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Every morning…

… should ideally start with stumbling around on a hillside with the dog, falling into a bog (though I must add: the dog was smarter than that: he didn’t fall into the bog), and making photographs of snowy hills, then returning home and drinking hot coffee…

WINTER IS COMING!

Snowy tip of Ben Lomond

Snowy tip of Ben Lomond

Lochan by the Hill of Balgair, near Fintry

Lochan by the Hill of Balgair, near Fintry

Early morning sunlight falls on the Fintry Hills

Early morning sunlight falls on the Fintry Hills

A light dusting of snow in the Trossachs - and a promise of yet better weather to come!

A light dusting of snow in the Trossachs – and a promise of yet better weather to come!

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Location location location

The title of this post is taken from a really terrible – on all sorts of levels! – TV programme in the UK that I have watched bits of once or twice…

This last week I met two potential models, with whom I plan to do some interesting and in part slightly crazy photoshoots in the near future (not necessarily with the two of them together, though that is also a possibility at some time in the future). One of the very nice things to come out of these discussions is that I am thinking a lot about about locations for shoots – we have a number of ideas, and so I can link plans for landscape excursions with planning photoshoots with these two lovely models. This has to be a good thing!

An idea developed with one of the models involves a particular setup on a hillside.  I know which hillside I want to use, so I planned an exploratory return trip this weekend.  The photographs I have from my last visit are quite uninspiring, for example:

Castlelaw Hill Fort, Pentland Hills

Castlelaw Hill Fort, Pentland Hills

But today I had snow to contend with!  The car wouldn’t even get up the little road to the car park when I was out before dawn this morning, so I gave up on the idea of exploring the hill altogether – and explored some fields and woods instead!  There are some images (just the digital ones – the film ones will take a little longer) in a gallery tracing some of the changes from autumn-winter.

Castlelaw Hill, Pentland Hills

Castlelaw Hill, Pentland Hills