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Happily married, creative, humorous, pseudo intellectual.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After a day out

I love Scotland, but then I am of Scottish decent so I suppose it runs in my veins. This shot was taken after a day out at the zoo, and heading back towards Fort William. 

It was a beautiful evening and the sun kept flitting, as it were, in and out of the evening clouds hanging like dark cotton wool close to the horizon. Suddenly this view appeared and failing to photograph it was not an option. It was taken beside Loch Laggan, Lochaber.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Norfolk ramble

On the way to Sandringham I spotted a ruin in a field. We decided to visit it on the way back. The ruin is the remains of the Church of St James, Bawsey.

The sun was low and casting its magical golden light across the countryside. I hung back and took this shot. I'm glad I didn't delay, or decide to take it on the way back, because within minutes the sun had disappeared behind a dark heavy cloud, not to reappear again that day and the whole sky had transformed to an ironclad grey.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

a walk in the woods

One of my favourite pursuits is walking in the woods. I find myself drawn to them. I was reading a book about witchcraft recently and it spoke about spirits and gods inhabiting plants and trees. Now, I'm not going to day that I am a witch or a spirit expert, but when walking in the environment provided for us by nature, I do feel an "otherness" around me which calms the innermost spirit and induces a sense of peace and stillness.

I came across this blossom adorned tree on one of my walks. It immediately reminded me of the burning bush in the story of Moses. It seemed to have a glow and an energy about it crying out across the ether and seemed have been deliberately planted in that spot (perhaps it was), waiting for someone like me to come along and photograph it.

When I see something worthy of photographing, I always take several shots from different distances and positions around it. The shot above is the only one which seemed to really work and capture some of the essence of emotion it evoked in me.