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May 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

One thing I enjoy when posting a new album/blog is the feedback I receive, be it educational, observational or complimentary.  This feedback came from the son of former neighbours of mine who grew up next door, but now lives in the far reaches of Canada (I did ask permission to share it with you):

 

"In the Spring of 1961, three lads (including yours truly) on bikes, going from the youth hostel at Glendevon to the youth hostel at Birnam, explored several Roman "forts" (as per O.S. map) along that line.

 

It was a guy muddy and wasted land that we pushed our way through !!! ... but even aged 14, we were nosy enough to explore them !!!

 

I like the current set up with signs etc !!!!

 

Lovely photos of the FS.

 

I have slides taken in 1967 or 1968 of the FS steaming out of Waverley station not long after  the locomotive had been saved. The photos are currently packed away during our renovations but I shall have to get them out to look at after all is back to some semblance of normal.

 

53 years ago in 1964, BF, BH and I were in the 'invited guests' stand at the opening of the then 'new' Forth Road Bridge, representing Scottish scouting.

 

Thanks for the memories ... through the new photographs."

 

Thanks for that, D.

 

Meanwhile, I was out photographing with the macro lens last night.  Such a specialist field of photography and one in which I have so much still to learn.  I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with macro photography.  Part of me loves good results (who doesn't?) and the microscopic style of seeing details which we can often easily pass by.  On the other hand, the moment I get that lens out, the wind lifts.  Every Single Time.  And last night was no exception.  A tripod and cable release might come in useful next time.  The juvenile starling was a bonus and whilst perhaps it wasn't ideal to photograph it with a 100mm macro lens, it seemed to work. 

 

The results are here: Nature's symmetry


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