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More New Photo Gear #1 — Fan Of… #69

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how to).

This week’s Fan Ofโ€ฆ is more new photo gear. If you saw my Fan Of… post last week you’ll have seen that my wife & I celebrated 23 years together & 17 years married. My wife got me some awesome new photo gear for our anniversary (thanks, sweetie ๐Ÿ˜˜).

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Something Fun #1

A bit of fun from my awesome wife ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Susan T. Braithwaite

With a lot of us still in lockdown, I wanted join in with other bloggers who are sharing fun/beautiful/uplifting posts.

After having a wee keek at my photo archives, I found a photo that always makes me chuckle. Itโ€™s from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. This has got to be the best heavy metal album cover, ever. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Best heavy metal album cover, ever.

If youโ€™re looking for a little boost in the mood department, check out these bloggers: Photos by Jez, Bushboys World, My Plaid Heart, lunaโ€™s on line.

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For freedom alone…

This is a brilliant read; a brief history of The Declaration of Arbroath on its 700th anniversary. The attached video is also well worth viewing, with a bit more in-depth background. Again, Hilary has done a fantastic job, & I fully recommend taking the time to read this post ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Tigh a' Mhaide

โ€œIt is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.โ€

Declaration of Arbroath, April 6, 1320

These are the most famous lines from one of Scotlandโ€™s best-known historical documents, The Declaration of Arbroath.

Written 700 years ago and dated April 6, 1320, the Declaration of Arbroath was one of three letters sent to Pope John XXII in Avignon as part of diplomatic correspondence during the Scottish Wars of Independence. Coming after King Robert the Bruceโ€™s victory against Edward II of England at Bannockburn, the letter was part of King Robertโ€™s efforts to gain recognition from the Pope of his right to rule and of Scotlandโ€™s independence. After 1314, King Robert was widely recognised internationally as Scotlandโ€™s lawful ruler, but not by England or the papacy.

Image credit: Scottish Government on Visualhunt

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Snowy Path — Lensball Playtime #4

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ I was out early this morning to see if I could get a couple of sunrise shots with my lensball for LPM’s Photo Adventure Challenge, but no such luck (here’s the pic).

I did, however, get a few shots on the way home of a snowy path through some trees ๐Ÿ˜€ The main difficulty was the light levels, and hence quite a slow shutter speed. This of course accentuated any movement, so not all shots came out as desired; out of focus/blurry (last couple of shots).

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