Thursday, 30 December 2010

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

When the snow was pretty


When the snow was pretty, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Found this while tidying my desktop. On the shortest day of the year the sun shone :)

Sunday, 26 December 2010

All alone in the snow


All alone in the snow, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Boxing Day walk up Redburn Country Park. Just caught the last of the snow before the rain came down :)

Mistletoe time


Mistletoe time, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Merry Christmas to you all x

Monday, 20 December 2010

-6c and the water is still flowing

Standing in the freezing cold and couldn't get an angle to get this properly, this is the best I could do.

Hawick At Night


Hawick At Night, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

An old mill converted into a visitor centre, cinema and coffee shop. Have to say the coffee in the Beanscene really wasn't worth the 20 minute wait. Neither was the stale muffin :(

Friday, 17 December 2010

St Mary's, Hawick


St Mary's, Hawick, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Just round the corner from the mother in laws. Nice little church, tucked away in a side street of Kirkwynd.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

River Slitrig


River Slitrig, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Had a great wee walk around Hawick today. Was freezing cold but we braced it and got a few bits and bobs and lunch. Took this on the way home, Impressed as its a handheld shot and didn't blur like I thought it would.

Silence is Golden


Golden, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Another shot from Kagyu Samyé Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. As my son insisted that getting up at 7am to watch Cbeebies, I thought I'd take time in lightroom and created this.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Kagyu Samyé Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre

After a long drive of 2hrs which should have been 30 minutes, I have to say I enjoyed our day out.

Really want to go back here in the better weather, I think the scenery would be even more breath taking.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Hawick


Hawick, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Well we made it to the mother in laws. I like this place :)

Monday, 13 December 2010

Luss, Loch Lomond


Luss, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

This original shot is one I took not long after I got my Canon. I reworked it slightly but it's a place close to my heart.

5am walks with the dog, the calm water and the dog running like a nut along the beach.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Glasgow Cathedral at Radiance

A sight I will never forget, even if I was frozen and was sick twice with morning sickness, well evening sickness.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Cultra


Cultra, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

I went chasing a December sunset today and it was too cloudy to get much. This was all I managed before the clouds took over.

Somewhere a Clock is Ticking


Somewhere a Clock is Ticking, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Taken in Glasgow during the Radiance festival of 2007. I've loads more so expect to see a few more of lit up Glasgow.

And the beat goes on


And the beat goes on, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

A seminary in Cardross, Scotland. St Peter's was somewhere I used to walk with the dog alot and I miss the crumbling walls and the feeling of the place.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter's_Seminary_(Cardross)

Friday, 10 December 2010

Quivver


Quivver, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Glasgow at Sunset. The place I started with a camera and the place I'll be back in in a few days. I miss sunsets like this and the cool air off the water.

Sun Through the Graves - Glasgow Necropolis

This is my 2nd most viewed photo on flickr. I've always loved it. It was a cold cold morning when I took it and it was worth the hike.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Doll on the Ball


The Doll on the Ball, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

A sculpture by a Scottish sculptor, Andy Scott. I love this sculpture but never seem to just catch her just right.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Donaghadee Lighthouse


Donaghadee Lighthouse, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Always a more dramatic scene when its dark and gloomy. The RNLI boat always seems to make the scene. Just remember to watch your footing as the cobbled harbour is a tad slippy.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Telescope Sunset


Telescope Sunset, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Ballyholme Beach in Bangor. Have to say there is nothing better than a summer night, sun going down and sitting on the swings watching in the cooling breeze :)

Monday, 29 November 2010

Necropolis, Glasgow


Necropolis, Glasgow, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

I love walking around this place. Another interesting place, I really must be a little morbid as I always find myself drawn to dead places :)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

At the bottom of the graveyard

Taken in St Mary's Church of Ireland in Comber. I didn't realise this place had such an interesting graveyard at the back until my mother in law took Arran for a walk one day. I was fascinated with all the old graves and the stories on some of them. I really must wrap up warm and go back for another shot or two :)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Dunure Castle at Sunset


Dunure Castle at Sunset, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

This is the shot that made me realise I wanted to get into photography more. It was one of my first shots and even though now I can see so many mistakes in it, I still like it :)

Friday, 26 November 2010

Ballydorn Light Boat


Ballydorn Lighthouse Boat, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Well this is the said Light Boat. Tucked away at Mahee Island, about 15 minutes drive from my house.

Nendrum Monastic Site


Nendrum Monastic Site, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Another little gem hidden in Down. So much to see from the sight as you can see the Ballydorn lighthouse boat, I'll dig out a shot of that next I think.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

St John's Point Lighthouse, Killough


St John's Point, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Being born and reared only 20 minutes from this wondrous lighthouse and it took a Scottish visitor to tell me it was there.

I have about 50 shots of this lighthouse and only about 2 of them I'm happy with, this being one of them. I really need to make another trip down there and this time try not to fall in the rock pools :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Epcot - Walt Disney World


Epcot - Walt Disney World, originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

This seems to be one of my most popular shots on Flickr. I think it's as it's featured at www.zvents.com/lake-buena-vista-fl/venues/show/452735-epcot

With over 9,900 views it seems to be a hit. I took it on our trip to Florida in 2007. I really want to return but want to wait until Arran is old enough to enjoy all the roller coasters with us. I think the most annoying thing about this shot is the fact that I never got to see in the golf ball. It was closed for redecorating. I was not amused lol

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

.........and so it begins


........., originally uploaded by xxx zos xxx.

Well this is my first blog post. I set this up for a few reasons. One of which being I wanted to record my favourite photos in some shape or form and this seems as good a place as any.

I'm not a professional and nor do I claim to be. I'm just a normal 33 year old mum of one. I found the photography bug purely by chance and I seem to have the eye for things I think would photograph well.

This shot was taken a five minute drive from my new home. A place called Islandhill. I find it an ever changing scene, depending on the tides and seasons it can be as dramatic as this.

I hope you like it x