Man in far distance
Angry Farmer in distance
Loch obscured by tree
Water on lens!
Once again I have been lucky enough to spend some time in Scotland over the New Year and attached are just a few of the (in focus) photos that I have deemed worthy of sharing.
Even for a colour blind, ham fisted, amateur half wit photographer like myself taking photographs in Scotland is really like shooting fish in a barrel (apologies to all you vegetarians) but you put your camera on auto, point at stunning landscape and press shutter. Bingo Bongo Bob’s your auntie!
Words and Pictures © D. Archer. January 2016.
Northern College, Stainborough, Barnsley
Sheeps in the sun
Giant Rabbit Head, YSP
Giant Rabbit Hand, YSP
Crook of Devon
Far away Sheeps
17 Invisible sheeps
Not the gates to Morrrrdorrrrr
I am currently lamenting the loss of my beloved Cannon Camera. These were taken on my phone from my recent travels, they are a combination of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Scotland, Northern College and Locke Park which is in tarn near weir are live (he says; adopting local lumpen pole dialect).
I have tried to capture just how bad I am at photography in every single shot and I am quite pleased to report that I have exceeded my expectations yet again.
If I could be bothered I would upload more but I can’t so I won’t. Now if you will excuse me I have lots of things to do such as washing my lightbulbs, combing my bathroom carpet for Silverfish, organising the ice in my freezer, alphabetizing the dust on my stereo, answering the door at random intervals and lots less besides.
I don’t have all day to sit around waiting to validate my existence by the number of likes I get from random strangers who have nothing better to do than trawl around WordPress when they should be out doing more interesting things with their lives. Shame on you people.
Now, where did I put my life?
Ho Ho Ho, it’s a good job the Scottish Tourist Information Board doesn’t know where I live, posting all these terrible photos of their stunning scenery. You as well dear reader will be glad to know that of the 89,878 photos that I took, these are the least mediocre.
Camera crimes © D. Archer, April 20015.
Once again I have managed to reduce the immense natural beauty of the Scottish landscape down to a few blurred, badly composed and cropped calamities. Trust me, this place is much more stunning than my fat fingered fotographs could ever convey. Taken this April in the most pleasant walking weather one could wish for.
Landscapes © Deity of your choice. Happy Crappy Croppings © D. Archer, April 2015.
Here are some more crimes against photography I committed whilst on a recent wander.
Once again I strongly urge you to stay away, its a terrible place, all that natural light, beautiful inspiring wildlife, scenery and lung cleansing fresh air. I can’t think of anything worse. You wouldn’t like it honestly.
Landscape © Deity of your choosing, photographs © D. Archer. February 2015
Early morning mist
Bird obscured by branch
cerebral crow’s nests
The Crook of Devon
Dusting of snow
Recent ramblings have taken me back to the stunning Scottish landscapes around the Crook of Devon (in Perth and Kinross-Shire) and I must admit the relative early morning walks were blessed by a cold crisp light that I have failed miserably to reproduce with my Pin Hole camera and turgid technique.
I would strongly urge you that if you get the chance to visit this part of Scotland then DON’T, bugger off, it’s mine, all mine!! Loved the open spaces and the lack of other humans.
All photos © copyright D. Archer 2014 not that they are worth stealing. Landscape copyright G.O.D. circa 14,000,000,000 years ago or depending on your deity.