Caithness Holiday Day 2: Whaligoe Steps and Camster Cairns

Many moons ago… the parents and I were on holiday around Caithness and having trouble finding the way to Whaligoe Steps. As his tractor turned by the end of the field, we stopped a farmer to ask directions. To southern ears, the instructions sounded memorably like “turn right at the fussky-osk”. With a little thought […]

Autumn at the Hermitage

I spent a happy several hours wandering around The Hermitage by Dunkeld over the weekend, taking in very much the end of nature’s autumn displays – tree foliage fallen and fading, the light dull overcast all afternoon (and mostly raining, at that). First, a few conventional scenes beside the River Braan and the Black Linn […]

The Annoyance of Greenpeace

For a couple of years now, I have followed Greenpeace UK on Facebook. From what I can see, their environmentally friendly missions and aims are generally laudable. But I am having a big problem with their methods. Here are three topics about which they have posted from the last year: There’ll soon be more plastic […]

Autumn in Glen Lyon

A few photos from a trip to Glen Lyon in autumn. An ideal route for an afternoon walk-with-Dog took in 3 distinct kinds of woodland: artificial monoculture (spruce etc, clear barren ground) (fortunately being felled with a view to replacement with native trees), some birch and oak, and (another artificial) an avenue of beech trees. […]

Autumn Years: Abandoned A93 Road, Craighall Gorge

On a recent excursion elsewhere, a friend tipped me off to the existence of the gorge at Craighall, through which runs the remains of the abandoned A93 road from Blairgowrie to Glenshee. It’s funny to think that the bridge was constructed in 1994 and the road decommissioned in 2008, both of which are well within […]

Inverary: A Tale of Three Techniques

In August I called in on an old friend in Inverary for a small guided tour around the local forests with camera in hand. There was one particular photo I had in mind – ever since I first saw an old ruined barn with disused farm machinery, it was crying-out for theĀ bokeh-panorama (aka Brenizer) technique […]

Another day… another sunset

“Slight chance of convective weather” is rapidly becoming my new favourite weather alert, especially coming at the end of the day where it signals turbulent blends of low sun, rain and thick clouds. It doesn’t get much better than last night, either. With sunset happening just after dinner… perfect šŸ™‚ And my favoured view of […]

Frame interpolation for timelapse, using Julia

A long time ago I wrote a python utility to interpolate frames for use in timelapse. This project wasĀ timelapse.py. Back in 2014 I ported the idea to the very-alpha-level language Julia. In recent weeks Julia released version v1.0.0, followed shortly by compatibility fixes in the Images.jl library. And so I’m pleased to announce that the […]