Isle of Bute Seascapes

 

Below are a number of shots I took in the evenings I had available during my stay on Bute at the end of August.  The weather was excellent, but I wish to have had slightly more exciting lighting, or more exciting waves!  But all in all I didn’t come away too badly, and used the opportunity to test out all my new filters, working out the technique and practicalities of their use, and also, perhaps as importantly, figuring out how best to process such shots in ACR and CS6.

 

Rocks and reflected sunset, Dunagoil Bay

 

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This one was one of the few landscape shots I attempted with my 200f4 micro.  It works superbly, as it should, but is less flexible than the more usual 70-200f4 with many would have used for this shot but is a lens I don’t own.

 

Sunset, 8:20pm

Nikon D800E/200f4micro/cpl

ISO 100 1/20 f/7.1

 

Port Glas Shore Detail

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

Hitech ProStop 4 IR ND + Lee 105mm cpl

Focus blend of 4 frames

ISO 320 0.8″ f/7.1

 

 

Arran View, Port Glas

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

Hitech ProStop 10 IR ND + Lee 105mm cpl

Focus blend of 4 frames
+ 1 manual luminosity blend for sky

ISO 100 f/7.1 @ 25 seconds & 13 seconds

 

Ettrick Bay Seashore

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

Lee 105mm cpl

Focus blend of 7 frames

ISO 100 1/10 f/7.1

 

Rocks and Rain at St. Ninian’s Bay

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

Focus blend of 8 frames

ISO 100 1/250 f/7.1

No filters, for a faithful record of the scene, with a rain shower soon to hit the beach.

Not a great shot because of the light, but I’m retrospectively pleased with the composition because of interesting leading lines implied by the seaweed and rocks.

 

 

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