Our long-planned week-long trip to the Outer Hebrides offered an opportunity to try it out. I was interested to test some of its overall capability, but also interested to see what I could gather in the way of wildlife shots. That last category I will leave for another blog. Here's a short account of the trip in some other images.
I first crossed to Skye on the ferry from Kyle of Lochalsh about 50 years ago. The 'new' bridge does seem a bit of a cheat, but it is very convenient, and photogenic with the Skye peaks in the background.
We drove across Skye, stopping off briefly at a couple of favourite places in Portree, and caught the afternoon ferry to Lochmaddy on North Uist from Uig on Skye's north-west coast. This is the ferry coming in (I'm getting used to the telephoto capacity here.)
To show off the camera's capability, this is maximum telephoto:
From the deck of the ferry (with hardly any roll, it was very calm) here is a view back to the Cuillins:
The rest of the images show the camera's ability to reproduce colours faithfully. I am being lazy and using the straightforward, built-in formatting. It is possible to extract RAW data and do more editing - something for another day.
Here is a North Uist sunset at about 11pm (15 June, a week to go to the longest day):
Here is Trinity Temple on South Uist, where Duns Scotus studied:
Here are hand-dyed, hand-knitted and crocheted works of art at the Hebridean Woolshed:
And to end with, a couple of landscape shots. The first a standard shot of an-anything-but-standard beach (3 miles of deserted heaven - just the two of us all afternoon):
The second, an appreciation of the islanders' sense of colour fun - a crofter's shed picked out from a distant road in the late afternoon: