Shot of the Day
Today's photos were taken on my phone whilst out for a peddle up the Lockerbie road and a short circular via the Kerr wood and Barnglieshead. It wasn't a good day for picture taking but the sun did poke its head out fleetingly.
This Autumn seems to be lacking in colour compared to what we had last year
Its been an out and about kind of week, last Saturday Tootlepedal and I ran a condensed basic photo course for Lockerbie WRI. This was for a group of fourteen keen ladies who with our help hoped to come away with a slightly better understanding of how to compose a decent photo. I was very nervous about doing my presentation but I needn't have worried, with Tootlepedal on hand and a very appreciative audience I soon found myself relaxing and enjoying the experience. For a more detailed account of the day click on Tootlepedals blog.
It's nice how a little sunshine can enhance something so simple
Not a interesting shot but I was intrigued by what the contrast would be in B & W
On Sunday I decided to have a walk to the Scrog Wood on the side of the Castle hill. Most of my local readers will know what I mean. It's where we went as young boys to gather scrog nuts (wild hazelnuts). I was rather disappointed, plenty of hazelnut trees but no nuts. After the good spring and summer I thought there would've been an abundance but maybe I was a little late in the season and maybe a few Red Squirrels have some good hordes. As a matter of interest I looked up scrog on the web and it came up with the method of intense cannabis growing in a very small area. The scrog wood is a dense area in a relatively small area, so I suppose that ties in.
Leading on to the hill
The mole catcher's been busy.
A Scrog Nut
Sight of the Royal Observer Corps observation post. I remember my father being a proud member of the Corp.