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Reminder of brighter days

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It's been dull, wet, cold and grey for the past couple of days. The snow has almost entirely gone and I've forgotten what the sun looks like. So I thought I'd post a few photos I took last week.


Dumfries as the sun rose over the semi-frozen river Nith


Along the back road to Castle Douglas


A Galloway winter landscape

Click on any of them for larger versions

For any who have not already stumbled across them, you can find the full set on my Flickr page here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30923607@N07/sets/72157625657937956/
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15 comments

Eryl said...

What on earth were you doing in Dumfries at sunrise? Nice shot though it is, and it reminds me of that Italian bloke's paintings (he painted Venice a lot and I think his name begins with a C), I can't think of anything that would make me get up and go to Dumfries so early.

Se2 said...

Last one is beautiful Kim...!!
And even though you prefer that we appreciate you portrait photography more (which we really do), you rock at landscapes too...*wink*

Ron said...

Damn, you take good pictures! You also just happen to live in a beautiful country that is gorgeous even without the sun. Again, I am constantly amazed with your natural talent for beauty, composition and color.

Pat said...

Eryl: Canaletto.
Just the job Kim:)

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl - for very sad reasons

Se2 - thank you. I'm not a natural landscape photographer though. I take lots of photos of landscapes because I live in a beautiful area of the country, and I don't have enough faces to photograph...

Ron - sometimes I get lucky. But you have to remember I don't show you the 99.5% that turned out crap

Pat - I thought that was a kind of bean, but I bow to your superior knowledge :)

mapstew said...

Beautiful Kim, can a lad be 'homesick' for another country? Well these pics make me want to 'come home'! Thanks! :¬)

erika said...

Kim, these photos are gorgeous! They ALMOST made miss snow. Which says a lot.

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh my, those are lovely. It's nice to see some snow; all ours has melted at the moment (although we're due for a storm tonight, I think.)

Pat said...

http://www.canalettogallery.org/
Oh ye of little faith!

Attila The Mom said...

Oh those are really lovely...

Alice said...

It's been cold, dull, and gray here, too. So thanks for those brief shining moments.

Kim Ayres said...

Mapstew - let me know when you'll be coming home, and I'll stick the kettle on :)

Erika - praise indeed - thank you :)

Paperback Writer - it's all disappeared here too. Just lots of flooded fields.

Pat - I never doubted you. This was what I was thinking of...

Attila - thank you :)

Alice - :)

Falak said...

All that snow! Oooooooohhh!

Hindsfeet said...

thanks for the beauty, m'dear...really, always substantial stuff here.....ya never let us leave hungry.....

peaceful sweet new year....

Ron said...

By the way Kim, it is easy to "massage your ego" when praising your photography. That's easy because you are one talented man with an eye for composition, color and mood in photographic essays. You are a "natural" believe me.

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