Saturday, November 28, 2009

Art cars

There was a parade of 'art cars' in Edinburgh today. Artists had decorated various vehicles-from bikes to milk floats and hearses.
Today's photo is some detail from one of cars!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Loch Ard

I have been very poor at updating this blog-and have defnitely let the 365 slip.
Anyway, here is one of my favourites from the day out to Loch Ard the other week.
Love these boathouses reflected in the water.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

New lens

I bought a new (to me) lens from ebay last week, and had a wee play around with it this morning.
It is a f1.7 5mm prime lens. It works very differently from my zoom lens, and so is going to take some getting used to.

As you can see it does result a nice shallow depth of field.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Loch Ard

Here are some of my favourite photos from Loch Ard, in the Trossachs:

Early morning mist

I love how the loch reflects even in the heavy mist.

Mist clearing-but still magic in the air

The sun beginning to burn off the mist and add warmth and highlights
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Night Photography

I went out on saturday night to practise night photography.
I took about 10 photos.
My batteries ran out.
I came home.
Not much practise was had.
But I did learn a lesson.
Needless to say all my sets of batteries are now charged.
Anyway, this was the best of the photos I took.
Shops on The Royal Mile.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Loch Ard

Last Sunday we got up early and drove up to the Trossachs. Loch Ard is a photograper's dream. The Loch has the most amazing reflective qualities. The mist was down thick over the loch when we arrived, and I was able to take some atmospheric photos. But even in the thick mist the loch still reflects. This photo looks more like a photo of a snow scene, but if you look at the fence protruding into the water you will be able to see the reflection in the water.

And what a difference an hour makes-same fence, slightly different angle:
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


backlit fountain in the Vatican.

We arrived at St Peter#s square early, before it was too overrun with tourists.
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