Glasgow New and Old

What is really fascinating about the Tall Ship is the juxtaposition of vistas offered in either direction. This is the rear view see the previous posting for the bow view! Old Glasgow is on the left with cranes, that’s Govan, a place in a constant state of regeneration, and one day they may finish! On the other side…

The Bowsprit View

I work with charities and small groups offering them my photography skills for free. It’s me paying back for the kindnesses shown to me and it’s sometimes good to get out and do the right thing for the right reasons. This was one such occasional  we were asked to cover the launch of a charities 25th…

Meet Ian from Glasgow

I’m moving into the archives for an up and coming photo project on the Streets of Glasgow. When I first met Ian I was wary, immediately jumping to a conclusion based on what I could see, a natural yet unfortunate trait in humans, however, the fates intervened and we started to chat… he told us…

Loch Serenity 2

I was seeking out images that ticked by boxes so I could find out what inspires me, this is one such image. A Loch just outside of Perth in Scotland. I edited the tones and adjusted the levels of the image to reflect  the emotion I felt rather than the true representation. One of my favourite…

Loch Serenity

I was looking for images I have taken that inspired me. This is a Loch in Perthshire I shall revisit in a few months to spend some time on it’s shores. I edited the image to reflect the emotion I felt on the day, this one captured it perfectly.

Wired Up

There is the need in all the entries I’ve made today for some colour… and here it is. These locks are often over looked but they contain wildlife (spiders etc), rust and act like a frame for whats in the field. DoF allowed me to highlight the blue skies and green grass as a background…

Forbidding Clyde

The Clyde could produce so many images, but what struck me is the fact that this looked like an estuary when it’s not. HDR allowed me to manipulate the image to give the emotion of solitude, something I was feeling, inspired by the vista. I did take the ghosting light from around the land in…

Barking Mad

People walk past this structure on the Clyde, they hardly glance at it. I found this fascinating, it’s huge! So I looked at it and remembered back to college days and classes with Robert Tabor telling me about Architectural Photography… to me it was still life on location! So I studied it… it was big and…

Beachhead

I came across this beach… it had no golden sand, in fact it had no redeeming aspects as I could see. So understanding that I’m on a journey, trying to see more, questioning assumptions, I stood and watched it. I did feel like an idiot, it wasn’t going to change. Actually it did, people went on it,…

Crane

The Clydebank Crane What you see here is the Clydebank Crane, at it’s foot the new Clydebank College and it’s all surrounded by the tower blocks. I couldn’t but wonder how long we hold onto things in our lives before replacing it. Here they have a brand new college building next to a memory of…

A field of dreams

I cropped out the rest of the horses, they didn’t interest me, what did was this horse, it was standing absolutely still away from the pack. I realised that this was symbolic of me… this is getting printed off and put where I can see it, because I need to understand that I’m not a horse…