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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Loch Leven (12th Feb 2008)

Loch Leven
Loch Leven

Loch Leven is another of my places that feels like it’s in Fife even when it’s in Perth and Kinross.  For me this image has a lovely calm quality, though people who have seen it are divide about what kind of water bird is in the lower left-hand corner (it’s a goose), if it should be there and if the image should be cropped!

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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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The Iron Road (12th May 2006)

I was struck by the rails vanishing into the distance, if only there had been a train coming towards me on the far set!  I hasten to add I was in a safe position at a level crossing which gives an audible warning if a train is due.

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  • Aperture :ƒ/4.8
  • Camera :Canon PowerShot A70
  • Taken :12 March, 2006
  • Focal length :16.2mm
  • Shutter speed :1/1000s

Farm Gate, Springfield (12th Mar 2006)

We had a heavy late fall of snow and despite the overcast sky, I took my camera with me and got this image.  It did well at the camera club, winning the monochrome print in the annual competition.

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  • Aperture :ƒ/5.6
  • Camera :Canon PowerShot A70
  • Taken :12 March, 2006
  • Focal length :9.40625mm
  • Shutter speed :1/1000s