Sunday, December 28, 2008

Looking west

Looking west, originally uploaded by ccgd.

From Gallows Hill, South Sutor, Cromarty, Ross-shire.

Sunset into the Harr

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Invader reflections

Invador reflections, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Boxing day walk, calm and peaceful.

I like this one in B&W

Cromarty Harbour

Friday, December 26, 2008

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Me, Ruth, our boys, partners and girlfriends having a pre Christmas meal a few days ago.

Very pleasant - very pleasant indeed.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas eve sunset

Christmas eve sunset, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Cromarty - looking West to the Black Isle

Monday, December 22, 2008

Archie Patterson 1880

Archie Patterson 1880, originally uploaded by ccgd.

My GGG Grandfather, in a photo taken later in his life. He had served with the Sutherland Highlanders (93rd Regiment) in the Crimea in the 1850's (including the famous "Thin Red Line" battle), and then in the Indian Mutiny, hence all the medals. This is a scan of a print of a scan, but has a nice sepia feel.

These medals can be seen in the Regimental Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Stirling Castle, Scotland.

See for a photo of his medals.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Buoys at sunset

Buoys at sunset, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Looking to the Mountains of the West, with an ebbing tide.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kenny's boat

Kenny's boat, originally uploaded by ccgd.

From the summer, looking east at sunset.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Perth Station

Perth Station, originally uploaded by ccgd.

I spend a lot of time in Perth station, changing and waiting for trains. But I'd never noticed this sign at the top of Platform 1 until last week.

Reminds me of the sort of thing I used to have on my Hornby train set when I was very very small.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Training, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Magnus on the rollers, in the attic of our house.

Looking pretty chuffed, as he had just heard he had been accepted for Glasgow and Edinburgh Uni's. Now to choose....

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gardner and Gardner

Gardner and Gardner, originally uploaded by ccgd.

High Street, Cromarty

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Entrance and exit

Entrance and exit, originally uploaded by ccgd.

For a sand worm

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Rig and North Sutor

Rig and North Sutor, originally uploaded by ccgd.

From the summer, and you can just see my favorite little lonely tree.

Don Kirsty and Alan

Don Kirsty and Alan, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Don Coutts, Kirsty Wark and Alan Clements pose for publicity shots for the Cromarty Film Festival.

(For those of you outwith Scotland - Don Coutts is a neighbour and pal, as well as being a well established film director, Kirsty Wark and Alan Clements are Scotland's top "Media Moguls")

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Carrbridge station

Carrbridge station, originally uploaded by ccgd.

On the 9:19 Inverness to Glasgow - last Wednesday.

I'm travellng a bit just now.....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

1/4000 of a second

1/4000 of a second, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Flying Inverness Stornoway last week, trying out the fastest shutter speed on the camera.......