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N 104 B 865 C 49 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

N 1.3K B 105.0K C 133 E Aug 9, 2018 F Jan 15, 2019
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North Bay, Salford Quays

Haven't posted anything recently that I feel is a bit punchy for me and as it's been some time since my last upload from the Quays... this'll do nicely! Don't think Mr Lowry would favour that colour palette though.

Tags:   Salford Quays MediaCityUK Alchemist bar restaurant Lowry theatre docks basin north bay blue hour dusk reflections colours

N 31 B 1.9K C 49 E Apr 7, 2018 F Jan 12, 2019
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The Shard, London

A shot from last year's Flickr meet up in London on the last stop off of the day at the Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie building. I know Flickr is going through a bad period presently and many of you are disillusioned with the platform and thinking of calling it a day, but before you do...

A few of you have already mentioned another day out again, which would be the perfect remedy for all the doom and gloom at the moment, so I'm happy to start the ball rolling here and now. Obviously, London seems to be the ideal location for most to reach by train, but personally I'm happy with other suggestions first and foremost. The last two meet ups have been roundabout the 7th/8th of April (just before Easter weekend) and with Easter falling later this year may I suggest the following dates to gauge interest and availability
Sat 6th, Sat 13th, Sat 27th or Star Wars day... Sat May 4th

One thing... last year's trip was a bit of a marathon of locations so I would dearly like to compress this year's trip to a couple of locations to allow for photography and the compulsory food and drink time. Brick Lane has been suggested as a location for street art and street photography with the City close by (Lloyds, Gherkin, Leadenhall Market).

I've tagged in as many people who've shown interest in the past. If I've missed anyone, apologies and I'll add you in. Again, it's open to anyone who reads this, so feel free to comment if interested.

Tags:   London Flickr meet up 2019 grand day out all welcome drinks pics more drinks

N 707 B 101.8K C 49 E Jan 1, 2019 F Jan 5, 2019
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Rivington Pike, Horwich

First outing of the new year, which is becoming a bit of a pilgrimage for us and hundred's more. Always windy at the top of the Pike and not much to shoot presently, but it's a marker for the rest of the year. Go early and you can count the number of people there on your hands but after 10am, it's a different story!

While I was studying Mechanical Engineering at Bolton Tech in the 80s, this record was played every single day in the Student's Union bar during term time for the three years I was there. Sometimes more than once!
One of my all time favourite songs and the album that got me into U2.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdLuk2Agamk

Tags:   Rivington Pike tower benches Horwich Bolton New Year's Day War album U2

N 105 B 1.9K C 28 E Oct 6, 2018 F Dec 30, 2018
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An Ceann Mòr, Inveruglas, Loch Lomond

An impromptu stop off on the way to Glen Coe at the northern end of Loch Lomond. It's a stunning vista from this vantage point, but it was the wrong time of day for great photography. I did manage to grab this shot of this girl...and no it's not a setup or Mrs R.

What the hell is it...
An Ceann Mòr (Gaelic for large headland) is an eight metre tall timber pyramid at Inveruglas on the banks of Loch Lomond. It is the fourth and final commission of the Scottish Government’s pilot Scenic Routes initiative, and is intended to serve as a viewpoint for tourists to soak up the scenery whilst promoting young design talent. Consisting of 31 individual steps it harbours a central tunnel to frame views for those with limited mobility.

Over 100 entries were made for the high profile competition which was won by Daniel Bar, Stephane Toussaint and Sean Edwards who have since gone on to form BTE Architecture. The timber clad structure will fade to silver grey due to the actions of weathering, helping it blend into the surrounding landscape.

There can only be one song for this... enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbdCpi4qTNY

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Tags:   An Ceann Mòr Gaelic large headland pyramid architecture Daniel Bar Stephane Toussaint Sean Edwards BTE Architecture Inveruglas Loch Lomond vantage point scenic landscape girl umbrella


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