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  2. George

    April '20

    We just had hail and a bit of snow. Sun is out again, but there is a nasty cold bite to the wind. I think I'll go for a short walk today and then drink lots of hot tea
  3. It was lashing rain earlier, but the sun just came out. Despite the wind, I may just manage a walk today
  4. You like roads and paths that lead off into your photos
  5. Wrong setting but took this a year ago today. 🙂
  6. Yesterday
  7. George

    April '20

    Someone was doing beach art today. it was signed Fero or something. At least, that's what the 4 letters looked like near the start. Must have taken the dude a few hours to do this. I think this stuff is referred to as Sand Drawing, and they use a rake to do it.
  8. George

    April '20

    Here's Brora beach to kick off April. Still a bit cold and windy out there, but an enjoyable walk all the same.
  9. Last week
  10. Beautiful morning and Brora looked amazing in the soft sunshine.
  11. George

    March 20

    Thought my watch had stopped. It was an hour slower than my computer. I guess the clocks went forward last night hey. Forgot all about it.
  12. George

    March 20

    Wow it was dead down the beach today.
  13. Loch Brora a yr ago today at the wee sandy part. Class outing.
  14. Morning Titia, it's a good day for level building here, cold outside and Lara can't catch the flu anyway I'm not sure where those plants came from originally. So many games, so many objects reused from project to project. I'm guessing they must be Teme9's plants. Or are they yours???
  15. Looking very good, George! I like the big "finger" plants in this last screen.
  16. George

    March 20

    Summer is on the way.
  17. Deirdre

    March 20

    Well thought I could still go out for daily walks but as I am in the higher risk category. Been told by NHS, advised by family and friends to stay in so that's a bummer. But there is a life past all this I want to see. Too many lives lost already... Enjoy your walks George. I am looking forward to our photo walks when all this surreal lifestyle is over. So keep the photos coming please. 👌🏼
  18. George

    March 20

    Well, that wasn't an enjoyable walk, it was an ordeal. Freezing and that north east wind cuts right through you. Spits of freezing rain with the threat of heavier showers forced me home early. Thawing out now with a hot cup of tea. Here's a thrush watching me from a tree near the house.
  19. George

    March 20

    Here's another one of Mr Cormorant.
  20. George

    March 20

    The beach has been good to me, so I think I'll just head along the beach again today for the photowalk. I wonder what surprises it will have this time?
  21. George

    March 20

    Thought I'd try something outrageous and turn a perfectly excellent photo of a daffodil in morning sunshine into a black and white. I think it came out rather well.
  22. George

    March 20

    When I got home from my morning walk, I spotted this couple enjoying the gorgeous early sunshine under a bush by my front door.
  23. George

    March 20

    Are you still worried about the coronavirus? Here is some interesting data: The flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year across the globe. That's every year. Not a peep from the newspapers or the media. So far the corona virus has killed just over 24,000 people worldwide, while over 123,000 have had it and recovered. Something else is going on here folks.
  24. George

    Spring colour

    Wonderful spring day for a walk. The daffodils are out at last so I wandered around on my own and enjoyed some colour. Does anyone know what the purple. white and red flowers are?
  25. A vignette is a powerful tool when used intelligently. Very simply, it is a tool to help focus attention on a subject or subjects when the background is busy or it's a mess. When composing images, always try your best to produce creamy, out of focus, pleasing backgrounds behind your subjects. With this image of flowering gorse, I knelt down and positioned myself to get a gorgeous blue sky filling the frame in the background. But what do you do when you can't compose a photo with a pleasing background? I liked this daffodil, but couldn't compose it without a messy background. Normally I would drag an image like this to the recycle bin, but I felt the gorgeous soft sunshine bringing out the yellow glow from the petals was worth trying to keep. Here's a perfect scenario for vignettes. Dark vignette? Light vignette? Sometimes I find a light vignette can work, but mostly it's dark vignettes that do it for me. Can you see how the vignette focuses attention on the daffodil here and away from the messy background? I only use vignettes to focus attention on a subject that is fighting for attention with a busy or messy background.
  26. George

    March 20

    The River Brora flowing under the Railway Bridge into the Ice Pool. It's really good to see early spring colour coming to life.
  27. George

    March 20

    The white patch on the Cormie is adult summer plumage. Very educational, is walking Brora beach
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