Saturday, February 7, 2009

So many..

...beautiful photos today-so many beautiful scenes to take photos of.

It was hard to choose my photo of the day, but this is my final choice:

It was taken at Flotterstone in the Pentland Hills. I went for a walk-the sun was shining, there was very little wind, the snow was soft and pristine. It was beautiful.

Earlier in the day I took some macro photos of some seed heads in my garden. I'm pleased with the clarity of the ice and water droplets. You can click on all images for a closer look.

I love these upturned boats-out of action because of the snow:

And these photos show how cold the loch looked:

And some trees by the burn:

And somw wider landscapes:

And some pigeons on a roof:

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Holyrood Park

This is looking through the gates of Holyrood Park,
near the Commonwealth Pool, to Salisbury Crag.
It is amazing that what looks like wilderness
is almost in the centre of the city.
I drive through here most days to get to work,
and I never tire of the view.

Note the crowns on top of the lamps posts.
This is because Holyrood Palace is set within the park.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blackford Pond

I noticed Blackford Pond was frozen over today, so I stopped and took these quick photos:

The pond:

The steps up the hill:
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I took this photo today as I was out and about.
It's Queensferry harbour.
The tide was out, and so there was nothing like nice reflections in the water.
Anyway, I think the photo looks better in black and white, a bit more atmospheric.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Inside out

We had the most magnificent sunset here today.
The sun was an enormous glowing circle just hanging in the sky.
I didn't have my camera!!
I was almost home, so I rushed in, got the camera
and drove the half mile back to where I had seen the perfect sun.
It was gone!
Well it would be wouldn't it?
So feeling dispirited I went home and took numerous photos around the house.
I love this one:

I was inside the house shooting through the front window,
trying to get a shot of Venus up behind the tree.
Well, I didn't get Venus.
but I did get the lounge room lights reflected in the window glass.
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Snow day

We woke up today to snow. It was so pretty, soft dry snow.
My front garden:

My back garden:

Some details:

The roads were so icy on the way home from work.
The roads were gridlocked.
2 hours to travel 5 miles-the down side of snow!!
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Merchiston castle School

This school is just down the road from us.
If you've got lots of money your kids can go to a school like this:

The amount of land this school has is astounding,
especially when compared to our council schools,
most of which have very little playground space.

A close up of some of the trees in the grounds.
I'm always surprised that we can walk freely around the school grounds/
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