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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Saturday, 25 July 2015

PEEK-A-BOO. (25/07/15)

25-07-2015 11-21-13

I thought I’d show you a little map of a walk we often do. It’s not far and takes a couple of hours with stops for pictures and waiting for the dogs to return from deer exercising. This morning I decided to take the 100mm macro lens as it’s a while since I have given you a look at the countryside.

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I have semi-settled here. It is hilly but the hills aren’t too arduous and walks take from an hour to about four hours. I am seriously thinking of lugging a tripod, a couple of lenses, the sound recorder, making a day of it and shooting a few hours of video. I think a five minute film would be worth doing.

I don’t know why yesterdays post posted twice. It’s never done that before. I’ll see what happens to this one.

30 comments:

  1. I had been thinking for a while that you had seemed to have "settled". The cider must be good huh? You haven't really said what the attraction is ~ that you haven't moved on again. As long as you are happy. The pups wading along in the puddle on the side of the road ~ umm what is that all about?

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    1. Carol, I just feel fine here. I wouldn't want to spend the winter but I've another month before I have to decide where to go. They are back from deer chasing and thirsty.

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  2. I am already looking forward to the new blockbuster - "Heart of Fife" starring Alf and Molly as The Mucky Pups and Captain Adrian Ward (not sure this is the right surname) as David Attenborough.

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    1. YP, I would like to do a half decent video. It is a lot of work how these folk go on doing it full time I don't know. I'll practise whispering for my David Attenborough commentary. Yes you have the right surname.

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  3. You live in a beautiful place! Enjoyed your scenery shots - and the pics of your adorable little dogs.

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    1. Thanks Linda, I do move around but have been here a while.

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  4. Looks like a pair-of-dice there. I'm envious. I always carry my tripod. I just don't have a steady enough hand otherwise. My three pups would have joined Alf and Mol in that puddle. My piddy would have been rolling for joy...the blockhead.

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    1. R.Mac, I only use tripods when absolutely essential or for high resolution images.
      The dogs usually head for water, the dirtier the better.

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  5. Lovely pictures, Adrian. Looks quite a bit like here.

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    1. Bill not too sunny so nice light this morning.

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  6. Simply beautiful countryside. Nice to walk there.

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  7. I look forward to the video if you do it ,it looks a nice area.

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    1. Peter, I will do one, it is just a matter of getting enough material together.

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  8. I can see why you are semi settled. A great variety of scenes and habitats plus the necessary muddy areas for the pooches to wallow in.

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    1. John, the dogs love it, the only downside is the Ticks. Frontline seems to keep them under reasonable control.

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  9. I have so enjoyed seeing your walk. A beautiful landscape to go for daily walks.

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    1. Lynda, it is no hardship going out for a wander.

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  10. Glad you put a map on to support the images Adrian. It's given me an idea of how to rid my maps of squiggly lubes :-) Alf and Molly look as always to be having a blast

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    1. Douglas, the dogs are getting over confident. They think they know where they are so please themselves where they go.
      I use Snagit for screen grabs. It isn't free but I have used it for years and they still upgrade for nothing every now and again.

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  11. this is a very scenic area and your shots are great.. I can see why you'd like to semi settle here.

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    1. Red, only until September. I'll be back November sometime for the fungus.

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  12. Beautiful countryside, it does look a nice place to linger. Did you see what took the dogs interest in the long grass? They have the best life, those two!

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    1. Pauline, they were having a drink in a drain at the side of the road. It's thirsty work annoying deer.

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  13. I am SO glad you took that camea out with yuo today becasue i have really missed your wonderful landscape images. I can see why you would like to stay in this area a bit longer, at least until the very cold weather kicks in. Love the shot of the dogs in the muddy puddle. I was so tired of seeing bugs up close and personal although very clever of you to do it. ANyway, I think making a video would be wonderful. Eat your heart out David Attenborough!! Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Margaret, you will have to stop visiting if you want to avoid being tired. It will be a couple of months before the insects hibernate or die.

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  14. My goodness! I must have forgot to check posts for a few days because there are many from many. Anyway, it's always nice to see others' geography.

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  15. Great photos Adrian, you live in a beautiful place and what a great walk too.

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    1. Ian, there is always something to see. I'm waiting for dragonflies. It's a bit cold for them at the moment.

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