This crow doesn't realise that the closer he gets to my house the easier it is to shoot him......in the nicest way, of course. I love the grip he had on the branch, and those armour covered feet. Fierce!
What would I do without my nephew, Gordon, who whisks me off to places in Shetland I've never been. This time it was Ness of Burgi down at Scatness in the south end of Shetland. The sun had been shining all day (yayyy!!!) and continued until the end of the evening. The sky was continually changing and we arrived home at 1.00 am and, at this time of year, it doesn't get dark in Shetland. It's called the Simmer Dim.
On leaving the Ness of Burgi we noticed the sunset reflecting in the stillness of a loch.
"Let's go up that hill" said Gordon. "Ok" I replied. Another place I'd never been. I was really surprised to find that we could see the island of Foula (link) plus St. Ninian's Isle (link).Two of the most photographed scenes in Shetland.
At a recent car boot sale a couple of weeks ago I purchased a pile of 'Black and White Photography' Magazines. Having been interested in B&W photography for some time, this stack of magazines has spurred me on to try something different.
Some lovely Shetland ponies have been taken down from the hill to have their foals where the farmer can keep an eye on the births. I'm so fortunate to have them right behind my garden wall.
Nice day for a stroll around Scalloway but a bit stuck for inspiration. Not to be completely defeated I pointed and snapped.
I hope you like what I bring here from the Shetland Islands. It will not only be landscapes but other images I hope you will find enjoyable. Thank you!
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