Scotland

Feed The Beast

August 31, 2018 Canon A-1, Film, Scotland

Going back a bit here to 2010 and a trip to Scotland. Lunch for a hungry reindeer. Fuji Neopan 400 if I remember correctly. I’m coming across all kinds of little surprises while going through & cleaning up my lightroom catalog.

Bealach Na Ba

May 13, 2012 Landscape, People, Scotland, Video, X100

HD on Vimeo Bealach Na Ba, once the only road into the remote western shores town of Applecross. Now a ‘must ride’ road for those that prefer the two wheeled mode of transport. Think of the road like any country road around Wicklow, except on steroids. Oh and with a perfect surface. Oh and with no cow/sheep/pig shit in the middle of the road just as you carve through a bend at speed. Oh and… You get the idea. I’llRead More

Across Scotland in six panoramas

May 10, 2012 Landscape, Scotland, UK, X100

Or, well, up the west coast anyway. I can never seem to leave Scotland without either taking a whole load of photos with the intention of stitching them later in photoshop or (now that I’ve got the X100) using the built in panorama mode. Before you scoff along the lines of ‘pah, built in panorama mode indeed’ it’s not actually that bad. Yes it does sometimes do things that only the processor of the camera will understand or would beRead More

Brightness on the Horizon

December 31, 2010 Canon 5D, Landscape, Scotland

Monsters are vanquished, beaten by a brave knight. Lots on the horizon but can’t quite make it out yet. Onward and upward? Maybe. Time and travel will tell. Happy 2011.

Right Shape

Scotland. Can I go back now please?

Eyefulls of Soot

Head goes out the window, clickity click. Head comes back in the window with scorched eyeballs. Owidy ow. But worth it.

Eilean Donan

October 27, 2010 Landscape, Scotland

On our way out to Skye. Possibly my only shot without a tourist in it.

Loch Beinn

October 13, 2010 Canon 5D, Landscape, Scotland

One fine day in Scotland.

Steam train to Mallaig

On The Jacobite heading from Fort William to Mallaig. Pre-set the camera, stuck it out the window and this is the result. Can’t say fairer than that.

Going Up

Getting to the summit the easy way, inside a rather small gondola. In the distance, where we started in the car park. Not pictured, where we were going. A beautiful sunny but cold day and a fantastic view awaited us at the top. The more I look at all the Scotland photos in lightroom, the more I want to go back. Soon.. soon..

Heartbeat

July 30, 2010 Canon 24-70, Landscape, Scotland

i.e. what I’d go back over there in. I think I left my phone charger somewhere between Stirling and Fort William, I better go back over and spend 20 years looking for it.

Jacobite

After climbing into the cab, met this cheery chap ready to dispense technical information and little known gems of wisdom relating to the line and the train. While the other several hundred tourists were taking photos of various bells, whistles, levers and dials I talked him into doing a quick bit of modelling. Cue for today’s photo taken from Julie, who\’s also posted some fantastic chuffing (or should that be chuffing fantastic) shots.

The House of the Planter

Couldn’t help but think of The Planters Daughter when taking this. All the horror of my tattered leaving cert poetry book came flooding back. Damn you Clarke, and the rest!

Approaching Orange

Underground in Glasgow last year. Waiting for what the locals call ‘The Clockwork Orange’. It’s orange and it goes around in a circle. Don’t ask too many questions, I didn’t. A decidedly more pleasant commuting experience when compared to the London Underground; Something I’ve become all too familiar with in the last couple of years. Back to Scotland for a few days but on the move this time. Highlands & Island(s) specifically. Nice.

Top Deck

February 15, 2010 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Scotland

Trams aren’t made like this anymore. Anyone that’s ever been on the red Luas line could tell you that. In the Glasgow transport museum, best place to go (aside from the pub) when the weather takes a turn.

Not made like this anymore

January 27, 2010 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Macro, Scotland

The Transport Museum in Glasgow. Great spot, lots of lovely old bikes! Well, a few old cars too, as you can see here.

Rough Times Ahead

January 21, 2010 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Macro, Scotland

An all too unsure if I should be there or not walk around the prep area before an evening of stock car racing in Cowdenbeath. You may have guessed, due to the decor in the photo, that Cowdenbeath is in Scotland. That is all.

Off tae stockies

October 27, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Event, People, Scotland

The usual weekend pilgrimage to Cowdenbeath Racewall for some stock car racing. As if that wasn’t enough, just to prove this all took place in Scotland I submit for your attention the above photograph. As always, a wonderful place to spend a weekend. Scotland that is, not a race track. But that’s not bad either.

Officers Mess

February 1, 2009 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Scotland

While doing the rounds in Edinburgh castle.

Rotary

January 24, 2009 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Scotland

On board the Royal Yacht Britannia again, with old rotary phones and analog dials & switches as far as the eye could see. Retro heaven!