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

Snowdrops (2nd Mar 2011)

Snowgrops
Snowdrops

By March the snow had gone from the lowlands and the snowdrops were in full flower.  On my visit to the Falkland estate I took some photos of them, both as a spring celebration (they are one of my favourite flowers) and as another test for the replacement UV filter.  The filter passed with flying colours, and the flowers raised my spirits.  I also got some delicious freerange eggs!

  • Aperture :ƒ/5
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :2 March, 2011
  • Focal length :150mm
  • ISO :800
  • Shutter speed :1/50s

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