Through Cowgate

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A colour version of this image, taken in Cowgate in the atmospheric old town area of Edinburgh, was posted on Instagram a couple of days ago, but i rather like the black and white version too.

One thing i didn’t notice at the time was the CCTV camera mounted on the pole! Looks like I myself was on camera  later when i walked through on my way to the Grass Market.

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Look left, Look right, Look up

An out-take from last year’s trip to Edinburgh. Going through the images again recently i noticed someone waving back at me – so much for not being spotted!

Slightly fuzzy? Well… yes does though it appears to be movement blur. They walk fast on Princes Street! It made me smile though and they seem happy to be in the photo. Obviously i was concentrating so much on taking the image i failed to notice them.

Sadly this year’s trip, due to start yesterday,  had to be cancelled due to my mother’s illness and the deterioration in her health. Another time.  For now, it’s about planning future trips and thinking about the photography i want to create.

Waiting for the bus

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With everything that’s going on at the moment (see the last blog post), it’s nice to be able to get brief escape from it all even if it is only for a couple of hours.

The fact that there will be no Scotland trip this year also weighs heavy.

This image was taken in the nearby market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. The town is small but gets a huge amount of visitors each year, though i would say that the people in the photo are most probably locals.

It looks like i’d been spotted by the woman sat third from right.