Saturday, August 03, 2013

North Of The Border, Again

Hi all. I'm currently enjoying the delights of Scotland, and taking a few days away from writing and working. But the photography is going well, so here's a few pics to tide you over until my return.

(Give the first a click to see a hi-def slideshow. They look better that way!)












Indigo


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29 comments:

  1. Hari Om
    Heart-throbbingly good... Shall I tell you now I was born in Galashiels? Is that Melrose Abbey I spy in the distance? Would I be correct in assuming the lure of the Edinburgh Fringe has called you Northwards?..... sigh. 'Sticky-beak' aren't I? &*> xxx

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    1. Namaste Yam! Nope, I knew you were from Scotland, mind. And nope, it's Lindisfarne Abbey; we were there for a few hours. The timing of the Edinburgh Festival is coincidental, I just happened to have some free time this week and received a very welcome invite =) It's lovely to be here again, and the weather is lovely. Indigo x

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    2. Nice to have you pal. Festival city this afternoon?

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    3. HAH! - at least I was right about one thing - these are heart-throbbingly good!!! xx

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  2. What a landscape! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks M! It's pretty amazing, and sits pleasantly still so I can take pictures of it ;) Indigo

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  3. Beautiful! I'm a little suspicious about that horse, though.

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    1. Hey Paula! Thankee! The WarHorse is the one they used in the stage play (based on Michael Morpurgo's book). Absolutely amazing to watch it, it's an incredible piece of work and a very realistic performance. Indigo x

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  4. How lovely, hope you're having a great time x

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    1. Hey Zoë! Yes, it's so lovely here, and the company is fabulous =) I'll be home after the weekend, and back to the book. Hope to see you soon =) Indigo x

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  5. Your photos are amazing. Do you bring your own stormclouds?

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    1. Hey Nancy! Thank you! And yes to the stormclouds (they were a devil to get in the car). Indigo x

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    2. You shouldn't have bothered. We have our own - and their Scottish accent is much more authentic..... There are some spare ones in the wardrobe in your room. Please don't leave them lying around for too long though. They're not fully housetrained yet.

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    3. And they followed me all the way home today!

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  6. Stunning! That one under the horse statue looks like a painting. What a beautiful place. Lucky you!

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    1. Lucky me, indeed! And as you now know, not a statue! Indigo x

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    1. Thanks Mia! I'm home now, and the last of the photos are up on FaceBook =) Indigo x

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  8. The first one makes my soul warm. I want a dress in those colors. the color photograph with the storm clouds is a picture I could live with for years. Damn, lad, you have a fine eye!

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    1. Hey Roxie! You're FAR too kind, but I'm glad that one hit the spot for you =) Indigo x

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  9. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! My favorite is the one where rock in the water is unfocused and the grasses are focused... my favorite type of picture. I wish I could see in person what you are seeing... thank you so much for sharing - it is the next best thing!

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    1. Hi Katherine! Thank you, I'm pleased with it, too! That one really isn't my usual kind of thing, but just the sort of shot I want to get a decent fixed prime lens for. And yes, it was absolutely beautiful there =) Indigo x

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  10. Wonderful photos. So much beauty!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! The good weather, the times of day and the gorgeous light helped make these shots, every bit as much as the guy holding the camera. Indigo x

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  11. Great shots, as always. Looks like you saw WAR HORSE. What did you think?

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    1. Hey Joshua, thanks! Actually, no, I didn't see War Horse. But the thing itself (I hesitate to call it a "puppet") was part of the show at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I was startled by how lifelike it was in its movements and behaviour. Maybe I should get along to se it properly? Indigo

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  12. You get better every day! And your photographs are pretty good, too. ;-)

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