Thursday, 15 December 2011

Skywatch Friday: Clock Tower, Falkirk (HDR)


Looking up at the Clock Tower in Falkirk's High Street. HDR rendering of 3 exposures in HDR Darkroom, I chose to make the image slightly desaturated.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Night Shot Monday: Christmas Lights in Rainy Glasgow


Night shot of the Christmas lights in Glasgow's George Square on a rainy evening a couple of weeks ago, I used my camera's self timer to get a sharper image hand-held.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Watery Wednesday: Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond 17

Loch Lomond 19

Taken on September 30th this year, near Rowardennan on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Watery Wednesday

NF Water

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Our World Tuesday: Old Sign, Falkirk


I took this today whilst shopping in Falkirk:

I rendered this old sign with the new Topaz Adjust 5 software: The original was a little blue and I didn't like the piping so I used new Topaz Adjust 5's split toning, vignetting and borders options to process the image.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Camera Critters: Greyfriars Cat



Taken in June 2010 at Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Skywatch Friday: Spanish Coast From The Air


Photographed in June, I took this from our plane as we were making our approach towards Barcelona.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Weekend in Black and White: Farm Buildings in HDR


5 hand-held black and white exposures, edited in HDR Darkroom with some gamma editing in Photoshop CS4 to darken the sky afterward.

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sunday Bridges: Franjo Tuđman Bridge, Croatia



Shots of the Franjo Tuđman Bridge just outside Dubrovnik in Croatia, the first shot is on our arrival and the second is taken when we were leaving.

Sunday Bridges

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Skywatch Friday: Fireworks


Another shot from 2010 Fireworks Festival last year in Edinburgh.

Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Watery Wednesday: Boating Pond With Juvenile Swans, Callender House

Boating Lake 2

One of my shots from the visit to Callender House, and its boating lake complete with Juvenile Mute Swans.

Nature Footsteps Water Meme

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Skywatch Friday: Gulls in Flight



These gulls were swooping and attempting at one point to land on the balconies where we and other guests were eating their breakfast, at Venice on the ship. I used my burst shooting mode to capture them.

Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Water Wednesday: Canoeist on The Arno, Florence


Shot of a man in his canoe on the River Arno taken from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Camera Critters: Bee Gathering Honey

Bee 2

Taken on September 8th.

Macro shot of a Bee gathering nectar from a Thistle down the road, which I took last week when we had a brief bout of sunny weather prior to our brush with Hurricane Katia.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Skywatch Friday: Inferno Sunset

Inferno Sunset 2

Taken on August 28th.

This sunset was so spectacular I took 6 photographs of it and the cloud formations as they passed over our garden, this probably one of our best ones yet I think. I used Landscape scene mode to shoot them, normally I would use the Sunset one, however that was a little too red in colour for this and the camera wouldn't focus in Automatic so I chose the infinity focus mode.

For more shots of skies around the globe go to:

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Weekend in Black and White: Farm

Sometimes Only Black + White Will Do

The Weekend in Black and White

In this case, rather than photoshop a colour image to Black and White, I decided to use the in camera black and white filter to photograph the side of this barn building with this bric-a-brac.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Skywatch Friday: Passing Shower

Passing Shower

Taken last Tuesday evening during a brief spell of rain, which we have had a lot of this month. There was still some slight drizzle in the air when I took this.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Camera Critters: Night Safari Hippos, Singapore


This is one of the only good shots I got in the Night Safari as the rest had a lot of noise on them.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Skywatch Friday: Sunset Over Venice



Well the industrial part anyway, our stateroom faced the port hand side this time so we saw the industrial part of Venice.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Monochrome Weekend: Callender House, Falkirk


We visited Callender House the other day, the Mansion was handed over to the Falkirk Council in 1962 and is open daily. The Georgian Kitchens have been restored to their original appearance and food is cooked to their original recipes of the time.

This is one of my images of the house rendered in Black and White using adjustment layers in Photoshop CS4 ( Black and White and Lighter RGB Curve).

Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Skywatch Friday: Duomo Campanile, Florence


Looking up at the Campanile ( Bell Tower) of the Duomo Cathedral, Florence.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Night Shot Monday: Singapore At Night


Taken from our balcony at The Fairmont Hotel, Singapore with the view of the Singapore Flyer.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Scenic Sunday: Bay of Kotor



Couple of shots taken during our transit of the bay of Kotor towards the main anchorage at Kotor in Montenegro.

Scenic Sunday

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Skywatch Friday: Seaplane, Cap Ferrat


I managed to capture one of these seaplanes, there were 3 pilots showing off and flying over Cap Ferrat and back, whilst our ship was anchored off Villefranche.