Out n about

A Scottish holiday

We regularly go away for a Scottish holiday. If you’ve ever been to Scotland you will know the weather can be …unpredictable. You might need everything from suncream to a raincoat in a single day. Our recent getaway just as lockdown restrictions were being lifted resulted in a nice break. So grateful to be able …

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Roaming in Rome

Roaming in Rome – an day excursion on our recent cruise: If you have had the pleasure of booking a cruise the second thing on your list (after deciding where to go) is what excursions you do. Booking our cruise so far in advance, the excursions hadn’t actually been released, so it was a return …

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The best camera

The best camera …… is the one you have with you. How many times do we hear that? Now if you wanted to be pedantic you could argue for and against that statement. No matter how much gear you have (in value or quantity) is it any use if it’s not with you? I happened …

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Experiences not gear

Experiences not gear. A while ago I wrote about whether experiences or more gear would be beneficial to us as photographers. I also said I would be putting my money where my mouth is. So here are some photos from an experience I had for my birthday, along the Fort William to Mallaig railway line. …

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A celebration

We recently had a chance to attend a celebration of two people committing to spend the rest of there lives together. Or in other words a wedding. Now I might of mentioned before that I enjoy a wedding. There is something special about standing up in front of friends and family and declaring your love …

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Snipe

Snipe – have you seen any lately? That was the question put to me in the bird hide. Actually I had. Only a couple of weeks ago at least four of these well camouflaged birds were about. Heres a couple of them: Snipe are reasonably common and love wet grasslands. The average lifespan is around …

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A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods – what does it do for you? For me, I get outside, get some fresh air, say hello to other people enjoying the outdoors, listen to the birds and get to look around for potential pictures. I also pay attention to the weather, if it has been raining or is …

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Deer

Deer, sometimes you see them other times you don’t. It could be weeks in between sightings at the local nature reserve. This morning I was fortunate: Once this young chap noticed me, he didn’t hang around very long. I tried getting closer but he decided enough was enough and wondered off further into the woods. …

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Seagulls

The other day I was out and about and happened to come across some seagulls at the local coastal town I frequent. Nothing too unusual about that. You get seagulls almost everywhere these days, not just on the coast. Quite. But have a look at the image below. I thought there was something odd about …

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