Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peebles Cycling Club

Charlie Brindley in time trial action just coming onto the Edinburgh Road from the Meldons May 29th 2013 (Click image to view large)

Rhododendron in Flower

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tweedlove Peebles Sprint 2013

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Jewellery Designer

Sophie Swinton in her silversmith design workspace at Skypark the current location of Glasgow School of Art: "Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery" course. It is the last couple of weeks after four years of hard work (and some partying). for the photographers the light was balanced with flash, exposure through the window on a murky day was 1/250th f8 ISO400.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Allotment Rocks

A pile of stones extracted from the new bed on my Peebles' Allotment against a rather jazzy sky. The stones were photographed with a 24mm lens on the D800 and balanced fill flash from the Nikon SB700. The camera was rested on the ground with the lens slightly inclined - a waist level finder would have helped.
Exposure information ISO 100, 1/125th sec f11.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Geraldine watches a bonfire on the allotment this evening at about 9.45pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Contrasts from the allotment May 2013, the plot on the left is still being created. The huge pile of rubble was removed from just 1m² of the bed. This year's first planting of potatoes are now earthed up in the bed on the right. At this time last year I removed loads of masonry and corrugated iron from this bed which the previous allotment holder had buried rather than using the public dump.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rocking Chair

Rocking Chair in Sycamore designed by Colin Semple of Peebles.
We photographed two items of furniture which he has recently made.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Llanbedrog Beach

Late evening 4th September 2012 on Llanbedrog beach during our camping holiday last summer. Nikon 24mm + polariser and D800 camera with tripod.


A large dandelion which has grown amongst our red poppy with a three foot stalk!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Swan's Nest

A clutch of eight eggs closly guarded by the pen (female swan)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jam Tarts

Spooning the filling into jam tarts - Nikon D800 + 50mm manual focus and built-in flash 1/15th f8

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Kelso Races 8th May 2013

Horses stream over a fence in front of the grandstands at Kelso Races on Wednesday 8th May 2013. Eventual winer was Bobble Hat Bob, third from left in mid flight, blue hat pink colours.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Shelsley Walsh

Driver Sue Young in  the Gould 4 litre which she shares with her husband Deryk, exits the top "S" on Sunday May 5th 2013. During the day she set some impressively fast times.

A tricky photo as there is only a split second to press the button before the car is past. I pressed on sound rather than sight and was rewarded with a pin sharp image.

Nikon D800, 180mm/2.8 ISO100 1/1250th f2.8.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Worcestershire Beacon

Worcestershire Beacon, in the Malvern Hills, complete with the summit plinth which celebrates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.