Sunday, 28 November 2010

Morning Light Loch Doon

For some reason I always struggle editing these frosty morning shots whether it's the WB or what I don't know. Anyway I hope this top landscape version edited tonight is a slight improvement on the portrait version below (which I hate) edited a week ago.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Ness Glen

Another new discovery but I'll need to try in different light/time of day as the sun was shining straight down the glen making shooting the myriad of opportunity's extremely difficult.

November ICe

Friday, 19 November 2010

Jagged Rock

I thought I'd try this spot again as I probably haven't been here for over a year and never when all the leaves are off the trees. Added to which I should know what I'm doing by now with the camera and PS lol... a slight improvement just ISO100... f/9.5.. 1.5sec

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The strange thing about taking this shot today was the foot with the leaky wellie boot filled with water was warmer that the foot in the watertight boot which felt like it would drop off with the cold.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Neolithic Banksy

These should click to as large a blogger allows. Some of over 200 cup and ring marks from this spot dating from the neolithic to early bronze age... in other words a 1000 years of graffiti... and I love it! I'm tempted to try a pano on this just to get them all in, considering it's classed in the top 10 sites in the UK and in my opinion beats Kilmartin Argyle by a long shot!

Not only that word must spread fast. these only discovered in 1986.... but standing next to me while taking these shots were folk from Anchorage Alaska and I a relative local only found out they wiz here two weeks ago... not sure what that says about me eh ;)

Friday, 12 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Not the best off shots of the old Roman bridge, distinct lack of contrast as the midday sun was directly behind me :(

Rush On Bye Bye Bye bye

bit of an echo here

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Not something I usually do but found the link to this video over on The mindful Eye and quite liked it.

Skate: Väsman 2009-01-02 from Tobbe Arnesson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Ripples Beneath

At one time the worlds largest masonry span arch started 1846.


Had a lot of computer problems over the last day or two just glad to be back posting :)

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Friday, 5 November 2010

Failure of a Portrait artist

I always said I was crap at portraits! I always cut the heid aff.. and why do some(the wife) always insist the don't need a jaikit on a trip, it's no that caul they say...then find they do need one leavin you founert?!

I've added this flipped version to late (should have been first/only) which I think has the stronger composition.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Down Mauchline Way

I wish I'd researched this place before going I only had a rough idea where it was and had to follow my nose to find it. If I had I'd have realised that there are over 200 cup and ring markings unique to the area. Dating to between Neolithic to early Bronze age carved over a time-scale of around a 1000 years. The markings should have eroded long ago being carved in sandstone but the sandstone in the Mauchline |Gorge in an unusual "hard sandstone". They lay undiscovered until 1986 hard to believe especially considering the site is regarded as one of the top 10 most important "Cup and Ring" sites in Britain. Looks like a good excuse to head back on another shoot :)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Red Rocks

Great how it takes a guy way up in the Isle of Skye to suggest a great wee location virtually in your own back yard that you knew nothing about.

The Nowhere Button