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?”

Some Murals…

Long weekend last weekend, i had some things to pick up and also some things to look at… Things needing a camera. Little Japanese Girl: Side of Japan Street Food, Niddry Street, Paisley, 26 March 2021,, F/8.0, 1/50s, ISO 100, 30mm First up is the above Mural, which i’d spotted on the bus home fromContinue reading “Some Murals…”

When I Tried To Go To Loch Humphry

Last summer i was moaning about being bored about taking pics of Paisley and city centre pics of Glasgow. One of my work colleagues had mentioned that they had gone on a walk to Loch Humphry (from Kilpatrick on the north bank of the Clyde, right next to the Erskine Bridge). With a week offContinue reading “When I Tried To Go To Loch Humphry”

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

The Lockdown 1… One Year On.

This week sees the first anniversary of the first occasion that the UK went into full lockdown to stop the spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus. That week was the first occasion where the streets were… well empty as an eerie silence descended. The Oncoming Nightmare; Dumbarton Road, Partick, 2 March 2020, F/18, 1/80s, ISO 400,Continue reading “The Lockdown 1… One Year On.”

Look West

Additional post this week. Accompanying the post about Coats Memorial Baptist Church, here’s a pic that shows how much it dominates the Paisley skyline. I do hope you like it as I nearly slid and fell into the Barshaw Park mud heading accross to the top of the hill (not something you see a lotContinue reading “Look West”

The Jewel In The Crown

As i intimated a couple of weeks ago, Paisley Abbey is not my favourite building in Paisley. It is a beautiful building that is difficult to take a bad picture of, but it is edged out, in my mind, by the Coats Memorial Church. Catch The Sun: 7 June 2008, F/3, 1/11s, ISO 100 AllContinue reading “The Jewel In The Crown”

A Winters Tale

Here in Paisley, we’ve not had any snow for nearly 3 years. The last heavy snows in the West of Scotland arrived at the end of February 2018. Or at least that was the case until a couple of weeks ago. So, one Saturday morning, I got up early and took the 20 odd minuteContinue reading “A Winters Tale”

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