For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

30 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY SEVEN b

It is Last Thursday - when things go even more sideways!






















A reflection in a window some way off caught my attention. Then got shifted in PhoXo...

29 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY FIVE b

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.


28 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY FOUR b

Shipping by...



One of the many in our local fishing fleet... however, that day its transponder wasn't on so no online tracking and I couldn't make out it's name here either.... clearly it is trawling, rather than creeling...

27 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY THREE b

Monday's Critters




























Extreme extension of the lens has resulted in less than clear vision... was hunting for lambs - no luck...

26 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY TWO b

MOONdays

























February on the wane...

25 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY ONE b

Saturday Symmetry


























That's Fishery Patrol Vessel 'Jura', (sister ship of 'Minna"). Leith harbour. 

24 April 2015

TAKE SEVENTY b

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire."
(William Penn)


23 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY NINE b

Thursday is the day for looking sideways..


















Giant capstan at Leith Docks

22 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY EIGHT b

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious of photographing birds.


























...sigh... slim pickings...

21 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY SEVEN b

Shipping by...



A387, RFA Fort Victoria; naval supply and fuel replenishment; 1990; 204m; 31000t.

This was round at Loch Striven oil depot. Barely a week later, there was a great flurry of movement upon the Clyde Estuary (remember we have Faslane just up the creek...) To see an incoming convoy series.... click here!

20 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY SIX b

Monday's Critters



Have been doing some desperate things to try and build up my critters folder again... I was parked having a flask of tea and this lady walked by... surreptitiously got the Fudge into action via the wing mirror!

It's a chocolate labradoodle, 'case you were wondrin'...

19 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY FIVE b

SUNdays




...I can see the sun... can you see the sun???

18 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY FOUR b

Saturday Symmetry



The car park of the Ocean Terminal Shopping monstrosity mall, Leith, Edinburgh.

17 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY THREE b

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
(Mark Twain)


16 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY TWO b

Thursdays take a walk to the right of left...

















The Pentland Hills loom large behind the spires of Edinburgh city as seen mid-winter and at midday... switched into 'soft focus sepia' mode.


...and then, just because I could...

15 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY ONE b

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.




Remember the Tufted Duck? Well a couple of weeks later and half a country away, I found some more - including this female of the species. Unlike Mallards, these appear to prefer to separate into same-gender company. Presumably that changes at the appropriate time in Spring!

14 April 2015

TAKE SIXTY b

Shipping by...
Wanted to round up the 'takes' from 2014 and ex-the 'Nik'... so here's the final three of that year.

















NOT monochrome - just one of 'thoooose' November mornings. Also just before I discovered 'Marine Traffic' and so no details on this, as I also can't make out the name...











Headed for Finnart.
JAG LYALL, Mumbai India, 2004, oil products bulk carrier, 244m, 90000t.


















Headed out from Finnart.
NANSEN SPIRIT, Nassau Bahamas, 2010, a 'Haz A' class tanker, 249m, 109000t.


Those of you who are regulars here will by now be getting a 'scale'... as I nearly always have the lens stretched to the full 30x zoom and stand in exactly the same spot at my window. Thus the occasional appearance of trees or chimneys gives a baseline measure. Which is to say, the Nansen is a MONSTER... &*>


13 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY NINE b

Monday's Critters


Early Spring - thought there might be a lambkin or two - but had to make do with just me and a ewe... or three.

12 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY EIGHT b

SUNdays.


I was the passenger as the father drove us one wintry weekend afternoon....

11 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY SEVEN b

Saturday Symmetry




Continuing to use my stock from Leith Docks. The 'Wings' offering was from this place... top left corner of structure - you can just make out the shag - I somehow didn't notice the statue at the end until I uploaded to the computer.

It appears to be 'nekkid'. Not a fisherman then.

As one does, a search was made.  If you are interested, CLICK HERE.

10 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY SIX b




"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."
(Alice Walker)

09 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY FIVE b

Thursday again already.  What is today's pot-luck?




...Utopia???

No. It is, though, a new housing settlement on land reclaimed from industrial use North of Edinburgh. This shot was taken from Leith Docks, across the firth to the area called Granton - it is an actual terms some seven or eight miles 'crow-flies' distance, but the Fudge's zoom brought it nearer.

08 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY FOUR b

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.


This was a bit of a coup. Early January, when the weather turned to actual winter, looking out the Father's window in Edinburgh a single bird of different plumage was spotted.  At first I thought female blackbird (as there was a male of that species also on the shrub). However, when it turned to me I realised it was something else.

FIELDFARE! Rare enough to see in it's usual flocks - more so in urban areas. This one was all alone. May have been blown off course by the gales.  What a little darling!

07 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY THREE b

Shipping by...




Am a bit behind in putting up ship shots... this one was taken back in December, down at Hunterston, off Largs.

New Hydra, out of Panama; 2011; bulk carrier; 292m; 179258t.

...dat are biiiigggggg...




Here's a littlie, just to balance things out a bit. Taken also in December (hence all the 'misty-ness').

HMC Valiant; Border Force (customs); 2004; 'Cutter' class, 42m. 

06 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY TWO b

Monday's Critters



Resorting to some chicanery as am short on critter-picz still.  Here's something to test your eyes this day... spot the critter!!! Answer will be given after comments (if no one gets it).

05 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY ONE b

SUNdays




...that one magical sunset in December 2014...

"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed." (St John 21:29)

A BLESSED EASTER TO YOU ALL.

04 April 2015

TAKE FIFTY b

Saturday Symmetry























This bridge at Leith Water is being preserved. It cannot be walked upon.

03 April 2015

TAKE FORTY NINE b

"The men who learn endurance are they who call the whole world 'brother'."
(Charles Dickens)


02 April 2015

TAKE FORTY EIGHT b

It's Thursday. Anything goes...



Peering through a gap in two-metre high hoarding, a backwards glance at the 'Windsor Castle'.

01 April 2015

TAKE FORTY SEVEN b

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.





















Clearly there was business to attend to here! Black-back gull taking flight, Gull fledgling observing it; shag preening, as are the pair of common gulls.




Taken at Leith Docks, New Year 2015.