Grantown on Spey

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mstphoto, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Grantown on Spey is a Highland town within the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland.
    I went for a wee walk this morning and enjoyed the warm early morning light over the town.

    a6300 + Zeiss 16-70

    31914391873_70f2839418_h. Grantown on Spey by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. bdbits

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    Bob
    Scotland is certainly a beautiful, scenic country. If I do ever get to travel, I should like to visit someday.
     
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  3. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
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    Chris
    Lovely photo. Feels like I'm on that walk with you!
     
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  4. WNG

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    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    Breathtaking view and colors!
     
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  5. WestOkid

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    Gary
    Very nice indeed!
     
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  6. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Folks :thumbup:
     
  7. Nino Xerri

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    Nino Xerri
    Picture Postcard. Great colours Mike.
     
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  8. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Nino :thumbup:

    Mike
     
  9. Nino Xerri

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    Nino Xerri
    Lakes Entrance : Country Victoria. A very popular place for Suburban Melbournites to holiday all year round.
    Sony a7ll : 55-210 lens @96mm #1 EP MP SL&R Four Boats.
     
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  10. bdbits

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    Bob
    This is the APS-C 55-210? So is this in crop mode on the A7II?

    I was thinking of selling this lens and maybe some others to finance an A7II. This makes me think maybe I should not be so hasty to dismiss crop mode if I make the jump.
     
  11. Nino Xerri

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    Nino Xerri
    Yes Bob it is. Happy with the results the combination is producing.
     
  12. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    Looks a beautiful spot, Nino
    Lovely light and reflections

    Mike
     
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  13. Nino Xerri

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    Nino Xerri
    Thanks Mike. We go there twice a year. Just a mere 350 kms from home. This is considered "next door" in Australia;)
     
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  14. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    :D
    I watched a YouTube video a while back by an American photographer about shooting sunsets.
    He mentioned that its best to choose somewhere local then went on to mention a distance of nearly 200 miles!!
    That's almost from one side of Scotland to the other :coco:
     
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  15. bdbits

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    Bob
    The perception of distance can depend a lot on where you are from. For example, the US and Europe have about the same area. Those of you across the pond might travel to dozens of countries, but here you can cover the same amount of territory without ever leaving the US. Even within the US, the western part of the country is generally rural, at least until you approach the coast, whereas the east and especially northeast are far denser. And density affects traffic of course, so the more crowded/urban areas here talk of how long it takes to get somewhere as opposed to distance. For me, 200 miles is a little less than 3 hours drive time, which would doubtless be considerably longer time in heavily urban areas. But it would be a whole lot less on the Autobahn. :)
     
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  16. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Pffff! Out here we do 200 miles before breakfast! :laugh1:

    US 50.
     
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  17. unlo

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    Matt
    Distance is in the eye of the beholder right?

    I mean I commute to work over 50 miles one way everyday. My scope for where i'm willing to drive for an event/show without spending the night is about 200 miles so yea that is local to me lol
     
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  18. bdbits

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    Bob
    David, that is just a long exposure and you were really only going 10mph, am I right? :shakehead: :rofl:
     
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  19. WoodWorks

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    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    Um... I cannot recall my exact speed at that time, your honor. :whistling:
     
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  20. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    Slightly off topic
    An article in our local rag told about a young guy up in front of the judge for speeding.
    The judge threw the case out saying that he didn't believe the boys wee car was capable of breaking the speed limit.
    The boy replied that it was and he had often driven it at speeds of over 100mph.
    Result - lost licence and forced to resit his test.
    I suppose the moral of the story is keep your mouth shut and don't contradict a judge :D
     
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