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Scottish Mountains

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by OpenC, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. OpenC

    OpenC SC Rookie

    Jul 5, 2014
    North East England
    Just picked up an RX100 on my long running size vs. quality quest which started around four years ago when i ditched my SLR stuff. I spend a lot of time in the mountains of Scotland, which is why small is important (particularly in winter, when there are lots more important things to carry than a camera).

    Very impressed with the camera so far, although I've only had it out a couple of times. A couple of samples here from Ben Nevis, and Geal-Charn at Drumochter.






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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Very nice. I can stand any amount of that !
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    Very nice indeed, keep 'em coming! :wink:
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I would like to breathe in some of that fresh Scottish mountain air.
  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    A beautiful series!
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Spectacular views - and clearly that little RX100 has stood you well!
  7. OpenC

    OpenC SC Rookie

    Jul 5, 2014
    North East England
    Yeah, it's a lovely little camera. My only gripe is how long it takes the lens to retract after switching it off.. a whole two or three seconds :) I guess I can probably just about live with that with image quality like this :)

    Thanks all.
  8. OpenC

    OpenC SC Rookie

    Jul 5, 2014
    North East England
    A couple more from Scotland doing its best Mordor impersonation

    Beinn Alligin in cloud

    Kintail (Tele)

    Kintail (Wide)

    Buachaille Etive Mor
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  9. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Wonderful first set. And the second is even better :) Great images of great scenery, I'm guessing you enjoy your walks very much. I love my RX100 also, even though that slow retracting lens sometimes can be annoying indeed :)
  10. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    Very enjoyable series - we took a holiday in the area North of Ullapool a few years ago, and your shots bring back great memories of the similarly distinctive landscape.
    Thanks for posting these.:thumbup: (And, I agree - the RX100 is just superb... even with the lens delay, when switching off!:wink:)
  11. OpenC

    OpenC SC Rookie

    Jul 5, 2014
    North East England
    Just back from a week in the Cairngorms / North West Highlands. I have much to do but for the time being please accept these rough and ready pictures of

    Stac Pollaidh


    Sgor Gaoith summit ridge

    Lairig Ghru

    Gruinard Bay

    Stac Meall Chuaich

    East Drumochter

    RX100 has proved its worth, getting me loads of pictures in situations (swirly dusty wind, for example, or a blizzard) when I wouldn't have changed lenses on another camera.
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  12. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    wonderful series! You really manage to catch the mood of these landscapes in some great compositions!
    Thanks for sharing with us :)
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  13. OpenC

    OpenC SC Rookie

    Jul 5, 2014
    North East England
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  14. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    All superb shots, doncha just love Scotland? Nobody does skies better than the Highlands. A friend recently bought an RX100 for his wife, I don't think she's touched it yet - she's not been able to get it off him. :laugh1: He bought it for a road trip to France and the photos they brought back off it were superb. Lovely camera
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