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Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
I know that this shot will not be to everyone's taste, but I wanted to include it becuase it is special to me.

I was sitting on a rock wondering what I could photograph on the photography course that I was on - sitting lost for inspiration with both the 10-22mm and 24-105mm lenses giving me nothing that I was happy with.

So I put on the 100-400mm lens which few people think of when taking landscapes and was using it to view to coast line like a pair of binoculars - it is very useful in this sense!

Between the torrential rain storms there were patches of golden light on the sea and this rock - Holm Island in the Sound of Raasay - caught my attention - regretfully the light never lasted long enough to get the rock into the lighter areas of the picture, but it did still produce a shot that I rather like.

I have uploaded a workshop for people to see the wonderful light on the sea at that point in time and what attracted me to recording it and why this was really the only composition I could do - there is a rock face/cliff edge immediately to the bottom right of this picture preventing me from moving any further right or down.

So some technical details - handheld at 1/5000 second (TN settings did not have that for shutter speed so went for the closest).
The light and dark in this picture take up 4.5 stops of the 5 stops that a digital camera can record, so no need for any filters.
Into sun, so the polarising filter was also of no use.
No exposure bias for once with my pictures - it was just not needed.
What else ? - I am not sure if the Image stablisation was on or off at this point - the exif data makes no mention of it.
Spot metering from the camera sensor.

maybe you will like it and see what I saw, maybe you will not.

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Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Light Patterns
Edited by:Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)

Just to show you what it was that caught my attention and the wonderful patterns across the Sound of Raasay.