Sun 24-May-09 09:16 PM | edited Sun 24-May-09 09:25 PM by BillCoughlin
Robert- My wife and I spent a week in Scotland last summer (son lived in Edinbrugh for two years). We loved it! Mainly day trips out of Edinburgh - St. Andrews, Highlands, fishing village of Oban. Nothing like walking part of the 18th hole at St. Andrews, or walking along the sea wall at the North Sea. Here's a link to a few photos from our trip: http://twinoakphoto.zenfolio.com/scotland My son's pics of Isle Of Skye and Western Highlands: http://www.booandbing.com/p910224207
I decided to travel light and just took the 18-200 in a Kata torso pack. Maybe next time I'll bring the larger lenses, but overall I was pleased with what I captured with the 18-200. Scotland is definitely a place we plan on visiting again! Have a great trip, and I look forward to seeing a gallery when you return. Regards, Bill
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Thanks for sharing your trip. The photo/journal layout makes it so much more interesting than just a bunch of pictures, even great shots as yours. I have the Nikon 18-200 and keep it and D200 in my truck as a "always handy". The quality however does not compare to my pro lens, unless ideal light conditions. More my deficiencies than the 18-200. I am a self admitted gadget freak and can not wean my self from dagging 30# of equipment wherever I go.
We plan on driving the west and north shore out of Inverness and the parks/forest/falls northwest of Glasgow.
Thanks again Bill, I will post pics when I return.
Robert-Here's hoping you have a great time in Scotland. When my wife and I went to Scotland a few years back, we split our time between public gardens and distilleries and enjoyed every minute. What a wonderful country. Before you go, you might want to pick up a copy of the latest edition of Peter Irvine's guidebook, "Scotland the Best." It's well worth taking with you and referring to as you travel. It's easy to find in Scotland but not so easy to find in the U.S. However, you can get it on Amazon (if you have time before you leave). Highly recommended.