- August 21st, 2015
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Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category
Shetland is maybe not the place to be in winter for someone addicted to photography especially if landscape is your genre but extremes of weather bring opportunities too. On a typical windy, and eventually rainy, day recently I went to Meal, Hamnaove to see what could be captured. As the sun was setting the wind picked up and started blowing the tops off the waves. The waves weren’t huge but I liked the colours the sun provided at that moment. On turning round I was a little perturbes to see what was looming up behind me. The sun shining on the winows of the house made it look ghostly. A couple of quick shots and I was in the car and heading home.
On our way into Lerwick on 30th June, Victoria and myself saw this bright yellow field of marsh marigolds up a hill. We had to do a bit of climbing to get to it but it was worth it. Looking over Lerwick we saw the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship leaving. She is just one of the beautiful cruise ships to visit us annually.
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Some mornings I’m not happy to be awake at 4.00am but this one was a real exception. Looking out of my window I saw the glow in the distance and headed for Tingwall Loch as the sunrise was in the perfect postion for this location. I spent about an hour taking many photos as the sun changed position and colour. Vapour was rising off the loch and you will see a strip of it in the photos.
It was also the weekend of the Simmer Dim Biker’s Rally in Shetland and I’m sure many would have seen this spectacle and been encouraged, along with trying out the latest new ale, to return another year as they come from all over the world for the Rally.
There was only one negative regarding this wonderful morning and that was I lost my car keys in the long grass. I had to walk a few miles home at around 5.30am. I never did find the keys but thank goodness for spares.