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Travel Tuesday

The Quiraing

Travel Tuesday is traveling back to Easter of 1980 when a small group of photography students traveled to the Isle of Skye instead of revising for final exams.

This is a section of the Quiraing a landslip on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse and means Round Fold.

 

Travel Tuesday: The Quiraing

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Drama

On reading the prompt Drama for One Word Sunday I thought of some of the dramatic skies I have photographed.

With storm clouds and colourful clouds at sunset I had quite a few to pick from so I went with some storm clouds close to sunset.

 

One Word Sunday: Drama

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Long and Winding Road

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Long and Winding Road.

I decided to go with a small selection of favourite photos featuring roads, even is some aren’t very long or very winding.

 

Throwback Thursday: 30th January 2020

A back road in southern Cheshire, England in the winter.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A winding road in Badenoch, Scotland in the autumn.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada at twilight with Christmas lights.

 

Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020

Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales.

 

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Monochrome Monday

Volcanic Skye landscape

Monochrome Monday travels back 40 years to Easter on the Isle of Skye in 1980 as I continue the exploration of my black and white negatives.

I have forgotten the name of this location, if I recall correctly it’s on the east coast of the island south of Staffin. There are lots of volcanic locations on Skye but a Google search didn’t come up with a name for this one.

 

Monochrome Monday: 25th May 2020

 

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

The Long and Sometimes Winding Road

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Beatles song The Long and Winding Road.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long

A winding Scottish road.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long

A straight Canadian road.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Abandoned crofters cottage

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty.

When I read the prompt I thought of a favourite photo that would work well for the prompt. An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye I photographed 40 years ago.

The problem was I only had a low quality digital version, a copy of a slide that was a copy of a print from the negative. I had gone through my negative files twice without finding the original negative. So I went through the files a third time, determined to find the negative which I eventually did.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage in Elgol on the Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountains across the bay behind the cottage.

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines.

My first thought was of roads disappearing off in the distance.

Having spent part of the winter making digital copies of my slide archives I had found several photos of roads suitable for the challenge so I decided to go with my initial thought.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A road through Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands in the autumn.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A closed road near Raymore, Saskatchewan that didn’t have a Road Closed sign stopping you turning onto it.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales. Taken in the early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its launch.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A gravel road on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario heads towards a section of the Niagara Escarpment.