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To a Friend - Congratulations

To a Friend - Congratulations
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-26
Categories: Seascape, Mountain, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, Digital ISO 200, Canon 58mm Skylight 1x
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Cape Wrath, Outer & Inner Hebridies
Theme(s): My Sunsets and Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-17 15:58
Viewed: 4572
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to dedicate this picture to a friend who has just found out that she has the grades she needs for her first choise of university and has been offered a firm place. Well Done Catherine.

OK - this was the day we left the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebridies. We were racing against the clock and despite this - and mainly/only becuase I was driving, I got to take this picture.

Its 6:50am, last checkin is 7am and the ferry is still 6 miles away.

For those who can remember this picture, this was another of my screeching to a halts in the middle of the road - roads are deserted up there anyway - thankfully - dashing out, madly grabbing at my camera bag and sprinting off up to the nearest raised area. (thankfully I live and drive in my hiking boots on holiday - I drive an automtic becuase of my arm injury so can get away with hiking boots!) and then taking 2 or 3 photos, dashing back to the car, handing (no throwing would probably be more accurate) everything to/at my husband to reassemble whilst I do a racing start to 60mph in a very short space of time (I have a rather large engined car so this is very easy to do) and try to pretend nothing had happened and that I hadn't just wasted 3 or 4 minutes taking photos when I should have been driving to catch a ferry that was leaving very very soon...

But I had to get the picture... It was a lovely sunrise with mist over the Little Minch (the name of the water between the Isles of Harris and Skye)...

What are you looking at, well it is the route the ferry takes from Tarbert, Isle of Harris out towards Uig on the Isle of Skye.

The picture was taken in RAW at -0.5EV, converted to jpeg and a little dodging done over the very bright part where the sun was.

Because of the obvious time factor, no extra filters where used other than the standard skylight which lives on the lens.

Please enjoy...

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This is a beautiful shot. So glad you could stop and capture it. I hope your husband was not TOO unhappy about the delay. The landscape, sky and clouds together make a totally great shot. Congratulations to your friend.

Hello Emma,
The view is fantastic, with lovely colours, good lighting and exposure. Well composed, good framing and notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

And congratulations to your friend on achieving the A level grades needed to get to her first choice uni.

Hi Emma,
Fantastic panaroma! Colours are great. Nice framing and useful note. Thanks for sharing.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-17 20:28]

Hi Emma
I liked the great balance between the shadows and the lights of your photo.
Besides is a great sunshine.

Hello Emma,
This is beautiful... some times lesser details is better!
Well composed and the slightly fading mountains really set the mood...
Wonderful colours well captured!
Pablo -

it is a beautiful photo...but the story did you get to the ferry on time?? :o)
Love it..thanks for stopping!
Donna :o)

Very beautiful, Emma. The exposure is excellent and the composition has made the most of the scene. Great note, too.
You live down South yet you've had at least 2 trips to Scotland this year. I guess it's a favourite place for you, right?

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-18 6:04]

Hi Emma

Another splendid view! Superb colors, perfect exposure and composition.
Congrats to Cathrine...hope she'll like the university and become somebody afterwards :)


Hello Emma, excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect colors and a lovly view, Make me wont to be their, TFS Kyle

Hi Emma, or should I call you Ms. Speedy, driving 60mph on back roads...think about the polution :)
Great photo with a perfect land, water, clear sky and clouds division. A definite photo opp, what ever comes next, even if it would end up staying a night at the harbor the catch next days ferry. I like tey way the islands fade away into the orange glow. The subtle sun rays add an extra touch especially where they hit the water. I'm twisiting my mind about the bright part where the sun was. It might be my monitor at work, but it feels a little too bright. What do you think, -1EV or a grad ND? (just thinking out loud and trying to learn from the expert.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-20 8:58]

Hello Emma,

This is a lovely picture. I love the tranguille atmosphere it breathes and the lovely orange colors are really pleasing. The clouds are amazing. Well composed too. Well done & TFS!


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