Leading lines

Leading lines

These lines appealed to my sense of humour/whimsy. I know they serve an important role, given the narrowness of this end of Market Street, but I find it hard not to smile when I see them.

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Taken at Market Street, St Andrews

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Big, blue sky

Big, blue sky

We recently visited Irvine on a beautifully sunny day. Although we had lots of business to attend to, we allowed ourselves a short break in the afternoon for a wee walk on the shore. We were not disappointed. The views were glorious.

In this image (taken with my iPhone), I wanted to capture the sand, the sky and the clouds – Arran was a ‘bit player’ for a change.

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This one really is better if you click through for the larger version.

Taken from Irvine Beach looking towards Arran.

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Horse Guards pano

Horse Guards pano

As we emerged from St James’ Park, I couldn’t resist the  view across Horse Guards Parade.

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I knew that I wanted to capture the panorama (including the London Eye), so I reverted to my iPhone. Panoramas are so much easier this way.

You’ll see it better if you click through for the larger image.

Taken at Horse Guards Parade, london

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Blackfriars @ night #2

Blackfriars @ night #2

Given that the blue lights were the first thing that I noticed before I took this shot, I felt that they should have more prominence.

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I’ve desaturated most of the colours to leave the blue tones. One effect of this is that The Shard is harder to see. Nevertheless, I prefer this version.

Taken from Blackfriars Bridge, London

 

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Blackfriars @ night #1

Blackfriars @ night #1

Out for a late evening stroll – without my camera – I noticed the blue lighting in/on Blackfriars railway bridge. Then I noticed St Paul’s and The Shard in the background.

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So, I whipped out my phone and took a panorama. Simple as that.

Taken from Blackfriars Bridge, London.

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Pantiles and gable-ends #2 

Pantiles and gable-ends #2

What to do with this image?

Of course –  de-saturate to leave the ‘pantile’ colours. (I’m pretty sure they’re not all pantiles, but I’m a photographer, not an architect.) The inclusion of some of the buoys is a wee bonus.

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Taken at St Monans, Fife

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Pantiles and gable-ends #1

Pantiles and gable-ends #1

Visiting St Monans when the sky was stunningly blue, I couldn’t resist taking a panorama of the ‘front’. From the east pier you get a wonderful view.

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The iPhone seems like the perfect tool for this job. You get a better view by clicking through to the larger image.

Taken at St Monans, Fife.

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Fog and frost in Forfar

Fog and frost in Forfar

In mid-December we had a spell of deep frosts. This provided some photo opportunities, which will feature this week.

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This one was taken on a lunchtime walk at work. As I don’t carry my camera gear to work, it was taken with my iPhone.

I was keen to include the couple to the left of the photo, so I put on a wee sprint to get into position before they came into the shot. If you click through to the larger version, you will be able to see the birds swimming in the gap in the ice.

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