For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

31 July 2017

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Monday's Critters


Last of the seal shots... and the best, of course 😤

30 July 2017

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MOONdays


An early-summer moon waxes over the West of the Bonny Land.

29 July 2017

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Saturday Symmetry


Grand Victorian architecture... Glasgow Central Station and hotel, to be exact.

28 July 2017

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"The exploration that awaits you... not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence."
(Leonard Nimoy)


27 July 2017

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Can it be, is it true? Yup. Last Thursday today.

Did it to the insects last month, did it to the water plants this month. Polarisation. 

26 July 2017

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

Lens was at full stretch and also had to cut in a bit to try and get a better view of those two larger birds. The large ID book we had with us didn't really help - neither did the binoculars. The nearest I can come to is that it is a pair of female Common Scoter, which live only in the NW region of Scotland. Can't really define the colouring from this shot, but naked eye did show lighter tone around neck... per this image from RSPB site. They are on the "Red Status", as there are only about 50 breeding pairs!


25 July 2017

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Shipping by...


The Hurst Point is a slightly unusual looking cargo vessel. Hadn't seen her before or since.

24 July 2017

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Monday's Critters


Yup, we're back with those seals!

23 July 2017

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SUNdays


When I took this one out of camera I was left pondering for a while. Then remembered it was taken through a glass door... and the light was on in the room behind!

22 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT d

Saturday Symmetry


It's a bridge for human traffic only.

Well... humans and dogs. Maybe a sheep or two.

21 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN d

"I believe that the plight of life is to master one's self... you know... one day at a time."
(CeeLo Green)


20 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX d

There it is again. Thursday... comes and goes like the tide


19 July 2017

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



Eider and oyster catchers... and two larger birds which had me puzzled... close up next week.

18 July 2017

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Shipping by...


The 'Headway' UL3 fishing boat moored in Ullapool. As you will see from that link, she has been re-numbered; presumably ... the "BF" of her original number suggests she was domiciled in Banff (East coast).

17 July 2017

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Monday's Critters


There will be more seals, but thought I'd give you a break and show another group of critters you will see plenty of here... sheep and cattle. I luvz me some cattle - especially of the Highland kind!

16 July 2017

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SUNdays



Standard on the West Coast of Scotland...

15 July 2017

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Saturday Symmetry





























...doesn't really need words, does it?..

14 July 2017

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"The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans."
(Jim Fowler)

13 July 2017

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Here's another Thursday come round at us...


Could've put this one into Sat/Sym... but what the hey...

This is a wall on the St Mary's Uni campus, Halifax, NS.

12 July 2017

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


Up at the Skelbo cottage, we found the hedge and garden shrubs alive with nesting birds of varies types - but the sparrows were by far the most prolific. Here, a fledgling scores breakfast...

11 July 2017

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Shipping by...


This is not the same vessel which has appeared the past two weeks... it is about one third the size; but the configuration is much the same. This one was spotted up at Ullapool.

10 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX d

Monday's Critters

As mentioned last week, there are going to be a few of these...

09 July 2017

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SUNdays


Dograys over the Assynt, mountains of NW Scotland... "Suilven" is the rounded peak to right.

08 July 2017

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Saturday Symmetry


Tiled flooring in a Scottish kirk

07 July 2017

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"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free, your very existence is an act of rebellion."
(Albert Camus)


06 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO d

Again we arrive at Thursday...


A fountain ripples, refreshing the meditation space

05 July 2017

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE d

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


The local jackdaw couple have been attentive and loving again over the spring...

04 July 2017

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Shipping by...


...it's a fishing boat. Just in case you were guessing...

03 July 2017

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Monday's Critters


Prepare yourselves, there will be many sightings of same over the next few weeks.
The Harbour (or Common) seals at Loch Fleet, NE Scotland, were plentiful and playful!

02 July 2017

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SUNdays


This was taken from the plane at Edinburgh airport back in January... it was -3'C out there...Sunrise at 0820h

01 July 2017

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Saturday Symmetry


Who doesn't love a well decorated window?