Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farewell 2009

and still it snows....

The graveyard at Colinton parish Church..

Icicles on a branch on the Water of Leith.

Bridge ...

And the beauty of snow and light..
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Freeze continues...

Although the snow has stopped for the time being, it continues to be very cold here in Edinburgh. The pavements in particular are very icy and walking is quite hazardous. These photos were taken at the Union Canal and show the frozen canal, and the frozen footpath that runs alongside. How I walked that path without slipping I'll never know!

The boathouse:

And a close up of the boat in the ice:

And a black and white conversion:
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Winter Wonderland

We had fresh snow this morning. As soon as it stopped I headed out with my camera. It was surprisingly warm, and the snow on the branches was rapidly melting and dripping on my head when I was walking through the woods. I took lots of photos. These are my favourites:

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Out Walking..

On Christmas day I went for a walk to Torduff Reservoir, near Bonaly.
It was stunning in the snow.

And the moon was out-a perfect half moon.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


We are so lucky to live in Edinburgh, and even luckier to live on the outskirts and have countryside on our doorstep. So Emily and I went for a walk-these pictures were taken just 5 minutes from our house. The snow was stunning-thick, pristine, dry powder snow. It is unbelievably beautiful. I don't think I'll ever stop being enchanted by snow.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Greyfriars Kirk

What a glorious day it was in Edinburgh today. Pristine snow covered the ground, the sun was shining, the sky was pretty-a perfect day for photography.-and I finished work at lunch time so I was able to take advantage of the day. Here are some of the photos I took today:

This is the Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh Old Town. It is the churchyard associated with Greyfriars Bobby.

It is a very old burial ground as you can see. The graves back on to a row of terraces houses/shops called Candlemakers Row.

Here are some flowers at the grave of James Brown, Sexton , who befriended Bobby after the death of his master.
You can read the story here.

And a shot across the graveyard to Herriots School:

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

snow pretty...

We had a lovely snow fall today.
This house is around the corner from me-I love all the textures in this shot:

This shot is in the church yard at the end of my street:

And finally-a black and white shot from my neighbourhood.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snow day

We had the first snow of the season today. Only a light snowfall but it was so pretty!

A view up my street:

And in my garden:

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Playing with Light

I have been doing Cheryl Johnson's 12 Days of Christmas photography class this week. It was 12 days of tips for taking better photos of the festivities. One tip was to make a cheap star filter by using a piece of mesh from a tea strainer and holding it in front the camera lens. I actually used my big colander/strainer-but it did the trick, as you can see here:

And here are a couple of the lights on the mantel piece(without the strainer).

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree..

We put our tree up on Sunday.

Some close ups:

I like this photo best!
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