Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Work is slowing down a bit so it means I should be able to get back around to posting on a regular basis again.... not that I was ever regular :) Not the best of light in this one of the River Doon with the Brig O' Doon that features in Tam O' Shanter there in the background! So I'll give it another go in better light lol.

I doubt you will be able to see it, (so added a crop shot) but unbeknown to me as I was shooting an otter was working it's way down on the right bank from just below the modern road bridge to that clump of grass just above the FG rocks. I only noticed it when I got home and was flicking through the shots and noticed what just looked like foliage floating down the river if only I'd known :)

One thing that I'm not sure about and it's probably a stupid Q... is it a good or bad idea to change lenses in such cold conditions as it would let cold air into the water seal camera, possibly introducing condensation/moisture onto the censor etc when taken indoors to higher temperatures.
both pic's enlarge with a click the lower to original size.

Thursday, 16 December 2010


I had to think long and hard about the trip for this one taken just over a week a ago. Long before it was mentioned in the media many of the local garages had run out of fuel for nearly a week, due to the snow! So whether to make the trip down or preserve the fuel I had... glad I decided to go :)

Winter Sun

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Something Simple

Bit of a rush again tonight but hoping to get around my contacts tonight!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bridge Beyond

Not nearly the amount of ice I expected on the river but hey there's still time... just occurred to me up there at the bridge and to the left is the well according to Burns (probably repeating myself)

"And thro' the whins, and by the cairn,
Whare hunters fand the murder'd bairn;
And near the thorn, aboon the well,
Whare Mungo's mither hang'd hersel'
Before him Doon pours all his floods; "

and now in english for the hard of thinking ;)

"And through the gorse,
and by the pile of stones,
Where hunters found the murdered child;
And near the thorn, above the well,
Where Mungo's mother hanged herself."

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