2nd and 3rd February 2014
Heading North to work with a school in Edinburgh I decided to dodge between the storms and check out a couple of new locations.
Smailholm Tower in the Borders of Scotland was built in the 1400s to defend against raiders in troublesome times.
Now it stands on a crag, at the end of a muddy farm track, overlooking a millpond.
I think it’s a location that has a lot of potential, especially when the reeds in the pond have grown a bit more in the Spring.
The clearing rain clouds revealed a bit of colour in what would otherwise have been a lacklustre sky.
The next morning brought more cloud and flattish indirect lighting while a lazy wind was trying to go straight me instead of going around.
There are pictures to be found here but these are not quite there yet.