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 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE b

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” 
(TS Eliot)


30 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT b

Last Thursday of the month and that means just about anything could happen...




The low winter sun really played this particular image...

29 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN b

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



Same place, same heron... it thought, perhaps, there would be more fish on my side of the moat?

Doubt it.

28 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX b

Shipping by...



Energy "PUMA"; GB 2008 (Douglas I.O.M); tanker; 183m; 46549t.

27 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE b

Monday's Critters



The Belted Galloway calf being nurtured by a surrogate milcher (poor coat condition, but she may be a Saler - or a cross of that breed).

26 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR b

MOONdays



Early evening glow.

25 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE b

Saturday Symmetry



Fences can be relied on to present us with symmetry - no matter their material.

24 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO b

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world. "
(M K  Ghandi)


23 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE b

Another Thursday comes around... what's happening today?



A moment of refreshment.

22 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY b

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



Am 'nursing' the few wings shots I have on hand until I can garner some more!

This Grey Heron landed on the moat bank at Rothesay castle... there are no fish in there. At least, I didn't think so!

21 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE b

Shipping by...  have a heap of shots all piling up for position here; this lot all happened on one day, so why not here also?  It was back in May, a NATO naval maneuvers exercise, (I surmised from the number of foreign boats). I did note them all down, but won't put it all here. Just enjoy the capers - the M1096 was like a Border Collie herding its sheep!!!










































































































































































20 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT b

Monday's Critters




OUTBOUND.......



INBOUND!!!

19 July 2015

18 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX b

Saturday Symmetry


The inner roof structure of the Isle of Bute Tourist Centre in Rothesay; it was originally a theatre and still serves the purpose of being the local (only) cinema for the island.

I took this in colour, but post processed into monochrome with a wee touch of 'grain'.

17 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE b




"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
(Henri Matisse)

16 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR b

It's Thursday again - what can happen here today?



How about some simple beauty...?

15 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE b

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

This pretty girl gull was nesting right beside one of entry points at Rothesay Castle (Isle of Bute), at ground level. I don't know which of us was more surprised on discovery!

14 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO b

Shipping by...

Arklow Rogue; Ireland; 2007; cargo; 90m. 4485t.

13 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE b

Monday's Critters.........??????????? Crikey... I lost track and for the first time have missed a deadline!  Let me drag one up from the archives... Why not the very first 'take'? &*>


12 July 2015

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SUNdays



Yes, I took a fair few of that fair view!!! These sunrises are a rare thing in these here parts... one takes all advantage.

11 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE b

Saturday Symmetry



Community hall at Ardentinny, Loch Long.

10 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT b





"A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
(FDR)


09 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN b

It's 'Anyway Thursday' time...



Required the panorama function for this one!!!

08 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX b

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



The same sunrise morn which brought the robin (last week), was shared with this chaffinch.

07 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE b

Shipping by...



The MV Argyll and the MV Bute intersect on their route between Wemyss Bay and Rothesay.

06 July 2015

05 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE b

SUNdays

Lanky Douglas Fir filter the morning light.

04 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO b

Saturday Symmetry



You may recognise this. You may not... The fence this end is attached to the wall of that strange building which had us all wondering a couple of weeks back... The mystery was resolved - did you see???

03 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE b



"Time's stern tide,
with cold Oblivion's wave,
shall soon dissolve each fair,
each fading charm."
(Anna Seward)

02 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY b

It's Thursday again... that day of the week when anything goes...




The dovecote at Rothesay castle... with a bit of 'oldification' applied...

01 July 2015

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE b

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













The long lens and sat on my chair looking through the window again... I was intrigued by this little black capped red breasted fellow.... then realised it was just the shadow of the branch and it was a standard model robin!