Gary Moncur

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Shot on my Canon G16 compact when out on a dog walk. Shot into the light with a bit of underexposure to bring out the spray and white horses on the wave tops. Another reminder that the 'best camera' is whatever one you have with you at the time.
Posted to Landscape about 2533 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The iconic "Eilean Donan" Castle in the Kyle of Lochalsh.
I had shot a wedding in the Castle on the Saturday and because of its remoteness had stayed overnight in a local hotel.
The day of the wedding was lovely and sunny but after the ceremony the weather took a turn for the worse and outdoor shots of the Bride and Groom were impossible, a real shame.
However when I set off for home on the Sunday morning I had to drive past the castle again and the poor weather had produced that fantastic light we can get over here which makes bad weather a viable subject.
I pulled over at "Aird Point" North of the castle and got down low(Wedding gear was all stowed away in the Boot/trunk but the 400D and 18-55 kit lens at that time was always in the car with me).
I loved the resulting shot and that light ? Magical.

Make:Canon
Model:Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO Speed:ISO-400
Shutter Speed:1/200 sec
Aperture:f/11.0
Exposure Bias:-1/3 EV
Flash:Flash Off
Focal Length:47 mm
Posted to Landscape about 2700 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Second of my restoration shots today. This was one of my late Aunt found and subsequently handed in by my uncle. It was mildew and water damaged with a torn chunk missing from bottom left and had lots of creasing. He just wanted to know if I could get it restored but I got a little carried away. I asked for some background (Dress, shoe colour etc) then got to work.
Great fun and the reward ? His face when he saw the freshly printed/framed finished photo.
Posted to Portraits about 2704 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Not something I do a lot of but enjoyed messing around with this faded childhood snap of my good lady wife.
Terribly sun faded and colour washed.It was a good learning exercise in Photoshop (just don't ask for details, I did it months ago and just spent hours (literally) messing with all kinds of stuff till I was happy.
Posted to Portraits about 2704 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Just posting this for fun. I shot this maybe 20 years ago (Film, probably a Canon EOS100)and had forgotten all about it. Unfortunately cannot find the negative so this is a flat bed scan of a 6"x4" enprint (hence the softness and poor contrast)
I tried to do what I could to salvage it and this is the best I can get. Loved it at the time and wish I could go back and reshoot it with my current gear. Oh well... (sad face)
Posted to Landscape about 2704 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
(What ! Only 4 pics in the sites wedding catergory !)Time to add some.

Had the privilege of shooting my sisters wedding. The ceremony was held in my parents garden but as I always do with weddings (if possible), I take the bride and groom away from the venue post ceremony.
This is when all the built up nerves and stress have gone and in my opinion its when you get the best shots (without interference from family/guests).
We,fortunately live on a beautiful shoreline in Eastern Scotland so where to go was obvious.
I will post these as a numbered set.
Posted to Weddings and Bridal about 2706 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A few years back (6 I think)I had the privilege of shooting a wedding at the iconic "Eilean Donan" Castle (Have you seen the movie "Highlander") on the west coast of Scotland.
It was an evening shoot because the castle is open to the public during the day so weddings are hosted in the castle during evenings only.
I decided to scout out the location during the afternoon and all I had with me was my Canon 30D with the cheap Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II Telezoom which has had some real ripping in online reviews from gear snobs (you know the type) but I liked it.
Anyway as I walked around the back of the castle away from the crowds a Golden Eagle alighted on to a wall in front of me. Couldnt believe my luck and using just what I had in my hand I got off a couple before it flew off.
I was pleasantly surprised when I viewed it later and saw the quality. This is a CROP (about 25% of the original) and shot at 400 ISO on an 8mp camera. Once again its not always the best gear that gets the best shot.

Make:Canon 30D
F-Stop:f/9.0
ISO Speed:ISO-400
Shutter Speed:1/250 sec
Aperture:f/9.0
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Flash:Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Flash, Flash Fired
Focal Length:300 mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Posted to Wildlife about 2707 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Boddin Point, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
An old Salmon fishing station which has been unused and left to the elements since the Seventies.
This old building is a Lime Kiln built in the 1700s and has lain derelict for many decades longer.
Used to produce Lime from the shoreline rock for the local farmers to encourage crop growth in the local and difficult red clay soil.

EXIF Details
Make:Canon
Model:Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Time:1/200 sec
F-Stop:f/10.0
Exposure Program:Aperture Priority Auto
ISO Speed:ISO-100
Shutter Speed:1/200 sec
Aperture:f/10.0
Exposure Bias:-1/1 EV
Focal Length:17 mm
ColorSpace:sRGB
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Posted to Landscape about 2707 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Boddin Point, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
An old Salmon fishing station which has been unused and left to the elements since the Seventies.
Taken looking from the decayed prow of an abandoned boat.
The old building in the background was a Lime Kiln built in the 1700s.

Make:Canon
Model:Canon EOS 40D
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed:1/800 sec
Aperture:f/4.0
Flash:Flash Off
Focal Length:17 mm
ColorSpace:sRGB
Exposure Mode:Auto Exposure
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Posted to Landscape about 2707 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Boddin Point, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
An old Salmon fishing station which has been unused and left to the elements since the Seventies.
Who was Sandra ? She and the Boat are two ladies lost to time but, i'm sure both were loved in their day.

Make:Canon
Model:Canon EOS 40D
ISO Speed:ISO-100
Shutter Speed:1/250 sec
Aperture:f/9.0
Exposure Bias:-1/1 EV
Max Aperture:f/4.0
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Flash On, Flash Fired
Focal Length:17 mm
ColorSpace:sRGB
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Posted to Landscape about 2708 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Samsung L730 compact

Aperture f3.8
Shutter 1/125
ISO 100
Focal Length 10mm

Grab shot with the only camera to hand, my wifes L730 compact.

The best camera in the world ? "The one you have with you when a shot presents itself"
Posted to Candid about 2709 days ago, 0 comment(s)