A 50mm lens on the body for this shot from Sunday past. I was out and about for a little walk and some fresh air before the return to the day job with three cameras in the bag. The trusty old DSLR , the Bronica ETRSi and my little converted to infrared camera all getting a little airing. Above is my best shot of the day, I thought the barbed wire coming out of the darkness would look pretty cool. When I get that focus point right it really is a sweet little lens to have, it’s actually my favourite and the one that more or less lives on the body.
Below is an infrared landscape. Sadly this camera only shoots JPEG so I don’t get too much control over the editing, the IR does make a nice black and white which I think could be handy on an upcoming trip back to Europe. That’s if they let us Brits back in!
Seeing as we’ve had a dusting of snow I venture out like a 21st century Shackleton in search of epic adventure. Well maybe not epic, a quick skirt around the local reservoir was enough for me. Three chaps had a walk around the frozen water and then one of them slipped on the old skates and shot around the ice which appeared to be thick enough for some winter sports.
Taking a Sunday stroll with the camera to Dronley Woods. A cold day but nicely sheltered in the denser parts to keep the worst of the chill out. Spotted a couple of red squirrels but even with my zoom lens struggled to get close enough for a decent shot. My shot of the day is this feather holding on to some water droplets. Flipped my 50mm lens and handheld it against the body for this macro effort.
Nipped down to see the famous Stobswell Rugby Football Club today and take a shot at shooting a bit of rugger.
I don’t know too much about this game but thought I’d see if I can get some decent shots. I was hoping for a bit of rain and mud and shoot the whole match as black and whites but it stayed dry whilst I was there.
Above is my shot of the day a nice bit of movement and nice blurring.
Not sure what the score was as I don’t actually know how you score rugby. I do know that the opponents did get at the very least three tries and once the temperature dropped I was off. These foreign bugs are tough too shake off!
The weekend past had fairly reasonable weather. We might be heading out of our recent ice age conditions and getting some heat soon, just before winter comes around again!
We’re at the Reekie Linn waterfalls they get their name from the Victorians. . . well the first part anyway. In Scotland Reekie means smoke and the spray coming off the water can have a smoke like appearance. Linn is Gaelic for dark pool or deep pool. So there you have it a smokey dark pool that apparently once conjured up the Devil himself.
The above image is one of the stumps on our walk out by the falls, looks like a Gothamesque skyline. Well it does to me anyway.
All that way and the above shot is my favourite of the day. A dead tree clings on to the side of a cliff with new creeping ivy slowly making its way up the trunk.
I don’t think my shots do the waterfall justice so here’s a wee video I snapped clinging on to the final boulder. Next stop the bottom!
It’s actually two falls but when it’s in full spate it creates a more stunning violent single torrent.
There’s a cave at the bottom of the falls called Black Dub. Legend has it that a murderous outlaw hid in the cave and as luck would have it the Devil popped up in the form of a large black dog and the spooked chap handed himself over to the authorities the following day. Could have been worse, he could have become chums with the dog and went all Summer of Sam on the local region.
The greatest trick the Devil ever produced was turning himself into a dog!