days on the Mamores many years ago, but don't remember the views in real life being as good as in your pics!!

(can you, rockhopper, frogwell et al not settle for a compact and let the rest of us have delusions of photo adequacy :) )

great stuff...
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Fudgie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 am

Scotjamie wrote:Stunning report fudgie

Have had a couple of good days on the Mamores many years ago, but don't remember the views in real life being as good as in your pics!!

(can you, rockhopper, frogwell et al not settle for a compact and let the rest of us have delusions of photo adequacy :) )

great stuff...


Sorry but I've invested waaaaaaaaay too much money in my camera gear to let it sit and gather dust :lol:

Those pictures are my reward for lugging a DSLR plus lens and filters up there :wink:
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:04 am

Fudgie wrote:Those pictures are my reward for lugging a DSLR plus lens and filters up there


our reward too
great photos
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby rockhopper » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:50 am

Scotjamie wrote:can you, rockhopper, frogwell et al not settle for a compact and let the rest of us have delusions of photo adequacy
:? :lol: Scotjamie - nowadays on the hills I just use a cheap Fuji compact (16mp, 5x zoom and about £50) as it takes 2xAA batteries and is easy to carry (no viewfinder though) - tend to use it on programme mode (or nighttime for longer shutter speeds) as that allows me to make some manual settings....being lucky and getting good weather also helps. If you use a compact on auto, have a go at trying some of the other modes as they may allow you to over/under expose, use different speeds etc - cheers :)
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:43 pm

Thanks rh and fudgie

My walking partner Malcolm is also great with camera in hand.

Like you guys he has a really good eye for a pic and if Malcolm has taught me anything it is that I have to accept that I have all the artistic ability of a small soap dish.

Now have a newish lumix which is permanently on auto - so will take your advice and try other modes (maybe time for a 'snaphighlands' offshoot site that passes tips on to photo-newbies) :)
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Phil the Hill » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:07 pm

Stunning pictures. I have still to do these hills and you just moved them up my hit list.

What filters did you use?
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Re: More Of The Mammores

Postby Fudgie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:52 pm

Scotjamie wrote:Now have a newish lumix which is permanently on auto - so will take your advice and try other modes (maybe time for a 'snaphighlands' offshoot site that passes tips on to photo-newbies) :)


The first DSLR I had was a Nikon D40X and after I had been using it a while, a friend who is more experienced than me suggested just putting it into Manual and then going from there. I got to grips with it very quickly and when I upgraded my camera to a D300, I kept it in Manual and I'm reaping the rewards of that now. I got myself out there and just kept taking pictures which helped a lot as theory is one thing but I found it better to learn from my mistakes.

Phill the Hill wrote:Stunning pictures. I have still to do these hills and you just moved them up my hit list.

What filters did you use?


I can't recommend them highly enough. It's not the most strenuous day out but it's highly rewarding.

I used a 3 stop LEE Hard grad although I have a 2 stop for when the light is poorer.
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