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Japanese Garden, Cowden, Scotland.



From the allotment, and a complete break with my usual style here. I was playing around with Lightroom settings and when it comes to colour I tend to go for extremes. Perhaps being slightly colour-blind has something to do with it – unable to differentiate the subtleties of some hues I just crank it up to avoid any doubt!


A bit of colour after a walk along the coastal path at West Wemyss. I was experimenting with movement and trying to get swishes of colour among the green. I think there is something here worth pursuing in more detail – perhaps with a tripod next time. It’s worked on clouds at sunrise before if you click here to an old post. I like the scratchy effect that the grass makes on the foreground to break up the horizontals.


A quick post of some blossom taken in the park last year. I can’t remember there being much of a spring this year. It was really hot in March and then regressed back into some kind of wintery autumnal rain fest for 3 months.


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My photography time has taken bit of a hit with trying to squeeze in my new allotment along with everything else in my life. Things have to give, which is fine, but being someone who always takes pictures somehow or other I thought that at some point I would get some prints made of how things are progressing. We all took possession of our plots sometime around March this year. It isn’t strictly speaking an allotment area, but the ‘Kirkcaldy Walled Garden’, which sounds posher but is still basically a set of plots within walled grounds within the beautiful Ravenscraig Park. The transformation from weed-filled fields to vibrant summer gardens has been amazing and here are a few images that show some of the things being grown. It is so lush and green, speckled with colours, but for me black and white still explains things better. The greens and greys of the British landscape are just too dominant to make decent images, and a sunflower is still yellow even with the colour taken away.

Curtain, Hopetoun House

My children were at their activity club and were dressed up as ‘valets’ for the morning, showing visitors around Hopetoun House. I ┬ádidn’t go with the intention of taking photos apart from of the boys in their outfits but I enjoyed getting a few snaps in. I liked just trying to capture a few fleeting details and, as ever, I tend to follow the light…

Flowers, Hopetoun House