Another day at Cramond…

Cramond is a great place for a walk (it’s even better when accompanied by a bunch of lovely people from Sing in the City!) On this occasion the girls wanted to pose for photographs about the place, so there’s quite a lot of pictures of them this time! It was a sunny day, so it was tricky to place them where they weren’t squinting. Then it clouded over and rained for a bit. Most of the walk is under trees once past the boat club, so lots of variations in light levels, and a greenish tinge to everything.

There was a heron on the far side of the river, and duckings, but yet again I struggled with the 24-105mm lens. I really need something a bit longer if I’m going to keep trying to photograph distant wildlife!

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First proper opportunity to practice back button focusing (a new setting on the camera – uses the AI servo to track a moving object). Seems to work quite well.

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Looking for shaded areas to minimise squinting, but not so shady that I need a higher ISO!

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Slight breeze, stray hairs across her face. Maybe one day I’ll have the time to chuck it into Photoshop and see if I can get rid of them!

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Further along, found a lightly-shaded bench. Good spot for another pose!

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Chilled 🙂

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Dark duckings and dark water, on the other side of the river. The shiny seaweed and the white on the ducks made this rather difficult to edit.

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An itchy heron, a bit too far away for this lens. Again, difficulty balancing the exposure with the dark water and seaweed.

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Having a play with the black and white presets in Lightroom 🙂

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I did try other presets, but decided on the same one for these two pictures.

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Lots of different light levels here, and lots of green, but it looks ok.

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More tree posing, but in colour this time. Higher ISO here because they’re in a copse, but it’s not too grainy.

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Tree hugger.

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The cafe had left these amazing glasses out for us – how could I not photograph them! 🙂

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One of the SitC doggies on the walk. She posed perfectly for me 🙂

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