Monday 31 December 2012

Kelpies Redux

I thought the kelpies between the BBC and the Science Centre deserved another attempt. I was happy with the last shot of them...for a while. But it didn't have any staying power. So here's a version with very different light.

The sun's just set behind the IMAX dome, and the BBC studios behind me are giving a contrasting light to the near side. I like the way the Science Centre looks. I wish there weren't trees growing out of the far kelpie's head! I don't want to shift left or right, but maybe getting right down would've given a better angle (but I'm not sure that that wouldn't make the near kelpie look awkward). Maybe it needs another attempt. Maybe I should take my own light next time.

Sunday 30 December 2012

George Square Colour

The winter fun-fair in George Square.

Saturday 29 December 2012

Squinty Bridge

This evening I was trying to find some new views of the Squinty Bridge. There are lots of great angles on the bridge, and lots of them are clich├ęs. Actually, maybe tropes would be a better word. Because they are great angles. It's just that they're used a lot. Goodness knows I've shot those same angles myself, and done pretty well from them too. They're the views that people want, and that's great! But it's good to at least try to do something different. The real trick will be to find a view of the bridge that's both different and as attractive as the tropes!

Friday 28 December 2012

Desensitization Therapy

I don't much care for having my picture taken. Nor taking my own picture. Or seeing my own picture. Really should try to get over that!

Thursday 27 December 2012

Coffee, Chocolate and Tea

Paul at CCT.

Horsing Around at the BBC

I love the scale models of the selkies kelpies down by the river. I've shot a few pictures of them, but this is the first that I'm happy with, that looks something like how I feel about them.
(Edit: any idiot knows they're kelpies, not selkies!)

Wednesday 26 December 2012

'Tis The Season

Judging by the number of cars parked outside, the pews must've been pretty crowded.

Tuesday 25 December 2012

The Dog-Eat-Dog World of Competitive Trees

I wonder if they can compete again in 4 years, like the Olympic cycle. Or whether they'll have to wait for the Queen's 75th year.

Monday 24 December 2012

Thirsty Work

All that sleeping and eating really dries you out!

Sunday 23 December 2012

Christmas Treats

On one of the memorial benches in the park someone has placed a touching collection of christmassy things: a wreath, chocolate santas, candy canes and fruit.

And it's not been pinched. Not even the beer.
Well done, Glasgow!