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 October 2019

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Spooky Last Thursday. For now.












When hills and lochs go psycho.

30 October 2019

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























Okay, so this is a cheat.

I have never managed to view puffins in their live habitat (despite long, cold, windy efforts.) Thus, have resorted to museum specimens. 

29 October 2019

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Shipping by...


This one didn't make it...

28 October 2019

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Monday's Critters

Thru the windscreen - random sheep wandering the highways of the north-west.

To respond to queries from the previous critters post: the majority of flocks you see wandering like this are owned by crofters. (Crofting is a form of small-holding farming particular to Scotland - I leave you to your own researches on that.) When 'common grazing' is used, there are no fences, usually. Where more than one owner is using the land, the stock is marked either with coloured dye or with ear-tags. The stock is free to roam as it desires. What you see here is an actual road - and this is why I always refer to driving 'sheep tracks' when oot and aboot in the Bonny Land!!!

27 October 2019

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MOONdays






























Confession - this is a reboot from the OZ trip... lost a whole lot of luna shots with those USBs...sigh...

26 October 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

Inverness Castle, again. The windows were catching my attention here - though my angle on them is angular, their symmetry still stands loud!

25 October 2019

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"Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay."
(Robert Browning)


24 October 2019

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Thursdays loom large.


They like their sculptures and monuments up there in Inverness.

This is a depiction of Flora MacDonald.

23 October 2019

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


As promised last week, a full view of the statue with the falcon.

It is a representation of King James the Fourth of Scotland, who is reputed to have been a mad keen falconer.

In the absence of seeing any actual falcons, this will have to do!

22 October 2019

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Shipping by...


The third, and final, view of that magnificent tall ship as it passes the Gantocks light marker.

21 October 2019

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Monday's Critters


In the Highlands, it is not uncommon, indeed most regular, to find the sheep on the roadside of the fencing.

20 October 2019

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SUNdays


Dunoon West Bay (on the left, just glimpse that tall ship...)

19 October 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


At Inverness Castle.

18 October 2019

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"Summer ends and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night."
(Hal Borland)


17 October 2019

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Thursday, mid-month.




















Beinn Damh (R) and Sgorr Ruadh (back L) above Loch Torridon, Wester Ross.

16 October 2019

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


This is another sculpture found in Inverness. They like their birds up there.

This statue will appear here again in a different frame next week - with info.

For now, know that it is a falcon depiction.

15 October 2019

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Shipping by...


Another 'take' on the tall ship "Stavros". The sea haze and full zoom caused some graininess that is not displeasing for such a scene.

14 October 2019

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Monday's Critters


The front side of the sculpture in yesterday's shadow shot. The unicorn is a symbol on the town crest of Inverness. Gannets are frequently seen seabirds. 

12 October 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


Choir stall partitioning in Inverness Cathedral.

11 October 2019

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"From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere!"
(Dr Seuss)


10 October 2019

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Thursdays... just got a bit muddled due to the lost USB sticks. Sigh...


Pedestrian bridge over the River Ness, Inverness.

09 October 2019

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


Archive stock... from 2013. Black Kite over Mumbai.

08 October 2019

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Shipping by...

Am not 100% certain, but am ninety-five,
that this is The Stavros.

07 October 2019

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Monday's Critters

Something terrible happened. My USB sticks with all my prepared images have gone astray. Many of the shots left from the OZ trip... I shall have to do a lot more prep work to retrace.

Meanwhile, back in the now... this cheeky chappy was happily storing excess in my neighbour's garden the other day!


06 October 2019

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SUNdays


A series of images from my Indian archive coming up for the next few weeks.

05 October 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


An aeolian harp on the pier at Brighton Beach, Adelaide.

04 October 2019

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In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
(Thomas Merton)


02 October 2019

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

















This pair of Galahs were having a lovely time in the morning sun at Wollongong.

The images were taken through mosquito netting and lens at full stretch... 

01 October 2019

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Shipping by...


Another from the archives - afraid I can't make out the name now and too far back to recall. The usual Clyde 'murk' doesn't help!