l crossed off two locations on my bucket list this last weekend when l visited both Glencoe and Glenfinnan Viaduct on the west coast of Scotland.

Glencoe is outstandingly beautiful, it takes your breath away even in the near washout conditions we experienced. It’s a must for any photographer. It’s so rich in history and has featured as a backdrop for many films, most recently: Harry Potter and Skyfall. Glenfinnan Viaduct should be an eyesore, it’s a big mass of concrete in a beautiful glen. But it is a feat of engineering beauty and sets this beautiful glen apart from all the others around it. l can’t wait to revisit both locations, in all seasons and take a ride on the Jacobite Express across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Harry Potter style.

 

Long overdue. We we there in June! I’m definitely focusing on family photos and creating family albums in the next few months. Baby girl getting ready for her first swim. Is there anything cuter than thumb-sucking in a baby?

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The first full day we were there, it rained heavily. So we changed up some of our plans and decided to head to Mickey’s cafe to meet the characters. Neeva had a great time and engaged with them from the start. Arran, on the other hand, took a long time to warm up to them. He ended up loving the chipmunks and goofy. 
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I used our downtime in the hotel to snap some more pictures. The light was lovely and soft (but very green due to the forest outside the window). 
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Disney is tiring for both babies and their daddies. 
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He really couldn’t understand why he couldn’t pull this out. 
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This is where we watched the car stunt show. Neeva was entranced with the noise and the fast cars and Arran loved watching Lightning McQueen. Mummy loved the light!
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Lunch stop and another picture because she is just so darn cute, drool and all. 
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l meant to snap more images of the park and all its features but l got distracted looking after two kiddos.
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Shot through the (closed) window of a moving car. Should have got the hubs to stop. Some people like the picture perfect pretty scenes of Scotland with the lochs, the trees, the heather on the mountains. I like that too but my heart skips when l come across moody scenes like this. The light in Scotland, l just can’t adequately describe it to someone who has never been here. It’s a photographers dream and worst nightmare rolled into one.

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My daughter found her feet. Now all she wants to do is run. But sometimes, just sometimes, she wants the security of holding onto one of my fingers. It’s so bittersweet.

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Life has been so busy lately that l have barely had a chance to pick up my camera, let alone post to this blog. I’ve definitely been missing it. l get withdrawal symptoms when l don’t shoot regularly. l guess it’s my ‘me’ time.

With the weather getting duller and 2 uncooperative models,  l have been practicing some food photography. It’s not easy and if l was to pursue doing this, it requires a lot more planning that l currently give it.