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Wild Maiden

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

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

Tags: Landscape and travel

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BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
8 Aug 2011 9:41PM
Staggering, John!

Supreme exposure control and depth!
Just breathtaking!

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

Cheers

Bill

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JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
8 Aug 2011 9:58PM
Well thanks Bill, not a bad attempt hand held and taken whilst eating my cheese and jam butty.

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8 Aug 2011 10:07PM
great landscape, great view nice one !
martin.w 14 416 22 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 10:10PM
Beautifully composed to show (rather too well!) the height and drop from your position. Fantastic view down the valley and beyond....excellent Smile
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
8 Aug 2011 10:14PM
That's one hell of a view John, great capture.

Hope you're keeping well.

Darren.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
8 Aug 2011 10:18PM

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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8 Aug 2011 10:58PM
Stunning
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
8 Aug 2011 11:08PM
Good holiday snap John Wink
And a fabulous website! Well worth the visit. Grin
Cheers, Goggz
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
9 Aug 2011 7:56AM
Cheers all,
JP
reaper4252 5 2 9 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2011 8:15AM
Excellente
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
9 Aug 2011 8:41AM

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

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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 1.3k 14 England
9 Aug 2011 10:06AM

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
sherlob Plus
10 2.7k 126 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2011 1:37PM
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 9 1.3k 14 England
9 Aug 2011 1:58PM

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.

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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
9 Aug 2011 10:53PM
Beautiful depth John, a classic from your adventerous outings. Ron.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
10 Aug 2011 8:04AM
Cheers Ron and everyone..

JP

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