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!!!

31 May 2015

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MOONdays



April on the rise...

30 May 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



...it's a mystery...

29 May 2015

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"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."
(Edmund Burke)

28 May 2015

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Last Thursday (of the month) - where anything goes then goes again...


Irrational impressionism

or, "The Slipt Kamera"...

27 May 2015

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Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.


I love swans.  Unless, of course, they duck...

26 May 2015

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Shipping by...

The BRO DISTRIBUTER was licking along at a rate of knots... literally!!! 12.5 to be precise AND on an incoming tide.  This set of three shows the fun of photographing fast moving vessels which is closely equal to that of photographing birds!!!
Bro D sails under Danish flag. Launched 2006. Tanker. 147m length and carries 14907t deadwt.

25 May 2015

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Monday's Critters




...sheep again...

24 May 2015

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SUNdays




























...I had promised the Fudge faithfully that I would not point its eye directly at that bulb in the sky... nearly broke my promise till I thought to give it sunglasses...

23 May 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



Taken slightly illicitly - I was driving at the time! Couldn't resist this though, as it is rare to have the light like this when passing the iconic Titan Crane.

22 May 2015

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"Tell me what you plan to do with your wild and precious life?"
(Mary Oliver)


21 May 2015

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Thursday again - where anything goes...


This was a winter shot - but given that our May weather is not much improved on this other than the trees being more dressed, it still fits... NOT mono - as witnessed by the building, which offered the only break in the grey. Just.

20 May 2015

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



This coot wasn't so daft...
It took 87 gazillion shots to get even this half-good one. There was apparently something worth the chase beneath the wavelets!!!

19 May 2015

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Shipping by...

Yet another which must remain unidentified... it is interesting to note that there are certain vessels which only show up on the 'radar' as "Military ops" - or just don't show up at all.  This is a monochrome take this time.

18 May 2015

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Monday's Critters





























It was going well till the fellow with the dog showed up...

17 May 2015

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SUNdays


























When you don't have a filter what do you do?

Make Nature work for you!

16 May 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



















They were there.
I pointed the lens...

15 May 2015

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"Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet..."
(Earl Nightingale)


14 May 2015

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Thursday again... where anything goes...


A disused pier. Always photogenic...

13 May 2015

TAKE NINETY b

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



Canada Geese are always worth a 'gander'.... (ahem...)

12 May 2015

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Shipping by...



Some shots captured when I was waiting for the ferry at Greenock;

Eva Marie Muller,
Antiqua & Barbuda,
general cargo,
88m, 3722t.


As for the M33 - when I tried to locate that only got info on the original M33, which was present at Gallipoli! Good old Marine Traffic site let me down on this one - even when I did get it's details, it had no 'name' and was cited as being only 9metres length... and 'military ops'... hey ho...

11 May 2015

TAKE EIGHTY EIGHT b

Mondays' Critters


Back at the beginning of April, the first wasp of the season came in for a flypast.... (this is how hard up I am for subject matter!!!)

10 May 2015

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SUNdays





















Yes, more snow in April. But that's not why this shot was taken...

09 May 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



Like sentinels, these lamps adorn the entry to a church - they would have been gas lamps originally I suppose - but no sign of current usage.

08 May 2015

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"Look at situations from all angles and you will become more open"
(Dalai Lama)


07 May 2015

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Thursday. A day to be different.




Midwinter, but protected by the buildings around it, this tree still held onto many of its leaves. The colours of the office building walls and windows were the only really bright spot on an icy grey day. I could have played with ISOs and exposures ... but this is as close to the feeling of the actual day as can be conveyed via photo image.

Leith waterfront. It was 1:30 pm.... note the street lights had decided they were necessary!

06 May 2015

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






...is that Spring on the horizon???













Taken from my lounge chair. The tree is about 150m on other side of street and is a favourite viewing place for the birdies. In this case, magpies. There was double glazing and an stretched lens involved here, so not the sharpest shot I ever took. It is very much 'of the moment' though - at the beginning of April.

05 May 2015

TAKE EIGHTY TWO b

Shipping by...



That's the Bute ferry over yonder.... who the wee fellow is betwixt us I have no idea!

04 May 2015

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Monday's Critters




Plenty cygnets to be seen this time of year...

03 May 2015

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SUNday




Early spring brightness!!!

02 May 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



In Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens each December, there is a 'German Fayre'... which for some reason brings this wheel with it...

01 May 2015

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"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."
(Francis Bacon)