Scottish highlanders in the Netherlands

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
You have some very nice compositions here :)
Thanks! I guess nature photography suits me better than street photography. ;-)

I am not really happy about colors etc. so I need to do something about that.
 

TheRubySusan

Top Veteran
Sep 2, 2013
Henry, IL
Ruby
I was expecting men in kilts, too. I won't say I was disappointed (It's been my experience that most men who wear kilts outside Scotland have the physique to defend their choice if challenged!) but I was certainly surprised!

I enjoyed them all - not a breed I often get to see! Oddly, I like the third one best. I say oddly because the classic advice when photographing critters is to get the eyes sharp, and you can't really see any of their eyes. But maybe that's an important part of the portraits in this case!
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
Thanks, Ruby! Perhaps I should buy a kilt.

It wasn't possible to focus on the eyes w/o focus peaking and I just did not have the time/patience to do that. I used f/8 to get sufficient DoF so the eyes would probably have been sharp in #3, if they would have been visible. The cow just did not want to look at me so I took the shot when I saw the cow in the background looking at me. Viewfinders come in handy for these type of shots.
BTW: When I look at 100% the eyes of the main subjects are sharp. I also prefer to work with shorter rather than longer DoF.


I was expecting men in kilts, too. I won't say I was disappointed (It's been my experience that most men who wear kilts outside Scotland have the physique to defend their choice if challenged!) but I was certainly surprised!

I enjoyed them all - not a breed I often get to see! Oddly, I like the third one best. I say oddly because the classic advice when photographing critters is to get the eyes sharp, and you can't really see any of their eyes. But maybe that's an important part of the portraits in this case!
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
Nice photos. Looking at them, I would presume they had been taking anywhere but in the flat Netherlands! can you tell us where you took them?
Thank you for your kind words. They've been taken in nature preserve Lentevreugd and close to dunes and sea.
 

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