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At last, a post! I finally got around to working a very meagre selection of pictures taken over the past few months. I think I was given the impetus last night after watching the documentary film In No Great Hurry, about one of my favourite photographers – Saul Leiter.

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Stormy Monday sounds better than Sunday. The seas continue to hit the shorelines, such as here at West Wemyss on the Fife coast.

Wild waters on the Firth of Forth this afternoon. The winds have been blowing every which way for weeks now and it’s stirring the sea up.

 

My sister-in-law and niece reached for the Coke at the same time.  

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The recent fog is great for photography if you can be ready for the breaks when the sun comes through to provide enough light. There was the most amazing sunrise this morning as it broke through the horizon above the water and below the mist.  I watched The Theory of Everything at the weekend, which was brilliant; but as enticing as the science is, there are some days when the sun really does seem to be a golden disc rising in the sky just for you.

Edinburgh Window

Taken from an office in the old town looking across at Princes Street and beyond to Fife.

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Fuji X-Pro 1, 27mm lens, f.8

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This is just freaky. Keep looking at it. I was driving home from the shops today and saw an interesting cloudscape beyond the houses above Dysart. So I parked the car, ran into the house, grabbed my camera bag, and went down to a road called School Brae where I could get an expansive, open view of the sea. I took a few pics, dropped my lens cap which I had to rescue from the drop below, and headed home. This is the first of 8 shots I took.

I didn’t see the face at the time. I only saw a great cloud above the ship and the water. It had passed over our town shortly before, depositing its water on us. When I looked at the images in Lightroom I was delighted to see the image of a face looking down on the ship. Serendipity.

I converted it to black and white and as I increased the contrast the face just got more and more obvious. I then made a few under exposed dashes to highlight some facial features, but only about 3 or 4 strokes with the mouse to bring out the eyes.

The more I stare at it the spookier it gets!