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No experience with 6D

But soaked my old 40D many many times which I would say has the same WS as the 6D. Only problem I had was the shutter button stopped working as some bumf managed to get between the contacts. Put some Contact cleaner down the battery slot sorted it.

Soaked 5DMKIII a few times too, no issues so far.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 10:46:57 AM »
50mm 1.8 followed by my 40D and 17-55mm.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7cna? C)anon N)o A)dapter
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:44:29 AM »
Don't ask for much then...

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Inspirational...
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:53:22 AM »
Great locations a little too much post but this is my dream too.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:51:17 AM »
Thanks jrista!

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Landscape / Re: Moonlit Landscapes
« on: July 22, 2014, 03:11:37 PM »
Awesome campsite Tom, were you just a slight bit concerned of werewolves? I'm serious, that looks like some pretty rugged, remote landscape and a perfect spot to pitch your tent. I know I wouldn't have slept that night either, would have been afraid to miss something awesome, if not just enjoy the peace and nature. Cool stuff man.

Thanks, there isn't any risk of predators in England the worst I got was a sheep trying to get in the tent in the middle of the night lol

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:29:20 AM »
That is interesting actually there isn't any extra post processing, single exposure from the original all of the sky is blown out but the blue reflection is certainly there. I was using a polariser to remove the reflection where the stump is so you could see it. and using recovery thats what came up. I would say its the effect of the polariser.

Other than that don't really know! lol Anyone got any ideas?

The second one the polariser was rotated toward the sky and mountains to emphasise the colour and depth as the clear water would be a distraction.

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Landscape / Re: Moonlit Landscapes
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:20:59 AM »
Ye these were all taken between 1-2AM on the 11th July 2014 which was a full moon.

Obviously I have added some contrast but it wasn't flat, exposure was 15 sec at F2.8.

In fact that night the sun set at around 11.30pm but the sky was dusk, it was really bright I camped there and got no sleep because the moon was so bright.

Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Before the valley was flooded in 1929 there was a church in Mardale, it was only allowed its own cemetery in the 1700s. Until that time the bodies were carried all the way from Mardale, over the hill to Swindale Head, and then a further trek of several miles over slightly less difficult ground to the church at Shap. That is where the it gets its name "The old Corpse Road"



The path is accessible from the road, it takes around 20 minutes to walk up to the derelict barn and there is a car park enough for 3-4 cars at the bottom of the path. Nice little walk, the south side of Haweswater is most certainly the most photogenic.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 12:02:15 PM »
@candyman, thank you.

The Mosedale valley had a village in the middle before it was flooded and dammed to make a reservoir in 1929, creating a supply of water for Manchester. They removed and relocated the village, there was a church and made the water tower out of the old church. The water tower houses the Dam control.


That's an interesting story. Never thought the tower was part of a church.


Nice followup serie. I like the camping spot. Not afraid that with a storm you will get stones on the tent?

Sorry it wasn't made from the left over of the church it was made with its parts after being dismantled.

Well those derelict barn buildings have sat for 150+ years, so no not really. Dry stone walling is very strong and stands the test of time :) each stone is very heavy and would take quite a storm to remove them. Of corse I made sure there were no loose stones on the top before pitching!

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Landscape / Moonlit Landscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:48:10 AM »
Show your moonlit landscapes.

These were taken during the full moon July 2014. Haweswater Reservoir, Cumbria, UK.

5DMKIII 16-35mm F2.8

Haweswater moonscape, Haweswater Reservoir, Derelict Barn, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Moonlit Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Moonlit Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:42:16 AM »
@candyman, thank you.

The Mosedale valley had a village in the middle before it was flooded and dammed to make a reservoir in 1929, creating a supply of water for Manchester. They removed and relocated the village, there was a church and made the water tower out of the old church. The water tower houses the Dam control.

Few more from Haweswater Cumbria

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

My camping spot

Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Moonlit

Moonlit Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Moonlit Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Resevoir, Corpse Road, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Haweswater Dam

Haweswater Resevoir, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Safari 300 2.8 Mkii or 200-400 1.4x
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:34:05 AM »
I'm my mind's eye I am envisioning a Jurassic park style vehicle, but without a roof.  A monopod and then getting off the vehicle only ever so often.  It's there going to be much walking out hiking on the safari. 

You still have to get it to the safari too… flights etc a lot of weight to carry then luggage on top.

Depends where you are in terms of reach if you are in north Africa 400mm may not be enough but in southern Africa it will be spot on.

The 300mm is the sweet spot for size and weight in the big white category and performs very well is the 1.4 and 2x TC. The 500mm is the safari favourite, the 200-400mm would be the best of both worlds, but like I said carrying and transporting it will be a pain and may make you miss some shots too...

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Lenses / Re: Safari 300 2.8 Mkii or 200-400 1.4x
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:56:22 AM »
Weight would be a concern, 300mm MKII 2350g vs 200-400mm 3620g

Add the 860g 5DMKIII and the 1530g 1DX... then the rest of your lenses...

70-200mm 1490g etc etc

Have you thought how you will carry all the gear/mount it on safari?

I would be taking a 300 F4 or 400 5.6 or the 70-300mm or 100-400mm for good balance between IQ and weight.

But its a hard choice between the 300mm and the 200-400mm. If it were me and I could take all the weight I would take the 200-400mm but 5000g in one camera combo is going to be hard work to transport. But the 300 with tele converts is a good combo.

400 DO removes itself because its IQ is no better than a 100-400mm and is £3000 more.

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