Linn Dubh (18 Oct 2011)

Linn Dubh
Linn Dubh

The Braan has some wonderful waterfalls at both Rumbling Bridge and Linn Dubh.  Ossian’s Hall has a balcony that overlooks it which is where this photo was taken from.  The river was in spate and the waterfall roaring, as described by Dorothy Wordsworth back in 1803.

  • Aperture :ƒ/11
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :18 October, 2011
  • Focal length :18mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/6s

Waterfall, Maspie Den (07 Mar 2011)

Waterfall, Maspie Den
Waterfall, Maspie Den

It was very dark when I took this, partly because of the time and partly because this was tucked away in a small gorge with lots of trees above it.  As a result there was no need of ND filters to get a long shutter speed!

Maspie Den is part of the Falkland Estate in Fife.

Flickr Photopage

  • Aperture :ƒ/8
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :7 March, 2011
  • Focal length :55mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :2s

Falkland Estate Fishpond – Inflow (2nd Mar 2011)

Falkland Estate Fishpond - Inflow
Falkland Estate Fishpond – Inflow

Originally I seemed to have some problems with the 55-300mm lens and was on the point of returning it, until I decided to try without the UV filter.  Bingo!  I ordered a Hoya HMC replacement which was fine, and celebrated by taking a walk on the Falkland Estate towards sunset.  One of it’s features is a fishpond, with beautiful inflow and outflow weirs.  This is the inflow.

Flickr Photopage

  • Aperture :ƒ/16
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :2 March, 2011
  • Focal length :120mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/4s

Falls of Moness (25th Dec 2010)

Falls of Moness
Falls of Moness

Christmas Day arrived and everything was still covered in snow and freezing hard.  I decided to go to Aberfeldy and walk up to the Falls of Moness.  The car park was shut because of snow and ice, and I left the car in a street.  As I walked up to the viewing point I thought I seemed to be very unfit – but as I walked down the other side I realised it was quite steep!

This walk is well worth while.  It passes through beautiful woodland, has the sound of water for much of it, is circular, and takes you right into the gorge before the sharp pull up to the viewing point.  Although not long it is quite steep so relatively hard work.

As photos go this isn’t particularly good, but it is recording something maybe not seen for 30 years – the falls are frozen from top to bottom. There is just a tiny bit of moving water visible, right at the bottom.

Flickr Photopage 

  • Aperture :ƒ/18
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :25 December, 2010
  • Focal length :42.5mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/13s

River Braan at Ossian’s Hall (13th Nov 2011)

River Braan, Ossian's Hall
River Braan, Ossian’s Hall

Having got my pre-loved Pentax K-7 I was eager to try it out, and since the rivers were very high I went to Ossian’s Hall to see what I could make of it.  I had the standard WR kit lens, plus an old Sigma 70-210mm A-series Zoom, which is what I used for this shot.  Manual focusing proved to be very tricky without a split image focusing screen.  I had a lot of otherwise reasonable shots spoilt by a soft focus.

Flickr photopage

  • Aperture :ƒ/16
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :13 November, 2010
  • Focal length :200mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/2.5s