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Glasgow Jim & His AA Truck

By culturedcanvas
Anyone who went to Rowardennan may know about this one. The Range went on the blink whilst there, which was followed by a farcical tale involving the AA ... which may come at a later stage lol.

Despite the **** ups I met Glasgow Jim (Picture here) .. .who was our recovery driver on two occasions!

A true glaswegian with a strong accent and a wicked sense of humour - a gentleman to the last!

One the way back from a failed mission to get an alternator on a sunday from Lucas in Glasgow; we came past loch lomond returning to the hotel.

Not being one to miss an opportunity, I asked Jim if he would pull up for a couple of mins and allow me to fire off a few shots. This is the result .... its one of my favourites from Loch Lomond and a reminder that great photos can be found anywhere at any time ....

Jim ... If you are reading this ... your prints in the post mate!

Next time I'm in glasgow we can definately have a wee swallie!

PS - Do Jim a favour and view it LARGE lol

Tags: Landscape Photo journalism Rowardennan Rowardennan06 Aa Landscape and travel Lock lomond Portraits and people

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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
15 Nov 2006 9:38AM
Nice story and a cracking image Dan.


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Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
15 Nov 2006 9:39AM
Yeah good story Dan

And a cracking image!
Nice detail and expo
Well done Mate
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
15 Nov 2006 9:42AM
superb, Dan!

andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:43AM

Quote:Yeah good story Dan

LOL,If only you knew the half of it Smile

culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:45AM

I was going to write it! But I didn't want to wear the ends of my fingers out lol ... when the AA have finally sent me my compmensation cheque I might get around to writing an AA review lol.

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:47AM
A cracking image and super description!
chrisrudland 14 156 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:48AM
Superb presentation and I like the timing, even used the AA logo in the title which is a nice touch.

culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:50AM
Thanks for the comment everyone - Chris I wanted the shot be suitable as an AA advert. They'll be getting an e-mail asking if they want to buy it lol
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 9:54AM
Sounds like you met a typical Glaswegian there! Cracking image and great to read the story behind it Smile

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 10:07AM
Congrats on the HC. A good example of triumph out of adversity.
PS Hope Jim sees it.
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 10:10AM
Cheers Penny ... Jim's prints in the post to him today!

Thanks for the HC Pete ... glad you like it!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Nov 2006 10:17AM
Great story and picture.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 10:24AM
LOL!!! Well, fancy breaking down and getting an HC for the suffering.....

MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
15 Nov 2006 10:41AM
A great shot and VERY commercial.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:27AM
I imagine the AA would pay handsomely for this shot. Brilliant capture.

Skichic 12 65 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:41AM
That was one of my first thoughts too - that the AA would surely buy this shot. It's a really good image.

Quote:and a reminder that great photos can be found anywhere at any time ....



ps: Jeanie's comment - LOL! Smile
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
15 Nov 2006 11:58AM
Excellent work Dan, congrats on your HC too.

daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
15 Nov 2006 12:21PM
It was a bit of a farse that episode for you Smile)))

Still all well now i take it ????

TeresaH 13 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 12:34PM
Great story, and great pic.

Nice to have met you too on the meet.

Paul_Barr 13 544 Scotland
15 Nov 2006 12:51PM
This shot captures the story well Dan.

Not a good advert for Range Rover though.

15 Nov 2006 1:16PM
Great colors and fantastic lighting.
I like so much the composition and the sky in contrast with the image colors.

Good work!

conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Nov 2006 2:01PM

Quote:great photos can be found anywhere at any time

And so can awards - third or fourth from the Meet, I think...? Well deserved! It was a good idea to shoot this, and very well executed.

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
15 Nov 2006 3:23PM

Quote:LOL,If only you knew the half of it Smile

Now we MUST know the other half....

This is very well done indeed.

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
15 Nov 2006 3:44PM
A pleasure to read and view...made my afternoon
beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
15 Nov 2006 3:44PM
brilliant Dan..shame about the range rover though

congrats on HC :o)

Angie x
talltrees 14 50 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 4:27PM
You need to get on that phone to the AA...WONDERFUL PIC
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 6:20PM
Brilliant image, I bet Jim is well chuffed with this Dan

Mari Smile
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
15 Nov 2006 6:21PM
Wonderful capture, Dan.
Every cloud, and all that....

Rob_p 13 80
15 Nov 2006 7:07PM
That is a stunning image, the sky, the lorry lights and the focus on his jacket are spot on.

We need more stuff like this Smile

Nice pf too
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
15 Nov 2006 7:15PM
What a simply stunning image - very well done on having the vision to create this, best I've seen here for a while,

DouglasLatham 12 454 England
15 Nov 2006 7:58PM
what a great shot Dan Smile

martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 8:05PM
Well done for coming up with such a different image. Fully deserves the HC.
fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
15 Nov 2006 8:06PM
a good idea Dan.. and a very nice image.
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 10:45PM
Cracking photo Dan. Well impressed that you should think of this in the middle of all the problems you had up there.
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 2:14AM
love the movement you have caught in Jim, exposure spot on too, great image.
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 11:48AM
Congrats on the RC and HC. This is a superb shot and well worthy of the awards. Just hope the AA agree!
All the best
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 11:35AM
Great atmosphere and I like the story also.
robporter 14 156 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 9:04AM
A superb image, and quite a different 'landscape' to most.

You want to join the RAC - can't recommend them highly enough... broke down on the M6 in driving rain on the way to the Lakes last week. RAC van there in 12 mins took us off the motorway, tow truck another 10 mins, took us to the nearest dealership near Ambleside, and we then had a hire car the next morning at 9.30am until the car was fixed. This is the third time in a year I've needed them (French cars for you), and every time they have been superb.

Sabreur 13 767 England
24 Nov 2006 1:55PM
Making the most of any opportunity! Well worth the HC.
bandidos 14 178
25 Nov 2006 7:37PM
Great picture, great story!
dazzaman 11 631 England
25 Nov 2006 10:15PM
this is a belter dan.
this would make a good advert poster for the AA.


Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
14 Dec 2006 1:39AM
Pure quality Dan, I`m hoping to get out one night soon with a motorway brakedown recovery crew and see what pics I could get. Great work.

chinny 13 492 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2006 7:25PM
Hi Did you sell this image?
scragend 14 3 Scotland
16 Jan 2007 12:12AM
It looks to all the world like a commercial image. Well done! Only downside to using such a wide lens is that your 'Range' looks like a small Fiat Panda on first glance! Smile

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