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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.
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, 4 September 2014

BREATHLESS. (04/09/14)

I was out at first light this morning. I was hoping for some inversion mist over the river and the loch but it was just hazy. Not much good at all. We only went a couple of miles as the dogs are a bit under the weather. They are eating and drinking so it will hopefully be something rotten they found on a walk. On the way back I caught a glimpse of the loch and noticed the haze was clearing. I came back for a change of lens and had a pleasant half our or so taking breathless pictures._MG_3463   A bit of Loch Ness.

_MG_3464    Half of Loch Ness. Fort Augustus is on the horizon.

_MG_3465    The River Foyers at it's confluence with the loch.

_MG_3468     The river from the bridge looking north.

_MG_3469     Looking south.

_MG_3470      The Bridge and some dead docks.

I am still trying for some star trail time lapse but am having trouble with condensation on the lens. I am thinking of trying a couple of those exothermic hand warmers. There are proper lens warmers available but even if I was of a mind to invest a hundred pounds, I so rarely have clear skies that I would have forgotten which safe place I’d hidden it in when I needed it. I suspect five or six pounds worth of hand warmers a rubber band and a bit of blanket may sort the job.

Fourteen days till the referendum. I enjoyed a BBQ last night with a few Scottish natives.  The normal good natured banter with yours truly the butt of their ire and wit. They seem to think that I am a closet Cameron/Osborne supporter, possibly just a closet.

I don’t know how true it is but they are convinced that any growth in the economy is down to Ozzy Osbourne, my mate, including prostitution and hard drugs in the gross national product. I looked on the internet; amazingly and ridiculous as it sounds they are not a hundred yards from the truth.

I dread to think how Ozzy arrived at a value for all this sniffing, puffing and shagging. I can only assume that he asked the Conservative MPs how much they spend a year on tarts, rent boys and illegal drugs then came up with a multiplier to include the other miscreants and malefactors in our society…….I still find it hard to credit but I never had the benefit of an immoral Oxbridge education.

I can still look at the debt they inherited and know it has doubled in under five years. I know they are printing money and holding down interest rates. Wealth Repression are the posh words for this robbery. Quantitative Easing are big words for daft. I don’t mind learning a few big words from my betters.

That’s all for today….More than enough….Have fun.

26 comments:

  1. Plenty to drool over here Adrian. I obviously like the reflection images my favourite being the view of the river looking south. I like the reflection and how the tree's form an almost "v" reflection in the water. Great images.

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    1. Thanks Douglas, it's been a good few days but the light is very flat. It is a pleasant spot.

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  2. Lovely clean water in the Lochs. that won't change.

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    1. Bob, no it won't. When the dust settles I can't see it making much difference. Politicians are all just full of hot air.

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  3. I particularly like the first two misty photos. Gives the scene character and perspective.

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    1. John, it's a rare day when it is this calm. The light has been like this for over a week though.

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  4. Adriaan what a beautiful place and BBQ with natives that in itself is a challenge to be allowed to make.

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    1. Bas, the natives are friendly. I have known them a year or two and one for much longer.

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  5. Stunning photos, Adrian.( I shan't mention politics because I'm truly fed up with it/them. )

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    1. Frances, thank you a bit of colour in the sky would have made them.

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  6. Que maravilla . Agua pura Adrian. Los reflejos como un espejo!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Sí Laura el agua es tan plano como una crepe o crepe.

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  7. It's a good thing you got out early in the morning. you got some awesome photos with calm water and reflections. You also got in a good rant. Separation deals can become very nasty. I hope they don't separate.

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    1. Red, I am usually out early. It turned into a good morning.
      The separation debate is very relaxed up here but less so in the central belt I suspect. It is a minor issue when you compare it to either country defaulting on it's debts. Our Prime Minister is only interested in so far as it affects his chances of remaining in power and it would improve them ten fold.

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  8. A lovely set of images Adrian. The fifth one is a stand out for me.

    I lived with one of Scotlands natives once. A beautiful girl, but a real psycho. I know it's wrong to judge a nation on one person, but she had a large family. They were all psychos.
    A beautiful country though.

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    1. Keith, yes #5 is the best but it is a view I see twice a day.
      Psycho....I've never noticed it but that could be why I like it up here.

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  9. Breathlessly breathtaking images, Adrian.

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    1. Laura, a bit of colour and contrast in the sky and the reflections would have made them perfect.

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  10. What a beautiful corner of the world you are in.

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    1. Sorry John, I missed this. Thank you.

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  11. Amazing reflections and love the sharpening with it. I would never guess that you'd get such scenes on Loch Ness although I did notice it was first light

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