Archive for March 18th, 2009

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Mar
09

3/18/2009

Dooryard: the Hebrides

Dooryard: the Hebrides

Standing just outside the door of our B&B on North Uist in the Hebrides. Flora MacDonald, in her 80s, runs it, makes yarn and dies it with native plants, knits and weaves, makes paper from lichen, writes books, and teaches Gaelic. Amazing woman. And this is her view, her garden, and her “wee sheddie” (her studio). Ben More on South Uist looms on the horizon, providing, with the sky, contrast to the homey foreground.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide (31mm equivalent). F4.5 @ 1/250th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom I used a graduated filter to deepen the sky. Vibrance and Clarity in the Presence panel, and the Landscape sharpen preset. I moved the black point slightly to the right.

From Scotland.

And here is Flora: 

 

Flora MacDonald: B&B keeper, etc.

Flora MacDonald: B&B keeper, etc.

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