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The view from A' Mhaighdean (The Maiden) is regarded as one of the most remote and beautiful in the land, I happen to agree.

Smile

For a trip report please read my journal Walk in the wilderness.

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Title:Wild Maiden
Username:JohnParminter JohnParminter
Uploaded:8 Aug 2011 - 9:31 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 9:41 PM

Staggering, John!

Supreme exposure control and depth!
Just breathtaking!

Wish I had your head for heights (which I don't Sad)

Cheers

Bill

JohnParminter

Well thanks Bill, not a bad attempt hand held and taken whilst eating my cheese and jam butty.

Smile

gilbertmjake
gilbertmjake e2 Member 3gilbertmjake vcard England
8 Aug 2011 - 10:07 PM

great landscape, great view nice one !

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 10:10 PM

Beautifully composed to show (rather too well!) the height and drop from your position. Fantastic view down the valley and beyond....excellent Smile

dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7544 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 10:14 PM

That's one hell of a view John, great capture.

Hope you're keeping well.

Darren.

JohnParminter
8 Aug 2011 - 10:18 PM


Quote: That's one hell of a view John, great capture.

Hope you're keeping well.

Darren.

Aye, pretty well Darren, even managed to run up and down two Munros at the weekend, in the same day no less.....

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Sybalan
Sybalan  2
8 Aug 2011 - 10:58 PM

Stunning

Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 11:08 PM

Good holiday snap John Wink
And a fabulous website! Well worth the visit. Grin
Cheers, Goggz

Last Modified By Goggz at 8 Aug 2011 - 11:31 PM
JohnParminter

Cheers all,
JP

reaper4252
9 Aug 2011 - 8:15 AM

Excellente

BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2011 - 8:41 AM


Quote: ...not a bad attempt hand held and taken whilst eating my cheese and jam butty.

Smile

I did wonder whether you took the full kit for these high-altitude jaunts!
Do you just take the camera + one lens? And maybe a filter or two?
I often find myself overburdened. Only got a small bag (Orion Trekker): it holds all my meagre kit but there's no room for lunch or water, so my darling wife gets to lug that. I've usually got the tripod in one hand, too, leaving only one for emergencies. And, if we're out in the middle of the day, I quite often return without shooting a single frame! My wife thinks I'm mad - she may well be right, but it does look cool (or idiotic, depending on one's perspective) Wink!

JohnParminter
9 Aug 2011 - 10:06 AM


Quote:

I did wonder whether you took the full kit for these high-altitude jaunts!
Do you just take the camera + one lens? And maybe a filter or two?
I often find myself overburdened. Only got a small bag (Orion Trekker): it holds all my meagre kit but there's no room for lunch or water, so my darling wife gets to lug that. I've usually got the tripod in one hand, too, leaving only one for emergencies. And, if we're out in the middle of the day, I quite often return without shooting a single frame! My wife thinks I'm mad - she may well be right, but it does look cool (or idiotic, depending on one's perspective) Wink!

Bill, when I'm in the mountains such as this trip then I carry a D300, sigma 10-20 and 17-70 lenses, full filter kit and polariser plus some accessories such as cards, batteries and cable release etc, all of this gear goes in a small padded camera shoulder bag that is carried in my mountaineering rucsac. I carry all my usual stuff to keep me safe in the hills such as waterproofs etc as well but on a bright day such as this then I will not carry my tripod, there is no need as shutter speeds can be in the 1/200th second range even with a small aperture and low ISO. In winter I have to carry more but in summer then my rucsac can be relatively light.

In winter with low light my sac could weigh about 30 or 40 pounds, in summer and bright conditions then perhaps about 15 or 20 pounds.

On a camping trip into a remote location then I use a larger rucsac that can weigh upto about 60 pounds with tent, sleeping bag and fodder to keep me going for a few nights, my camera gear remains the same items always as it is the least I reckon I need.

The only improvement I could make in weight saving is a carbon fibre tripod which would halve my current Manfrotto one but I can't justify the cost so put up with the aching shoulders and knackered knees for now...

JP

Last Modified By JohnParminter at 9 Aug 2011 - 10:09 AM
sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82202 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2011 - 1:37 PM

JP,

Have you thought of doing a feature for Epz on capturing the remote landscape? What I mean is: the stuff in your previous comment is incrediably useful for those wanting to go out and give things a try. I imagine you could expand expontentially on a number of the issues raised?

Adam

PS. Another good shot

JohnParminter


Quote: JP,

Have you thought of doing a feature for Epz on capturing the remote landscape?



No, not really Adam, doubt there would be that many folk who would benefit or appreciate it. I am though more than happy to give advice if asked.

Smile

Last Modified By JohnParminter at 9 Aug 2011 - 1:59 PM
rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2011 - 10:53 PM

Beautiful depth John, a classic from your adventerous outings. Ron.

JohnParminter
10 Aug 2011 - 8:04 AM

Cheers Ron and everyone..

JP

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