Up Close in the Garden — Sunday Stills & Macro Monday

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My latest entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Garden Macros & Close-Ups. This is also my post for Macro Monday.

Guess Who? — Lens-Artists Challenge #211

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed: What’s Your Photographic Groove.

If you guessed Lensy, give yourselves a gold star & sweetie. Lensy is, of course, my particular Photographic Groove, but not my only one.

Lensball above the clouds
Lensball above the clouds
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A Tough Colour to Find — Sunday Stills Monthly Colour Challenge

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My latest entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Teal or Aqua.

This Unicorn snow globe has flashes of aqua in the right light.

Stained glass.

Teal fishing boat in a wee harbour.

Teal fishing boat at Buchanhaven
Teal fishing boat at Buchanhaven
River Ugie
River Ugie

The washing line in the back garden is teal coloured & great for capturing frozen raindrops & melting snow.

Glasgow, Un-framed & Framed — Sunday Stills and Friendly Friday

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My latest entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Urban & Sarah’s Friendly Friday: Framing your subject.

These shots, all in Glasgow show a big diversity of architecture & river views.

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

Hi all πŸ˜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 Family of Swans — Sunday Stills

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My latest entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Furs & Feathers.

On our latest ride down by the Forth & Clyde Canal, we came across a family of Swans feeding over by the far bank.

In ones & twos, they gradually came across to the near bank.

We carried on with our ride; on our return a bit later, they’d come out of the canal for a family preening session. 3 remained down in the reeds & rushes, but 2 came right up onto the path, & seemed unconcerned by the human with the camera πŸ˜‚

I was able to get within a few feet of them to get these close-ups πŸ˜ƒ