Summer Sun And Shadows

Dighty 2

I am doing a diploma in photography and I thought I’d try out some stuff I’ve learned about exposure. I was out with Max for a walk in the woods and saw this little clearing with the sun shining on it. I exposed for the highlights and the shadows turned out fine, needing just a little bit of adjustment in Lightroom.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 16-50mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Tom Gives It 100%

Tom bowling Strathmore

Tom bowling for Forfarshire at Strathmore Cricket Club. Tom took 3 wickets. Strathmore won, 226 runs against 164.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Happy Max

Max Buddon Beach

This week we have a photograph of Max doing what Max likes best, enjoying a trip to the beach. It was a nice day at the beach at Barry Buddon, and for a change the Army weren’t using the firing range so the beach was accessible.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 16-50mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Tired After DofE Weekend

Tom DofE Finish

My son Tom and his friends finishing their two day Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition in the Glenshee area.

Apple iPhone 6. Processed in Lightroom.

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Arbroath Harbour Monochrome

Lobster creels

In Arbroath with Max for a walk round the harbour, we came across these lobster creels. I had the Fujifilm X-E1 with me so I thought I’d try a monochrome image for a change.

On our way back to the car we passed the back of Spinks smokehouse where they smoke the Arbroath smokies. There are a number of families in Arbroath who produce this fine delicacy located around the harbour.

Spinks smokehouse

Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XC 15-45mm. Both images are jpeg, converted to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex 2.

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Bunnet Stane

Bonnet Stane

The Bonnet State near Gateside in Fife. This stone has been eroded over thousands of years to produce this amazing shape.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm, 3 stop ND grad. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Tom Don’t Like Cricket, Oh No, He Love It

Tom Captains Presidents

Tom playing cricket at a Presidents v Captains pre-season match. Tom was playing in the Captains team. He looks happy with his performance.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Ardestie Earth House

Ardestie Souterrain

Ardestie Earth House near Monifieth. The earth house was excavated in 1949 and 1950. It is not known exactly what earth houses were used for. It is an interesting structure.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 16-50mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Hercules

Asian Hercules III

Asian Hercules III heavy lift vessel in the Tay estuary. The vessel is working on an offshore wind farm near Peterhead and has been a frequent visitor to the docks in Dundee to collect foundations for the wind farm. It is quite a sight, it has a 5000 ton lifting capacity. Taken at the Stannergate with Tayport in the background.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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Deil’s Heid

Deils Heid Arbroath

Out for a walk with Max along the cliffs at Arbroath we came across the sea stack known as the Deil’s Heid. There are plenty more photographic opportunities along that coast so we’ll be back.

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm. Processed from raw in Lightroom.

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