Oct
20
2018

Caerketton Hill

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

You know what's great about taking pictures of the various hills on the Pentland Hills Regional Park is you get to find out what they're actually called, something which isn't always advertised very well, even on the park's website itself.

And if you know the area, beyond the path past the ridge you'll eventually get to the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, where you can go skiing even when there's no snow on the hills

Caerketton Hill

You know what’s great about taking pictures of the various hills on the Pentland Hills Regional Park is you get to find out what they’re actually called, something which isn’t always advertised very well, even on the park’s website itself.

And if you know the area, beyond the path past the ridge you’ll eventually get to the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, where you can go skiing even when there’s no snow on the hills

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Oct
19
2018

It's all in the background

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

Well I've been on holiday this week and somehow it doesn't quite feels like it I have so much I want to get done. Some day I'll work out what a real holiday feels like where I can relax and not feel guilty about getting nothing done. That's the hard part.

Days are getting crisper now, so remember to keep warm.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowers #flowerphotography #hqspflowers

It’s all in the background

Well I’ve been on holiday this week and somehow it doesn’t quite feels like it I have so much I want to get done. Some day I’ll work out what a real holiday feels like where I can relax and not feel guilty about getting nothing done. That’#s the hard part.

Days are getting crisper now, so remember to keep warm.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday

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Oct
16
2018

Poking through the woods

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

We went out for a walk about a week ago it was such a lovely Saturday and it had been a while since I had the chance to do some proper photography that this was my chance to do some catching up. The photo below was taken about a mile or two from my (new) house.

A few observations: When shooting under a woodland canopy your manual settings which were spot on out in the open suddenly go completely out of whack, if you don't really care about illuminating the tree frame then meter for the background, otherwise you'll need to bump up the ISO quite a bit (and I really don't like noise)

Also at first I thought I'd set this one as a monochrome picture, playing with wide contrast differences but looking at it with colour again I think I prefer it that way.

So here you are, Carnethy Hill on a bright autumn afternoon.

Poking through the woods

We went out for a walk about a week ago it was such a lovely Saturday and it had been a while since I had the chance to do some proper photography that this was my chance to do some catching up. The photo below was taken about a mile or two from my (new) house.

A few observations: When shooting under a woodland canopy your manual settings which were spot on out in the open suddenly go completely out of whack, if you

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Oct
12
2018

Status Check

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

By now you've probably all heard about Google+ closing down for consumers in August 2019. I just wanted to let you all know that I intend to continue posting my weekly flower pictures here until I am no longer able to, at which point posts will shift to my blog. Details on that to come on a later post.

Meanwhile I'm on holiday for just over a week so I'm looking forward to a bit of rest and catching up with my projects and other things around the house I need to do.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, despite all the hurricanes and the weather going crazy worldwide.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday #flowers #floraphotography #flowerphotography #hqspflowers

Status Check

By now you’ve probably all heard about Google+ closing down for consumers in August 2019. I just wanted to let you all know that I intend to continue posting my weekly flower pictures here until I am no longer able to, at which point posts will shift to my blog. Details on that to come on a later post.

Meanwhile I’m on holiday for just over a week so I’m looking forward to a bit of rest and catching up with my projects and other

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Oct
12
2018

New companion to +The X-Files book coming out on 16 October

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

New companion to +The X-Files book coming out on 16 October

The book Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files is a compilation of essays and reflection on many, if not all 218, episodes of the show, including some interviews by Chris Carter and Vince Gillian.

The link below will allow you to read a section on the episode Bad Blood

You can pre-order the book here: https://amzn.to/2A5eXdw

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Read an excerpt from Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff’s X-Files book—with special guest Vince Gilligan

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