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alansnap

Hi,

I hope you enjoy my eclectic selection of images. I don't have a particular style and I don't do too much in Photoshop. Almost all my images are processed in Lightroom. Occasionally I indulge in Photomatix but only to deal with excessive contrast.

Cheers,

Alan
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  • Going Soft

    Interesting thought process Kate and I really like the final image.
    Alan
    • 10 Aug 2016 8:48PM
  • The Weeping Window in Perth


    Quote:Isn't Perth the home of now amalgamated Black Watch?


    Yes Kate this is at the Black Watch Museum, and Perth has always been the home of the Black Watch.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 9 Aug 2016 6:04PM
  • ColeRAINe

    If the weather up north is as good as here you should have a good day Kate. I like this and the reflections. Now Coleraine takes me back to (a) driving through on the way to Castlerock and my parent's caravan in 1961, (b) numerous trips for rowing while I was at university in Belfast and when I taught at Methodist College (Methody) in the 70s. Last time I drove through was a few years ago on our way to Mussendon Temple.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 6 Aug 2016 2:29PM
  • Kathmandu Sidewalk

    I agree with Moira, we don't realise how fortunate we are. Even our poorest children don't have things quite this basic. Well captured.
    Alan
    • 5 Aug 2016 9:13AM
  • View From Scalpay

    Another lovely image, and I really like the way you've captured the edge of the peat cutting.
    Alan
    • 5 Aug 2016 9:11AM
  • End of the day at Loch Coruisk

    A lovely image and well done for getting round there!
    Alan
    • 4 Aug 2016 7:18PM
  • Ghost in the machine

    Another excellent shot of Joss.
    Hammers? Who are they? What do they do? GrinGrinGrinGrin I know my former boss will be in full agreement with you.
    Enjoy Guernsey.
    Alan
    • 4 Aug 2016 1:43PM
  • Huisinish Shoreline

    A lovely shot Kate and you were blessed with some blue sky too.
    Alan
    • 4 Aug 2016 11:48AM
  • Happy Biker

    She certainly was out there and proud. These have been great fun photos Ron.
    Alan
    • 3 Aug 2016 10:48AM
  • Staircase

    This is indeed an excellent staircase Ron. I posted a shot from the top last year. I even incorporated into the calendar I do and I've just taken down that month Smile
    All the best,
    Alan
    • 3 Aug 2016 10:46AM
  • Street Artist

    I love the viewpoint Ron. It almost looks like the hand could be in water on a fall.
    Alan
    • 3 Aug 2016 10:40AM
  • Allnabad Croft

    When a beautiful scene, and at the same time a mark of sadness at the clearances. Well worth a user award. I was shocked to read on South Uist how the pressure on the crofters to leave their land was still going on as late as the 1920s despite the crofting act and promises to serving soldiers in the First World War that they would be guaranteed their lands on their return. It took a revolt and forced occupancy of the land to stop the practice of dispossessing the crofters for the greed of the land owners.
    Alan
    • 3 Aug 2016 9:51AM
  • Rocks of Ages

    HI Kate,
    A lovely image and I remember how lovely the beaches were in Donegal. i used to spend my summer weekends on the Fanad peninsula where the beaches were just as lovely and just as deserted.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 2 Aug 2016 11:12AM
  • Hebridean Orchids


    Quote:You are very knowledgeable on the different varieties.


    I just googled Hebridean orchids and compared the pictures with mine.Grin There's a bit of hybridisation but these are closest to the varieties that I found.

    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 27 Jul 2016 2:41PM
  • Kilt Bag

    I wonder how it would go with my kilt? Grin I take my Billingham 335 on planes when I go on major holidays. I've had it well over 20 years and it still looks pretty good. I've replaced the shoulder pad on it, but that's about all. Laptop goes in the pocket towards the front and the main section takes the camera with lens, two spare lenses and my small Leica Binoculars. For shorter trips I take my Billingham Hadley Pro. The laptop slips in the back and the main section will take my SLR a second lens and the binoculars. I can even put my Canon EOS M3 in the front pocket.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 27 Jul 2016 11:40AM
  • Naked Bike Ride

    Great fun indeed Ron. You wonder what the people in the vehicles and those people in the middle of the road made of it all.
    Alan
    • 27 Jul 2016 11:34AM
  • How tall??

    This has been a beautiful series, and well worth POTW. Well done.
    Alan
    • 27 Jul 2016 10:48AM
  • Scalpay Lighthouse

    You could also be "fair wabbit" Kate, not forgetting the glottal stop on wabbitGrinGrin Looks very like the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis, and the one east of Stornoway, though the paint jobs are different on the tower. I wonder whySmile
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 26 Jul 2016 3:59PM
  • Up and Over

    This is a lovely series. I've only ever seen this type of dog racing once. It's so entertaining and the dogs seem to love it. Well captured.
    Alan
    • 26 Jul 2016 10:35AM
  • Cobb in Fog

    A lovely image Ron. Is he saying, "That's where they filmed The French Lieutenant's Woman." Maybe it's just, "You should be able to see my yacht out there."GrinGrinGrin
    Alan
    • 26 Jul 2016 8:09AM
  • Great Gable Inversion

    A fine sight. I did Sharp Edge a couple of weeks ago in fine weather, but without the fine inversion and of course the wild camp.Grin
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 2:34PM
  • Silenced

    An excellent minimalist shot.Beautiful composition and exposure.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 2:23PM
  • Hebridean Orchid

    HI Kate,
    I loved the orchids and how they seemed to be different on each island. This looks like a Hebridean Spotted Orchid. You were lucky getting it so isolated. Most of the ones I caught were in longer grass.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 10:21AM
  • Horgabost beach


    Quote:I only managed photos from the road looking down on this
    stunning beach


    I must have longer legs than you Kate, I climbed the fence, though I found a gate closer to Seilebost. This was taken only a few yards from the fence.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 10:18AM
  • Seascape Harris

    I love it. Excellent use of compression.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:48AM
  • Golden light

    A lovely shot with the outer islands tantalisingly close.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:44AM
  • 1965 Jensen CV8 MkIII

    What a lovely car. I'd not be too sure about putting all that power down on relatively narrow wheels.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:40AM
  • A wet day on Glencoe

    An uncommon occurrence Grin
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:38AM
  • Puffling

    Excellent mono Val, and of course this is the way the beak of the adults is out of breading season.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:11AM
  • SS London Pétanque Club

    I like it, and I have no problem with the tricolour border, it is after all a French game. It is bowls yes, and as Francis Drake would have played it.
    Alan
    • 25 Jul 2016 9:09AM