Out and About

Well, the weather this weekend has been great and the forecast for next week is just as good if not better, so I decided to go on a minor trek Saturday up to Moncrieffe hill, which is just a mile or so outside of Perth. It is a beautiful area of woodland (and hill) with a couple of hill fort sites from the stone age I think, although there is not much left of them to see, however, once you are up there the view is extraordinary!

 

Still life

Sometimes I forget the camera lenses I have and their different points of value, mainly because I tend to keep either of 2 lenses on my camera, a telephoto zoom or wide angle for landscapes.

Recently I dug out my 85mm and 35mm fixed primes and took them out with me, I had honestly forgotten how sharp the images can be from these lenses and the amount of Bokeh available, see photos below.

Knitting
Knitting
Knitting
Knitting needles

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are not going to win any competitions but they do serve as a reminder to me not to neglect the kit I have in favour of something that I think may be better, each to their own as they say; they all have their own pros and cons depending on the subject.

All in a day

This morning started well enough, set off for work around 7.15 and on the way spotted the Virgin balloon just rising above the skyline, it often takes off from a local park when the weather is good (which it was again today) and made the walk to work a bit more interesting.

Balloon
Virgin Balloon

 

 

It was nice to think that someone (several someones!) had to get up earlier than I to be able to get airborne by that time of the morning, is that bad of me?

 

 

 

My job today was on the face of it a fairly simple one, drive a customers car back to them in Inverness, well from Perth that’s around 110 miles or 2.5 hours in the car; a fair distance sure, but with the benefit of passing through some stunning Scottish scenery. So I set off on my journey, only to find after about an hour there was a problem with the car meaning I had to return to the garage to have it checked out. I duly did this and then set off again, only for the same problem to arise again, resulting in another return, only this time there would be no third attempt today, car needs to be looked at in more detail!

Anyway, it was not all a total loss as I said, there is some really nice views I drove through and stopped (of course) to take a couple of photos off, see below.

Highlands
On route

 

Layby
Layby