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Glasgow. UK christmas trip, finally did all the photos.

 

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The graffiti in glasgow is actually pretty good. 

 

 

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Glasgow. 

 

 

 

 

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Kelvingrove museum, Glasgow is pretty empty of tourist... the museum is very quiet. 

 

 

 

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Stirling castle. Not in the original plan, a diversion due to amber rain weather warning at glencoe. The Jpegs looks a bit too dark?

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On 2/3/2024 at 7:10 AM, Wind30 said:

The graffiti in glasgow is actually pretty good. 

 

 

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Thanks for sharing all the very nice shots you have. The poor dynamic range created by the grey sky  weather making phtography job very tough but you composed the photos very well to avoidthe dull spots, did you do post processing  and stretch the dynamic range and contrast? 

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On 2/3/2024 at 11:07 AM, Ct3833 said:

Thanks for sharing all the very nice shots you have. The poor dynamic range created by the grey sky  weather making phtography job very tough but you composed the photos very well to avoidthe dull spots, did you do post processing  and stretch the dynamic range and contrast? 

My first week was entirely without any sun. 

I always do a lot of post processing. Photoshop is getting really good these days. Stuff I do

1) select the sky and bring down its levels. Photoshop now has an excellent one click sky selection.

2) adjust the geometry. It just drives me nuts if a picture is just slightly unlevel... not every picture I do this, some works better with a tilt but it is just sloppy when it is like 1deg off....

3) remove distractions. For small objects the smart removal tool is very very good now with the AI. I don't do massive stuff like sky replacement as it is hard to get it right and too much a departure from reality.

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On 2/3/2024 at 7:19 AM, Wind30 said:

Stirling castle. Not in the original plan, a diversion due to amber rain weather warning at glencoe. The Jpegs looks a bit too dark?

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I think they're just fine... depicts that gloomy mood that is so UK... you're making me miss London... heh heh... and the countryside there... just love the atmosphere and vibes... Anglophile here...

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On 2/3/2024 at 1:47 PM, Wind30 said:

My first week was entirely without any sun. 

I always do a lot of post processing. Photoshop is getting really good these days. Stuff I do

1) select the sky and bring down its levels. Photoshop now has an excellent one click sky selection.

2) adjust the geometry. It just drives me nuts if a picture is just slightly unlevel... not every picture I do this, some works better with a tilt but it is just sloppy when it is like 1deg off....

3) remove distractions. For small objects the smart removal tool is very very good now with the AI. I don't do massive stuff like sky replacement as it is hard to get it right and too much a departure from reality.

Wow bro! You're whetting my appetite for buying the latest version of Photoshop... I'm still using CS 5.5 and I still haven't mastered masking to do what you describe above, so some times doing editing on selective areas is very painful... I like your approach to post processing cos I do the same... mostly altering the exposure and levels, sometimes doing some colour balance and yes! Most importantly leveling the photo... I think cos of my astigmatism, my photos tend to be consistently skewed to one direction  even when I shoot using the grid guideline.... can completely understand this... we're basically just touching up and revealing the data captured which ordinarily won't be seen...

I don't know about you but I really can't be bothered with RAW and the whole workflow... I just shoot JPEG straight and some post thereafter...

 

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On 2/3/2024 at 2:55 PM, teomingern said:

Wow bro! You're whetting my appetite for buying the latest version of Photoshop... I'm still using CS 5.5 and I still haven't mastered masking to do what you describe above, so some times doing editing on selective areas is very painful... I like your approach to post processing cos I do the same... mostly altering the exposure and levels, sometimes doing some colour balance and yes! Most importantly leveling the photo... I think cos of my astigmatism, my photos tend to be consistently skewed to one direction  even when I shoot using the grid guideline.... can completely understand this... we're basically just touching up and revealing the data captured which ordinarily won't be seen...

I don't know about you but I really can't be bothered with RAW and the whole workflow... I just shoot JPEG straight and some post thereafter...

 

I have resigned to paying adobe $13 a month for life… the new selection and object removal tools are very good now. There is literally nothing to master about masking. Masking out the sky is just one click… 

‚Äėthere is a huge difference between raw and jpegs as jpeg is only 8 bit while raw is 12 or 14 bit. Every bit doubles the number of levels so 12 bit is like 16 times ‚Äúbetter‚ÄĚ than 8bit jpegs. It is almost impossible to balance the sky and dark foreground in jpeg. I have never shot in jpeg before.

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On 2/3/2024 at 5:19 PM, Wind30 said:

I have resigned to paying adobe $13 a month for life… the new selection and object removal tools are very good now. There is literally nothing to master about masking. Masking out the sky is just one click… 

‚Äėthere is a huge difference between raw and jpegs as jpeg is only 8 bit while raw is 12 or 14 bit. Every bit doubles the number of levels so 12 bit is like 16 times ‚Äúbetter‚ÄĚ than 8bit jpegs. It is almost impossible to balance the sky and dark foreground in jpeg. I have never shot in jpeg before.

Yeah I guess the extra dynamic range is good but I'm not fussy and not so technical... heh heh... so I stick to jpeg... editing that many photos is already a huge pain...

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December must be cold and gloomy in Scotland.  

Heading there later this year. Any must see, must visit, must eat? 

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On 2/4/2024 at 6:33 PM, Voodooman said:

December must be cold and gloomy in Scotland.  

Heading there later this year. Any must see, must visit, must eat? 

My wife was in London 3 weeks ago.

It was sub-zero without wind.

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On 2/4/2024 at 6:33 PM, Voodooman said:

December must be cold and gloomy in Scotland.  

Heading there later this year. Any must see, must visit, must eat? 

We just went glencoe and the weather was bad… I thought st Andrews was interesting but maybe it because we finally saw some sun there. 

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On 2/4/2024 at 6:33 PM, Voodooman said:

December must be cold and gloomy in Scotland.  

Heading there later this year. Any must see, must visit, must eat? 

Must do Edinburgh... it's lovely... very old, very very old world... I loved it... do the Royal Mile... visit the Firth of Forth and the iconic bridge... visit the Palace of Holyrood, etc... you know the touristy stuff... but there 2 off-the-beaten path things I recommend... 1) Blackness Castle - it's super interesting cos it's super ulu in the middle of nowhere feel, a small castle but very well preserved with a smugglers' background to it... and 2) House of Binns - another stately home that has a really good tour and very interesting stories of the past owners and their deal with the devil himself...

Spend some time to drive to Carlisle at the border between Scotland & England... and really anywhere along that line, very interesting stories from the small towns and villages about the wars and history between Scotland & England... very much Braveheart type stories...

If got time drive much further north to Perth or more... visit the Orkney Islands if you can... it's a wild cold wilderness out there...

Always love the UK... been there once, and including that once, 3 times to London... hoping to go back again...

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On 2/5/2024 at 3:26 PM, teomingern said:

Must do Edinburgh... it's lovely... very old, very very old world... I loved it... do the Royal Mile... visit the Firth of Forth and the iconic bridge... visit the Palace of Holyrood, etc... you know the touristy stuff... but there 2 off-the-beaten path things I recommend... 1) Blackness Castle - it's super interesting cos it's super ulu in the middle of nowhere feel, a small castle but very well preserved with a smugglers' background to it... and 2) House of Binns - another stately home that has a really good tour and very interesting stories of the past owners and their deal with the devil himself...

Spend some time to drive to Carlisle at the border between Scotland & England... and really anywhere along that line, very interesting stories from the small towns and villages about the wars and history between Scotland & England... very much Braveheart type stories...

If got time drive much further north to Perth or more... visit the Orkney Islands if you can... it's a wild cold wilderness out there...

Always love the UK... been there once, and including that once, 3 times to London... hoping to go back again...

while u are there.....must take the train from Edinburg to Aberdeen......beautiful scenery along the way and there was some scenery that they incorporated into some of the Harry Porter movies .....

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Swimming in close to zero temp...

 

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Skyfall???

 

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