Glasgow by Day

Following on from the Glasgow By Night post a few months ago I’ve decided to put together a collection of pictures from around Glasgow that were taken during the day.

The first image was taken from the Squinty Bridge (Clyde Arc) looking over the River Clyde to the Finnieston Crane, SSE Hydro and Armadillo on a sunny afternoon in the late autumn:

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Further down the River Clyde crossing the Glasgow/South Portland Street Suspension Bridge looking towards the St. Enoch shopping centre while heading into Glasgow’s City Centre:

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A good place to visit more some good views in Glasgow is the Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane with a viewing platform which allows you to see across and beyond Glasgow.  This particular image is taken looking towards the Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow Caledonian University and City of Glasgow college with the ‘People Make Glasgow’ logo also in sight:

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Back down to the River Clyde which is very still while reflecting the various buildings and bridges around on a clear September morning:

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The final image taken not far from Glasgow City Centre is the pond at the Rouken Glen Park which again giving reflections on another sunny day:

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Latest Lot of Landscapes

Some landscape pictures from the last month or so that I have taken round various parts of Scotland.

The first picture comes from Talla Reservoir in the Scottish Borders on a dull evening:

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A few days later we see the sun setting over Broadwood Loch in Cumbernauld with the light reflecting off the water:

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The next landscape shot comes from another loch, this time we’re at Loch Lubnaig just north of Callander shortly before the rain arrived with more reflections of the scenic landscape on the loch:

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As the sun rises behind the clouds, we take a look up the road towards the Lecht Ski Centre in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands:

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Finally, staying in the Scottish Highlands at the Rest and Be Thankful between Arrochar and Inveraray on typically cloudy and wet Scottish day:

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Ferrari 70th Anniversary Festival

For the 70th anniversary of ‘Ferrari’ and the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari Owner’s Club, the Knockhill Racing Circuit held a festival for the brand with Ferrari’s from various decades being put on display with others being taken around the track by their owners plus Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic Series qualifying on the track on what was a rather dull and wet Saturday.

Below we have the Ferrari F50, La Ferrari and Enzo parked next to each other each gathering some of the crowds;

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Due to the weather there I didn’t get many picture of the Ferrari’s out on the track but here are some of the attempts I made;

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As well as photography with some of the cars I also filmed some of the cars round the track including over 50 Ferrari’s doing a parade lap round the track:

Good Views are not too far away…

Rather than a 90 minute or so drive to the Scottish Highlands this one roughly only took 20 minutes to the Campsie Fells at Lennoxtown before some “hill walking”.  So after a 20 minute climb from the car park on one of the best days of the year for weather I reached what a the ‘summit’ marked out by a pile of stone.

At the top there were good views all around looking into the Campsie Fells, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.

For the picture I took I went down another part of the hill to get a better position to avoid having lots of hills in the one shot.

Below we have a view looking over Lennoxtown with the city of Glasgow in the background:

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And the looking towards the east towards Cumbernauld with Lennoxtown in the foreground again with the moon also in the sky:

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These views were better than what I initially expected, after all I thought it was only a short 5 minute climb to a good view point but I didn’t quite get that one right which also meant I was quite expecting the size of the drop in which these pictures emphasize.

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:

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;

 

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