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En route to Portencross these trees have always caught my eye
but not being a driver, I didn't like to ask somebody else to stop, however
one of our other members with a good eye for a photo begged our driver to stop
and we managed a few hurried images with that mist over Arran.
The light changed very fast as you'll see in variations.
Thank you for vs and comments which were better than expected
for Portencross Pier - Dave I think your suggestion for a crop and keeping in the
blurry figures is a good one (how do you always see the best crop?) and a big thank you to Ryan
who seemed completely surprised by my efforts and gave me his precious User Award
which is very much appreciated considering some of the great material being uploaded.
I struggle to decide somedays between several superb images.
KateGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2013 - 8:23 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:West Kilbride
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 12:12 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Mist, Overlooking Arran, Trees, West kilbride
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:19 AM

I have never seen the light as good as this when looking across to Arran, Kate: although there is low cloud across the island the air looks clear.
Every time I am down the coast there, there's a heavy sea haze almost obscuring the island.
I like all three and am torn over which I think is the best compositionally but would probably go for V 1.
However, I'd be happy if any one of them was my own.
Very well done for "hurried images".
Ronnie.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 Aug 2013 - 2:15 AM

Three lovely captures of these landscapes at West Kilbride. Well done Kate.
WesternRed.

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
24 Aug 2013 - 2:40 AM

Beautiful landscape!

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ShotfromaCanon
24 Aug 2013 - 2:51 AM

Exceptional dynamic range. Composure is perfect on all three but I like number one the most.

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sathyababu
24 Aug 2013 - 4:03 AM

natures art...great shot Irishkate............Grin

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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 4:09 AM

#1 and #2 better, lovely lovely shots. there is a lot going on in these shots, color, tones, layers, lines from the casting light all coming together perfectly.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 5:35 AM

Three glorious images, Kate, perfectly composed, with V.1 just pipping it to the post. Carol

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fificat100
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24 Aug 2013 - 6:45 AM

Three beauties. V2 for me, Kate

Lavina

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LynneJoyce
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24 Aug 2013 - 6:52 AM

Tree very fine landscapes, V1 is my favourite by a whisker.

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ColleenA
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24 Aug 2013 - 6:55 AM


Quote: Tree very fine landscapes, V1 is my favourite by a whisker.

The light did drop dramatically, glad you got that wonderful light in V1, love the tree line....great captures kate

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

wonderful trio kate wonderful colours and light v3 for me today love that sky a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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DicksPics
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24 Aug 2013 - 7:07 AM

Three beautiful landscape images, Kate!
Difficult to choose a favourite but V3, with the wider angle and huge sky, just about gets top spot for me!

Richard

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 7:19 AM

Lovely set with V1 standing out for me most.

P.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

More good pictures, Kate.
That sky in V1 is just peachy.

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AnnChown
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24 Aug 2013 - 7:27 AM

I love v3 Kate - that big sky and wide open landscape is amazing with the small trees dotted along the coast.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

Oh Kate, these are absolutely and amazingly wonderful shots, there are so much to see and say for each of them, but the my mobile modem has started working too slow here. It takes ages to open and upload.

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Nigeve1
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24 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

V1 is easily the winner here for me, composition excellent with the grass and low light shadows in the foreground, trees overlaying the beautiful sea and mountains and a fantastic sky, a real winner.
V2 Like the composition, the fence works well, I am picking up a bit of blur on the trees from the 1/10 shutter speed, some may say adds to the feeling of the image, not sure for me; still good image though.
V3 Fantastic sky and very good but composition for me not as strong as V1.
You really took advantage of the unusual and very dynamic lighting conditions here.
Nigel

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:20 AM

I am glad you did stop the bus, Kate as these shots are terrific, I cannot decide which I like best they are all superb. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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netta1234
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24 Aug 2013 - 8:25 AM

All three are great Kate and with a great sky especially v3Smile
NettaSmile

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janlea
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24 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

Three beautiful shots Kate, the sky in V3 is stunning, my favourite Smile
Jan

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tomcat
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:35 AM

A truly idyllic scene Kate

Adrian

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GeorgePlatis
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:39 AM

Excellent captures of fabulous sceneries !
George

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Michaela_Solway
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:42 AM

Well done for stopping Kate.. Three gorgeous images but V1 is the one for me.. It has an almost oriental feel to it, with the lovely low mists & clouds.. Compositionally it's wonderful.. Excellent work

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Fefe
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24 Aug 2013 - 10:35 AM

Wow! V1 and V3 are fantastic!
Diane

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digital_boi
24 Aug 2013 - 10:47 AM

V1 and 3 for me as well Kate as to which is top placed i'm far from sure all excellent possibly v3 for top shot

Graham

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Nothern_Licht
Nothern_Licht e2 Member 5Nothern_Licht vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:48 AM

Stunning image. I love those trees but I have never been able to get a decent picture. V1 is the best of the 3.

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Nothern_Licht
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24 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

Here is a friends picture of those trees taken under similar conditions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wytchwood/3682336699/ Cropping in further can give a nice composition although it would be a shame to lose those lovely coloured clouds at the top of the image.

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AlexAppleby
24 Aug 2013 - 11:23 AM

Think it's got to be V2 for me as I didn't notice the mountains in V1.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:37 AM

3 stunning landscapes Kate each worth of a UA, sorry I only have oneSmileSmile

Cliff

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CaroleS
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24 Aug 2013 - 11:46 AM

V1 for me KateSmile

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Joline
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24 Aug 2013 - 12:22 PM

I'm glad you stopped, this is well worth stopping for.
For me,V3 is the winner. I like the less symmetrical composition and the dramatic light.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 12:28 PM

Well worth the stop Kate and I love V3 with the big sky and the silhouetted trees.Smile
Joan.

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 1:08 PM

Fabulous Kate.

Myra

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:50 PM

I have probably told you before Kate,
I do not know Scotland at all.
If you told me this was the Serengeti Plains in Africa,
I would have believed you.
Super set,and fave is V3.
It has a more ''Serengeti'' look to it I think !!
Mick.

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
24 Aug 2013 - 1:51 PM

Fantastic trio Kate, I am having trouble deciding my favourite, if I was pushed I would say V3 for the more dramatic sky. Three superb shots taken in a hurry GrinGrinGrin
Julie

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Skeet1Away
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24 Aug 2013 - 2:16 PM

Stunning image in v1 Kate, got to love that sky....pov is super.......job well done I think.

Paul.

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:28 PM

three excellent images but V3 blows me away I love it xx

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Niknut
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24 Aug 2013 - 4:36 PM

Terrific shot !!.....V1's a stunner, with glorious light & colour, complimented by those lovely atmospherics.....love it !!

V2's a beaut too.....but I'd crop off the fence if it were mine ?

V3's sky is incredible !!!

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Aug 2013 - 6:36 PM

Three glorious images, v1 for me

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marktc
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24 Aug 2013 - 9:01 PM

Beautifully done Kate three real crackers.

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thedon1941
24 Aug 2013 - 11:28 PM

Wow!!! what a fantastic trio Kate. Terrific. Don

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widtink
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25 Aug 2013 - 12:26 AM

Exceptional trio Kate ................love them Smile

Rod

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jasonrwl
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25 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

It's all been said but v2 is my favourite
Jason

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sweetpea62
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25 Aug 2013 - 6:11 PM

Brilliant trio Kate..Lin

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BIGRY1
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25 Aug 2013 - 11:55 PM

V3 is the best as the is more emphasis on that wonderful skyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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CLARECUM
CLARECUM  1 Australia
26 Aug 2013 - 2:34 AM

I love v1 and 2, eye catching landscape ,differant,great use of colour.

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30 Aug 2013 - 10:59 PM

What a wonderful set Kate, i think v1 was the perfect choice as the lead. I only wish I had landscapes like this to photograph on my doorstep, the ones in the Cotswolds are all so twee and done to death

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