Had a few hours to kill today, so found myself at Loch Chon in the shadow of Ben Lomond, then after a lovely wander (and lunch) at Stronachlachar on the shores of Loch Katrine, spent an hour sitting on the pier at Inversnaid and watching waves of rain climb over the hills to the west but not quite make it across the loch to where I sat…

Beautiful day on the quieter side of Loch Lomond.

Even resisted the normally irresistible urge to have a beer in the Inversnaid Hotel!

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Doors Open!

Great weekend for anyone planning a visit to Glasgow.
Doors Open is an annual event where visitors are given the opportunity to visit some of Glasgow’s historical buildings, many of which are normally closed to the public, all for free!

Great opportunities for photography (they even run a competition to make it interesting!) or just good old curiosity…

This year, I’m hoping to get along to the following (amongst others!):

  • Barrowland Ballroom (former dance hall, current music venue in the heart of the famous Barras market);
  • Brittania Panopticon Music Hall (oldest surviving music hall in the world, place where Stan Laurel first took to the stage);
  • Govan Old Church (home to the Govan stones, a collection of 5 ancient Pictish carved stones and a sarcophagus);
  • Lighthouse (Charles Rennie MacKintosh’s first public commission);
  • Tobacco Merchants House (preserved 18th century merchants house in the centre of the city);
  • Western Baths club (19th century gothic style swimming baths, still in use today!);

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Shoot when you can!

Work (the paid variety this time) takes me to the town of Dumbarton this morning.

As Dumbarton Castle features in at least three of my current photo projects, and despite the fact it’s currently blowing a gale and raining on site, I’m taking my camera gear with me… just in case the opportunity presents itself.
Ever the optimist, plus, I’ve yet to try out my waterproof casing, so fingers crossed that I get some useful shots! 🙂

I guess the moral of this post is, BE PREPARED!  I rarely leave the office now without a camera.

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Walk and Photoshoot!

Woke this morning to some beautiful clear blue skies so I’ve decided that, as most of my real work is up to date, today should be a “Photo Day”

Not sure where to go today though.  Choices are:

Stirling old town and castle;
Kilmartin Glen;
Dundrennan Abbey in Dumfries and Galloway;
Rannoch Moor…

No doubt I’ll end up somewhere completely different! 😛

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Walk and photoshoot

Today, I’ll be continuing with my current photo-project based around the lives of some famous Scots from history, with a walk and photoshoot in and around Loch Leven Castle, Kinross, Fife.

Loch Leven Castle is where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned between 1567-1568.
During her imprisonment, she was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son, King James the VI of Scotland, before eventually escaping from the castle in May 1568.

Current weather conditions are dry with some hazy sunshine.  Hoping to catch the castle peaking out of the mist on the boat trip over to the isle!

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