At the top of Fleshmarket Close, there’s a bit more sky to light the scene – but a well placed street light helps provide some focus.
It has been a while since I’ve put a photo up. Other priorities getting in the way.
There was some dark, wet windy weather today in Edinburgh. With gaps in the clouds this can set off some intersting light when the sun breaks through. Cramond was unusually quiet, with most people avoiding the squally showers – but well worth a walk to blow away the cobwebs.
I love the name of this thistle – it’s what you would be if you sat on it. Silybum. It just appeals to my juvenile sense of humour.
1/250, f14, ISO150. Shot outdoors with flash.
A cold feeling wet day, so a trip to the botanics.
1/250, f/18, ISO100
Taken at the maximum shutter speed for the flash, and a small aperture so that the back ground was blacked out.
I have never noticed pink in a pineapple before!f1.8, 1/40s, ISO800
Small, delicate looking but tough.
During the week just past, there was the flower moon – May’s full moon. Here it is over Edinburgh.
It’s quite unusual to get a sunset haar. It changes the nature of something that is cold and damp and depressingly common on sunny days when the wind comes off the North Sea.
Lighhouse, John Burnside 2002
So let the mist come down, let there be haar,
long afternoons of drizzle, months of fog,
that we might know ourselves
–such as we are–
Are you bowed down in heart?
Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life?
Then come away, come to the peaceful wood,
Here bathe your soul in silence.
Deep in the Quiet Wood James Weldon Johnson