Day three saw us on the Ullapool Stornoway ‘Cal Mac’ ferry as foot passengers. We took the journey over and came straight back and at £20 for the round trip it was a perfect opportunity for a bit of sea watching and to take in some of the coast from a different view point.
Category: Diary Entries
Day Two – Part Two – Mellon Udrigle
Mellon Udridgle holds some great memories of time spent with a couple of Red-throated Divers in the lochans on the peninsula behind the settlement. It was the middle of June then and now I was here in early November.
Dawn Chorus – Part Five, Cloud Inversion
On waking on this morning and looking out of my window at 4.00am it was apparent that there was a cloud inversion happening, and I needed to get out quickly and somewhere with a bit of height to get the best of it.
Dawn Chorus – Part Four, Songsters
First light and many of the songsters were in full voice and the sound of Willow Warblers seemed to be everywhere.
Dawn Chorus – Part Three, Webs
Still on the dawn chorus set and the early part of the day, which offers so much to the soul and to the image maker. This little set were taken just as the sun rose above the skyline and a whole world of webs suddenly showed.
Dawn Chorus – Part Two, Early Morning Mist
Llantrisant common is just up the road from where I live and itâ€™s a place that you can get a real sense of being well out of anything approaching urban, and thatâ€™s despite an Industrial estate being on its doorstep.Continue reading
Dawn Chorus and a New Book
Early mornings in May
The dawn chorus has been more evident for me this year and thatâ€™s for a couple of reasons.
Iceland for me was beautifully articulated by one of my favourite nature writers, Jim Crumley. He was referring to Skye in his book, Barn Owl, when he said,
Sort of Chronological from the time spent in Iceland. Second set today. These give a little more context to the images that are making up the folio. A bit of a flavour as to where both Brendan and I were working.
From the new Folio – Iceland 1
Iâ€™ve been out and about a bit in the last few months, infact I managed to find myself in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in four consecutive days last month!
Depression – West Wales Water
Up and Down
I have read and been told that the road out of depression is one of ups and downs, with the ups slowly outweighing the downs.
Photography Walk One – Cwmfellinfach
We were lucky with the weather for a new series of walks with Caerphilly Countryside Services that started on Saturday, as I write this now there’s thunder around and some seriously heavy rain!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
A little wacky at times, definitely engaging and, as it was billed, ‘..serious fun…’ That’s what the ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ Conference was today. Held at the Burberry factory in Treorchy it aimed, through a very interactive event, to allow voices to be heard and listened to.
When Light is Magical : 2
Sometimes everywhere you turn light seems to be doing something extraordinary and it can happen when you are in the perfect place. It happened this summer in Glen Etive, one of the very best glens in the highlands of Scotland.
When Light is Magical
There are a few occasions when light seems more, much more than simply the everyday occurrence that we take for granted.
Walking Through the Sands of Time – Part One
It seems to have been a long time coming but finally, today, we kicked off the first of the four Art Walks running the length of the Sefton Coastal path. Todayâ€™s leg took us from Waterloo to Hightown not much more than four and a half miles but it took us over six hours.
A few images from Scotland
Just a quick post firstly to apologise for the lack of activity on the site and secondly to preview a few images from a recent trip to Scotland.
Ancient Islay, Kilnave and Kildalton
It’s not just the birds that draw me to Islay, it’s also very rich in ancient history and has some of the best preserved Â Christian high crosses anywhere in Britain.
Birds in Flight
Back at the farm again and working in a little brighter light gave me better parameters in which to work. The flight shots were taken with the Nikon 500mm lens prefocused on about a two foot square frame.
Islay Geese 2
Following on from the previous post this set once again aims to give a sense of the broader context in which the geese are experienced.