Saturday, July 4, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - The old farm

Today we visited an old farm in the Scottish Borders, near a beautiful wee village called Moniaive. It was quite a dull and drizzly day so not too many shadow opportunities, but I did manage one or two shots.


The view out from the old byre (cow shed).

A forgotten trailer.


A close up of some dry stane dyke (traditional Scottish stone walling)

I loved this wonderful old tree.

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16 comments:

Sarah said...

THe farm sounds interesting. I love that tree!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a lovely, fascinating place to wander! Beautiful, subtle shadows!

Sylvia K said...

A lovely looking place and such lovely, soft shadows!

Sweet Repose said...

Thank you for the mini tour of a land so far away from the states...it has always been my dream to wander your hills...someday perhaps...it was cloudy and drizzly all day here today too, I took my shots yesterday in the early morning sun up.

MonikaRose said...

Hello, great shadow shots you have there..thank you for sharing..have a fab day..cya MonikaRose :)

Hey Harriet said...

These are great shots and I love that last one of the tree with the roots weirdly wrapped around it! How cool!

Margaret Gosden said...

The crevice in the rocks is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Hi, thanks for visiting!
It's great that your daughter has established her own outdoor classroom. The Forest School ethos is great-all about using nature to learn while learning about it in turn. Also letting children follow their own interests and direct their own learning while the adults are there as facilitators. The feedback from established Forest School groups shows the increase in children's self-esteem, confidence and ability to work with others and has an impact on all areas of learning. My course was paid for by the local authority as they are trying to get one leader trained in every school. It seems to be a spreading phenomenon so you never know, the funding might become available eventually! Good luck to her anyway.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend the day.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Looking at your shadow shots bring me back to my childhood life.

So calm, peaceful & great to live around here.

Have a blissful Sunday.

twobarkingdogs said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Please stop by and say hello, and check out my shadow shot!

ginger said...

that tree is FANTASTIC! so beautiful!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love your pics! My son is flying to New Castle on the 14th to visit his English friends...I'll make sure to show him your lovely pictures, I'm sure he'll inspired to take some of his own during his trip!

just jody said...

what wonderful shots. great shadows and one awesome tree!

David Zen-Kennedy said...

Jacqui - I love the photos of the farm. The shadow, the area between the rocks, in the old stone wall makes for a very interesting shape. The blade of grass that bisects the picture is one of my favorite ways that a photograph is composed. . . I love when something unexpected intrudes as if to say. . . I shall be noticed as well.

Ourhomeschool said...

Lovely shots! My favorite is the old tree. I'm sure to see the whole thing was even better! How fascinating.