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Photographs of Dumfries

Locations:
Edinburgh (55.951897, -3.197494 [Google Maps] [maps.live.com] [multimap])
Huntingdon House Hotel, Dumfries[info] (55.07177, -3.601263 [Google Maps] [maps.live.com] [multimap])
River Nith, Dumfries, Scotland (55.067409, -3.613901 [Google Maps] [maps.live.com] [multimap])
Dates: started Wednesday, 29th October 2003, latest additions Thursday, 30th October 2003
Wanting to try out my new camera properly, I volunteered to travel from the south coast of England up to Dumfries in Scotland - a round trip of around 16 hours - just to install one computer. So, the plan was two days of travelling, an hour or so of installing, and the best part of a day photographing. However, as the server ended up taking from 10am to about 4:30pm due to network problems, the following were taken during an extended lunch break while I was trying to figure out what the hell was going wrong...

As the new camera has not only a 10x optical zoom (the same as a good pair of binoculars, and better than my 8x25 binoculars I carry in my backpack) but also lots of new settings for taking landscapes, portraits, action shots, night shots etc., it might look like there are a number of near-duplicate pictures as I play around with the settings. There are also a lot of photographs of birds on a river...
PA290158
4:52pm 29th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
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Okay, okay, the first two pics are of Edinburgh at night, as I had to fly in to Edinburgh airport and catch a train onwards.
PA290159
4:52pm 29th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA290159
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PA300160
9:28am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300160
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Silhoutted shot of the hotel I stayed at. It wasn't meant to be so dramatic, it was just fairly early and I don't think the fill-in flash would have worked from across the street.
PA300161
9:28am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300161
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PA300162
9:34am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300162
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Medium 599x800, 151KB
Small 300x400, 39KB
Later on I try for ages to get shots of leaves falling, with little success. Then I get back to the hotel and find I'd got one right at the start of the day!
PA300163
9:34am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300163
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PA300164
9:36am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300164
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Medium 800x599, 106KB
Small 400x300, 29KB
PA300165
11:39am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300165
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Medium 800x599, 112KB
Small 400x300, 27KB
PA300166
11:42am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300166
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I tried to take a picture of some distant trees, and sure enough they look distant. Obviously the camera isn't quite good enough to distort reality - but then, that's what Photoshop is for ;-)
PA300167
11:44am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300167
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I walk all the way out to the edge of town, only to find that there's a motorway or something right underneath the trees. I take a picture anyway, but it was a bit half-hearted.
PA300168
11:48am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300168
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PA300169
11:50am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300169
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This one I'm quite pleased with. It's just an old trailer, but even with a fairly high zoom the portrait mode has brought out the foreground and pushed back the, um, background.
PA300170
11:53am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300170
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PA300171
11:58am 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300171
Bigger 2288x1712, 759KB
Large 1600x1198, 279KB
Medium 800x599, 91KB
Small 400x300, 27KB
PA300172
12:03pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300172
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Nothing fancy, just the school I was working at.
PA300173
12:11pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300173
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Medium 800x599, 99KB
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PA300174
12:12pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300174
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Medium 599x800, 81KB
Small 300x400, 23KB
PA300175
12:14pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300175
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St. Mary's, taken with the camera held out through some railings.
PA300176
12:15pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300176
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PA300177
12:16pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300177
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Medium 800x599, 94KB
Small 400x300, 26KB
PA300178
12:16pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300178
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Large 1600x1198, 320KB
Medium 800x599, 98KB
Small 400x300, 28KB
PA300179
12:16pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300179
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Large 1198x1600, 277KB
Medium 599x800, 85KB
Small 300x400, 24KB
PA300180
12:16pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300180
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Large 1600x1198, 274KB
Medium 800x599, 83KB
Small 400x300, 23KB
PA300181
12:17pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300181
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Damn that morning sun! I'll just have to take a detour down this street...
PA300182
12:17pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300182
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PA300183
12:18pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300183
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Large 1198x1600, 150KB
Medium 599x800, 45KB
Small 300x400, 14KB
PA300184
12:18pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300184
Bigger 1712x2288, 820KB
Large 1198x1600, 136KB
Medium 599x800, 43KB
Small 300x400, 14KB
PA300185
12:18pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300185
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Large 1198x1600, 160KB
Medium 599x800, 48KB
Small 300x400, 15KB
PA300186
12:19pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300186
Bigger 2288x1712, 787KB
Large 1600x1198, 265KB
Medium 800x599, 84KB
Small 400x300, 26KB
PA300187
12:21pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300187
Bigger 1712x2288, 763KB
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Medium 599x800, 66KB
Small 300x400, 21KB
PA300188
12:21pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300188
Bigger 1712x2288, 789KB
Large 1198x1600, 218KB
Medium 599x800, 70KB
Small 300x400, 22KB
PA300189
12:22pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300189
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It was this building that made me realise that I'd been to Dumfries about a decade or so earlier, back when I lived in Nottingham (and so, the trip was much shorter). For my 21st birthday I went with a girlfriend to a murder mystery weekend in Scotland, and on the Saturday we went into town to do some shopping. I didn't know then where we'd gone, but this time round I started to remember my way around - like going to my left would eventually lead me to a river with an interesting weir...
PA300190
12:22pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300190
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PA300191
12:30pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300191
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Medium 599x800, 94KB
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PA300192
12:30pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300192
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Medium 599x800, 35KB
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PA300193
12:31pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300193
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Medium 599x800, 53KB
Small 300x400, 17KB
PA300194
12:31pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300194
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Medium 599x800, 50KB
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PA300195
12:31pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300195
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Medium 599x800, 54KB
Small 300x400, 17KB
PA300196
12:33pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300196
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Again the portait mode comes up trumps, even though this was a high zoom image from across the street.
PA300197
12:33pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300197
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The standard tourist shot.
PA300198
12:33pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300198
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PA300199
12:38pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300199
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This is where I start playing with the zoom. Standing in the same place on a bridge, I snapped away at another bridge with more and more zoom...
PA300200
12:38pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300200
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...
PA300201
12:38pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300201
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Medium 800x599, 65KB
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...
PA300202
12:38pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300202
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...until you can identify the birds under one of the arches (young Mute Swans, winter plumage Black Headed Gulls, and some other young gulls. So I'm not great with gulls, okay?)
PA300203
12:39pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300203
Bigger 2288x1712, 781KB
Large 1600x1198, 243KB
Medium 800x599, 78KB
Small 400x300, 24KB
PA300204
12:39pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300204
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Medium 800x599, 94KB
Small 400x300, 27KB
The problem with taking pictures of signs from the other side of the street (or bridge in this case) is waiting for the traffic to stop getting in the way. Although I quite like this one for some reason. At least there's a sense of scale I suppose.
PA300205
12:39pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300205
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Medium 599x800, 86KB
Small 300x400, 25KB
PA300206
12:40pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300206
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Large 1600x1198, 484KB
Medium 800x599, 141KB
Small 400x300, 34KB
PA300207
12:40pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300207
Bigger 2288x1712, 785KB
Large 1600x1198, 60KB
Medium 800x599, 13KB
Small 400x300, 5KB
PA300208
12:41pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300208
Bigger 1712x2288, 768KB
Large 1198x1600, 280KB
Medium 599x800, 83KB
Small 300x400, 22KB
PA300209
12:42pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300209
Bigger 1712x2288, 823KB
Large 1198x1600, 340KB
Medium 599x800, 100KB
Small 300x400, 26KB
PA300210
12:42pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300210
Bigger 2288x1712, 781KB
Large 1600x1198, 218KB
Medium 800x599, 70KB
Small 400x300, 21KB
PA300211
12:42pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300211
Bigger 2288x1712, 856KB
Large 1600x1198, 433KB
Medium 800x599, 133KB
Small 400x300, 36KB
PA300212
12:42pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300212
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Medium 599x800, 28KB
Small 300x400, 9KB
Zooming in so close that I cut off the tail. Typical.
PA300213
12:43pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300213
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Medium 800x599, 35KB
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No, it's no good switching back to landscape format, the moment has gone.
PA300214
12:43pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300214
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Medium 800x599, 47KB
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Although this is a nice enough pic, I prefer the ones of the cygnet with water dripping off its beak, even if the action of dipping its head contorts its neck a little.
PA300215
12:43pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300215
Bigger 2288x1712, 807KB
Large 1600x1198, 172KB
Medium 800x599, 55KB
Small 400x300, 18KB
PA300216
12:43pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300216
Bigger 2288x1712, 832KB
Large 1600x1198, 143KB
Medium 800x599, 45KB
Small 400x300, 15KB
PA300218
12:44pm 30th October 2003
Camera: C750UZ
PA300218
Bigger 2288x1712, 829KB
Large 1600x1198, 192KB
Medium 800x599, 59KB
Small 400x300, 19KB

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