Castle Dounie Circuit 2

I had a lovely, (and tiring) walk this weekend to the stunning viewpont of Castle Dounie,an old iron age hill fort with one of the best views for sure that Argyll offers anywhere. My dear friends Gerry and Elisabeth joined us and they were kind enough to let me indulge in a few frames at the viewpoint. I had my 7D and only the Canon 17-85 IS with me. Not normally a lens for people pictures, but a decent landscape lens. A little fill flash from the onboard pop-up was needed to combat the backlit setting. Paps of Jura across the water of course! f5.6 (wide open for this lens at this zoom), 1/250th sec.

I have commented before on the 7D’s party piece of handheld HDR work. with the camera set on auto bracketing and rapid exposures, a press of the shutter takes 3 exposures in approximately 1/3 second. This is fast enough for any movement between frames to be minimal indeed. Photomatix pro software can automatically correct for tiny movements between anyway.  This was f9 handheld at 1/200th second.

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