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

29 February 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

Onboard the Argyll Flyer, one of the two ferry-boats from Gourock to Dunoon. It was zero degrees centigrade outside, but the sun was shining strong and low - hitting the hills with what could truly be called an ethereal light.

...as viewed from the symmetry of the vessel...

28 February 2020

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"I don’t care what side you are on but abuse is not an argument, vitriol is not witty and prejudice simply discredits anything you are saying"
(Fabian Zuleeg)


27 February 2020

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At last - Thursday.



D'ya ever think that time is passing so fast it's all a blur..?

At least we've got an extra day on Saturday.




















The full moon shines through a small art-glass on my window. Handheld night-shot.

26 February 2020

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

These images were captured early last Autumn, through the double-glazing, in great hurry and lens at full-stretch. Goldfinches are not commonly seen in Dunoon, so they had to be recorded for posterity!

25 February 2020

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Shipping by...


Against the light, so couldn't make out the ID of this corvette... I do rather like the hark-back to sailing history in the rigging!

24 February 2020

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Monday's Critters


I wanted to take a 'pawtrait' shot of this neighbourhood cat visiting dad's garden. I got only this one of him mid-preen before the battery died! Thus, not so flattering of a very handsome fellow. 

23 February 2020

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MOONdays


The waning moon.

22 February 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


The view from the waiting room at Gourock ferry terminal, looking East. The window stripes and the railings adding the symmetry.

21 February 2020

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“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear”
(Taylor Swift)



20 February 2020

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It's the first Thursday of the G-series...


... and it looks like this from the Hutch. Storm Ciara gone, another brewing.

19 February 2020

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


Due to the exceptionally mild winter, this magpie was spotted making the base of a nest (taken through the double-glazing and at full stretch of the wee cam's lens, so not the sharpest shot!). That was a month ago. The winds of Storms Bernard and Ciara have put paid to that - for now.

18 February 2020

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Shipping by...


The Bute Ferry on the Clyde. Who said January was a dull month? (Yes, that is true colour!)

17 February 2020

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Monday's Critters


This squirrel was clinging on for all its worth during Storm Ciara last week! The tail was acting like a sail.

16 February 2020

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SUNdays


























Father's Edinburgh garden. With frosting.

15 February 2020

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... yes, it's a leap year - it is also the last post of this blog's 'year' and we turn to the letter G tomorrow. It's Take's 7th blogiversary. I bring you one from each of the preceding 'last days' - which may or may not relate to Saturday Symmetry!






14 February 2020

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"I believe you can make your better half feel special on any given day and turn it into Valentine's Day."
(Rithvik Dhanjani)


13 February 2020

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Thursdays in which I long for the sun...

The Isle of Spetses.

12 February 2020

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


Black swans by a park pond in Perth, West Australia.

11 February 2020

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Shipping by...

Another from the Hawkesbury River archives.

10 February 2020

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Monday's Critters

...what was I aiming at? Well, the sheep of course. The speeding bus and the bumpy road made this a challenge not met...

09 February 2020

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SUNdays

This was taken on Christmas Eve. The sun on the Clyde water looking more like moonlight!

08 February 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

Another from the Isle of Spetses (in the Adriatic Sea).

07 February 2020

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“Change is not always growth, but growth is often rooted in change.
(R.A. Salvatore)

06 February 2020

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Thursdays. Gotta love 'em.

Scan from a photo I took on the Island of Spetses 35 years back. Yes, drying octopuses. I did not sample the produce.

05 February 2020

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

The penguin walk at Edinburgh Zoo.


The zoo is top-notch at managing this event. It is left entirely up to the penguins whether they want to walk or not. It mimics natural behaviour as the birds would tend to go walkabout when not nursing.

The gates are opened and the keeper/s wait to see who's on for a ramble. Following the walk (around a fair bit of the zoo grounds), they return to their enclosure and dive straight in one or other of their lovely pools - as they would if they reached the edge of the ice and into the sea!

Sometimes all the birds join in. Sometimes only a few. Occasionally only one or two. There is no interaction allowed - unless a character or two approach you individually and seek that themselves. And trust me, they are characters!!!

Obviously, this is one of my archival shots. Taken about forty years ago!

04 February 2020

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Shipping by...

Going archival again.

Boats on the Hawkesbury River, NSW. (scan from film print).

03 February 2020

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Monday's Critters

Failure February - am going to bring you some that make me wonder... "What was I aiming for???"

This fox and kits has sat by father's door for about forty years. It has never been cleaned. It has been dropped a couple of times. None of us wants to inherit it. I guess I just wanted a photo for posterity!

01 February 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

I learned to type on a model only a few years younger than this!