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Scotland 2010, part 1

 
amckenzie4
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Jun 12, 2012 14:08 |  #1

I'm not sure how I managed to never post these.

In November 2010, my father turned 70. As part of the celebration, we went to Scotland to revisit the area our ancestors were from, near Crathie and Tomintoul.

1) The Mill at Inver. My great-great(?)-grandfather was listed as the miller here in the 1841 and 1850 census listings. It has since been turned into a vacation home, and we got to tour it when we were in Scotland in 2005.

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2) John McKenzie, who I believe was my great-great-great grandfather (all my notes are at home, where I can't reach them right now), was the miller at Tomintoul. This was his mill.
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3) The mill at Tomintoul again, with my father in the foreground.
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4) Pulling away from Tomintoul, there were some fantastic clouds. This doesn't do them justice, but it was the best I managed.
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5) The view from the Kirk at Crathie, which is likely where my great-great attended services.
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6) From the Bridge of Gairn Cemetary, where a number of my ancesters are buried. The stone my father has his hand on is a replacement we had put in place about 10 years ago.
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7) On the lighter side, my father trying to get a better shot. The title of this one is "What do you MEAN the batteries are dead?"
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(Yep... they really were. And he didn't know until he got up in the tree. Fortunately, he had a spare set with him.)

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Jun 12, 2012 15:04 |  #2

very cool


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Jun 12, 2012 15:07 |  #3

Thanks!


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Jun 13, 2012 04:21 |  #4

I enjoyed your photos.
Where is part 2


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Jun 13, 2012 07:32 |  #5

jobv2 wrote in post #14572165 (external link)
I enjoyed your photos.
Where is part 2

Thanks! Part 2 goes up today, with luck. Work yesterday consisted of hitting enter, waiting five minutes, hitting enter again, and waiting again... for about six hours. Today may be busier. 8-)

Part two will be less "family history" and more "landscapes, wildlife, and silliness."


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Jun 13, 2012 07:40 |  #6

what I really liked was that your pics do make a visual statement and tell the story

the wording helps to wrap things up

did you shoot raw? they do need a bit of pp work to make them pop a bit more

very nice again


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Jun 13, 2012 07:50 |  #7

I did shoot raw -- I always do, unless I have a good reason to do otherwise, like I've changed the setting and forgotten to change it back.

These went up basically unedited, for two reasons: First, I'd told family they'd be up by a certain time, and that didn't leave much time for editing. Second, I'm pretty bad at post-processing. 8-)

I've just made the move from iPhoto/GIMP to Lightroom, so I may go back and rework some of these. I need to calibrate the screen on my new laptop, though, since the iMac I was using for this sort of thing is no longer available for photo work. If you've got specific advice on specific photos, I'd love to hear it!


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Jun 13, 2012 12:42 |  #8

jobv2 wrote in post #14572165 (external link)
I enjoyed your photos.
Where is part 2

Part 2 is up!


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