Celebrating the end of a 900 mile cycle through the UK. John O Groats – August 2016
I seem to have been spending a lot of time in London in the past few months. So I was walking past Tower Bridge last month, in the early evening, after some long exposure shots of traffic over the bridge, but there was also a Japanese photo crew with a model in a full wedding dress right in the middle of the road. So I tried some long exposure shots of them as well.
In the week that the movie Zulu seemed to be on TV every day, it was fitting that one of the best entries in the 2015 Cromarty Splash and Dash was a group of folk dressed up as a Zulu Fishing boat. This class of boat was invented in 1879, the same year as the Zulu wars. hence the name. Every day a school day eh?
Walking home from trying to take some pictures of the gloaming at the harbour, I noticed that the Cromarty Cheese Shop (aka the Cheese House) was rather nicely illuminated, with its Christmas decorations quite visible in the windows.
Darkness and contrast played with to get this effect, which I rather like in a eyes and mouth sort of way. Great cheese by the way, particularly if you like fermented milk products from the Netherlands. Nevertheless I’m of an age when I cannot pass such an establishment without thinking of the wonderful Monty Python Cheese shop sketch. I wonder if he has any “Venezuelan Beaver Cheese”?
If not – then “What a senseless waste of human life!”
Calum Davidson was a a well-known regional planner and photographer. He described himself as a photographer with a day job, living in a very photogenic part of the globe, and who got to travel a bit to other almost as photogenic bits of the planet.