Thurso Beach

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Amazingly these pictures were taken around 11 o’ clock at night, quite a while after the sun had set on that particular night. Thurso is one of the most northern towns in mainland Scotland, and sits next to Scrabster Harbour which serves the Scrabster to Stromness ferry. The Cliffs at Scrabster are visible on the left hand side of the picture. Although the Orkney Islands are straight ahead, they aren’t visible except for an almost imperceptible line along the horizon.

Dunure

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Took a trip along to Dunure Castle in South Ayrshire last night for a bite to eat and a wander along the beach last night. I used to come down here a lot as a kid with my parents, first time I’ve been here in a while. The Dunure Inn still does tasty food, and the scenery is still as beautiful as I remember.

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It’s hard to believe it but the harbour is still used by very small fishing boats, as it has been for hundreds of years. In the summer everyone lines up along the harbour to jump from the tower into the water, or they did when I was wee anyway. Good memories, it was nice to come back and visit the place after so many years.

Maidens Beach

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Lovely day for a walk along the beach in Maidens on the south west coast of Scotland. Living in Glasgow, I miss the sounds and smells of the sea, not to mention the view.

Weekly Photo Dump 17/09/2013

So here’s the second of my weekly photo dump posts where I’ll be posting all the pics I’ve been taking and editing on my phone during my wanders about the place.

A lot of this week’s pics are panoramic shots. I’ve been playing around with it a lot and trying out some interesting stuff. I’m still pretty amazed by the photo capability of the Samsung S4. If Samsung would like to pay me for that little review that would be fantastic…

 

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Panoramic shot from underneath the Kingston Bridge on the River Clyde, with the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge) on the far left and the Squiggly Bridge (nonidea what it’s actually called) on the far right.

 

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Sunset on Sunday evening from Kirkcaldy Shore. The little lumps of rock on the far right of the horizon are Inchkeith Island and Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh (furthest right).

 

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A panoramic shot from Cessnock underground station. I get some funny looks in that place.

 

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One of the newer buildings on Broomielaw in the IFSD along the river Clyde, contrasted next to the older (former) Clyde Port Headquarters.

 

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A little bit of (slightly blurry) brutalist architecture in Kirkcaldy.

 

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The abandoned Haghill Primary School in the East End of Glasgow.

 

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The beautiful interior of Hillhead Kelvinside Church in Glasgow’s West End. Incidentally I’ll be showcasing some of my pictures in the church this weekend as part of Glasgow Doors Open day, so head along if you’re in that part of town for an opportunity tonsee parts of the amazing building that you usually wouldn’t, and also check out my pics while you’re at it šŸ˜‰

If you’re interested the address is Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Saltoun Street, West End, Glasgow G12 9AU

 

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Another panoramic shot from along the Clyde, this time with some of the stunning newer buildings along Broomielaw and of course the Squiggly Bridge.

 

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And a final shot from the M8 on the Kingston Bridge looking West towards the Clyde Arc, seeing as I started with a shot from under the bridge.

And there you go, another successful weekly photo dump.Ā  Hope you enjoyed!