Friday, May 25, 2012

After a couple of days of long drives I stayed near to home today. Firstly I visited the Titan Crane at Clydebank, and then on to the new transport museum in Glasgow.





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Art Deco

A theme across two of the buildings I photographed today is Art Deco.

Firstly the India Tyre factory frontage at Inchinnan And then Nardinis at Largs. Still a great place to get Ice Cream.




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Trossachs

I drove up to Aberfoyle and over the Dukes Pass.

A walk up into the slate quarries and then a drive around the three lochs.






Monday, May 21, 2012

Day of Two Parts

This AM I was up and around in Glasgow. Later I was down on the Clyde coast looking at that the sunset.






Sunday, May 20, 2012

Traveling Home


Even though I left home over 30 years ago, I still refer to the trip to Scotland as going home. It is about 435 miles if I go direct, but as I do the trip three or four times a year the direct route is getting very boring. 
This trip I did the usual A2/M25/M1/M6/M74 but this time I cut across the hills of Southern Scotland to visit Leadhills and Wanlockhead. Located high in the hills the two villages were the home to lead miners. The mines are long closed and are now the home of several museums.






Thursday, May 17, 2012

Union Flags

The flags are out in Piccadilly for the Jubilee. With the light behind and a lot of HDR processing the image looked a bit painterly.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seven Dials and The Temple Church

Two places I passed through in London were The Temple church in The Inner Temple just off Fleet St, and The Seven dials area near Covent Garden.




Monday, May 14, 2012

Building Bits

As ever a trip to London would not be complete without some photographs of bits of buildings. I am always attracted to buildings, either by the shape and colour or by details. In London there all these things are on view in abundance. intact I am sure I could spend a day just shooting details.






Sunday, May 13, 2012

Street Photography

Street Photography is not an area of photography that I have done much or cared much for but two locations I found in London called out for some human shapes to add that extra dimension.

The first is near Southwark station, the second was in Covent Garden.




Saturday, May 12, 2012

London

Day off today and with the first bit of good weather in days I was off up to London with my camera.

A long meandering walk across london was on my mind, with lunch at Borough Market, coffee later and a snack in the evening. What could be better.
The weather stayed sunny and I ended up shooting about 10Gb of images.

These are the last I shot but the first I am posting. The low sun was lighting up the skateboard park on the south bank and that mixed with some HDR processing gave some great images.



Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sweeps Festival Rochester

This weekend is the Sweeps Festival at Rochester, and with the bad weather we are having, there were very few people about. It meant that I was able to get in close to most of the morris dancers that were performing.

The groups that proved the most photogenic were the border morris dancers here.









Thursday, May 03, 2012

Episode Three

The second episode of my trip across kent had me at Sissinghurst gardens. The sun was out and I got some nice images. Some clouds were on the horizon, but it was still looking good so I pushed on to Bodiam castle. I had not visited in nearly twenty years but it had not changed much. I had a walk around the moat and climbed the towers. The shots I did came out well but the clouds were rolling in and by the time I was back to the car it was grey and overcast.




Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sissinghurst

Driving on from Eynsford I drove across the county, finding myself near Sissinghurst I decided to stop and see if the gardens were open on a Monday. They were and as the sun was still shining so I had a walk around the gardens and got a few interesting images.