Category Archives: Townscape

The Scott Monument

While wandering along Princes Street yesterday in heavy rain, I stopped to grab a shot of the Scott Monument. Such sunlight as was peeking out of the clouds caused a degree of backlighting which meant that the detail on the monument had to be pushed using the highlights control in software. The other problem was…

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Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

I had such a pleasant afternoon today. I was joining friends for a birthday in Newhaven, near Leith in Edinburgh for a 6pm dinner. This took me through Edinburgh Waverley station around 5pm as the light levels were dropping. I had my Canon 500D with me and its 24mm pancake lens was on. (This combination…

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Clermiston Road Cat

On returning from a professional meeting in Edinburgh today, I was attracted to the view down Clermiston Road with the hills and swathes of Edinburgh below. I parked the car, nabbed my G3 and took 4 quick exposures. In one of these a black cat ran across the road adding a quirky interest.

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Jet trail

I didn’t spot this photographic opportunity, my 3-year old daughter did. We were playing and walking in Barshaw Park Paisley today, when she got excited by the “line that was drawing”. I realised immediately that the jet trail contrasted in its linear neatness with the organic trees. Realising that the park offered no foreground interest,…

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  • Sj

    OR… Some could dispute your last comment and waffle on about chemical trails…

Washbasket

As you may now have noticed, I have made an entry to my photoblog every day of January so far. (Starting work at first light and driving home in the dark has meant, indoor shots, processing of old shots, or reflective writing). When it snowed big fluffy flakes last night I took my 5D and…

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