Every Open Eye

With the weather finally warming up over the past couple of weeks, Cherry Blossom has finally broken out here in Paisley. To celebrate the longer, warmer days ahead (or, alternatively to will them on) and to put the last rather autumnal post behind us, this post is all spring-tastic. Avenues, All Lined With Trees… :Continue reading “Every Open Eye”

Scotland: In Miniature

After my… errrr… escapades in the Isle of Lewis, the next time I went on a boat would be the following year for a couple of days away on Arran. Arran is off the west coast of central Scotland, just below the Kyles on a map and can be accessed by ferry from Ardrossan. TheContinue reading “Scotland: In Miniature”

The Colour of Spring

With Spring now underway, i thought i’d put together a few pictures showing the local woodlands coming to life during this late spring. What Remains: Gleniffer Braes, Paisley, 11 April 2021, F/2.5, 1/800s, ISO 200, 50mm The Three Trees: Gleniffer Braes, Paisley, 11 April 2021, F/3.2, 1/1250s, ISO 200 Weather-Worn: Gleniffer Braes, Paisley, 11 AprilContinue reading “The Colour of Spring”

Paisley Murel’s (III)

The third in the series features 2 further examples of street art around Paisley town centre. Dance… Dance… Dance… : Dance Studio, Incle Street, Paisley, 24 April 2021, F/10.0, 1/80s, ISO 100, 24mm The Bird & The Setting Sun: Gordon Street, Paisley, 3 January 2021, F/9.0, 1/80s, ISO 200

The Far North West

One of the things i’d always fancied doing was an Island hopping trip around Scotland. It’s still something I fancy doing even though i’ve visited a large number of them. I’ve visited Mull twice, been to Skye (once, 15 years ago natch) and (if you’ve read my bio) lived on the Western Isles. Wide OpenContinue reading “The Far North West”

The Financial District

Thought i’d put up 2 pics today showing the 2 sides of the west of the City Centre area that has been recently been dubbed ‘The Financial District’. The first image shows housing still in place here in Blythswood Court, the second is a much more familiar image. Both were taken last year. Brutalism Today:Continue reading “The Financial District”

Another Mural and A Statue About A Snail

Couple of weeks ago I took shots of the side of the Japanese Street Food restaurant and the nearby mural in Gauze Street. Last Friday, i took a pic of a new Mural on Lady Lane (next to a food bank as it happens) and also the statue of May Donoghue. Childhood in Poverty: LadyContinue reading “Another Mural and A Statue About A Snail”

In The Gothic Gloom

Lockdown blues had got to me before. Late last summer, I was becoming a little bored of streetscapes and cityscapes and wanted to do something more interesting. Before the woodlands and the countryside’s came a trip one Saturday afternoon to Woodside Crematorium in Paisley to capture the atmosphere here… It was a trip partly inspiredContinue reading “In The Gothic Gloom”

Are You Ready For Your Close Up?

Something I’d like to do at some point is portrait work. Not done very much of this type of photography. So, if anyone fancies being a willing victim for me, give me a shout. In the meantime, here’s the closest I’ve got to portraiture with all of these pictures taken on the prime 50mm lensContinue reading “Are You Ready For Your Close Up?”

Still Winter…

Took a walk up to Gleniffer Braes last weekend, just to blow away the cobwebs, and came away with a couple of shots that in still the feeling of wilderness… March Storm: Gleniffer Braes, Paisley, 20 March 2021, F/8.0, 1/125s, ISO 100, 50mm Wilderness: Gleniffer Braes, Paisley, 20 March 2021, F/8.0, 1/125s, ISO 100, 50mm

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