2015 – July – Lanarkshire

Yeah, I know … it’s a bit out of synch – July then August and then July.

It’s what happens when you think that you’ve done something and in reality you haven’t.
I thought that I’d already posted these images, but on cursory glance through the blog, I haven’t.

Anyway, Simon and I escaped for a day (and part of the night) in to deepest darkest Lanarkshire … we even crossed a county border in to somewhere else, although I’m not sure where.

 

2015 – June – The Craig and Niddry Castle

Simon and I went up Binney Craig.
I’ve lived here for about 10 years and I’ve never been there before – in fact, I didn’t even know how to get there.

For those not in the area, it’s a volcanic outcrop and local legend has it being one of the four rocky tumescence formed when the Edinburgh volcano erupted. These outcrops are supposed to follow (roughly) the points of the compass.

Doing what we do so you don't have to
Doing what we do so you don’t have to
Binney Craig
Binney CraigĀ 

Niddry Castle is a private dwelling in West Lothian. It’s spent most of the time that I’ve been here under scaffolding during it’s refurbishment.

We’d left the Craig and was just looking for something else to do (we can be so good at planning) and stumbled across the castle.
This is shot just after sundown and has no additional illumination

Evening Castle
Evening Castle

2015 – January – Facebook Landscape Challenge

Floating around the photographer community on Facebook is the Landscape challenge – this is where you have to post a different Scottish Landscape image over three days

Chrissie in Perth
Landscape Challenge – Image 1: Chrissie in Perth
Race ya
Landscape Challenge – Image 2: Race Ya. Beach just outside Nairn
Landscape Challenge - 3
Landscape Challenge – Image 3: The Croft Disused Croft, Staffin, Isle of Skye