A Couple of Cars

A visit to Motherwell for the ‘Tartan Tarmac’ meet in some nice spring weather so I thought I’d try some different pictures from what I normally take.  With plenty of cars there ranging from hatchbacks to supercars there was plenty of variety for photographs.

First of all we have a Ferrari 458:

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A McLaren 570S:

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And the last picture I took was of a Aston Martin Vantage:

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Also a short video I took of some cars leaving including some other Ferrari’s & Lamborghini’s:

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Sun around the Scottish Highlands

Already in spring this year there has been some good days with the weather so I took advantage of the ‘good’ weather for photography.  So in the post we start off in the coastal town of Mallaig looking towards the Isle of Skye:

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The picture above was taken shortly before we started driving back towards Fort William and eventually on to Glasgow.

Having left at roughly the same time as the train we thought to try and get it at a scenic place on the West Highland Line, so here is the ScotRail train leaving Arisaig heading towards Fort William with the hills in the background:

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The next stopping point was at Corpach where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Linnhe, this photograph taken looks over to Fort William and Ben Nevis:

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After leaving Fort William for Glasgow we head through Glencoe it meant another photo stop as the sun started to set:

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Having good weather for a visit to the Scottish Highlands seems pretty good but luckily on another trip there was some more good weather.  Unfortunately I only took the one picture on this particular occasion.  Here the sun is seen over Loch Rannoch:

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Hopefully the summer will have some good weather so I can travel further round the Scottish Highlands for some more scenic shots from round the country.

Forth Rail Bridge Sunset

Sunset behind one of Scotland’s best known landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage site, the Forth Rail Bridge on a spring evening.  Also seen in the background is the Forth Road Bridge and the nearly finished Queensferry Crossing.

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With plenty of visits to this bridge many times before I’d say this is probably the best picture I have managed to get of the bridge.

Built between 1883 & 1890 the Forth Rail Bridge is 2.5 km long across the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry/Dalmeny and North Queensferry and still currently serves on 200 rail services today even with the occasional steam train passing;

 

For more visit:

Forth Bridges

Visit Scotland

Drive round the Campsies

A short trip driving round the Campsie Hills and Carron Valley on a sunny Friday afternoon between the town of Kilsyth and Campsie Glen via Carron Bridge.

First picture is from ‘Tak Ma Doon Road’ between Kilsyth and Carron Bridge:

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With snow still on the ground from earlier in the week it added some variety to some of the pictures I was expecting to get.

Shortly after I passed the Carron Valley Reservoir.  First picture is of the water flowing down from the damn with a snow covered Meikle Bin in the background and the second picture is just a general view from the top of the damn across the reservoir:

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A quick drive further along the road beyond the Reservoir  we reach the next stopping point at the ‘Loup of Fintry’ on the Endrick Water.  A short walk after parking the car I reached the waterfall with a big drop and a scenic background:

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Now starting to head back towards ‘civilisation’ we get to the ‘Car Park in the Sky’ near Lennoxtown.  There were good views looking towards Glasgow & Cumbernauld but unfortunately no pictures due to the positioning of the sun but I went a short walk a found some waterfalls:

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So after a short break I went to my last location of the day, Campsie Glen for more waterfall photography, only took a few pictures due to time limitations but there was plenty of different shots that I could have took:

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Overall it was an enjoyable and scenic drive with plenty of photographic opportunities.

 

Higher quality pictures from the trip can be found here on my Flickr & Facebook.

A bit of Nature

Saying its been a while since I lasted updated the blog, I have decided to add some other pictures I have found in my collection of nature from the Eskrigg Nature Reserve in Lockerbie.

The first image is of a Red Squirrel staying out of the sun while sitting on a fallen tree on an early August morning:

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The other image which I have uploaded is of a pheasant which are quite often seen wandering round the Red Squirrel hide of this reserve in Lockerbie:

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I was hoping to have updated this blog a bit more often but I’ve a bit too busy recently but hopefully I’ll back into this photography soon.

Falkirk Wheel & the Kelpies

A couple of shots from visit over the past few years to Falkirk’s main attractions in central Scotland.

First of all we have the Falkirk Wheel ‘boat lift’ which was officially opened in 2002 to link the Forth & Clyde and Union canals…

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And then we have just the one shot (for just now) of the more recently built ‘Kelpies’ in Helix Park which had opened in 2013 with the two 30m tall structures.  Both are seen here lit up on a cold January evening…

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It is my intention soon again to return to both these attractions to see them both lit up at night to get some more photos.

For more see:

http://www.thehelix.co.uk/

https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/

Glasgow by Night (1)

As explained in my Night Photography post a few weeks back I enjoy taking pictures and working with the camera at night especially in Glasgow.  So I’ve decided to make another post with another collection of pictures from Glasgow during the night and posts like this is something I’d create a series of with the more pictures I take over time.

To start of with post we have a picture from the SSE Hydro & Armadillo lit up and reflecting on a very still River Clyde on a October evening:

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Now into Glasgow Green where I have taken an exposure of the historic People’s Palace:

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And finally back to the River Clyde with the Tidal Weir which can be found the edge of Glasgow Green as you near the City Centre:

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Hopefully soon I’ll be able to create another post with further pictures with Glasgow at night as I have plenty of variety to choose from.