Mespelbrunn Castle, Germany (12th Oct 2008)

Terri took me here when I visited her in late October.  I didn’t notice the tower and stairway until she pointed it out!  I took a number of photos as the light changed, and this was the one I liked best.

The famous view here is of the castle across it’s moat, but this is taken inside the courtyard.

I won the Cupar Camera Club Annual Monochrome Print for the third year running with this image.

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Pan Ha’, Dysart (31st Jul 2008)

Pan Ha’ is a delightful former fishing and salt panning village on the south coast of Fife, slightly east of Kirkcaldy.

Following illness and (successful) major surgery in April I had brought a digital SLR camera, an Olympus E510, and as I recovered I was starting to get out and about with it.  This is one of the first worthwhile images I produced with it.  I found the picture quality a revalation after the Fuji!

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  • Taken :31 July, 2008

The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (21st Apr 2007)

My father’s parents came to the UK as Jewish refugees just before World War 1, and I found visiting this memorial very moving as I thought about what had happened to their many relatives who were not able to escape.  I also wondered what the couple in my picture were thinking, and what their family history was.  Did it have the same resonances for them as it did for me?

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  • Aperture :ƒ/4.8
  • Camera :Canon PowerShot A70
  • Focal length :16.21875mm
  • Shutter speed :1/640s

Balvaird Castle (16th Dec 2006)

Strictly speaking this is in Perth and Kinross, being just over the boundary between Perth & Kinross, and Fife.  However it seems to guard what I believe used to be the main route north to Perth, and it feels to me so much like it’s in Fife that that’s where I’ve put it.

This is the first photo in this blog taken with the Fuji S5600 I had at one time.

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St Andrews Castle (1st Nov 2006)

St Andrews is rightly very well known.  It has the oldest University in Scotland (1413), it’s the self-proclaimed Home of Golf, it’s history goes back to the mid-1100’s and it has held a Royal Charter since 1620 and it’s Bishops have at times run Scotland more than the King did.

It also has many old buildings, including the now decaying Castle.  This picture was taken looking west, from the start of the harbour wall.

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  • Camera :Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED