Double Exposure (pt1)

Rhodedendron / Lilley Pond, Rosshall Park, Glasgow.

The Snapseed app, which is a fantastic photo editing app for smart phones, has a new double exposure feature that I thought I’d have a play about with – and was very impressed with the results!

I combined two photos I took in Rosshall Park, Glasgow (a beautiful Park – if you live in Glasgow but haven’t been I reccomended checking it out). The background is of the lilley pond in the park, and I overlayed an image of a rhododendron taken on the same day. I think it looks pretty cool! What do you think?

Thanks for visiting,

K šŸ™‚

Cathkin Brae

Cathkin Brae Sunset W

Breaking the ‘rules’ a little bit here, but I quite like this pic anyway! This is late evening at Cathkin Brae on the south eastern edge of Glasgow, with the Big Wood (best name for a wood ever) in the middle ground and the sun setting behind it, spreading its light all over the grass fields that flow all the way down to East Kilbride. Lovely.

Clovers by the waterfall

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Another natuer shot from Cadross, Dunbartonshire. Me and my friend were wandering around the grounds of the abandoned St Peter’s Seminary when we cam across a beautiful little waterfall and these clovers. None with four leaves unfortunately, so no extra luck this time!

Bluebells

Blue Flower W

Now that the Spring has begun I can finally get out there and get some nice nature shots, so here’s the first! Some Bluebells near the ruin of St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. Isn’t it nice to be able to get out in the sunshine again?

Checkin’ out the owls

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We took my nephew to the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr over the Easter weekend, since they had some Easter activities on for the kids, including a visit from the local owl centre. There were a few owls but this guy was the biggest poser. They’re beautiful birds, it was great to see them up close, and I’m very happy I managed to get this picture with my phone’s camera.

River Nevis

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The River Nevis in Glen Nevis Near Fort William in the West Highlands. You can just see the Nevis range in in the background with the river leading up to it.

Last Leaf

Oak leaf on the sundial of St Conan's Kirk, Argyll

Another pic from St Conan’s Kirk in Argyll, this time of an oak leaf resting on the sun dial which faces onto Loch Awe. At least I think it’s an oak leaf, not great with my tree types.

Loch Leven, Glencoe

Loch Leven from an old slate pier

Glencoe from the edge of Loch Leven

Another couple of pics from Glencoe, this time looking north across Loch Leven from an old slate pier I found while out wandering. I think the tide was out as I was there the night before and there definitely seemed to be more water… Pretty beautiful nonetheless. These shots were taken not long after sunrise, the light was stunning.

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The view across to the north side of Loch Leven, Glencoe

“Hill 60” Queens Park, Glasgow Southside

Hill 60, Glasgow Queens Park

This is Hill 60, as it’s locally known, in Queens Park, Glasgow Southside. Hill 60 actually refers to a battle for Hill 60 in Ypres, on the Western Front, during World War 1. The fact that the colloquial name for this steep hill refers to the site of several horrific battles, in which there were many casualties, tells you a lot about the often morbid humour of Glaswegians. Apart from leaving you a bit out of breath Queens Park’s very own “Hill 60” gives great view across the city in all directions, where many of Glasgow’s landmarks can be seen, as well as landmarks further afield, such as Ben Lomond far in the distance beyond the Campsie Hills to the North of the city.