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A hill-top under red sky


07 February 2015 – There are more people out and about at the weekend, so, if I’m making photographs I tend to go out avoidingly late. This evening I was walking under weak and failing light, close to  Glasgow’s south-western… Read more >

Blacksey Burn


04 February 2015 – The sound of a drumming woodpecker broke the quiet. A dog-walker crossed above the Blacksey Burn on muddy but frozen-firm ground. The sun, diffused behind motionless thin cloud, drew a light which was bright yet shadowless…. Read more >

Driving home

02 February 2015 – Yesterday we drove the four hundred and fifty miles from Dorset back home to Glasgow. Moving through the landscape, ever northward, the sun low behind us for most of the way. The wide rectangle of the… Read more >

Difficult light

22 January 2015 – The cloud felt like it was a mile thick, heavily pressing down on the land in a sulk. Not much light made it through the layers of vapour, but what little there was emerged diffuse and… Read more >

Waiting for the boy


16 January 2015 – He’d had his computing exam this morning and chemistry this afternoon. I am looking out of the window for the boy coming home when the snow, big frothy clumps of it, begins to fall. Each passing… Read more >

Approaching storm

08 January – I had surgery on my mouth yesterday. Eating is tricky, talking is uncomfortable and my face is sore. But the sun shines and, bored of laying in bed feeling sorry for myself, I decided to dose-up on… Read more >

Dots on the map

05 January 2015 – I thought that it might be interesting to composite the Flickr maps of my edgelands photographs together with an outline of the Glasgow city boundary. By the looks of things, it may be some time before… Read more >

Wintry showers and sunny intervals

02 January 2015 – At eight-thirty this morning the cloud was so dense that it was almost dark. By eight-forty (making coffee) there was blue sky overhead. At eight-fifty (in the bath) I could hear hail pinging off the window…. Read more >

Six hours of light

27 December 2014 – At last, a fine day and the time to use it! This time of year there are little more than six hours of light and many consecutive days of continuous rain. The sun, when it appears,… Read more >

The shadow of a tower block

22 November 2014 – There are always surprises. You study the local map and spot a road you have never travelled along. Perhaps it is because the sun is shining that you make that little detour – just to see… Read more >