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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.
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Sunday, 19 January 2014

BRAEMAR PART TWO. (18/01/14)

The weather at the moment is cool wet and damp.

As regular readers of this blog will know I had a slip slidey over moment in November. It takes me ages to heal but I'm on the mend and doing a steady five miles a day. I’m free from campanology, free from Ibuprofen. I still feel in need of a decent opiate but today walked the banks of the Clunie Water to it’s confluence with the river Dee. It only rained for the last hour of a six mile circumnavigation of Braemar. _MG_2661

_MG_2657Clunie Water.

We had to detour via the road and then go through a car park to cross it. We then walked and walked to the Clunies’ confluence with the Dee.

_MG_2692  Invershadlich Cottage where the Clunie joins the Dee.

I then had a wonderful moment in appalling light.

_MG_2689 My first view of the Scottish Pines here.

_MG_2695 Beauties. I had to take a snap. Not sure what the one on the left is. I think it’s Mr Greedy.

On a bit further and………………………..

_MG_2698   One on it’s own. It is always worth going for a walk.

Have fun.

32 comments:

  1. Adrian Oh what are you still in a very nice area, I can imagine that you had to walk, that is you do not want to miss.

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    1. Bas, it is well worth a visit even in bad weather.

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  2. It's nice to hear that you are going better and better with your little accident, to walk I think it's good and seeing this beautiful landscape make sure good. I love the grey atmosphere

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    1. Laura, thank you.
      The atmosphere would be much greyer without Photoshop.

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  3. Good that you're feeling better and able to go exploring. My favourite of these is the one with the cottage, I think. Nice composition/balance in it somehow, and subtle colours.

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    1. Monica, it is usually worth going for a walk. I wasn't expecting any pictures so these were a bonus. It is beautiful countryside.

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  4. I love that last shot.

    Looks like Crossbill country.

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    1. Keith, we were talking about Crossbills. I haven't seen any this year. The Red Squirrels are doing well though.

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  5. I had to do a little research to find out what is so special about the Scots Pine ~ so thank you for that Adrian.

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    1. Carol, they are a majestic tree. This is a good area for them.

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  6. You walked six miles and the last mile in the rain? Aw geez, I'm a wimp. It sure is good you've recuperated so well from that fall.

    It would be impossible for me to say which of these pictures I love the most. But those pine trees are beauties!

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    1. David, cold rain. The Scots Pine helps most pictures.

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  7. Lovely scenes Adrian, it looks like you had an excellent walk?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it was a grand walk. It took a while to dry everything out. I can stand the cold but the damp is horrid.

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  8. Good to hear that the result of the fall are almost gone. What also happens is that we lose some confidence. Beautiful rive shots.

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    1. Red, the new shoes help.
      Twelve hours later these shots would have been impossible as the river Dee broke it's banks.

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  9. Your photography is beautiful as always!

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  10. Great images Adrian and views to die for.

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    1. Douglas, I could live up here. I just need a sight of the illusive Golden Eagle and life would be almost perfect.

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  11. The first two images are very dramatic: those creeks are gorgeous; you must be in a beautiful place right now.

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    1. Maria, it is convenient to have these rapids in the middle of town. It is a grand town.

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  12. Yes... the last picture alone was worth the walk. So did the hounds do the six mile walk with you? They must be as fit as...as a butcher's dogs!

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    1. YP, they do much more than six miles. They also do a bit of swimming. Daft are the dogs. I walked the other way the day before and never took the camera out so this day was a bonus.

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  13. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  14. I always think of the Scots Pine as a very noble tree amongst trees: probably because just a relatively few have survived the ravages of nature and man in the UK and they tend to stand majestically when they are not in one of the few remaining forest areas. You last photos is a representation of that nobility.

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    1. Graham, there is an extensive ancient wood on the left of the Glenshee road. It's wonderful to wander in as the Scots Pine let light in. They are impressive in small groups and as solitary trees.

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  15. I like to watch the water run free, ADRIAN. this landscape looks like around here.
    A hug.

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    1. Laura, a few hours later the river Dee broke it's banks and flooded the valley.

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  16. The contrast of "one on it's own" is awesome.

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    1. Jay thank heaven for the RAW converter in Photoshop.

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