Whirlwind

These were all taken using the EOS M and 18-55mm lens (mostly at 18mm) in 2015 on a Scuba Travel Red Sea liveaboard aboard Whirlwind.

 

Amateur Photographer

You might have guessed from the last two blog (gallery) posts that I’m a budding amateur photographer, or at least I like going out to take pictures and have far more camera gear than anyone not making money from it really needs!  

I’m also quite fortunate that I live in an area of incredible beauty, and for anyone who’s never visited Scotland, you really should.

Linlithgow Palace is a 5-minute walk for me, so I have lots of pictures taken from walks around the loch.  The Forth Bridges are about a 10-minute drive, so again a fairly regular visit to get some fresh air.

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Rogue One incoming!

Whilst we’re on a Star Wars theme, Rogue One is now less than 20 days away.

I’ve managed to get some tickets to see it at 00:05 on Thursday 15th December at the Cineworld IMAX in the Glasgow Science Centre, so will report back after that.  Having really enjoyed EPVII I’m looking forward to this pre-EPIV instalment.

Not my most extreme Star Wars experience, which would probably be travelling to New York City in May 1999 to see EP1 as it was released in the US 2 months before the UK.  4 of us landed at JFK around 5pm EST, spent a few hours sightseeing around NYC before watching the film 3 times (00:05, 03:00 and 11:00) before jumping in a cab and heading back to JFK for a flight home!  I think it’s the only Star Wars film I haven’t seen in the UK, so you can imagine how disappointed (and tired) I was on the way home!!