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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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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

LAZY. (06/01/15)

I am full of cold and coughing and sneezing. I am not nice to know; full of pestilence and disease.

My internet connection has been winding me up, I don’t mind having no internet but having a decent connection one minute and a second later nothing makes me spit feathers. I have tried communicating with Bloggers but there are only so many timeouts I can tolerate in a day; three seems to be average. It seems to be back fine now so I will get round to catching up tomorrow during the promised twenty four hour spell of continuous rain, wind and maybe slush.

I did read one Blog from Frances which asked if I had a Christmas present I didn’t want. I didn’t get any presents. Not quite true. I got a massive fruit cake baked by my favourite Mistress Baker and a book by Clarkson from my son. I cannot stand Jeremy Clarkson but he can be amusing if I’m in the mood. Many years ago I was invited by my ex-solicitor, lawyer or whatever the incompetents title was to a wife swapping party. Swap, what’s with all this swap? I just wanted to donate her to the highest bidder, I didn’t want another. The money could have kept Africans in fresh water for a month or two. Altruistic I am and looking back I’d still have a house. Good idea Frances but just keep extending it. Unwanted children, dogs, cats, wives. You may have hit on a great new DotCom model.

This is the weather, it’s not cold and it isn’t hot. It’s pain in the bum weather.

Sorry about this it was shot two quick, twice as fast as I normally do. I’ll blame hot toddies.

_MG_1263 Alf guarding a bit of Kelp. None of the other dogs want it and neither do I.

_MG_1267   I’m as tall as you. Molly being scrambling.

_MG_1269      She has found a Shore Crab in the Bladderwrack. She is fascinated but daren’t get too close. Past experience tells her that they will rear up and nip.

The weather here is mixed.

_MG_2262       Eigg from the van. The weather is vile.

_MG_2264        Rhum from the van, it isn’t much better.

Tomorrow up here is a washout. Thursday I’m moving on. Have fun.

41 comments:

  1. Vile weather does make for beautiful photos, Adrian. And you can bring ex-wives to my party if you like. Someone might want them...? Or is it too late? You'd love the Old Timer. It's a magnificent beer.

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    1. Frances, it is too late. It is a while since I have enjoyed a good pint.

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  2. Love your doggy. A mans best friend is his dog. Oh weather can be nasty and also the internet problems. Better days ahead .

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    1. Carolann, the dogs are great and have been reasonably good lately.

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  3. Love the dog shots and the bad weather does make for interesting shots.

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    1. Margaret, I'm struggling to put a post together at the moment.

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  4. I hope you manage to shake off that cold soon Adrian, it looks like you're feeling under the weather in more ways than one?
    Lovely images of the dogs and I like those dramatic landscapes, especialy the last one (blurry thing excepted!)...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I am feeling dog rough at the moment. I don't know what the blurry thing is. I suspect it's someones outside light.

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  5. The holidays are the same for us. The best part about them is the vacation:) As for the wife swapping bit, I had a good laugh. Life is better with our furry friends:) No matter the weather, it still looks beautiful. That last shot is from some fantasy film.

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    1. Chris, who in their right mind would swap the devil they know for a devil they don't? Took across a couple of miles of sea at 400mm. Where the flare came from I don't know. It's wild up here.

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  6. The shot of the hill (mountain?) is fantastic! try some Laphroaig. If it doesn't cure your cold, you won't care.

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    1. Bill, it is a mountain. Which one I'm not sure as I don't have a map for Rhum and Google are not good at naming mountains, bays or hills.

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  7. It may be bad weather, but the photo's are fantastic.

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  8. Hi Adrian!
    I wish you a happy new year!

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  9. Sorry to hear that you are rather unwell at the moment. Look after yourself.

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    1. YP, dog rough I am. It will pass.

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  10. Nice shots as always. Sleep away that cold. Hugs to Alf and Mol.

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  11. Interesting light in the last two pictures. And at least you didn't have the music on high speed in the video! ;)

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    1. Monica, I pop the sound track on afterwards. I didn't want Amy sounding like Pinky or Perky.

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  12. Vile weather makes for some nice images, I think the last one is lovely. Hope the disease and pestilence departs soon, and your sunny good nature returns. Stay warm.

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    1. Pauline, this winter cold is doing for me. I rarely get them but this is a right bugger.

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  13. It's a bummer all around...feel miserable, terrible weather and no internet. Things have got to get better.

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    1. Red, it has I'm away down to Dallachulish tomorrow.

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  15. Los ponches te aceleran mucho Adrian:)))
    Molly no lo tocará, no quiere problemas. Tienes buenas vistas desde tu furgoneta!!!
    Espero que estés mejor de la gripe.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, me encanta el internet, pero odian media internet. Los perros me mantienen feliz.

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  16. Adrian, although I don’t always comment, I do enjoy your images – loved the time lapse video. Wishing you better health in 2015 and lots of sunny days for taking images :-)

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    1. Shirley, The timelapse should have been shot at 2s interval. I shot it at 4s. I'm just not with it at the moment.

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  17. Superb landscapes! Much more interesting than blue skies even if I probably should wish you some. And the dogs manage to look gorgeous in any conditions. Jean

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    1. Jean, I like wild weather. The dogs are just dogs. I sometimes wonder if they notice.

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  18. I like the video and choice of music too. Glad to see the dogs enjoying themselves, how do you keep them so clean?
    Have to say the last image is very moody, love it

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    1. Douglas, I love listening to Amy Sayers. I feel like popping it through an audio editor but that is against creative commons and attribute rules. I enjoy trawling through FMA
      If the dogs get dirty they go under the tap so usually have a swim before we get back home. They hate going under the tap.

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  19. Magical place, shame about the weather. That's some lens you have pointing at Rhum.

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    1. Jay, 400mm not big Bertha that was too heavy so I swapped it for the 100mm-400mm.

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  20. Might be vile weather but it made a great atmospheric photo of Rhum.

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    1. John, I'll have another look at it and clean up the foreground.

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  21. I certainly didn't manage any superb photos like those during the storms (which are still here today).

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    1. Graham, just luck. I happened to look up from boring calculus in time to open the window for a shot.

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