Laggan Dam (27th Jan 2008)

Laggan Dam
Laggan Dam

I used to drive to Fort William quite often and once I’d moved to Fife I would go up the A9 to Dalwhinnie, then through to the A86 and Spean Bridge and so to Fort William.

The drive along the A86 goes past Laggan Dam and on this day the reservoir was full and the dam was spilling water left, right and centre.  It was an amazing sight and sound, and the plume of spray was visible from some distance away.

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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

Lower Largo Beach (29th Nov 2006)

I went exploreing some more of the Fife coastline, and stumbled across the delightful little port of Lower Largo.  One of it’s main claims to fame is as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, who inspired Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

What particularly caught my eye here was the wonderful ripples formed in the sand.

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  • Camera :Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED

Grand Canyon from South Rim (1st Jun 2006)

OK, there are millions of images of the Grand Canyon taken from Yavapi Point on South Rim – but this is my image, and I think the colours are stunning.  This was our last night camping – the next day we went to Las Vegas, the day after I flew home.  Again this is composed from several 35mm frames.

Of course it is far more impressive in a larger size!

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PPG Plaza, Pittsburgh (22nd May 2006)

The PPG Plaza is the most amazing building – a sort of gothic creation in black glass!  I first saw when we popped out from a tunnel under the hills to the south of Pittsburgh and though the Houses of Parliament had been given a rather drastic makeover and moved a few thousand miles.

It does, however, make a great photographic subject.  What I love about this image is the contrast between the hardness and geometry of the building and the lovely bright spring green in the potted trees.

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River Crossing, Nepal (7th Oct 1999)

Way back in 1999 I visited Nepal and walked part of the Annapurna Circuit.  These pictures are of the first of many ‘interesting’ bridges we came to.  The first picture was taken approaching it, the second after crossing it looking back.  The dark-haired man in the foreground of the second picture was our Nepalese guide.  We had a couple of porters as well.

  • Camera :Kodak CLAS Digital Film Scanner / HR200
  • Taken :16 December, 1999