Friday, 18 December 2009

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Numan & Wild 30 years on.

30 years on and we meet again. I went to see Gary Numan in Glasgow last night. Great to see him again, we had a blether and a laugh, a great night.

Monday, 23 November 2009

HDR - High Dynamic Range

Taken today from under the Friarton Bridge just outside Perth.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

A9 Cloud formation.

Sadly I couldn't find anything for foreground interest to set this picture but I do love the cloud formation.

Taken from the dual carriageway between Dundee and Perth.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Classic Cars.

I found these pictures I'd taken from a couple of years ago and only today did I work them out.....
They were 'nice' pics originally, but I think after a couple of years they have improved with knowledge of processing.

And finally......Christine.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Tay Bridge - Day Seven.

So a nicotine free day seven has arrived....a beautiful morning in Tayside. So off I went in search of an image capture. I found myself in Wormit opposite Dundee on the other side of the River Tay. I took some shots of the Tay Rail Bridge, I've been after this location for a while now. I finally got there.
Just click on the picture to see a larger view.
I'll post a few other shots later.....
The above image was bracketed using 6 different exposures, I then combined them using HDR processing in Photomatix.
There you you know!

......and finally, the shot below from a slightly different angle.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Day Six

So day six and I'm kicking the ass of nicotine. Not missing it at all, not in the slightest!
Got the day off from work so will try and get some photos maybe?

I don't have a ND10 filter so I dismanteld my welding mask and removed the glass.
I found a way to attach the glass to the lens hood using elastic bands. Hey ND12 filter.
The above image and the ones below were shot using the welding glass, it does leave a green colour cast but that can easily be balanced out in Lightroom.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Crashing waves

Waves coming over the sea wall at Arbroath

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Promise to Myself

So today is the first day of not smoking. I've been there before but tended to start up again after months of eating everything in sight.
Hopefully I'll be able to save up for the Canon 5D....

Monday, 26 October 2009

Graphic Illustrations

Tribute to Freddie Mercury.

Dundee's finest? Desperate Dan & Minnie the Minx

Day of the World

Friday, 23 October 2009

Stormy Arbroath

The waves crashing over the harbour wall were amazing and many folk braved the elements to watch this spectacle, getting soaked in the process.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

High seas in Arbroath

After finishing work at the Webster theatre, I took a walk along to the harbour and got some shots of the waves crashing against the harbour walls. Click on the pics for larger views.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Weekend in Cromarty.

Mhairi and I would dearly love to move to Cromarty. Beautiful, beautiful scenery and absolutely wonderful friendly people.

Beautiful countryside and coastline. The light was much to see and do....just relax!

What a fabulous place Cromarty is. GO THERE AND BE NICE TO FOLK!


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Look Ahead

I'm sure this is where she'd love to live.


Arrival in Cromarty.
Mhairi & I arrived in Cromarty late in the evening. it was all a bit dark and wet but it made shooting the harbour quite interesting.

Early morning view.
I was hoping that the grey skies would lift as this was my first morning in Cromarty...they didn't lift at all!

The following photographs are taken from a wee stroll through the streets. Click on an image for a larger view.

Cromarty Lighthouse - Established 1846

Engineer Alan Stevenson

Discontinued February 2006

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click here The Royal Hotel. for info
Located right on the harbour.
I recommend the Steak & black peppercorn sauce with peas, mushrooms, chips & onion rings.
A healthy plateful washed doon
wi a Guiness and a wee dram.

Married to Mhairi

Mhairi & Alan out on the town at Dundee Rep Theatre.


Harbour perimeter showing the Signal Tower.

View out to sea, part of the harbour signalling system.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Edinburgh Holyrood Park

Recent shots from a brief visit to Edinburgh.
Views of St. Anthony's Chapel and Arthur's Seat.

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