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N 142 B 1.3K C 71 E Oct 7, 2018 F Feb 14, 2019
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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan, Scotland

Sometimes you can be too clever for your own good with a detailed filing system!

Whenever I have a frenzy of a photo shoot, which isn't very often, I always separate out the panoramic images first after the download and move them to their own little directory marked "Panoramas" on the PC before reviewing and culling the rest from my memory cards. Unfortunately, I also have a memory like a sieve and consequently forget about them instantly. I've already posted an image of this viaduct but wasn't quite happy with it, but considering it was our one and only chance to visit then I'm damn well going to upload something to mark the visit if nothing else!

So, while tidying up the hard drive I had a quick look in said directory and came across this one - not labelled, processed or merged.

It's a five frame vertical panorama, which I'm surprised has stitched together effortlessly considering the conditions on the day and even more amazed there wasn't a single rain splash on any of the frames. Most definitely down to the brolly holding, camera shielding skills of Mrs R.

And before anyone asks... and I mean you Paul, the science bit for the viaduct is on the previous image.

Tags:   Scotland Glenfinnan viaduct Glenfinnan West Highland Railway trains engineering construction Loch Shiel mist rain clouds stormy ferns autumn autumnal Harry Potter Hogwarts Express who read to the end? me sir me sir I did

N 119 B 1.3K C 30 E May 20, 2017 F Feb 12, 2019
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MediaCityUK, Salford Quays

Still trolling the archives...
This is from the time when a few of us met-up in Manchester. Mark Dixon and myself opted for a sunrise at Salford Quays, but we should have known better for such things to occur up north!
Nice to know that the BBC leave the lights on all night... no wonder the licence fee keeps going up.

What else could it be...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvqgb1D6Opw

Tags:   Salford Quays MediaCityUK BBC MediaCity Bridge Manchester Ship Canal canal North Bay batter the Quays

N 343 B 69.2K C 54 E Jan 7, 2018 F Feb 4, 2019
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Llangollen, Wales

A bit of archive dipping from early last year and the first outing for Eddie and me.
If you want to know the background story and history of this aqueduct, I suggest you read my write up in my "Bridging the World" album... it's a biggie, so be warned!

Tags:   Pontcysyllte aqueduct Llangollen Canal River Dee Wales civil engineer Thomas Telford winter sun trees sunlight warmth viewpoint framed

N 1.0K B 90.7K C 92 E Oct 12, 2018 F Jan 25, 2019
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Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Taken a few days after the previous upload on the way back from Skye. Storm Callum dictated that we left early and so a second opportunity to stop off and take a few more shots... well rather a lot actually. We arrived just after castle opening time, the fire in the great hall already lit. The sun hung around as long as it dared with the storm clouds approaching from the west before running for cover.

We stayed close on an hour crouched low by the side of the car with Mrs R valiantly acting as makeshift windbreak and lens wiper. I was hoping for that one shot of sunrays illuminating the castle surrounded by a dark stormy background, just like the image I had kept in my mind's eye all these years. It never materialised and so I cut my loses and packed up. It turned out to be the right call for no sooner had we crossed the bridge and drove pass the castle did the full force of storm Callum empty the heavens and that closed this particular photography chapter.

Always loved this song and lyrics... hope you do to
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS8IZcx7tJY

Tags:   Scotland Eilean Donan Castle castle island castle historic Dornie tidal island three sea lochs Loch Duich Loch Long Loch Alsh storm Callum storm windy clouds rain sunrays atmospheric moody dark savour the moment post what you like Snow Patrol Run

N 138 B 2.7K C 54 E Oct 8, 2018 F Jan 22, 2019
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Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

I've not been out much for photography since our holiday to Scotland, nor have I had the motivation for one reason or another. I was talking with a friend on Saturday night and our conversation drifted onto photography and Flickr. I mentioned I always felt apprehensive about posting a lot of images from the same location (I know there's a lot from the Quays in my stream) especially one after the other when I've nothing new to offer.

I guess you all know the answer, but in truth how many of us upload for our own satisfaction rather than hoping it appeals to the masses. This image being a point in question... the classic view of Eilean Castle - nothing special here, no great light or stunning cloudscape to frame it. But, as it's taken me decades to visit this place, I simply love it... doesn't matter that the conditions weren't right, countless better ones out there... but I enjoyed being there in the moment and isn't that what photography should really be about. I look at this and it brings a happy memory flooding back, it won't win any accolades but who cares.

So this is for me and a friendly voice from Saturday night... only another 55 to go!
Just joking... maybe a couple more!

And here's a song I like even thought the film didn't live up to expectations...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDE

Tags:   Scotland Eilean Donan Castle castle island castle historic Dornie tidal island three sea lochs Loch Duich Loch Long Loch Alsh morning misty damp cloudless


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