18 October 2011

Black And White Photography Monday

Back in the summer I walked this Straiton Hill (Craigengower) its not too high just over a 1000feet...



Although not very high compared to the munros and corbetts of 
Scotland the approach behind the trees is very steep...



On the top there's a monument to Lt. Col. James Hunter Blair who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Inkerman in 1854 you can see to the Galloway Hills to the south and Ben Lomond to the north...


I love the cloud formations that you get in Scotland...


If only the rain bearing ones weren't so frequent especially these past 7 days.



13 October 2011

Black And White Photography Thursday

Black and white thursdays image above was taken from Millport beach looking across to Goatfell in the distance on the Isle Of Arran ...

It was taken during my bike riding trip from Largs during July this year.

The island on the far left is Little Cumbrae and the two small island where the yachts are moored are called Eileans which is scottish gaelic meaning islands.

10 October 2011

Wee Hurrie Fish And Chips Al Fresco

When I have me chish and fips from the " Wee Hurrie " in Troon harbour its not far to the free car park to dine in the car al fresco style with a view looking across the Firth Of Clyde to the Isle Of Arran...

Its very picturesque especially when its calm in the summer months as can be seen in the photo but if a hoolies blowing in from the atlantic ocean it can take on a totally different appearance.

Sometimes the Isle of Arran just cant be seen.

6 October 2011

3 October 2011

Black And White Photography Monday

















Today I'm trying to get a small portfolio of my abstract paintings ready for a possible group exhibition but I keep getting distracted doing other things...This is an image taken from the mainland above Largs in Ayrshire looking across the Firth of Clyde towards the island Greater Cumbrae...

1 October 2011

Black And White Photography Again




I must admit I had lost interest in my old passion of creating monochrome prints after digital photography came along and was against change even though I had a few images published in various digital photo mags in the 90's...

Recently having purchased some digital camera equipment for reproducing my paintings in print form its seems to have re-ignited my interest...

Although I still miss dipping me fingers in the those chemicals and watching the image appear in the dark I'm sure its alot healthier this so called modern digital way...and of course the convenience...

But for me there's still something special about a traditionally produced silver halide print on fibre based paper...

Anyway here's an image digitally produced entitled " Home By The Sea "