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I like to get into the hills and woods to enjoy the landscape and appreciate nature in all its forms (and in all weather) and one reason I take photographs is to communicate and share how I see the countryside. I don’t think it’s possible or desirable to try to be original with outdoor autumn photography. […]

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Transitions: Summer to Autumn

This week we’ve had typical autumn weather. On Monday, we were blown off Ben Lomond and it didn’t stop raining all day Tuesday; but the last couple of days have been warm and sunny although there has been ice on the puddles in the morning. I’d earmarked today to do some programming but the weather was […]

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Catterline

I injured my foot earlier this month, a grisly business involving blood-soaked socks and a tetanus jab, so I haven’t been out and about much since then. But it’s now a bit better and, although not yet up to a 10 mile walk, I managed to get out with my camera to Catterline. All down […]

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I take photos when I’m out and about, even on dull days. But, mostly, these turn out to be a bit flat and lifeless – records of where I’ve been – and they are not particularly interesting photographs in their own right.  Worse, they sometimes don’t really reflect the landscape as I saw it. Assuming […]

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Magnificent Muchalls

Muchalls is a wee village south of Aberdeen, just beyond Aberdeen’s urban sprawl, although it is fast approaching there. It was a fishing village with clifftop cottages but now it’s mostly Aberdeen commuters. Most people drive past on the A90 without noticing unless they are going to the Muchalls Bistro, a decent country restaurant. But Muchalls […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve gone out for a walk with my camera with the simple aim of taking some images that I like. I used to do it all the time. For several years, I was a member of Blipfoto where one photo a day was shared with the community. So, every day I […]

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I’ve always taken stories of compass reverse polarity with a degree of scepticism as I’ve never personally noticed any problems. But, in preparing for this year’s Challenge, I was  thinking of keeping my compass in a hip belt pocket along with my camera so I decided to see what effect it had. My expectation was […]

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The word ‘photography’ derives from two Greek roots, which roughly translated mean ‘light’ and ‘to draw’ so photography means ‘drawing with light’.  It isn’t ‘copying with light’ because when photography was introduced it did not reproduce what was in front of the camera exactly as seen. Individuals draw the same scene differently, emphasising what is […]

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I guess that most Challengers take photos of their walk and there are some great landscape photos on Challenger blogs.  I’ve been learning about digital photo manipulation recently so I thought that instead of the usual colour pictures, I’d present a more impressionistic view of my Challenge, in monochrome. Some of these I’m pleased with […]

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After the torpor of Christmas Day, I needed to get out so, on Boxing Day, it was a (reasonably) early start to drive to Bennachie.  Bennachie is a great wee Aberdeenshire hill near Inverurie, which is very popular but I was early enough to be the 3rd car in the car park that morning.  My […]

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