Saturday, January 28, 2006


My plan today had been to hike (walk) the trails in the Shoreline State Park, but I've spent the last two hours collecting webcam links located in Scotland.

Oban, one of the places we'll visit while we're staying in Dunoon.

Glasgow, Buchannan Street. I don't think Glasgow is one of our stops this trip. It'll be the next trip.

Edinburgh, Princes Street shopping district. I'm sure we'll hang around here a little before we fly back to the US of A.

More Glasgow just because it's Glasgow, eh?

Dunoon webcam

Fort William, north of Oban. No, not as in Braveheart, which I'm told is down near Stirling.

Kyle of Lochalsh, on the road to Isle of Skye for which I can't get a webcam view. Argh!

Loch Ness. This is one wild little website. From this link you can do Tai Chi with Nessie (or so it says).

I'm learning about the Scottish terrain by pouring over my big map and visiting the web cams. I'll know even more once we get over there!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I'm changing my blogging name. I shall now be known as: ∂
Actually, I'm changing it to DancingWithDogs, but ∂ was kinda fun wasn't it? Of course, it's just a mathematical symbol. My photo too. The headshot thing is so prosaic.

This is the new me! Like the hair?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I'm ready for Spring. Since it isn't here I'm reduced to taking pictures, indoors, of tulips imported from South America where at the moment the weather is more Spring-like than Southeastern Virginia. We can't even get decent fog here. I'd like a morning with fog so dense that it's unsafe to drive.

I don't have anything to say today; I'm just trying to keep up the momentum!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Maggie, aka Calendar Girl

Wide-angle lenses are cool. I'm experimenting with exaggerated perspective. Maggie and Tasha were my first two models.

For Jonathan: Shot with Canon 20D, 18mm, 1/15 @ f/3.5 ISO1600, WB Tungsten, color corrected in Photoshop CS2.

Update 10/6/2006: Okay, in this shot she doesn't look like much of a Calendar Girl.

Tasha, aka Goofy