The weekend before last I went out to the Kelpies sculptures at Helix park near Grangemouth. It was a pretty overcast day but these are a couple of images I took. They stand over 30metres high and sculptor Andy Scott based them on two of the clydesdale horses at Pollock Country Park in Glasgow. Duke is on the left and Baron is on the right.
I went on the tour they do and was able to go inside one of the sculptures. The interior shot is of Duke and you can see the interior support work - looking up inside the neck . Apparently 464 individual stainless steel plates were used - no two are the same.
Thought I would re activate this blog today (after many years !), kicking off with photograph of solar eclipse I took in Glasgow this morning. It was so cloudy here that I had given up in getting any kind of image. Then just as I had packed up my tripod, camera etc there was a break in the clouds and I was able to grab a few hand held shots - this being one of them.
I did some hill walking recently. Went down to Moffat in Dumfrieshire and walked the route up the side of the Grey Mare's Tail to Loch Skeen.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) manages the site. The remote wild mountainous landscape above the waterfall, coupled with its outstanding botanical richness make the reserve one of Scotland's upland jewels
The Grey Mare's Tail is a "hanging valley" waterfall: the valley was scoured out by glaciers during the last ice age leaving the outlet burn from Loch Skeen falling over 200 feet down a sheer and dangerous cliff face.You can climb up the path at the side of the waterfall and behind it to the source, Loch Skeen.
Sir Walter Scott wrote in Marmion:
Where deep deep down, and far within Toils with the rocks the roaring linn; Then issuing forth one foamy wave,