Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond

jwramsay

Active Member
Yesterday was a fantastic day in Scotland, so I took my Nikon D40 with 18-55 Kit lens for a walk up Ben Lomond, a munro of 974m. These photos ae the NEFs post processed using Capture NX2.

#1. Loch Lomond from Balmaha


#2. Loch Lomond from Rowardennan


#3. The Cobbler (centre) from Ben Lomond


#4. Northerly Cliffs from the summit of Ben Lomond


#5. Ben Lomond with Loch Lomond


#6. A Lonely Tree on the banks of Loch Lomond


#7. Loch Lomond at sunset


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Comments?
 

allymac123

Novice Member
1,2 & 4 are very nice indeed. You make me feel homesick!! (or more specifically country sick!)
 

Liquid101

Distinguished Member
Very nice set - really nice colours. The light at this time of year is fantastic.

I think No1 is my pick. The stones leading in, with the sails on the horizon and a perfect exposure. Nice.
 

karenc

Novice Member
Hi

iv not been on here for a long while, so accept my apologies....

Number 4 is my favourite. you can feel the height in this one. and yes scotland was lovely yesterday. first time for a while.

:thumbsup:

karen
 

Autopilot

Distinguished Member
Very very nice. One comment if you dont mid - Maybe a little photoshop to add some gradient/contrast/impact to the skys - Little flat and washed out IMO. Still much better than my recent landscapes :)
 

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
I like number 1, but have you slightly over PP'd the sky. Maybe it is my monitor.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
Beautiful shots of a beautiful place. 4,5 & 7 are the ones for me, but I'd happily hang any of them on my wall :D

Living in Aberdeen I often forget that I'm surrounded by such beauty.... I need to get out and about more.
 

jwramsay

Active Member
Beautiful shots of a beautiful place. 4,5 & 7 are the ones for me, but I'd happily hang any of them on my wall :D

Living in Aberdeen I often forget that I'm surrounded by such beauty.... I need to get out and about more.
The D40 being a 6MP camera, what size could these be blown up to? Is it best to use the RAW to print from, and do these online print places deal in RAW?
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
I think for printing it's advised to convert from RAW to TIFF as TIFFs aren't compressed. Not sure what you can blow 6MP images up to I'm afraid.... I'm a bit of a noob to all this, I only just got my 1st DSLR on Thursday! I'm sure there will be loads of guides on the net for getting the best prints, or one of the many helpful members on here should be able to give you some pointers.
 

senu

Distinguished Member
The D40 being a 6MP camera, what size could these be blown up to?
It would depend on who you use and what material you print to

Some material ( eg Canvas) is more sympathetic to enlargements ... and there are Professional software like THIS that can be used to enlarge print sizes manyfold and still get reasonable detail
Dont forget that the Pixel density ( and per pixel sharpness quality of a sensor) means that a 6MP d40 and a 10MP P and S may produce quite different quality files with the D40s coming up tops
Is it best to use the RAW to print from, and do these online print places deal in RAW?
They may or more likely may not but it is best to Process the RAW yourself and then convert to TIFF

Excellent Pictures BTW:thumbsup:
 
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dazza74

Novice Member
Great thread, difficult to pick a favourite although if pushed I do like the composition of #1. Great DOF on these pics you've nailed the focus very well IMO. Makes me laugh when you read reviews that criticise the quality of kit lenses if you hadn't said what you'd used for these pics for me these have "2.8 glass" written all over them :thumbsup:
 

dazza74

Novice Member
The D40 being a 6MP camera, what size could these be blown up to? Is it best to use the RAW to print from, and do these online print places deal in RAW?
On canvas you would get 20" by 30" of good quality comfortably. When I print onto canvas I save the file out of capture NX as a TIFF and process and enlarge it in CS3
 
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ksten

Novice Member
Beautiful scenery!

#1 is my favourite due to the stones in the foreground.

I also like the silhouette and reflections on the water in #7.

All the others look wonderfully remote.

Cheers.
 

Zone

Moderator
Just keep an eye on your file sizes mate, 300KB max for embedding :)
 

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