Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'm not sure that I want to do this

I'm not sure that I want to do this, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Lost in the crowd - the Braveheart Fundraising cycle around Ayrshire.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lots of legs

Lots of legs, originally uploaded by ccgd.

The MV Blue Marlin, the world's largest ship/rig transporter, deposits two jack up rigs in the Cromarty Firth. A dull misty day.

The legs of the jack-up's tower over the Beach and Emigration stone.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February sunset

February sunset, originally uploaded by ccgd.

From the beach, at low tide.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Noisy sunset

Noisy sunset, originally uploaded by ccgd.

First real sunset shot with the new e-500. Used the sunset setting (I knew an amateurs trick), but also tried it in auto, landscape and various manual settings - and this one is what it looked like....

A noisy feel even though a low ISO, it was quite dark though.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lines down the beach

Lines down the beach, originally uploaded by ccgd.

As with the previous harbour shot...

Low winter sun - just the best........

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Red Boats

Red Boats, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Serious bright red colours in Cromarty Harbour.

Low winter sun - just dead brilliant!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Office sunset

Office sunset, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Looking North West from the window by my desk, towards the Loch Ness hills

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wester Ross

Wester Ross, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Cul Mor - snapped from 10,000 feet on a flight from Inverness to Stornoway on Tuesday.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Sunrise wreck

Sunrise wreck, originally uploaded by ccgd.

One of the famous fishing boat skeletons by the Ardullie roundabout by the A9. This is all that's left of a pre-WW1 Zulu fishing boat, on the North Shore of the Cromarty Firth, as the sun rises over the Black Isle.

I have spent most of my life driving past here, but Saturday was the first time that I stopped and had a look, and took some photos. I was always led to believe that these were fishing vessels that were abandoned by their crews when they were called up as reservists for the First War, and who never came back. However I recall an article (or a letter) in the Ross-shire journal some 20 years ago, which outlined the story of the two boats. I do not remember all the details, bur they were Avoch boats, left here over the winter in the soft mud of the firth, and it did involve the First war.

I must find out more.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Polders, originally uploaded by ccgd.

An early morning flight from Finland to London, late summer 2006.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Young Shetland Fiddlers

Young Shetland Fiddlers, originally uploaded by ccgd.

At the Highlands and Islands Reception, Celtic Connections, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

Ryan Couper on guitar, Alison Laurenson, Emma Davis and Lyn Anderson on fiddles.