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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:17 pm 
I recently got back from Scotland where my sister graduated from university. I took my D80 along and did my best to bring back the some of beauty of the place. Believe it or not, it did not rain for five days straight! We did have a lot of fog which that made the streets of St Andrews look even more mysterious...

1. The old cathedral (which was one of the largests of Scotland)

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2. From the entrance

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3. The graveyard

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4. The harbor

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5. Deserted

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I'll be posting more in the coming days, let me know what you think (especially all the scotsmen and scotswomen out there!)


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Nice shots - I actually lived in St Andrews for a year, so they bring back some fond, but chilly memories! (Then again Queenstown ain't warm right now either!)


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Nice shots :)

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Did you get some shots of the golf course? It's legendary among golf-players and I'd love to play it some day, even though I don't play golf that well...

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Nice shots. I like #2 more.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:54 pm 
Hey all, thanks for the replies! As I'm not a big fan of golf I didn't get interresting shots of the golf course... But I did shoot harbors and graveyards! :D

6. In case they go digging?

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8. Weight of Time

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9. The painting

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Hope you like 'em


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Great shots!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:11 am 
Thanks victor!

Here are two more

a more classic one:

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and a more abstract one

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These two shots are quite relevant of how the weather can go from one extreme to another in Scotland^^


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:06 pm 
i love foggy pictures, thank you :D


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Nice.......Really like "The harbor", you can almost feel the fog.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:28 pm 
That fog was something indeed! A really thick and invasive fog that wrapped the entire town in less than 15 minutes. Impossible to see further than 10 meters in front of one's self... Typical of Scotland I guess!


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That fog was something indeed! A really thick and invasive fog that wrapped the entire town in less than 15 minutes. Impossible to see further than 10 meters in front of one's self... Typical of Scotland I guess!


Typical of Scots themselves too. Some really good shots you've got there. I especially like your use of DOF in your compositions.

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yipeee Quentin, I love these..love the graveyard ones..just the history of the church grounds, and the connections we all share..love it. LOVE the fog, too..Gordon, how many places have you lived in this world..and what was your favorite place? I think Scotland is where I would love to be.
You know how I feel about the Borders, and the Highlands, thanks to calmac..and I like this little town, too..whooohooooo!
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Too bad you didn't get some good shots of St. Andrew's golf course, but nice photos anyway! Never shot graveyards myself, maybe I should, it gives some great results as you've shown!

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As someone who's been to St. Andrews very nice pictures :) I can actually smell the water :)

Unfortunately the harbour is more or less abandoned. Beautiful town.


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