ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 29 April 2013

HEAVEN OR NIRVANA. (29/04/13)

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image   This morning I drove the sixty miles from Kinross to Killin. It was a wonderful run. The beauty of the UK but it’s mountainous regions in particular is that every five miles the view changes, not only the panorama but the ambience as well. I passed several places that were worth a good look. I could happily spend the rest of my life exploring the hidden corners of Scotland.

It snowed quite hard on the drive up from Gleneagles but then out popped the sun and all was well with the world. I had a near miss with a dustbin lorry………sorry Environmental Vehicle, whatever they are, they empty folks bins. I was following it and all of a sudden he slammed his brakes on and reversed onto a farm track. I was just CD changing at the time and lighting a fag and driving. good job I can multi-task. Good job I’ve had the brakes done. The truck is going like a dream sixty miles an hour up hill and down glen. I am a convert to posh diesel. It costs more but is more economical. I’m getting about 28 mpg as opposed to 23mpg on cheap……hark at me!….we don’t have cheap fuel. We do have fuel that is up to ten  pence a litre cheaper than the dear stuff.

I got parked up and had a fifteen minute wander into town. We were lucky we only suffered a couple of soakings. I purchased a map. Our Ordnance Survey maps are printed on both sides and, as always seems to be the case, I am right on the edge. I will have to get a cheapo printer and download the bits I want. Save turning acres of paper this way and the other…………….Bet you think I didn’t get any pictures? I did!

IMG_0246_7_8_tonemapped The Falls of Dochert and….I hope Ben Lawer. I spent an hour here but only got two snaps I was happy with. They are more like rapids than a waterfall but they are wonderful. I’m here for a week this time so will hump a tripod and the filters to try and get them in all their glory.

IMG_0243_4_5_tonemapped Looking upstream. These are HDR but with the water replaced. I have found another advantage of CS6 you can load TIFF files into the RAW converter. It is wonderful……these aren’t because I had a senior moment and edited them with my sunglasses on. I went into the supermarket a couple of weeks ago and complained that it seemed a bit dark. The young lass was very restrained and politely pointed out that I was wearing shades. I must try harder to be sensible.

IMG_0249_50_51_tonemapped copy A Wriggly Tin Church…..It is……No. I daren’t try and spell it…..okay here goes…Killin Episcopalian Church and all are welcome it says on the sign. Google sorted it for me…..I have faith I have faith in spill chucker. I really like wriggly tin buildings.

I’m away to get tea started, I was given a rainbow trout the size of half a salmon yesterday. I took a fillet off one side for Carol and the rest is mine.

I’ll look at my new map now and plan a wander for tomorrow………….Have fun.

21 comments:

  1. dat ziet er heel mooi uit daar en met de auto gaat alles ook goed.?

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    1. Het busje wordt gedragen op het moment. Het is hier prachtig. Dank je wel Nic.

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  2. Looks like you've arrived at a stunningly beautiful part of the world Adrian? I'm looking forward to tomorrows images!

    I had a giggle to myself when I read 'wriggly tin church' I had this vision of wriggly tin people going inside!...anyway...enjoy the old trout tonight...sorry!..I meant your tea.

    Have a safe wander tomorrow and watch out for those bin lorries!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, there has been enough trouble with tin men this month. I think I've got a half day of sunshine before the rains come.

      I never expected it to stop in the middle of nowhere.

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  3. Wat een mooie serie foto's. Veel plezier verder :-)

    Groeten uit Sneek!
    DzjieDzjee

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    1. Dank u. Het is een prachtige plek.

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  4. HI Adrian...Another fine tale of your adventures, you need to write a book about your rambles!! ; )
    I am envious of your travels through here!! What gorgeous scenery..waiting to see more!!
    Grace
    Thanks for your commenting on my post : )!!

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    1. Glad to keep you amused Grace. It is beautiful in the sunshine,

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  5. Lovely landscape in the first pic. I don't think I've ever seen a wriggly tin church before (?)

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    1. Thanks Monica. Neither had I. It looked wonderful.

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  6. They are beautiful, the countryside, the falls and wee pots and pans called a church.

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    1. I had a good day Bob. I am happy here.

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  7. Dust bin lorry? Here, garbage truck! I thought the U.K. went metric? We don't use miles or gallons. What's up with you guys?

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    1. Red, we went metric but in a sort of Ad Hoc way. We have a sort of mixed system. Miles....metres....yards. Eggs are sold in half dozens. One soon gets used to it.

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  8. We have some mixtures here too. In the rural areas there is much reference to the English system. Urban areas are pretty well metric.

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    1. Red,do you have beer in pints and spirits in milligrams? Bet a pound to a dollar that you are more sensibleish.

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  9. Now we're talking Scotland. Memories of my trip & images three years ago. I was surprised to come across this church although I love your treatment of it. I had a job to work out Ben Lawers at the time too, it's there but the lower Beinn Ghlas is more prominent in the foreground. Lovely shot by the way, makes a mockery of the postcards they sell in these places today.

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    1. Jay, I have yet to get into crampon mode this year. I think I can just see Ben Lawers.
      I spend ages on images and they are free to the world. The printers have only got to ask for the RAW files and in most cases I will donate them. I get so much for free from the internet that I think it is a bit churlish to copywrite images. I used to do it but am not so anal as I get older.

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  10. I am so so going to enjoy your Scottish trip with the joys of mountains, glens and rivers to be photographed. I love wrinkly tin (as it's called in New Zealand) and although I know Killin quite well I can't recall the church. One for my 'to see' list.

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  11. Graham, heading out of town in a NE direction it is on the right just passed the CO-OP.

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