Riverside Museum & Tall Ship After Sunset

Hello lovely people! The dark nights are well and truly here, as is winter going by the temperature last night.

This is the Riverside Museum (aka the new Transport Museum) and the ‘Tall Ship’ – the permanent view across the Clyde from Govan town centre, luckily for us Govanites.

Chilly hands while I was down the Clyde taking this, not long after sunset (it was about 5pm when I took this, despite looking like midnight). I’m proper chuffed, because I didn’t have my tripod with me and managed to improvise using the corner of a railing to get this shot nice and sharp.

I’d been wanting to get down and take a picture of the museum at night for a while, that green light kinda draws you in…

As always, thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the pics šŸ™‚

Clydeside SunsetĀ 

Oh how I do love the Clyde on a sunny evening in May. Really enjoying the new River walkway the council have built – you can now stroll along the river all the way from the gravings docks to the BAE Shipyard, and it’s lovely šŸ™‚ 

Thanks for reading! 

Going through old photographs

Arran River

I was going through some old photographs and found this old shot from climbing Goatfell on the Isle of Arran a few years back. Didn’t like it so much at the the time but my tastes have obviously changed.

If you’veĀ ever climbed Goatfell on a hot day I’m sure you’ve refilled a water bottle or two from this stream. I’ve personally stuck my head in it a few times to relieve the heat! Hoping to head over to Arran and camp in the next few weeks, a little break from PhD-land. Looking forward to climbing Goatfell for the umpteenth time and taking in the amazing views across the West Coast.

Gorbals High Rise

Gorbals High Rise

Another pic from my wandering down by the Clyde the other night. This time in colour, I couldn’t resist with that beautiful purple sky. The weather might be grey 90% of the time during this part of the year, but when the colours do come out it’s worth it.

Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Rail Bridge at night

Well I don’t think this bridge needs much introducing! But for those of you not from around these parts, this is the Forth Rail Bridge over the river Forth between Midlothian and Fife on the East coast of Scotland.

This pic was taken a while back while we were up exploring Fife and Queensferry on a rare day that we got to borrow a car. One of my favourite pieces of Scottish architecture, I’m sure I’m not alone on that one.

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…



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.



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).



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



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



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



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



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



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



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!