Longshaw Estate

Back to Nature

I decided that it was about time that I got outside and took more photos. It’s been a little while since I last did any proper nature shots. Although I live in a city I am surround by farmland less than a 2 minute walk from my door. So thought I should take advantage of that.RuralPrint09Ok so I did venture a little further than a 2 minute walk from my door for these shots. I walked up to the farmland near to where Newhills Church is. You can get quite a good vantage point from up there looking of the community. It is also quite peaceful as well. Although I do live in the city I forget how fortunate I am to live so near to countryside. Within minutes I can find myself submerged in nature, farmland and the beauty that those surroundings bring with it.RuralPrint010It is this beauty that brought me to photography and to a renewed view on life. A reminder not to take your surroundings for granted, in fact don’t take life for granted. We should all take at least a minute every so often to take in the beauty that is all around us.

The Big Freeze

 

[Bucksburn, Aberdeen]
I have not done much photography this year so far for one reason and another. Although I have not done any portrait shoots this year yet, I did go out and do some location shoots when we had all the snow back in January.

I only got round to finishing off the shots a couple of weeks ago, thought it was about time I post at least one of them up on here. Got a few shots taken before I gave in to the cold and ventured back to the warmth of my house. As much as I don’t like the snow it is pretty to look at, shame it has to be so cold. Would have liked to explore further to get more snowy shots, but alas snow, being cold and myself don’t mix.

I have edited the original shot of the same scene above, although I can’t decide which I like better. I think I prefer the second shot, which is the one that I edited to give a darker effect.

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