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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:04 am 
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I am going to Glasgow this weekend for a birthday party. In between the bars and restaurants I hope to have some time to photograph the city. I have decided to just bring my 5D2 and 50mm lens. Any tips on what to photograph? Anyone been to Glasgow? Mark, any tips? :)

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I asked the same thing about a year ago here. I only did some night shots along the river. FoV wise the only lens I really used was 40mm equiv, and I wished for something wider so I'd suggest bringing one too.

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Well that just killed my 'only 50mm' self challenge:)

I am now tempted by the 24-105, though I will resist and squeeze in my 14mm, for those ultra wide shots. I may still resist though, as I doubt I will be in the mood for many lens changes with the weather as it is.

Thanks for the link to your previous thread, very useful. I like the reply from Gordon, though I have been informed by several friends from Glasgow that the city should be fine (when we planned to go to Scotland we were thinking of either Edinburgh or Glasgow, opting for Glasgow as all the Scottish friends I have are from there).

How was the Central station area? That is where my hotel is.

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The places I visited were an easy walk from the central region, as that's where my hotel was too. I have no idea what the distances were but I'd guess a ball park of a mile or so without looking at a map again. Just bring comfortable shoes and you'll be fine. I was in my work shoes which weren't!

Lens wise of course it depends on what you think you'll go after. The types of shot I ended up with were more suited to wider angles. I wasn't particularly looking for tighter compositions where a longer focal length might be more suited. I also didn't really explore the centre itself so there will certainly be other opportunities in there.

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