Soon to be blue #2

Soon to be blue #2

This is another example of a photo that was all about the colour, working when converted to black and white. I fiddled about with pulling through some of the green; then some of the cream. But in the end, I felt that ‘simple’ worked best.

This will be the last photo from our garden for a wee while (I have a large backlog of other shots to process!)

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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Cathedral

Cathedral 

While in St Andrews, I managed to find a quiet-ish spot to eat my lunch. After I’d eaten, I turned around and was – not for the first time – captivated by the cathedral.

It was a beautifully sunny day with a few wispy clouds in a perfectly blue sky… But I decided to convert it to black and white.

If you want to see the coloured version, it’s on Flickr (link below).

Taken at St Andrews, Fife.

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West Sands classic

West Sands classic

This is one of the classic views of St Andrews (remember Chariots of Fire?). I’m quite pleased with the result here.

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This image is a panorama made by combining two photos. Because I wanted to give prominence to both the sky and the sand, I opted to stitch together two portrait shots.

The conversion to black and white was an afterthought.

Taken at the West Sands, St Andrews

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St Andrews’ cathedral

St Andrews’ cathedral

As I wandered around the cathedral taking photos and looking for different angles, I was finding it difficult to avoid crowds of people. It was a beautiful sunny day, so it was a popular place.

Then, for some reason, the number of visitors dropped dramatically. So, I had every opportunity to make the most of the light and the atmosphere.

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I think this shot captures the atmosphere. While the cathedral is a ruin, it still has a mystical ambience for me. It’s one of my favourite places on the planet.

Taken at St Andrews’ cathedral.

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From the pier

From the pier

Walking along the pier is a Sunday tradition for students at St Andrews University. I remember walking along it on many occasions… but not on a Sunday! (Of course, my memory may be faulty.)

Anyway, it’s a great place to get a view of the cathedral and enjoy the sunshine. (In winter you can ‘enjoy’ the wind coming straight off the North Sea.)

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In this shot, I was captivated by the sunlight reflecting on the water in the harbour.

I pulled through the colour of the pier, to bring a tiny bit of warmth to the image.

Taken at St Andrews’ harbour.

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Down memory lane

Down memory lane

Recently my wife and I visited St. Andrews… where we both studied, met, got engaged and married. It’s fair to say that it’s a place close to our hearts.

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I frequently walked along this leafy lane – to classes at St Mary’s or hand-in-hand with my, then, girlfriend (and now, wife).

Nostalgia is best in black and white! (That will be a theme for this week’s entries.)

Taken at St Mary’s College, St Andrews.

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