Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Clyde Coast

Yesterday we took a wee afternoon run down to the coast of Ayrshire. It was a gorgeous day, but later on a strong wind whipped up the sand on Girvan beach. The visibility was not great, so there was a bit of a shadow shortage. Ah well - here is a grainy image of Ailsa Craig - a volcanic plug that sits in the middle of the Firth of Clyde. For the next week, golfing fans will become very familiar with this sight as the TV crews of the world descend on Turnberry for the British Open Golf Championship. It tends to feature in panned out shots from the course. Personally I would rather sit and watch the light changing on Ailsa Craig than watch golf, but each to their own.


This is another misty view, this time of the beautiful island of Arran, taken from Girvan harbour. The profile allegedly resembles that of a sleeping warrior. I have spent countless childhood holidays studying this skyline and cannot quite see it - I am happy to keep trying though.

Boats in the harbour.


James on the beach before the sandstorm. Arran is just visible on the horizon.

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15 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

the dock and the little ones shadows are so nice little kid shadows are so fun

Hey Harriet said...

The last one is super cute! What a fun trip and fun photos. I had to chuckle about your thoughts on golf, not being a fan of watching that sport myself either :D

jabblog said...

I'm with you on the golf, too. Lovely photos, especially the last one.

just jody said...

the island of arran is an unusual shape. looks like the top of a giant man rising out of the water....i would expect to see his eyes appear next. nice shots....cute one of james.

Carin said...

That little man's shadow is os cute. Kids always love the water and sand.
Like your picture of Ailsa Craig too. Won't be seeing in on TV as I am not a golfing fan.

Sweet Repose said...

I'll take seaside shots any day, especially of the wee ones at play...SWEET!

Dorte said...

Peaceful lovely shots!

Sylvia K said...

I always love seaside shots! Take a lot of them myself and these are lovely, peaceful and mysterious. And, I love the last one! What a cutie!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Island in the mist,
what do you hide from my sight?
Why are you weeping?


My Shadow Shots

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

I see your sleeping warrior! What a beautiful place to visit!
We were down in Belize once, and they had a mountain that resembled some sort of warrior too. I guess it's easier to see mountain images than images in the clouds!!

srp said...

And this is a very cute and cuddly shadow indeed!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Great shots of a beautiful place...can't believe my Son will be around there next Wednesday...Lucky kid!!!! Thank you for sharing and visiting!

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for showing us your part of the world.

Brandi said...

I love your last two shots! Very nice! Looks like a wonderful place to be!

sunnymama said...

Aww! Love the last one especially. James looks busy :)