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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Thursday, 9 January 2014

ENTERTAINMENT. (09/01/14)

Today there is barely a breath of wind which makes a pleasant change. Still some heavy showers but sunshine in between them so it wasn’t a bad walk this morning.

_MG_2601 I took the dogs out at first light and this is the view from the van. It was cool at just a gnats whisker above freezing. I came back had a healthy breakfast of muesli and fresh fruit, the dogs had Sainsbury’s dried dog food; to be honest I felt like swapping but grapes are bad for dogs.

None of us were overjoyed with breakfast but decided to wander down to Loch Linnhe. Cuil Bay is sign posted from just up the road; it says 1.5 miles, after a mile we reached the main road, crossed it and another sign said 2 miles to Cuil Bay, after an hours brisk walking we arrived. I couldn’t see across Loch Linnhe. I could see a gap in the clouds so sat down on a very wet boulder to wait for the light. The dogs wandered of along the shore in search of entertainment. They can’t have found anything to annoy for they were soon back demanding sticks to be thrown.

All the following are HDR images and in no way reflect what either the camera or I saw. They reflect what I wished to see……That is entertainment.

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_MG_2631_2_3_fused  Loch Linnhe from Cuil Bay. I had to bring something back. It is amazing what a combination of a Canon camera, Photomatix and Photoshop can salvage from a three hour wander in dismal weather. I still popped seventeen images in the bin out of thirty three clicks; nearly as bad as birding.

Tomorrow could be horrendous again, Saturday I’m moving to Loch Ness with a diversion to Glencoe for some waterfall shots and to Morrison’s in Fort William for food. I have plenty of dry goods and tins and enough dog food for a month. This winter is starting to look like a washout. British weather can change very quickly so I will hang on to my stockpile.

I hope you Americans are surviving the cold. Have fun and send just a little of it my way.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian. All your shots are lovely no matter how they were achieved. I got a video on today but still no up load on the still. Thanks for your concern

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    1. Margaret, I remember having to pay for storage of stills with Picassa. It is cheap but if you don't want to do it then just change the title of your blog and start again. I can't remember how to access picassa but will have a look for you. It was taking me three goes to post over Christmas. I changed the post title and it loaded quick sticks. Daft blogger is at times. Try Windows LiveWriter, to compile posts in, it does take some setting up but is free and seems half independent from Picassa.

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  2. Adrian you go to Loch Ness?? Hopefully we hear something from you?

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    1. You will hear if the monster doesn't get me.

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  3. Rain here on and off for most of the day ~ I think our wet season may finally be on its way!!!

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    1. Carol, I have come to the conclusion that we only have a wet season. The depth of water varies from time to time just to add variety.

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  4. You've shot many images to the trash ... These are great, they have a very good light
    Have a good Thursday.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, the day was better than it could have been.

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  5. Pretty damn pictures of Loch Linnhe Adrian.

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    1. Bob, there is light even if I can't see it without Photoshop.

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  6. Love the cloud formation on the third image.

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    1. Douglas, I'm getting a little tired of clouds.

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  7. Lovely pics ... dreaming of water and walking and wondering and ... drreaming ... of spring ... greetings from winter land ... Love, cat.

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    1. Cat, I dreaming of some winter before the spring.

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  8. All of the pictures are just awesome. Great colors and the lighting is spectacular.

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    1. David pictures is what they are. Pictures based on photographs.

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  9. If I had this much rain I think I'd run away! However, it's all relative. People get used to where they"re at. Most people wpuldn't want my snow or cold.

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    1. Red, there are many worse places to live but how I'd love a little of your snow.

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  10. Wonderful photos, It's almost back to normal temps in the Minneapolis/St Paul Area,Minnesota, It was -21 F with a -53 F wind chill on Tuesday. brrrrrr!

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    1. I'm happy to hear you have warmed up.

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  11. I really love this landscape and you Pics given such for an atmosphere

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    1. Laura, thank you. there is good light, bad light and Photoshop Light.

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  12. Top shots, loving the opening one. Glecoe and Morrisons in the same sentence haha, i know it's a life saver though in that part of the world.

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  13. Jay, Yes it is a step up from the Spar and Mace shops.

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