Saturday, February 27, 2010

Checking emails

Checking emails, originally uploaded by robgt.

Is that the latest email from Nintendo? Ummmm......

Saturday, February 20, 2010


GTin aCUP, originally uploaded by robgt.

Perspective is a wonderful and strange thing!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

020210_ Platform 1, Bellshill Station (033/365)

na-ive [nah-eev]
1. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
2. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous: She's so naive she believes everything she reads. He has a very naive attitude toward politics.
3. having or marked by a simple, unaffectedly direct style reflecting little or no formal training or technique: valuable naive 19th-century American portrait paintings.
4. not having previously been the subject of a scientific experiment, as an animal.

I am naive. Tonight I turned up at Bellshill Station and promptly set up to take a pic. I'm into long exposures and thought this angle would make a sweet view.

I was approached by a chap who worked at the station and wanted to understand what I was doing. His initial frosty demeanor warmed a wee bit when I was as nice as a slice of pie. I figured he was trying to help me and I readily accepted his help... as I said above, I lacked the appropriate knowledge about taking pics in Stations and wanted to know more.

According to him I need to ask permission or at least "be known" to staff. Whilst this initially seems very "jobsworth" it does make sense.

So anyway... I took the pic... thanked him and walked away. Armed with experience.

Anyway... I received the following link from a friend :: The article talks of photographers rights. It would appear, from a cursory glance at this article, that my tripod was of concern as was the possibility of flash photography.

I guess I have learned something from this experience... something more than the rules. I have learned or maybe I should say it has been reinforced that being pleasant in the face of opposition does work... and that building relationships can make all the difference.

If I ever had the desire to take photos in Bellshill Station again... at least I know this chap and am armed with his advice.


Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL : f/20.0 : 25" : 19mm : ISO 400

Mossy Branch

We went for a walk to the Falls of Bruar on Saturday, the sun fell beautifully on this log on the ground.

Ansty Road

Ansty Road, originally uploaded by robgt.