A few impressions of Edinburgh and the Lothians

I will try to post some images as the slow internet connection and/or laptop permits.

My Scotland is fields and hillsides of heather and wild Lupins, castles and towers, amber rivers full of peat (an ingredient of their famous whiskey), jovial Scots and the Scottish Thistle where a bee did a Braveheart showing me only his bobbing hindquarters.

I am so pleased with the detail and resolution in both zoom and panorama of my new Tamron 16-300mm. The stability also is very good. I so wanted to buy a full frame camera but at the cost, it was that or give up either Scotland or Ireland. I could not make that choice so we will be back in Ireland the middle of August.

I love the tiny castle- and what a wonderful play house it would make! It belonged to the ill fated Mary, queen of Scots  They call it her bathhouse though it’s actual use is unclear today.

So my friends, it’s off to the Highland games in Perth and then Glamis of Shakespeare’s MacBeth fame; “this castle hath a pleasant air” -and murder most foul.

tamron lens (except for infrared)

37 Comments Add yours

  1. lauramacky says:

    Oh wow. I adore the castle!! I would love to photograph that. And on the water to boot! Beautiful images! Really enjoyed these a lot. 🙂

    Like

    1. thanks Laura!! internet very bad here!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. thanks again my dear!!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome. 😀 Oh and just fyi…for our anniversary I gave Dave a book on Scotland. Sort of like a tour guide thing. I know he’s really wanting to go.

        Like

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful set if images, Cybele. Adrian

    Liked by 1 person

    1. many thanks Adrian!

      Like

  3. Such beautiful captures, Hanna! Oh, how I wish I was there! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks so much Linda- it’s beautiful here!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sue Judd says:

    Wonderful images, as ever, Cybele….I have missed loads of your posts because WordPress ‘unfollowed’ me, and this evening I thought it was odd I had seen no posts from you recently…..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. not to worry Sue- I’ve been having bad connection problems here in Scotland anyway!! thank you so much for your re-follow!!

      Like

  5. Beautiful photos collection Cybele, lovely colors !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. many thanks Della!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Hope you’re having a great trip Cybele, wonderful images 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am!! thanks Andrea! ( not very good connections though)

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Norma says:

    I love each one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. afairymind says:

    Some beautiful captures, Cybele. I love Queen Mary’s Bathhouse – such a quirky little building.:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. isn’t it! thanks Louise!

      Like

  9. Lovely gallery. I really like the infrared and the Princess Garden.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks muchly Cardinal!!

      Like

  10. Beautiful photos Cybele. I really miss living in Edinburgh. The Lothians have so much to offer. Is your wild flower field the Braid Hills in Edinburgh? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks so much moon – it’s Roslin near Rosslyn chapel! I’m not commenting a lot lately due to slow connections!

      Like

  11. Bastet says:

    What a stupendous gallery … I love the Ferris Wheel at sunset … and the water fall – oh you can almost hear it roar – and the b&w of Castle Rock … this is a fantastic post Cybele!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks so much Bast!! It’s painstaking to post with slow connection but so happy you like these!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bastet says:

        I know what you mean about slow connection dear … here since the heat started coming over super hot (40° C. again yesterday) my internet keeps blinking off and can hardly open a WP page … I just get thrown out of the internet … Was so happy to be able to see your post!

        Liked by 1 person

  12. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    stunning photos, the “The amber waters of Leith” is breathtaking
    I thought it could be the veil between worlds
    Thank you for sharing your journey in beautiful photographs
    Take Care…You Matter
    )0(
    maryrose

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thank you Lady Blue!! the connection is slow here but so glad you liked the post!!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Maria F. says:

    Oh Cybele, I also almost bought the Canon 6D which is full frame, but didn’t do it. I’m okay with the 1.6x crop factor for now. What I love are your images, and I’m checking out that new Tamron 16-300mm. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thank you Maria my friend! Yes do check that out and glad you feel the same way!!

      Like

  14. Love reading your description

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Many thanks Sharon!

      Like

  15. DG Hardy says:

    Oh ,such beautiful scenes ! Your magic eye delights, as usual. Slainte! xo DG

    >

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We will have a visit when I return!!

      Like

  16. Leanne Cole says:

    It looks so beautiful there, I wish I was there with you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. you would love it Leanne!!

      Like

Leave a Reply to Linda Arthur Tejera Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.