Ventured out to North Berwick earlier this week and was able to capture this shot with Bass Rock in the background.
Apologies for the delay in posting the answer, but here it is:
OK folks – here’s the final clue for the Guessing Game. If you’re interested in the prize, you need to enter your final guess by 18:00 GMT on Friday 6 January 2011. Good luck!
Here’s the second clue:
It’s simple: I’ll give you three clues over the next three days and see if you come up with the correct object, you’ll win a high quality mounted print of any of the photos from my flickr photo stream or the website, posted to you. To win the prize, you’d have to be very specific about the object. For example, if you think it’s an animal, you must specify what kind of animal e.g. dog, tiger, lion etc.; if you think it’s a car, what kind of car e.g. Mercedes Benz E class, Toyota Adventis etc…you get the gist!
Please respond via comments only. In the event of a tie, winner will be drawn randomly using a pseudo random number generator.
So off you go. Here’s the first clue:
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Well, I was out yesterday after Monday’s snow and managed to get a few shots in the Kippen area (Stirlingshire). Anyway, here are some high-key black and white shots from that.
Caerphilly Castle is the first castle we visited when arrived in Wales on our trip a few weeks ago. However, having travelled through the day and taken most of the evening to settle in, our hosts took us to this wonderful castle at night. I’ve not done much night photography for a while so this presented an opportunity to experiment. I was lucky and got a few decent shots. But, as you can see from the shot below, there’s quite a bit of light pollution.
I’m told that the tower to the right leans more than the tower of Pisa!
We were only able to see one side of the castle and so it was imperative that we returned here during the day so we could walk round the castle. We did return a couple of days later and, fortunately, the weather was kind to us. It was a little dull, but there was no rain.
There are some great views of the castle along the castle walk as you can see below.
I suppose because of the lakes/dams around the castle, there are a number of geese, ducks, swans and other birds permanently hanging around here. I was able to capture a number of geese coming back from their lunch break!
Finally, one with the birds.
Balloch Country Park is one of the places which is easily accessible to me from home and therefore a great place to experiment and relax. Sometimes, I just go there and hope to find something new to shoot, or something old with a new atmosphere.
There’s a beautiful view of a marina from the park, surrounded by forest. This would make a very beautiful scene if caught when the trees have changed colour in the autumn. It was to check this that I went to the park a couple of days ago. I was a little disappointed because the change wasn’t much – at least not as much as I’d expected. Having taken my (heavy) tripod with me for this walk, I was in no mind to return home without some good shots. I decided to walk about and see what I could find.
Well, my decision was a rather good one! While following the path that takes you round the park (down to the loch) I thought I heard what sounded like a little waterfall. Getting off the main path and following the sound, I was led to a little stream consisting of little waterfalls. You can only imagine my excitement! In addition, the leaves on the trees around the area had changed colour to a beautiful orange colour and fallen on the rocks along the stream. I got to work taking shots and I’ve put together some of the shots below.
The area is so peaceful; someone had the good sense to put a bench just overlooking the little stream:
A friend (who loves photography as much as I do) visited yesterday and we went back to the park so that I could show him the stream. By the time we got to the park, the clouds had hidden away the sun and the mist had settled in the area, impeding any long distance visibility. However, while we were midway to the stream, the sun broke through the clouds creating an extremely beautiful scene with the mist, the light rays and the park visitors. Of course, we were well prepared for this and took a number of shots. Here’s one of the ones I like:
And here’s a monochromatic version with a couple walking through:
With temperatures falling so quickly (down to -2C this morning) and the shorter daylight hours, I’ll probably be spending some more time exploring this park during the winter. That means you’re likely to see more shots from Balloch Country Park on here!