Across The Forth

You may think that this image of the Firth of Forth was captured at sunset. However, it was actually taken just before noon and is looking due south from the Fife village of Pittenweem towards East Lothian in the distance.

It’s all a matter, when shooting into the sun, of keeping the sun itself out of the image.

I think it certainly fits the brief for this week’s ‘Fun Foto’ theme of ‘water, water everywhere’.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: ‘Water, water everywhere’

Sunset Over St. Monan’s

Looking from one Scottish fishing to another – Pittenweem towards St. Monan’s – the setting sun highlights the top of a fence, which really makes the shot.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point

Sound Advice

I spotted this weatherbeaten sign down at the harbour in the small fishing village of Crail, in Scotland.

Personally, I wouldn’t need to be told once, never mind twice.

CMMC 20 October 2021

Crossing The Bridge

You could, of course, drive any of the vehicles in this image, but there is no doubt that the real star is the already iconic Forth Crossing that links Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things to Drive

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Build

What you see here is one of the towers of the new Queensferry Crossing road bridge across the Firth of Forth just outside Edinburgh, while it was under construction. That should qualify for Frank’s theme of ‘Build’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Considering that this photograph was taken with a mobile phone through the window of a car travelling at 50 mph – over the old road bridge – I don’t think it’s too bad.

This is what the finished article looks like; it’s stunning:

Tuesday Photo Challenge 28 November 2017

Forest Path

That’s my family up ahead, on a walk along one of the forest paths in the Beecraigs Country Park, near Linlithgow in central Scotland.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Thursday Doors: Haddington

For the next couple of weeks, Thursday Doors will be coming from Scotland again, more specifically the market town of Haddington in East Lothian, a still largely rural area to the east of Edinburgh.

Rather like St Andrews, there’s a bit of a Calvinist streak in a lot of the local architecture, as in the gate to the old manse:


and this building – whose purpose isn’t immediately obvious – just along the way:


Like something a little more colourful? Bad luck:


To be fair, though, it’s not all John Knox inspired gloom:


We stayed in a holiday cottage just outside the town. It was converted from the old byre (cowshed) and is all mod cons. The same can’t be said of these other outbuildings, although you can’t complain about the vivacity of the doors:



Next week, some of the commercial premises of Haddington, which I promise are much more colourful.

Thursday Doors 1 December 2016