I managed to visit a couple of my favourite childhood haunts at the weekend; Dunstanburgh Castle and Embleton Bay. Just shy of the castle I turned to see dark glowering storm clouds churning overhead and captured this rather brooding photo.
I came across this tightly packed grouping of thistle plants whilst out for a walk the other day. The bright overhead sun and dense clusters of spiky leaves created an intense array of textures and shades.
I came across this rather macabre site during a walk in the Lammermuir Hills. Not something I’d want as desktop wallpaper or hanging on my office wall, but an image I felt compelled to capture anyway. I can only assume that the site is regularly used by a game keeper or hunter to butcher their kill.
I went for a walk at the Hen Poo (Duns Castle) and managed to get close enough to the swans to capture a few photos. Because of the light, shadow and angle I took the photos at, I managed to get a detailed picture of the bright white wing in stark contrast to the oil-black water in the background.
After about three days of freezing fog I captured this photo of a barb on a fence. The ice crystals must have had the perfect weather to keep growing, resulting in this ultra barbed wire, which almost looks like white iron filings stuck to a magnetised wire.
I was lucky enough to capture this photo of sunlight spilling through a small copse of Scots pine trees whilst out walking by the Tweed. The mist hanging in the air was just thick enough to defuse the light, capture the rays of the sun and heighten the shadows cast by the nearest trees.
I had a meeting over in Peebles the other day and went for a walk up Black Meldon afterwards. I envisaged being enshrouded in the cloud for the entire duration of the walk, but just as I neared the summit the sun broke through and I managed to climb above the cloud level. On turning around I was greeted with the beautiful view across the Tweed Valley, much of which was submerged under a lake of white.