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Berries

More seasonal colours - red hawthorn berries seen on a walk in locally woods.

Berries

More seasonal colours - red hawthorn berries seen on a walk in locally woods.

Seasonal Delight

Detail of a fly agaric mushroom - just one of many tens of fungi found on a walk in the Black Woods of Rannoch, one of a few Caledonian Forest reserves.

Seasonal Delight

Detail of a fly agaric mushroom - just one of many tens of fungi found on a walk in the Black Woods of Rannoch, one of a few Caledonian Forest reserves.

How I Voted…

How I Voted…

Happily.

It’s the orthogonal thoughts that caught my eye, so to speak.

The trees still stand. I mean, the town still stands – apart from one tent in the very middle of the pedestrian area, I saw no more campaigning.

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Yes & No placards reside side by side, as do their representatives, chatting together outside the polling station.

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The Church is open for business, contemplation, prayer, stillness.

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How I’ll be Voting

How I’ll be Voting

Individually. I hold the idea of nationality very loosely: it sometimes applies but does not define.  I rate people trying to live their lives far higher than the games of politicians playing nations.

Thoughtfully. Manifestos have been read; factors – economic, political, constitutional, cultural, socially – considered, their importances determined;  a decision has been reached.

Carefully. The…

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Stillness

Peace and calm: looking along Loch Rannoch towards the setting sun and its reflection.

Stillness

Peace and calm: looking along Loch Rannoch towards the setting sun and its reflection.

One of my favoured parts of North Yorkshire’s scenery is the well-known waterfall at West Burton. Always good for a bit of classical landscape photography, exploring both context and closeup (“intimate landscape”); it’s also quite fun to compare with other people’s views of the same location, although I envy anyone who manages to get good light in such a location.

Cauldron Falls, West Burton One of my favoured parts of North Yorkshire’s scenery is the well-known waterfall at West Burton. Always good for a bit of classical landscape photography, exploring both context and closeup (“intimate landscape”); it’s also quite fun to compare with other people’s views of the same location, although I envy anyone who manages to get good light in such a location.
Sep 7

Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum, characterised by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines and caves and other features typical of such erosion.

A few weeks ago, Dad and I went for a drive around North Yorkshire, most particularly to the Butter Tubs – named either because they look like butter-tubs, or for the story that travellers used them to keep tubs of butter cool. They takes the form of a noteworthy (and mildly scary) pattern of crevices in the limestone about 20-25m deep, where the softer limestone rock of Hood Rigg has eroded away. The surrounding landscape affords a pleasant view where the Cliff Beck wends its way between the hills of Thwaite Common and Muker Common.

Plus the area was humourously(?) known as “Cote du Buttertubs” in the 2014 Tour de France that started in Yorkshire.

The Uses of Karst Landscape Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum, characterised by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines and caves and other features typical of such erosion.
Sep 4
Seasonal (2): blackberries

The beginnings of yummy juiciness - red and some ripe black blackberries.

Seasonal (2): blackberries

The beginnings of yummy juiciness - red and some ripe black blackberries.

Sep 2
Seasonal (1): Teasel

I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes.

Seasonal (1): Teasel

I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes.

Decrepitude (0): Lock

Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (0): Lock

Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (1): PSI

Detail of an air-pressure gauge in a disused petrol-station.

Decrepitude (1): PSI

Detail of an air-pressure gauge in a disused petrol-station.

Decrepitude (2): MPG

This pump in an old abandoned petrol-station was enjoying the last few rays of evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (2): MPG

This pump in an old abandoned petrol-station was enjoying the last few rays of evening sunlight.

Decrepitude (3): Surreal

When life gives you bath-tubs… stick to the ceiling.

Decrepitude (3): Surreal

When life gives you bath-tubs… stick to the ceiling.

Some time around March 2007 I acquired an ancient camera, an Ensign Carbine No.3, and took a photo of Perth railway station by night, returning home to develop the film myself. It’s the only photo I remember taking with that camera, but I like it for the Ilford Pan-F tonality and glow from the lens-haze.

Today, on my lunchtime stroll around town, I took a quick photo on the mobile, looking back along the same railway tracks to the station from the other side.

Then and Now, Night and Day Some time around March 2007 I acquired an ancient camera, an Ensign Carbine No.3, and took a photo of Perth railway station by night, returning home to develop the film myself.

Around Dundee Law

A couple of photos from around Dundee Law:

looking south across the River Tay

A view from Dundee Law looking south over the River Tay.

A view from Dundee Law looking south over the River Tay.

The radio transmitter on top of the Law:

The radio transmitter on top of Dundee Law.

Looking west over Lochee, with the Mills Observatory and Camperdown Jute Mill across to Perthshire hills in the distance:

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Sony NEX-7, 2-stop circular polarizer filter, HDR +/-1 EV.

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