A Big Change in 2021 — Lens-Artists Challenge #180, Sunday Stills and CFFC.

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Tina: Favourite images of 2021, Terri’s Sunday Stills & Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

These first shots are not just some of my favourites for 2021, but of all time. I enjoyed this session in particular because I arrived at Fannyside Lochs at sunrise & the conditions I found were as I expected. I felt I was able to get my eye in quickly, & of course, Lensy made an appearance.

…and so to the big change mentioned in the title; the arrival of our e-bikes. My wife (Susan) & I, have been car-free for nearly 10 years now & pre-covid would get around on public transport. Once covid came along, we decided public transport was a risk too far, so any travelling was done on foot. All this changed in May when our bikes, Stormy & Kali arrived & we were once again mobile. This photo & the new found sense of freedom that it represents, is our favourite of the year.

Kalkhoff e-bikes Stormy& Kali
Kalkhoff e-bikes Stormy& Kali
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A Dreich Day by the Canal — Fan Of… #135 and Lens-Artists #175

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 Of… is a dreich day by the canal. Probably not everyone’s idea of a day to be out on the bikes, but we’ve decided we’re not just fair-weather cyclists.

Being out on our bikes exploring is our version of bliss for my wife & me, & so this is also my entry for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, hosted this week by Lindy Low LeCoq: Follow Your Bliss.

We don’t have a car & since we got our bikes earlier in the year, we have clocked up over 700km & have seen many local attractions & a plethora of nature that we would never have otherwise come across. We use the Forth & Clyde Canal a lot to get around & I have been able to capture many images that have featured extensively in my Fan Of… & Water Water Everywhere Challenges, as well as in many other photographic challenges.

A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
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Feeding Swan — Water Water Everywhere #104 and CBWC

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

These shots of a solitary swan feeding are also my entry for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: In or On Water.

How To Join In

  1. Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere or add WWE tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜