They are all great but my favorite is the broken down stone wall. A close second would be the "modern" stone wall along the tree shaded road.
Thank you. The broken is about 1500 years old and the modern about 250 I'd say.
I agree, all great photos! What kind of editing were you doing? Did you remove things from the photos or was it process editing. If you removed things, I say they are pretty clean...I can't tell! :)
Thank you. Just the basics on the RAW files. But the new program is much lighter on the system meaning you can move and adjust with greater control.
Beautiful photos and I like the moon hovering above the stones in that first shot. I think my favorite is the last, though. I like wrought iron and the fence (gate?) looks lovely.
Yes I like the moon one myself. And I forgot to mention the guy is a Scot who was along with his wife looking for ancestors in one of the local grave yards.The gates are at 52.124°N 7.475°W . If you put it into google maps it should show it. The gossip was that Micheal Jackson was going to buy it at one point.
I do like the moon in the first photo and the second, like Ed's, is my favorite. I would have added a bit more sky to give the stone wall the feeling over movement (if that makes any sense).
The real was more impressive than my photo. All that area before the wall was a carpet of those yellow flowers. I was going for the softness of the flowers juxtaposed to the hardness of the wall. And then the manmade to some extent of the wall to the wildness of the flowers. And yes, the sky would work but it would've made the flowers invisible, however I wanted to hint at it all the same.
Then you might have cut the sky out all together. I know that in my shots on Skye, there are some where I just went for the carpet of flowers without the sky, but in others I wanted to try to tie it all together. I didn't have my DSLR, but I think more distance and a longer lens might have helped me better capture the feeling that I was going for. Is this a more beautiful summer with flowers? I don't remember nearly as many flowers on my previous trip to Scotland (and I assume Scotland and Ireland would be similar with weather at this time).
I would've thought on Iona having a tele would be very useful, but on Skye I'd be bringing the sub 20mm glass and a tripod. To get as wide a shot as possible. We've had a great year for flowers. I have to go back 15 or even 20 years to find one equal to it. But it's been odd too. We have high for us temp's but there's hardly been a night when you wouldn't light a fire. And that is very very unusual. It's hot but with a very cold wind. As to shooting wild flowers. They are the very devil to get spot on. What we see is a carpet with millions of blossom. But they can merge into the impression of a flower. And if you use a long shutter you will have blur meaning even more impressionistic. So you either get in close, real close, or you shoot along, or even up. Here the slope is 1:1.5, it mightened look it, but there's a good reason why the wall has fallen in places.Yes, the west coast of Scotland, and especially the Inner Hebrides but the Outer too, would be very close indeed. And in particular to the west coast of Ireland north of Galway bay. To put it this was. The evening cloud you had in Iona was over Croagh Patrick that morning.