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Kilts and Cockaleekie - a Yank wanders through Scotland

Kilts and Cockaleekie - a Yank wanders through Scotland

Old Jul 25th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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I did manage to take a few shots, up vertically from my camera (I don't use a flash) to get some of the wonderful ceiling carvings. There was a large group inside as part of a led tour, so they ignored us a bit on the edges, and down in the crypt.
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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They used to allow photography in the Chapel. But that D**N Dan Brown has ruined everything. %^#@!*&

At one time you would visit the chapel and sit in solitary quiet wondering about the beauty of the place and the 'prentice pillar. Now it is all tour buses and folks who have NO interest in the history of the place but just its role in the book/movie. Did I say %^#@!*&
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Yes, janisj, you said (@*#&$(@ and I agree! I would have loved to have the place to myself. It is incredibly beautiful. Yes, I've read the book, but I've wanted to visit Roslyn long before it was in there.
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Old Jul 28th, 2008, 01:00 PM
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Well, I've posted all my pics on my Facebook page (I'm a member of the Fodor's group there). I am working on getting the whole package - trip report and selected photos - on my website. Hoping to get it done tonight or tomorrow.
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Old Jul 28th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Grrr. Does anyone know much about Dreamweaver? I have my trip report, with pics, saved and ready to go, created with Dreamweaver like I've done with all my other trip reports. I upload it up - and only the first quarter of it comes up. It just cuts off. It is complete on my hard drive, but when I upload it, only a part of the file comes on - but it's a clean break. Any ideas or offers to help??? Frustrated!
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Old Jul 29th, 2008, 03:25 AM
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Got it! OK, my trip report with lots of pics is up and running. It is on http://www.greendragonartist.com/BI/...otland2008.htm

There are more pics on the Facebook page, but I had to pick and choose for this. I processed almost 700 photos in all at Facebook. Only the best 200+ are on the trip report The Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=676417482

Comments always appreciated!

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Old Jul 29th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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Bumping as it got lost

I've also made calendars on lulu.com if anyone wants any... I won't post the link here as it's for sale, but you can either search lulu for green dragon (mine are the first three items) or email me. I'll be putting them on my website as well.
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Old Jul 29th, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for the link to your photos, GD. I look forward to salivating over them when I get back home.
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Old Jul 30th, 2008, 10:56 AM
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Hi GreenDragon

Loved the pictures on your website. Just goes to show what you can do even when the weather is not so great. In many cases you managed to capture dark, brooding scenes with ominous, threatening skies. Beautiful. You have really wetted my appetite for my upcoming trip. I now have a much better idea of the kind of scenery (and probably weather)that I can expect to see. I just can't wait.
Thank you for sharing both your experiences and your pictures with us
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Old Jul 31st, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Yelpir:

Yeah, I was glad that, while the sun wasn't out a lot, the clouds were doing fun things. The worst sky to photograph is a flat grey sky. It's great for the lighting of whatever you are photographing (no sharp shadows), but it sucks as a background.

When we went to Staffa, especially, the dramatic sky made some great opportunities.
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Old Aug 1st, 2008, 04:22 AM
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Wow! I just spent an hour trying to navigate through the Facebook maze to find your pictures. Maybe I'm just a moron, but I found Facebook the most difficult site EVER to navigate. While I would love to see the pictures you posted there, GD, I am no closer to finding them now than I was an hour ago. When I click on your link it tells me that I found 1 match but shows me nothing
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Old Aug 1st, 2008, 04:30 AM
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You have to actually be added as GreenDragon's friend to be able to see her pictures at all. Facebook also doesn't show the pictures with the clearest of quality.
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Old Aug 1st, 2008, 04:36 AM
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It would probably be a lot easier to go to my website to see them. In addition to the actual trip report, I have Scotland photos on my main site, here:

http://www.greendragonartist.com/Gal...toScotland.htm
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Topping for Challiman and TDudette.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 05:22 AM
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BOOKMARKING!
Started reading but have to leave for the vet. will read later today! Great!
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Enjoy!

I also have more photos on my FB page.
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Old Feb 26th, 2013, 02:16 PM
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thanks for all the information. Tampa now has direct to London and British Airways. Change planes and then to Edinburgh. We may just stop in London for a few days and drive to Edinburgh. So many options who knows what is going to happen. We go in September for two weeks I am so excited
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Old Feb 26th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Your photos are absolutely beautiful, GreenDragon. I can hardly wait to see these places in real life. Thanks for sharing.
hapydazy, we are flying into London for three nights, then on to Edinburgh. Not going to drive, but have a car/driver for several days. I already have my suitcase on the bed int he guest room, and my trip isn't til May!

So much to see, just wish I had a lot longer. We have 15 days total, including travel to and from the US, so trying to plan very carefully.
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Old Feb 27th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Glad you got some good tips!
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Old Feb 28th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Thanks from me too, greendragon. I will read this with great interest!
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