Reflections #3 — Water Water Everywhere #76

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Cloud reflections at Fannyside Lochs
Cloud reflections at Fannyside Lochs

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Reflections #2 — Water Water Everywhere #75

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Reflections at Fannyside Lochs
Reflections at Fannyside Lochs

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A Dawn Walk With Lensy Pt 1 — Fan Of… #106

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 a dawn walk with Lensy.

Owing to lockdown restrictions & a high workload, I haven’t been out with Snappy (DSLR) & Lensy (lensball) since my visit to Palacrigg Country Park on New Years Day. I got the chance to get out last week & was up at Fannyside Lochs, within Palacerigg Country Park for sunrise. I took full advantage of clear conditions & plenty of posts & stumps to put Lensy on & took about 250 shots in total (don’t worry, they’re not all with lensy ๐Ÿคฃ). I started up at the Lochs & then followed numerous trails back towards home. I’ve split up the walk into 3 distinct phases: Fannyside Lochs (today’s post), walking through the park (pt 2) & some woodland pics (pt 3).

Fannyside Lochs in a lensball
Fannyside Lochs in a lensball
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Reflections #1 — Water Water Everywhere #74

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The next few weeks will be a reflections series. These are from a recent dawn walk up at Fannyside Lochs. The loch was still, allowing for some great reflections, with some low lying mist to add to the scene.

Sunrise reflections at Fannyside Lochs
Sunrise reflections at Fannyside Lochs

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Scottish Moorland in April — Lens-Artists Challenge #143

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Amy: Colourful April.

In Scotland at the moment we haven’t quite got into the green phase of spring. The Trees are only just starting to sprout & the wildflowers are not yet coming out to play; it’s almost a very autumnal scene on the moorland. April colours are a palette of browns, greys, golds, all set off by bright blue skies.

These shots I’m sharing with you today were all taken yesterday, just after sunrise. What is special about the April colours here, is the cleanness of the air. As we move through spring into summer, an inversion sets in — a quick meteorological lesson: Ordinarily temperature decreases with height, but during the summer months when high pressure is more prevalent over Scotland, cold air from higher up in the atmosphere sinks, dries out & warms up, forming a layer where the temperature actually increases with height — the inversion (usually around 2000-3000ft). This acts as a physical boundary in the lower atmosphere, trapping dust & industrial particulates lower down, causing haze. At present, with low pressure dominating, this is not the case, with very crisp, clear air and fantastic natural colours.

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