Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Leya: Shades & Shadows.Continue reading “Shadows Need Light — Lens-Artists Challenge #152”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by guest host Diane at Rambling Ranger: Let’s Get Wild. Some red dear in natural grassland of the Forth Clyde Valley.
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Tina: Cool Colours — Blue & Green.Continue reading “Blue and Green Together — Lens-Artists Challenge #149”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Patti: Focusing on the details.
These benches are in Kibble Palace in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. At a casual glance they appear ro be wrought iron benches with wooden slats; looking closer, they have squirrels in the armrests.Continue reading “Squirrel Bench — Lens-Artists Challenge #146”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Tina: Taking Flight.
Originally my post was going to be titled “Floating not Flying” & feature this pair of mallards having an early morning paddle on the Forth & Clyde Canal.Continue reading “Learning to Fly — Lens-Artists Challenge #144”
Hi all 😃 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.Continue reading “Scottish Moorland in April — Lens-Artists Challenge #143”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge, set by Leya.Continue reading “A Year With a Lensball — Lens-Artists Challenge #142: You Pick It!”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Patti: Geometry.Continue reading “Man-made and Natural — Lens-Artists Challenge #141: Geometry”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Amy: Natuarl Light.
My favourite natural light is in the dawn; with the greatest contrast between light & dark. The same can be said for dusk, but I’m very much a morning person!Continue reading “Light and Dark — Lens-Artists Challenge #138”
Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Leya: Soft.
Another fluffy visitor to my garden 😃
…and finally, fluffy ducklings!