Here are some pictures I recently took at Loch Lomond, the largest loch (by surface area) in Scotland, which is situated in the Trossachs national park, along with several other smaller lochs. The loch’s 27m sqaure, and at some points is 620ft deep. It’s a pretty impressive place, and I only managed to see a tiny bit of it. My camera has been acting up so only managed a few pics, but I’m happy I managed to get some nice shots of the mountains/hills around the edge of the loch. The island in the pic is the most southern of 60 islands in the loch, Inchmurrin. I’m not sure what the name of mountain, or hill (not sure of that either) in the background is.
All in all it was a great day, it wasn’t as sunny as it had been recently but it was still fairly warm. We ended up walking about 10 miles around the loch and the Balloch castle estate on the south east side of the Loch. There wasn’t much of a sunset because of the clouds but we did get a bit of colour in the sky just as we were leaving.
Just a quick post to say sorry for not visiting and commenting on everyone’s posts lately, I’m dying to see what you’ve all been up to! I will find the time somewhere… Speak soon!
You might have noticed that after proclaiming to be back on WordPress a while ago I promptly disappeared again, sorry about that folks! Shortly after that post I had to suddenly move to a new flat and a lot of other stuff has been going on as well, some of which extremely stressful but some of it amazing! I get internet back in my new flat on the 26th – I’m literally counting down the days! I should be properly back then, although I think I’m going to have to limit myself to a weekly post because of other commitments
The good news is that as a result of living in a new part of town I now have new things to take pictures of, and also some old things but froma different angle! I’m also even closer to the sea, which I love a lot, so expect more seascapes/boats/piers…
Also thanksto everyone for still visiting and for even noticing that I’m gone, it really gives me a reason to keep going with the blog and with photography in general.
See you all around the 26th
I took this picture ages ago, I can’t even remember the exact month. I wasn’t so sure of it at the time but I gave it a bit of a tidy up and now I’m quite happy with it. It was taken in Princes Street Gardens, that much I can remember! I was on a wander about the city with my little brother (I say little, he’s about an inch taller than me) and we had stopped to take a breather in front of these two tree, so I got the camera out.
The gardens were created in the 1820′s, so these two trees were side by side for almost 200 years before I stumbled along with my camera to take this shot.
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So I’m counting myself pretty lucky today because the wonderful Dhaami over at Gossamer Dreams gave me the Versatile Blogger Award! This award is passed from blogger to blogger and it means a lot to me so I’m pretty happy about it! Thank you so much Dhaami
The rules of the award state that I have to:
- Link back to the blogger that gave me the award (check!).
- Tell you 7 things about myself.
- Choose 15 other blogs to pass the award to.
- Inform the other bloggers that I’m passing the award to them.
So, I’ll start with 7 (fairly random) facts about myself:
1.I used to study graphic design at college for two whole years way back when I was just a a youngster (16 – 17) which involved one class about digital photography, which I really enjoyed, but never pursued after college. I dropped out, though, and never received my qualification. After a few years of working rubbish jobs and generally just being drunk and not having much direction in life I decided it was time to go back to college. However after the disillusionment of an education on the graphic design industry I decided to take a different path and go for a career in nursing. I enrolled in a nursing course at college and met my girlfriend in my college and we’ve been together ever since. As if that wasn’t good enough (and believe me, it is ) I was introduced to Psychology and Sociology, something which I didn’t get the opportunity to study in school. I discovered that I was not only really interested in these subjects but also that I was good at them! This led me to study my current degree, BA Sociology with Psychology, which involved me and my girlfriend moving to Edinburgh, a city which I now love. Strangely, in a weird twist of fate, it was living in Edinburgh which inspired me to get back into photography this year, which led to me starting this blog.
2. I am the most forgetful person I know, which is a constant source of irritation for my girlfriend, and generally for people who know me. I constantly forget birthdays, I walk into rooms and forget why, I get to the shop only to realise that I forgot to pick up the shopping list, I constantly forget my keys (although I’m getting better at that). You get the idea.
3. I have a random collection of toy dinosaurs (and a couple of other odd toys that I’ve gathered from McDonald’s Happy Meals, Kinder Eggs etc) which I keep lined up in a row in front of my TV, at the centre of which sits a PG Tips toy monkey (PG Tips is a brand of tea for all you non-British readers). I’ve kept up this strange tradition ever since I moved out of my Mum’s house when I was 17. I have no idea why.
4. As a child I loved sci-fi films like Alien and Predator, but I was really scared of Ghostbusters because of the red stuff that came out of the taps. I don’t know why I found red goo scarier than serpentine monsters with acid blood or dreadlocked alien hunters, but hey that’s just the way my mind works.
5. I am a chronic air drummer/foot tapper. I can’t actually hear music without automatically imaginary playing the drums to it, or at least tapping my feet to the drums, no matter if I’m in my flat or on a bus full of people. In addition I just tap my foot or shake my leg all of the time anyway, again much to the irritation of my girlfriend.
6. I have a bizarre fear of moths. I don’t mind other winged insects, or spiders or anything like that, but moths really, really creep me out.
7. I have a double jointed thumb, which incidentally is probably the least useful body part to be double jointed.
Since I’ve now told you all pretty much all the interesting, and quite frankly strange, things I could think about myself, I’ll move onto the bloggers who I’m passing the award onto (in no particular order). I wont go into detail about why I love these blogs, suffice to say I love them all for their own individual reasons. Pay them all a visit and you’ll see why
Belen @ Art is my Sanity
Robin @ Bountiful Healing
Kim @ Coffee Served Daily
Aayushi @ Gentian Violet
Dave @ The Lazy Photographer
Mike @ In Search of Style
Peter @ Vida Luminosa
Say Jay @ Fairly Out of Focus
Christine @ Bridges Burning
Subha @ Haath Se [By Hand]
Lionel @ Spiderpaw’s Blog
Shruthi @ Photo opportunist’s Blog