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Andy Stuart has been at 13 events

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Landscape Photography Community9,451Landscape Photography Community:  The Blue Hour General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the blue hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 9, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour2014-06-02 22:00:00533  
The Photoshop Show2,028The Live comment stream will be here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1b6omj9kv5lqge01i7etdeeq2k On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn  will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this. "After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls". My Website is  www.weatherandsky.com Your loyal hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford will be joined by producer +Dave Bell and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes and +Dan Hughes  #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0061  
UK Photography Community350,439A 'Seasonal' event for the UKPC Members only please. If you are not a member and would like to join please see our about page for details. +UK Photography Community  *3 PICTURES EACH - MAX!!* Seasonal imagesUKPC HOLIDAY SEASON PICTURE SHARING EVENT2013-12-23 15:30:0060  
Sheila B. DuBois47,536Going to attempt to sing.   Doesn't matter if your on key or not. The  main thing is if one enjoy singing then lift up your voice and sing!.  Silent Night2013-12-23 06:26:2326  
Billy Wilson1,546,534Joined by:  -Scottish Photographer Andy Stuart (http://stuartimages.co.uk).  -UK YouTuber Francesca Carlino (https://youtube.com/FransFlogs). -MISS HOLLAND & CO (https://youtube.com/MissHollandUSA). -Photographer Jordan Oram (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Musical Guest Christina Cecrle (https://youtube.com/ChristinaMC11) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. Tibby & I are excited! The show will be live on Friday at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific/9pm for the UK here & on my YouTube: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BillyWilsond  Site/Blog: http://www.thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#87 European Edition: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Christina Cecrle2013-11-29 22:00:0047  
Robert SKREINER1,222,034@102506901448022034742  ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Your TOP Bird Photos* includes all  Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc. *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● Please *share* this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 5 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles ● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● You can always change your photos during the contest,     if you delete before your previous photos! ● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!    There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538   ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄* will be shared also at the Page: @102506901448022034742  *The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄* will be also shared at the G+ Page @110538600381916983600  *The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948   All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of  @117000139571713536948 & @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742   #birdloversworldwide   @110538600381916983600 @112840736235573716407  @118354348104191320538  @105124330145456519952  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383  @115580685364349575355  @105782727431661976037 @114507611997390703788  @102551956772228628364  @107009098215521569646  @104047237564402491584 @112271908611925541359  @112271908611925541359 @102664053835780029639  @112527225704468158520 @102202857193383470434  @105798359393030559274 @103374725189855996747 @110806949181190360839  @101843523903788031573 @117985549028905293535 +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00794  
Robert SKREINER1,222,034@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  
UK Photography Community350,439The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of Flora photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *SIX*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than Six images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to 08:00 Wednesday 29th May . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Floral2013-05-23 07:00:00124  
Jeanne Garbarino140,291The United States is falling behind when it comes to science education.  The current standards on which K-12 science curricula is built is inconsistent across the states, and often very vague, leaving many teachers without the appropriate guidance.  To address these issues, many states, including NY, have joined forces to come up with a set of voluntary standards intended to significantly improve how science is presented and taught to students.  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Education, will be ready for state adoption this winter.  Will scientists and educators be ready?  At this event, we will provide many opportunities to discuss the different facets of NGSS, as well as highlight innovative ways to bring science into the classroom.  The ultimate goal is to improve the dialogue between educators and scientists in order to help best prepare our future generations and improve science literacy in the US. Keynote Address: Chris Emdin, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University Panel Discussion: Makers, DIY, and Gaming in the NGSS ClassroomImproving Dialogue between Scientists & Educators: Implications for NGSS2013-03-09 19:00:0025  
Ali Elhajj28,977Join us for a discussion with Canadian glamour and wedding photographer +Joe Pearson.  Joe will be presenting a live model shoot in-studio focusing on beauty lighting.   If you've ever wondered about the ins & outs of an in-studio shoot, this is the hangout for you! We will be broadcasting on the +Vidcast Network  as well as on Hangouts on Air and will also be taking questions via chat.  PlusPhotoShow OnAir in-Studio Shoot2013-02-12 02:45:0027  
UK Photography Community350,439*PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF THE NATIVE BRITISH TREES* photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.*_        ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *__________________________________________________________________* *A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF THREE IMAGES PER PERSON*  _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *PLEASE DON'T POST ALL OF YOUR IMAGES IN ONE GO, PLEASE TRY TO STAGGER YOUR ENTRY'S* *IMAGES MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU* *__________________________________________________________________* *please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap* *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a Tree or Trees in the United Kingdom or Crown Dependencies. Please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                 ↓ *this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event* *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community  ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris  *info only* - What are Crown Dependencies? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies *What are native trees?* The UK's native trees are usually defined as trees that arrived and grew here naturally after tYour images of NATIVE BRITISH TREES2013-02-06 20:00:0084  
UK Photography Community350,439JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED  ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNER *PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *NO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES* *BUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is an ALL WEEK LONG event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00200  
UK Photography Community350,439_The +UK Photography Community cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of images photographed in United Kingdom, shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions_                        *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*               *this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ *Your image/s MUST have been photographed in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's relevance to the UK* *THREE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community   *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles*  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  Find out when this Event *starts* in your time zone here http://goo.gl/bBTGe Event will be open for posting images from 6pm GMT (ish) this Friday 12th October 2012 - you will not be able to add images until then - Event *closes* Monday 15th October 2012.  See link for your time zone http://goo.gl/VkaDx  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  ADMINS: A~ Z by region *London ReA CELEBRATION OF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM2012-10-15 18:00:00215  

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (58 comments, 66 reshares, 1314 +1s)Open 

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (58 comments, 66 reshares, 1314 +1s)Open 

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (58 comments, 66 reshares, 1314 +1s)Open 

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

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2015-07-29 01:38:45 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Iconic Forth Bridge
Recognised by UNESCO inscribed the bridge as a World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015, recognising it as
"an extraordinary and impressive milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel."  
The sixth World Heritage Site to be inscribed in Scotland.

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth has a total length of 8,296 feet (2,528.7 m) designed by the Engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker.  The longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1917 and remains the second longest today. 

Construction of the bridge began in 1882 and it was opened on 4 March 1890 by the Prince of Wales. At its peak, approximately 4,600 workers were employed on its construction. Wilhelm Westhofenre... more »

The Iconic Forth Bridge
Recognised by UNESCO inscribed the bridge as a World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015, recognising it as
"an extraordinary and impressive milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel."  
The sixth World Heritage Site to be inscribed in Scotland.

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth has a total length of 8,296 feet (2,528.7 m) designed by the Engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker.  The longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1917 and remains the second longest today. 

Construction of the bridge began in 1882 and it was opened on 4 March 1890 by the Prince of Wales. At its peak, approximately 4,600 workers were employed on its construction. Wilhelm Westhofen recorded in 1890 that 57 lives were lost during construction; but in 2005 the Forth Bridge Memorial Committee and a team of local historians set out to name all those who died. As of 2009, 73 deaths have been connected with the construction of the bridge and its immediate aftermath. Of the 73 recorded deaths, 38 were as a result of falling, 9 of being crushed, 9 drowned, 8 struck by a falling object, 3 died in a fire in a bothy, 1 of caisson disease, and the cause of five deaths is unknown.

There are plans for a visitors centre to the bridge, which would include a viewing platform on top of the North Queensferry side or a  bridge climbing experience to the South Queensferry side, which should be worth a visit. 

#ForthBridge   #FirthOfForth   #edinburgh   #scotland   #unesco   #bridge   #bridgephotography   #hdrphoto   #hdrphotography   #hdr   #worldheritage   #iconic   #AndyStuArt   +Frank Garufi Jr. +Scott Fritz +Ron Jackson +Boris Gorelik +Shefali Burns +Eileen A. McAllister +Elaine Lindsay +Robert Redl +Steven Rennie +Andy Gray +Olivier Du Tré +Rodney Pike ___

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2015-07-28 13:39:47 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

West Wemyss Tolbooth is of the 18th century, today a badly eroded panel with the family coat of arms states that the Tolbooth was erected
"for the cribbing of vice and service to crown by David, 4th Earl of Wemyss [1628-1720]."

For this purpose it had "prison" cells at ground floor with entrances in the pend which have since been sealed. The tower was converted from a pigeon loft to clock tower in 1901, on top of the tower is a gold weathervane depicting a swan, the Wemyss family symbol.

Locals once referred to the 16th century port and village of West Wemyss as the "Haven Town of Wemyss" and were proud of its status as a burgh of barony, granted by King James IV in 1511. Initially its economy was based on salt-making though it had a harbour by 1621. In the 19th century, the town became dominated by the coal industry.

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West Wemyss Tolbooth is of the 18th century, today a badly eroded panel with the family coat of arms states that the Tolbooth was erected
"for the cribbing of vice and service to crown by David, 4th Earl of Wemyss [1628-1720]."

For this purpose it had "prison" cells at ground floor with entrances in the pend which have since been sealed. The tower was converted from a pigeon loft to clock tower in 1901, on top of the tower is a gold weathervane depicting a swan, the Wemyss family symbol.

Locals once referred to the 16th century port and village of West Wemyss as the "Haven Town of Wemyss" and were proud of its status as a burgh of barony, granted by King James IV in 1511. Initially its economy was based on salt-making though it had a harbour by 1621. In the 19th century, the town became dominated by the coal industry.

#Tolbooth   #WestWemyss   #Fife   #scotland   #historic   #building   #traditional   #architecture   #clocktower   #civicbuilding   #urbanphotography   #urban   #history  ___

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2015-07-27 07:52:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Check out YouPic it's a really good photography website

Check out YouPic it's a really good photography website___

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2015-07-25 01:45:49 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Stirling Castle
The magnificent imposing historic citadel stands high above the Central Belt of Scotland a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding the furthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, until the Forth Bridge was completed in the 1890s, made it an important fortification from the earliest times. This stronghold was considered so important that it was seen as the Key to Scotland, whoever held Stirling controlled Scotland. As a result the Castle was besieged many times one such siege led to the Battle of Bannockburn when Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick, King Robert's younger brother, agreed with the English Commander Sir Philip Mowbray that the English had to relieve him with a year or he'd surrender the castle. The castle towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’svic... more »

Stirling Castle
The magnificent imposing historic citadel stands high above the Central Belt of Scotland a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding the furthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, until the Forth Bridge was completed in the 1890s, made it an important fortification from the earliest times. This stronghold was considered so important that it was seen as the Key to Scotland, whoever held Stirling controlled Scotland. As a result the Castle was besieged many times one such siege led to the Battle of Bannockburn when Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick, King Robert's younger brother, agreed with the English Commander Sir Philip Mowbray that the English had to relieve him with a year or he'd surrender the castle. The castle towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the English in the summer of 1314.

#StirlingCastle   #Stirling   #Stirlingshire   #Scotland   #castle   #historical   #historic   #HistoricScotland   #history   #ScottishWarsOfIndependence   #WilliamWallace   #RobertTheBruce   #Edward_I   #BattleOfBannockburn   #BattleOfStirlingBridge   #ScottishIndependence  
#trees   #photography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-07-18 21:58:16 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Loch Lomond
Taken during a recent trip to the open days of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh with my eldest daughter.  We stayed overnight before and after the open days, which gave me some spare time for a spot of photography. This was my first visit to the Bonny Banks and I can't wait to go back the photo opportunities there are truly endless.

Some Basic Information About Loch Lomond
The beauty of this area is well known having been immortalised in song and as part of Scotland's oldest National Park, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the largest, by area, freshwater loch in Britain, being 24 miles long, between 5 miles and 3/4 of a mile wide to a depth of up to 620 feet (190m). Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, which is the boundary between the Lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands. Historically the Loch... more »

Loch Lomond
Taken during a recent trip to the open days of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh with my eldest daughter.  We stayed overnight before and after the open days, which gave me some spare time for a spot of photography. This was my first visit to the Bonny Banks and I can't wait to go back the photo opportunities there are truly endless.

Some Basic Information About Loch Lomond
The beauty of this area is well known having been immortalised in song and as part of Scotland's oldest National Park, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the largest, by area, freshwater loch in Britain, being 24 miles long, between 5 miles and 3/4 of a mile wide to a depth of up to 620 feet (190m). Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, which is the boundary between the Lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands. Historically the Loch formed part of the boundary between Stirling Shire and Dunbarton Shire. Currently the loch is split between the council areas of Stirling, Argyll and Bute, and West Dunbarton Shire. Its southern shores are about 14 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city making it a very popular location for people who want to enjoy the loch both on and off the water. The National Park Authority have tried to achieve a balance between land-based tourists and loch users.

#Loch_Lomond   #scotland   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #photography   #Scotland_photography  ___

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2015-07-16 15:02:17 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Light Hill
Evening spring sun peeks through the cloud to floodlight a small hill with two wind turbines and a couple of rows of mature beech trees. This scene is overlooked by a shaded Foundland hill under a battleship grey sky.
#Scotland   #Aberdeenshire   #Foundland   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #photography   #photographer   #weeee  

Light Hill
Evening spring sun peeks through the cloud to floodlight a small hill with two wind turbines and a couple of rows of mature beech trees. This scene is overlooked by a shaded Foundland hill under a battleship grey sky.
#Scotland   #Aberdeenshire   #Foundland   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #photography   #photographer   #weeee  ___

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2015-07-11 20:17:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Check out this site there is some great photography there.

Check out this site there is some great photography there.___

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2015-04-05 22:40:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is sooo Cool, but how?

This is sooo Cool, but how?___

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2015-04-02 23:59:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Daily Record poll on who won the Leaders debate, current standings:
Nicola Sturgeon  72.7% 
Ed Miliband          14.3%
David Cameron     6.5%
Nigel Farage          3.9%
Natalie Bennett     1.3%
Leanne Wood        1.3%
Nick Clegg             0.0%

The good news for the SNP continues:
During the debate the SNP received  over 1,600 application for membership and across social media people in England are asking the SNP to field candidates across the UK because they want to vote SNP!!

#GE15   #VoteSNP   #leadersdebate   #bbcqt  

The Daily Record poll on who won the Leaders debate, current standings:
Nicola Sturgeon  72.7% 
Ed Miliband          14.3%
David Cameron     6.5%
Nigel Farage          3.9%
Natalie Bennett     1.3%
Leanne Wood        1.3%
Nick Clegg             0.0%

The good news for the SNP continues:
During the debate the SNP received  over 1,600 application for membership and across social media people in England are asking the SNP to field candidates across the UK because they want to vote SNP!!

#GE15   #VoteSNP   #leadersdebate   #bbcqt  ___

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2015-03-28 22:41:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great news for Scotland.
#GE15   #VoteSNP  

#GE15 #VoteSNP___Great news for Scotland.
#GE15   #VoteSNP  

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2015-03-27 23:49:07 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-27 23:45:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The work of my good friend +Rodney Pike if you don't follow him already - what are you waiting for?

Recent Interview
http://blog.flyrice.com/post/114660124263/rodney-pike-artist-interview___The work of my good friend +Rodney Pike if you don't follow him already - what are you waiting for?

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2015-03-25 18:52:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Please drop in to my 500px account, to rate and comment on this image, others to if you so wish.  Many thanks.
  

Please drop in to my 500px account, to rate and comment on this image, others to if you so wish.  Many thanks.
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2015-03-21 23:12:36 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Corgarff Castle & The Solar Eclipse
Under the partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015, this scene made me wonder how many people have witnessed this scene throughout history. It was a wild and woolly morning which just served to highlight the bleak, stark, uncompromising and austere setting of this formidable small castle.

Corgarff Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is within the boundaries of Cairngorm National Park, one of only two in Scotland. This Historic Scotland Property is open to the public between 1 April - 30 September - 7 days a week between 9:30am - 5:30pm.

Corgarff’s story is really two stories. The first takes us from the middle of the 16th century, when the tower was built, through to the close of the 17th century, when it was abandoned. This was the castle’s heyday, when it served as the impressive fortified home of theFor... more »

Corgarff Castle & The Solar Eclipse
Under the partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015, this scene made me wonder how many people have witnessed this scene throughout history. It was a wild and woolly morning which just served to highlight the bleak, stark, uncompromising and austere setting of this formidable small castle.

Corgarff Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is within the boundaries of Cairngorm National Park, one of only two in Scotland. This Historic Scotland Property is open to the public between 1 April - 30 September - 7 days a week between 9:30am - 5:30pm.

Corgarff’s story is really two stories. The first takes us from the middle of the 16th century, when the tower was built, through to the close of the 17th century, when it was abandoned. This was the castle’s heyday, when it served as the impressive fortified home of the Forbeses of Corgarff.

The second story takes us from the mid-18th century, when the tower was turned into soldiers’ barracks, through to 1831, when the army abandoned it. For those 95 years, the redcoats in the old tower patrolled Strathdon, hunting down Jacobite sympathisers. Latterly they helped the excisemen stamp out the illegal production and smuggling of whisky.  The arrival of the redcoats after the Battle of Culloden in 1746 resulted in the tower house being gutted internally and transformed into soldiers’ barracks. The high stone-vaulted ceiling of the old hall was removed and an extra timber floor inserted, thereby providing accommodation for the commanding officer, three non-commissioned officers and up to 42 men. Outside, the courtyard buildings and surrounding wall were demolished. They were replaced with two single-storey pavilions and the star-shaped wall, equipped with musket-loops, that gives Corgarff its unrivalled appearance.___

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2015-03-08 02:12:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Don't be surprised to see a coalition between Labour and the Tories to lessen the power of the SNP ironically that could make them the Official Opposition. The paranoia is that high in England that this is a serious possibility in the event of a hung parliament especially if the Libdem vote collapses in the way that has been predicted. Interesting times #voteSNP #GE15

Don't be surprised to see a coalition between Labour and the Tories to lessen the power of the SNP ironically that could make them the Official Opposition. The paranoia is that high in England that this is a serious possibility in the event of a hung parliament especially if the Libdem vote collapses in the way that has been predicted. Interesting times #voteSNP #GE15___

2014-12-25 12:37:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

 Merry Christmas to all 

 Merry Christmas to all ___

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2014-12-21 07:39:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Caught out again - People are Worse off on zero hours contracts than unemployed.

Caught out again - People are Worse off on zero hours contracts than unemployed.___

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2014-12-17 06:14:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-12 11:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Cameron following the same, if slightly more sanitised, policies  as the Third Reich the irony  of this image is striking.

"Arbeit macht frei" translates as "Work makes you free," not with this UK government, with record levels of in work poor, a dramatic rise in Food Bank referrals (up over 400% in the last 12 months) and in an energy rich country people are going cold (some will undoubtedly die as a result).  People who are sick, disabled, or belonged to a foreign race are deprived of their human rights (they will scrap the Human Rights Bill if re-elected), the sick or disabled are subjected to a humiliating test intended to deprive them of the financial support they need to survive and immigrants are depicted as a threat to the British way of life and the livelihoods of the indigenous population (despite the opposite being true).

Cameron following the same, if slightly more sanitised, policies  as the Third Reich the irony  of this image is striking.

"Arbeit macht frei" translates as "Work makes you free," not with this UK government, with record levels of in work poor, a dramatic rise in Food Bank referrals (up over 400% in the last 12 months) and in an energy rich country people are going cold (some will undoubtedly die as a result).  People who are sick, disabled, or belonged to a foreign race are deprived of their human rights (they will scrap the Human Rights Bill if re-elected), the sick or disabled are subjected to a humiliating test intended to deprive them of the financial support they need to survive and immigrants are depicted as a threat to the British way of life and the livelihoods of the indigenous population (despite the opposite being true).___

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2014-11-22 01:13:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is of serious concern to all in Western Europe.

This is of serious concern to all in Western Europe.___

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2014-11-07 00:28:32 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

British mainstream journalists don't back free speech
The British press will need to become more independent and honest or risk withering on the vine.  RT will be a breath of fresh air to media in the UK.

From the Guardian's Website:
RT’s international stations have always strived to simply deliver news that people are struggling to get elsewhere. And despite these “funny” / fear-mongering UK press pieces, it seems that this is exactly what many are expecting of RT’s new UK channel.

People commenting on the Guardian website agreed:

- At least it might prove a bit of an antidote to the BBC / ITV / CHANNEL 5 news broadcasts from Tory HQ??

- Its coverage of the Scottish referendum was pretty fair and balanced, I thought, unlike some other broadcasters closer to home.

- Russia Today provide balance to the UKmedia. C... more »

British mainstream journalists don't back free speech
The British press will need to become more independent and honest or risk withering on the vine.  RT will be a breath of fresh air to media in the UK.

From the Guardian's Website:
RT’s international stations have always strived to simply deliver news that people are struggling to get elsewhere. And despite these “funny” / fear-mongering UK press pieces, it seems that this is exactly what many are expecting of RT’s new UK channel.

People commenting on the Guardian website agreed:

- At least it might prove a bit of an antidote to the BBC / ITV / CHANNEL 5 news broadcasts from Tory HQ??

- Its coverage of the Scottish referendum was pretty fair and balanced, I thought, unlike some other broadcasters closer to home.

- Russia Today provide balance to the UK media. Counters a narrative and provides a platform for alternative voice. For that I'm grateful they exist in the UK.

- RT is more reliable now than our dear old graun. Great news that we will have another source to compare with what currently passes for journalism in the UK. How UK's oligarch press barons and the elitist London establishment must hate that!

#mediabias   #uknews   #UKmedia   #russiatoday   #honestpress   #goodnews  ___

2014-10-18 22:22:11 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

End of a stressful week and the weeks to come are just going to get worse, my wife (Sylvia) was diagnosed with Breast Cancer earlier in the week. Even typing this is hard, but she is the one that needs support, as do the kids, difficult times lie ahead for all of us. Next hospital visit 30th of this month, when hopefully we will get to know more, but I fear that it could take a further visit for us to be much wiser regarding treatment, etc. Meanwhile we are just going through the motions.

#health   #cancer   #breastcancer   #breastcancerawareness   #breastcancersurvivor   #stress   #worrying  
+Shefali Burns +Eileen A. McAllister +Elaine Lindsay +Frank Garufi Jr. +Sandy Schepis +Dolidh Young +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Lord Parker +Mike Downes +Scott Fritz +Andy Gray +Ron Jackson +Robert Redl +Mike Searle +Brooke Brown +Cliff Roth +Rodney Pike +Joseph Puglisi +RyanVan Sickle +HEATHER FAY +... more »

End of a stressful week and the weeks to come are just going to get worse, my wife (Sylvia) was diagnosed with Breast Cancer earlier in the week. Even typing this is hard, but she is the one that needs support, as do the kids, difficult times lie ahead for all of us. Next hospital visit 30th of this month, when hopefully we will get to know more, but I fear that it could take a further visit for us to be much wiser regarding treatment, etc. Meanwhile we are just going through the motions.

#health   #cancer   #breastcancer   #breastcancerawareness   #breastcancersurvivor   #stress   #worrying  
+Shefali Burns +Eileen A. McAllister +Elaine Lindsay +Frank Garufi Jr. +Sandy Schepis +Dolidh Young +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Lord Parker +Mike Downes +Scott Fritz +Andy Gray +Ron Jackson +Robert Redl +Mike Searle +Brooke Brown +Cliff Roth +Rodney Pike +Joseph Puglisi +Ryan Van Sickle +HEATHER FAY +Heidi Anne Morris ___

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2014-10-15 02:28:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-12 15:16:47 (51 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Regardless of which side of the Independence debate your on this is a MUST READ

It answers one key question:
If we are subsidy junkies why is Westminster fighting so hard to keep hold of a country inside the union that, according to them, are a drain on the UK exchequer?

#scotland   #indyref   #indyref2014   #politics   #economy   #economics   #bettertogether   #ukok   #nothanks   #yesscotland   #yes   #voteyes   #voteyes2014   #voteyesscotland   #dotherightthing   #scotlandvoteyes  

Regardless of which side of the Independence debate your on this is a MUST READ

It answers one key question:
If we are subsidy junkies why is Westminster fighting so hard to keep hold of a country inside the union that, according to them, are a drain on the UK exchequer?

#scotland   #indyref   #indyref2014   #politics   #economy   #economics   #bettertogether   #ukok   #nothanks   #yesscotland   #yes   #voteyes   #voteyes2014   #voteyesscotland   #dotherightthing   #scotlandvoteyes  ___

2014-09-06 04:04:32 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Scottish Independence Referendum

Make your own educated, informed decision

That is the key, read the question, understand what it's asking:

Should Scotland be an Independent Country?

 That is it nice and simple, so why is it important to read it and understand what is being asked? Because the media have  twisted the debate onto subjects that have nothing whatsoever to do with the question being asked and we let them. You are not being asked to endorse any Policies  (taxation, costed plans, etc) , Politicians (Alex Salmond, Alastair Darling, etc) or Political Parties (SNP, Labour, etc)  those decisions will be made by us in the 2016 election, when all political parties (maybe including some that don't exist yet) set out their costed vision for Scotland.

We are being asked if we believe anyone canmak... more »

Scottish Independence Referendum

Make your own educated, informed decision

That is the key, read the question, understand what it's asking:

Should Scotland be an Independent Country?

 That is it nice and simple, so why is it important to read it and understand what is being asked? Because the media have  twisted the debate onto subjects that have nothing whatsoever to do with the question being asked and we let them. You are not being asked to endorse any Policies  (taxation, costed plans, etc) , Politicians (Alex Salmond, Alastair Darling, etc) or Political Parties (SNP, Labour, etc)  those decisions will be made by us in the 2016 election, when all political parties (maybe including some that don't exist yet) set out their costed vision for Scotland.

We are being asked if we believe anyone can make better decisions for Scotland than the people who live here.

Lets think about that for a second; would you give your next door neighbour your pay cheque every month and ask them to pay your bills and give you some pocket money, they can keep what is left over to pay for the new conservatory they are building, pay the interest on their debts (which they are still running up)?   This neighbour earns significantly less than you do, but the had a private education, there are more people living next door and the house is bigger than yours.  You only get to say how you spend your pocket money and your neighbour tells you how much they will give you.  Is this sounding like a good deal?  
No!
Why not that is what Scotland is doing right now!!!

The evidence is clear that we have a bad deal as part of the UK:

The UK government have imposed policies on Scotland that Scottish MPs voted overwhelmingly against,

Of the 1500 politicians at Westminster (both houses) Scotland elect 59 that is a mere 3.9%  - No Democracy there,  

have run up £1.5 Trillion debt and it's growing by the minute,

have created one of the most unequal societies in the developed world, Five families have more wealth than over 20% of the population

have plunged 820,00 people into poverty,  

poverty in Scotland has more than doubled in 30 years,

19% of children (180,000) are living in poverty,  

for the first time ever, more working age adults living in poverty are in working households than out-of-work households,
this list of injustices goes on and on. 

Here is what world renowned organisations have said about the situation in Scotland: 

Oxfam have said " unacceptable levels of poverty that exists in one of the richest countries (Scotland) in the world ."  
They also said
 " The increase in the number of people living in poverty in Scotland is deeply concerning with the rise amongst children particularly worrying ."  

The Poverty  Alliance have said
" Scottish food banks opened their doors and provided food to 71,428 men, women and children a 400% increase and five times the number of new food banks compared to the previous financial year."  

Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance said:  
“We welcome the recent Scottish Government announcement of £1m to support food banks but it is important that we tackle the underlying causes of poverty."

He also said  
“It is extremely concerning to see yet another dramatic rise in the number of people relying on food banks to feed themselves and their families. 
Low wages and a punitive sanctions regime are forcing people into destitution
It is unacceptable that in 21st century Scotland that people are struggling to feed themselves.

A NO vote IS endorsing this as acceptable for 21st century Scotland

Well it is NOT acceptable not now, not ever.

#indyref   #indyref2014   #scotland   #politics   #bettertogether   #ukok   #nothanks   #yesscotland   #voteyes   #voteyes2014   #voteyesscotland   #independence   #scottishindependence   #scottishreferendum   #dotherightthing   #YES   #dontblowit   #thisistooimportant   #bbcindyref   #bbcbias   #povertyinscotland   #poverty   #leavetheUK   #lies   #westminsterlies   #westminstercoruption   #aye   #voteaye   #forDemocracy   #selfdetermination   ___

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2014-08-15 22:11:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Very interesting. The UK are subject of a UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities inquiry for systematic and grave violations against disabled people in the UK. They have a very high threshold before an inquiry can be started, an allegation must be established and the government has to have not taken any action to rectify the situation. Watch this video from 1:05:00
Thank you for sharing this, there are thousands, if not millions, of disabled people in the UK who are awaiting the ruling of this committee.  

Very interesting. The UK are subject of a UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities inquiry for systematic and grave violations against disabled people in the UK. They have a very high threshold before an inquiry can be started, an allegation must be established and the government has to have not taken any action to rectify the situation. Watch this video from 1:05:00
Thank you for sharing this, there are thousands, if not millions, of disabled people in the UK who are awaiting the ruling of this committee.  ___

2014-07-04 22:36:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.
I hope that we will join you by taking our place on the world stage as an Independent country.

I'll be back on G+ in September, I'm busy campaigning as there are only 76 days left to secure a YES vote so that we can celebrate our own Independence Day in 2016.

#independenceday     #yesscotland   #indyref   #voteyes   #scotland   #independence   #dotherightthing   #YES  

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.
I hope that we will join you by taking our place on the world stage as an Independent country.

I'll be back on G+ in September, I'm busy campaigning as there are only 76 days left to secure a YES vote so that we can celebrate our own Independence Day in 2016.

#independenceday     #yesscotland   #indyref   #voteyes   #scotland   #independence   #dotherightthing   #YES  ___

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2014-06-10 05:43:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

*Scottish Independence Referendum
Review Week 2.*

Some shocking information in here, it's another must watch.

#indyref   #scotland   #YesScotland   #referendum   #independencereferendum

*Scottish Independence Referendum
Review Week 2.*

Some shocking information in here, it's another must watch.

#indyref   #scotland   #YesScotland   #referendum   #independencereferendum___

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2014-06-03 00:19:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Outstanding work Stephen this is going everywhere I think it will be viewed.  Keep it up mate.

Outstanding work Stephen this is going everywhere I think it will be viewed.  Keep it up mate.___

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2014-06-02 00:30:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Almost exactly what I was saying to one of my children earlier after something we'd been watching on TV.  We need timber, but we also need forests. Clear felling doesn't make sense, it destroys habitat, contributes to mass extinction, poverty and desertification.  If we harvested 1 tree in every 50 and planted two in there stead we would have a forest that had a range of ages of tree, we'd preserve the biodiversity and habitats, thereby preserving all those species we have not discovered yet among them could be the species that leads to a cure for a serious medical condition. It really is common sense, so why aren't we smart enough to actually follow the plan?  Surely it's not that difficult?

Almost exactly what I was saying to one of my children earlier after something we'd been watching on TV.  We need timber, but we also need forests. Clear felling doesn't make sense, it destroys habitat, contributes to mass extinction, poverty and desertification.  If we harvested 1 tree in every 50 and planted two in there stead we would have a forest that had a range of ages of tree, we'd preserve the biodiversity and habitats, thereby preserving all those species we have not discovered yet among them could be the species that leads to a cure for a serious medical condition. It really is common sense, so why aren't we smart enough to actually follow the plan?  Surely it's not that difficult?___

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2014-05-30 03:33:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Scottish Independence Debate
A must read in the Independence debate, a historic view of "Better Together" promises.

Scottish Independence Debate
A must read in the Independence debate, a historic view of "Better Together" promises.___

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2014-05-05 09:06:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Apart from being a complete tool, whom I doubt was educated beyond P1, why is he wearing THAT shirt?  No self respecting Scot would touch, let alone wear an England shirt.

Apart from being a complete tool, whom I doubt was educated beyond P1, why is he wearing THAT shirt?  No self respecting Scot would touch, let alone wear an England shirt.___

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2014-04-26 06:08:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Comedy Gold, I've not laughed so much for a long time

Comedy Gold, I've not laughed so much for a long time___

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2014-04-11 22:40:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Iraq - Jaafari Personal Status Law

This is truly abhorrent, effectively this legalises rape, pedeophillia, imprisonment of girls & women by their husbands, slavery and sets women's rights back millenia. 

Included in this law:

- No minimum age for marriage;
- A facility to divorce a 9 year old girl;
- Makes it illegal for a girl to resist her "Husband's" advances;
- Makes it illegal for a female to leave the house without her husbands permission;
- Enable a girl's father to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf.
 
Is this what our servicemen & women died for in Iraq ???

Act NOW.

#politics   #womensrightsarehumanrights   #womensrights   #iraq   #justice   #humanrights   #childrensrights   #action  +FrankGarufi Jr... more »

Iraq - Jaafari Personal Status Law

This is truly abhorrent, effectively this legalises rape, pedeophillia, imprisonment of girls & women by their husbands, slavery and sets women's rights back millenia. 

Included in this law:

- No minimum age for marriage;
- A facility to divorce a 9 year old girl;
- Makes it illegal for a girl to resist her "Husband's" advances;
- Makes it illegal for a female to leave the house without her husbands permission;
- Enable a girl's father to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf.
 
Is this what our servicemen & women died for in Iraq ???

Act NOW.

#politics   #womensrightsarehumanrights   #womensrights   #iraq   #justice   #humanrights   #childrensrights   #action  +Frank Garufi Jr. +Shefali Burns +Lord Parker +Mike Downes +Elaine Lindsay +World News&EveryThing AbouT Life +matthew rappaport +Linda Dee +Larry Elder +Eileen A. McAllister ___

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2014-04-03 03:29:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I have been meaning to share this with you  all for a wee while, ImageBrief is a great way to sell images.  

How it works
The world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers use ImageBrief to find the images they need.
ImageBrief posts them to their website and email you the briefs that fit with your genres.
You submit your images to ImageBrief via their website.
If your work is selected they pay top $.

It's well worth joining and submitting your work.  Good luck I hope you land some briefs.  

#marketing   #advice   #photographytips   #marketingonline   #marketingphotography   

I have been meaning to share this with you  all for a wee while, ImageBrief is a great way to sell images.  

How it works
The world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers use ImageBrief to find the images they need.
ImageBrief posts them to their website and email you the briefs that fit with your genres.
You submit your images to ImageBrief via their website.
If your work is selected they pay top $.

It's well worth joining and submitting your work.  Good luck I hope you land some briefs.  

#marketing   #advice   #photographytips   #marketingonline   #marketingphotography   ___

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2014-03-30 04:09:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My Son and I
These shots were Not taken by me.   They were taken by the mother of one of the players of the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Rugby Club U18 team for which Robbie plays and I'm assistant coach. 

#rugbyunion   #rugby   #scotland   #aberdeen   #u18  

My Son and I
These shots were Not taken by me.   They were taken by the mother of one of the players of the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Rugby Club U18 team for which Robbie plays and I'm assistant coach. 

#rugbyunion   #rugby   #scotland   #aberdeen   #u18  ___

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2014-03-07 00:54:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Tufted Duck Ducklings
Aythya fuligula
I was taken by these cute ducklings scrambling over stones almost as big as they are and how the lead duckling appears to be in conversation with it's sibling.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the Scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.

#tuftedduck   #duckling   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdspecieslink   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto  #naturephotograp... more »

Tufted Duck Ducklings
Aythya fuligula
I was taken by these cute ducklings scrambling over stones almost as big as they are and how the lead duckling appears to be in conversation with it's sibling.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the Scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.

#tuftedduck   #duckling   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdspecieslink   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographer   #duck   #duckphotography   #northumberland   #england   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #aythya_fuligula   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #rspb  ___

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2014-03-02 23:07:45 (58 comments, 66 reshares, 1314 +1s)Open 

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddishbar... more »

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddish barring on body and wing coverts. The female is grey-brown above with brown barring below. She has a pale stripe above the eye, less obvious in the male. Young birds are browner than the adults.

Length: 28-38cm; wingspan: 55-70 cm

#sparrowhawk   #raptors   #birdsofprey   #birdsofpreysunday   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #birding   #nature   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotographymonday   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #hawks   #scotland   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #aberdeenshire   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #rspb   #hqspbirds   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +David Hemmings +Bird & Wildlife Photography  +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday +Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen  #birdspecieslink  +Risto Talman +Birds in Focus +Heinrich Wagner  #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Frank Garufi Jr.  +Andy Gray +Eileen A. McAllister +Sandy Schepis +Shane Srogi +Scott Fritz +Jim Davis  #wildlifephotographer   #ornithology   #ornithologist   #birdsinthewild   #birdloversworldwide   #birdloversoftheworld   #ukbirds   #britishwildlifephotography   #britishwildlife  ___

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2014-03-01 05:13:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Aurora
Sadly my best shot  :-(

Aurora
Sadly my best shot  :-(___

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2014-03-01 04:42:53 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Aurora Borealis
We had an amazing display on the 27/28 February, unfortunately I missed the best of the show and I made just about every rookie mistake in the book.  Not having the quick release plate attached to my camera meant I left it at home so I had to use a fence post rather than a tripod.  In addition to which I didn't take a torch which I usually use to aid with focusing so the shots I got were not of a standard I could be happy with.  However rather than waste the time and the images I figured that I could try out this motion feature on G+.  Here is the result of a ten shot sequence and I think the result is quite good, what do you think?

#auroraborealis   #auroraborealisphotography   #aurora   #northernlights   #photography   #photographytips   #scotland   #aberdeenshire   #motionphotography   #motion   #skyphotography   #nightphotogra... more »

Aurora Borealis
We had an amazing display on the 27/28 February, unfortunately I missed the best of the show and I made just about every rookie mistake in the book.  Not having the quick release plate attached to my camera meant I left it at home so I had to use a fence post rather than a tripod.  In addition to which I didn't take a torch which I usually use to aid with focusing so the shots I got were not of a standard I could be happy with.  However rather than waste the time and the images I figured that I could try out this motion feature on G+.  Here is the result of a ten shot sequence and I think the result is quite good, what do you think?

#auroraborealis   #auroraborealisphotography   #aurora   #northernlights   #photography   #photographytips   #scotland   #aberdeenshire   #motionphotography   #motion   #skyphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #naturephotography   #nature   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #auroraphotography   #breakfastclub   ___

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2014-02-26 12:53:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"We are not genetically programmed in Scotland to make political decisions" Johann Lamont, That being the case why is she in politics?

"We are not genetically programmed in Scotland to make political decisions" Johann Lamont, That being the case why is she in politics?___

2014-02-26 03:54:37 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I normally leave my political posts for Facebook but this was such an incredible event and I wondered what other people from the four corners of G+ thought.

During a televised debate between Nicola Sturgeon (Deputy First Minister of Scotland & Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party) and Johann Lamont (Leader of the Opposition & Leader of the Scottish Labour Party) on Scottish Independence.  Nicola arguing for Scotland becoming an Independent country and Johann arguing to stay within the UK.

Johann Lamont said

"We are not genetically programme in Scotland to make political decisions."

Honestly that is a direct quote.  

If Johann Lamont believes that Scots aren't genetically programmed to make political decisions.  Why is she in politics? Help her out

Answers on a post card to:
ScottishLa... more »

I normally leave my political posts for Facebook but this was such an incredible event and I wondered what other people from the four corners of G+ thought.

During a televised debate between Nicola Sturgeon (Deputy First Minister of Scotland & Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party) and Johann Lamont (Leader of the Opposition & Leader of the Scottish Labour Party) on Scottish Independence.  Nicola arguing for Scotland becoming an Independent country and Johann arguing to stay within the UK.

Johann Lamont said

"We are not genetically programme in Scotland to make political decisions."

Honestly that is a direct quote.  

If Johann Lamont believes that Scots aren't genetically programmed to make political decisions.  Why is she in politics? Help her out

Answers on a post card to:
Scottish Labour
290 Bath Street, 
Glasgow
G2 4RE___

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2014-02-19 06:19:07 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland

These images were taken at the First Minister's address to Business Leaders in Aberdeen, where he rebuked the comments made by José Manuel Durão Barroso (President of the Commission of the European Union) and George Osborne (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer).  Barroso had intervened in the debate on Scottish Independence with a flippant, unchallenged, through away comment in an interview on British Television.  He suggested that it would be difficult, nearly impossible for an Independent Scotland to join the EU.  In a strange peace of politicking Barroso appears to be ignorant of the facts regarding Scotland's status as a country within a Union (the UK) which itself is in a Union (the EU), but even more bizarrely he did not understand the implications of the EU's own treaties.  Scotland as part of the UK is already a member of theEU and... more »

Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland

These images were taken at the First Minister's address to Business Leaders in Aberdeen, where he rebuked the comments made by José Manuel Durão Barroso (President of the Commission of the European Union) and George Osborne (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer).  Barroso had intervened in the debate on Scottish Independence with a flippant, unchallenged, through away comment in an interview on British Television.  He suggested that it would be difficult, nearly impossible for an Independent Scotland to join the EU.  In a strange peace of politicking Barroso appears to be ignorant of the facts regarding Scotland's status as a country within a Union (the UK) which itself is in a Union (the EU), but even more bizarrely he did not understand the implications of the EU's own treaties.  Scotland as part of the UK is already a member of the EU and have been for 41 years, so it would be a strange state of affairs where by they would somehow expel 5 million citizens, lose a huge area of it's fishing grounds not to mention virtually all the Oil, especially as there is no mechanism in any EU Treaty to make it possible.  The only change for the EU would be adding Scotland to all the treaties and changing the name of the UK on those treaties as well.  Which is exactly what happened when East and West Germany were reunified as one country, however in this case the EU was bringing in several million new people, there was potentially serious political instability and a weakening of the EU's largest/strongest economy. The Scottish Government is proposing that we simply take on our share of the UK's current agreements within the EU.

George Osborne also engaging in politicking had announced that as Chancellor he would be unlikely to enter into a currency union with an Independent Scotland despite Sterling being an Asset of the UK, a major business partner and it would mean removing oil from the UK's balance of payments deficit could plunge Sterling and rUK into another crisis.  Salmond had calculated that not entering into a currency union with  Scotland would be the equivalent of a £500 million per year tax on  businesses trading with Scotland.  The Scottish Government is proposing that an Independent Scotland take on her fair share of both assets and liabilities.  

On both these issues the UK government could provide the information  that the public of Scotland are crying out for by entering into talks with the Scottish Government on the technical aspects that a YES vote would bring about and by asking the EU for a ruling as to how Scotland's Independence would be handled but they have refuse categorically to do either.  

While I don't fully understand the Edinburgh agreement, which was negotiated and signed,  by Alex Salmond and David Cameron, Mr. Salmond intimated to the gathered business people that Osborne's intervention was against not only the spirit but also the letter of that agreement.  The debate is certainly heating up and there is only 7 months to go till the Referendum when the people of Scotland get to decide whether the country's future is as part of the UK or to take her place as an independent state with her own voice on the world stage like every other nation.

#indyref   #yesscotland   #scotlandindependence   #politics   #uk   #europeanunion   #voteyes   #AlexSalmond   #referendum   #politicalphotography   #photography   #eventsphotography   #votewisely   #YES   #yesmovement   +scottishgovernment +ScottishNotBritish +The SNP +Yes Scotland +indyref +Youth IndyRef ___

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2014-01-30 13:30:25 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Lindisfarne Castle
Taken during our Christmas break in Northumberland.  Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island which is  accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.  The castle was built in 1550, around the time that nearby Lindisfarne Priory went out of use, and stones from the priory were used as building material. It is very small by the usual standards, and was more of a fort. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe.  

In 1901, it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.

The walled garden, which had originally been the garrison'sveg... more »

Lindisfarne Castle
Taken during our Christmas break in Northumberland.  Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island which is  accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.  The castle was built in 1550, around the time that nearby Lindisfarne Priory went out of use, and stones from the priory were used as building material. It is very small by the usual standards, and was more of a fort. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe.  

In 1901, it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.

The walled garden, which had originally been the garrison's vegetable plot, was designed by Lutyens' long-time friend and collaborator, Gertrude Jekyll between 1906 and 1912. It is some distance away from the castle itself. Between 2002 and 2006 it was restored to Jekyll's original planting plan. The castle, garden and nearby lime kilns have been in the care of the National Trust since 1944 and are open to visitors.

#lindisfarne   #lindisfarnecastle   #castle   #northumberland   #england   #castlephotography   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #nationaltrust  ___

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2014-01-23 23:35:25 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Nature in the Raw
The winter storms in the UK this year have been well documented.  What has not been documented however is the effect these storms have had on our wildlife.  Here a Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus) and two Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) are feeding on the carcase of a Grey Seal pup, which was probably washed off the rocks from the nearby Farne Islands Seal Colony, before being deposited on the shores of Lindisfarne.  Carrion Crows are scavengers of carrion not raptors, although the Great Black-Backed Gull could kill a Grey Seal pup, but they tend to be more opportunistic than predatory. 

#lindisfarne   #northumberland   #england   #naturephotography   #nature   #birds   #greatblackbackedgull   #carrioncrow   #greyseals   #naturephoto   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdinfocus  #birding   #ukpho... more »

Nature in the Raw
The winter storms in the UK this year have been well documented.  What has not been documented however is the effect these storms have had on our wildlife.  Here a Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus) and two Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) are feeding on the carcase of a Grey Seal pup, which was probably washed off the rocks from the nearby Farne Islands Seal Colony, before being deposited on the shores of Lindisfarne.  Carrion Crows are scavengers of carrion not raptors, although the Great Black-Backed Gull could kill a Grey Seal pup, but they tend to be more opportunistic than predatory. 

#lindisfarne   #northumberland   #england   #naturephotography   #nature   #birds   #greatblackbackedgull   #carrioncrow   #greyseals   #naturephoto   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdinfocus   #birding   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeast   #coastalphotography   #coastalthursday   #coastal   #pixelworld   #hqspbirds   #hqspbirdphotos   #breakfastclub  ___

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2014-01-09 03:02:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My good friend +Frank Garufi Jr.  has been nominated for 3 Health awards for his work as a health activist.  As many of you know Frank's son, Domenic, suffers from Crohns Colitis and in addition to his role as a parent supporting his son Frank has worked tirelessly raising the profile of Crohn's Colitis and other IBDs. He has a G+ page, a monthly hangout show, a Facebook page, a twitter account and a blog, all of which he uses to get information out to patients and parents on how to cope with their illness.  Please follow the link and have a look at what he has been doing then if you agree with me that he would be a worthy recipient of these awards please endorse him too.  Many thanks.
Keep up the good work Frank.

My good friend +Frank Garufi Jr.  has been nominated for 3 Health awards for his work as a health activist.  As many of you know Frank's son, Domenic, suffers from Crohns Colitis and in addition to his role as a parent supporting his son Frank has worked tirelessly raising the profile of Crohn's Colitis and other IBDs. He has a G+ page, a monthly hangout show, a Facebook page, a twitter account and a blog, all of which he uses to get information out to patients and parents on how to cope with their illness.  Please follow the link and have a look at what he has been doing then if you agree with me that he would be a worthy recipient of these awards please endorse him too.  Many thanks.
Keep up the good work Frank.___

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2014-01-08 18:02:29 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the county of Northumberland. The village and castle occupy a loop of the River Coquet, less than a mile from the north-east coast. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been attributed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century.

#Warkworth   #northumberland   #castle   #riverside   #river   #riverscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape   #ukphotographycommunity   #history  

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the county of Northumberland. The village and castle occupy a loop of the River Coquet, less than a mile from the north-east coast. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been attributed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century.

#Warkworth   #northumberland   #castle   #riverside   #river   #riverscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscape   #ukphotographycommunity   #history  ___

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2014-01-01 02:08:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Alnwick Castle at Night
I have slipped over the border for the holiday season, so I wanted to share this image with you and wish you Bliadhna mhath ùr! Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic! 

( Happy New Year! Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!)

#happynewyear   #northumberland   #alnwick   #castle   #england    #scotland   #nightphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  

Alnwick Castle at Night
I have slipped over the border for the holiday season, so I wanted to share this image with you and wish you Bliadhna mhath ùr! Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic! 

( Happy New Year! Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!)

#happynewyear   #northumberland   #alnwick   #castle   #england    #scotland   #nightphotography   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld  ___

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2013-12-27 13:51:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

2013 is drawing to a close, here is a wee slideshow montage G+ sent me, of some of my 2013 shots.
Many more to come in 2014, thanks for being part of my journey, I wonder where it will take us next.
#photography   #AndyStuart   #birds  #2013 #thatwastheyearthatwas   #scotland   #uk  

2013 is drawing to a close, here is a wee slideshow montage G+ sent me, of some of my 2013 shots.
Many more to come in 2014, thanks for being part of my journey, I wonder where it will take us next.
#photography   #AndyStuart   #birds  #2013 #thatwastheyearthatwas   #scotland   #uk  ___

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2013-12-24 21:33:33 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas
To all my G+ friends and followers. I hope we can maintain our friendships in 2014.

Holy Island Curlew
I took this shot of the Curlew on the causeway to Lindisfarne two days ago. I will share more shots from that shoot after christmas.

+Frank Garufi Jr. +Eileen A. McAllister +Shefali Burns +Robert Redl +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Ron Jackson +Scott Fritz +Rodney Pike +Jennifer Luzio +matthew rappaport  +Mike Searle +Elaine Lindsay +Dolidh Young +Ryan Van Sickle +HEATHER FAY  #birds   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #birdsinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #lindisfarne   #england   #northeast   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #christmas2013   #curlew  

Merry Christmas
To all my G+ friends and followers. I hope we can maintain our friendships in 2014.

Holy Island Curlew
I took this shot of the Curlew on the causeway to Lindisfarne two days ago. I will share more shots from that shoot after christmas.

+Frank Garufi Jr. +Eileen A. McAllister +Shefali Burns +Robert Redl +Boris Gorelik +Tim Jones +Ron Jackson +Scott Fritz +Rodney Pike +Jennifer Luzio +matthew rappaport  +Mike Searle +Elaine Lindsay +Dolidh Young +Ryan Van Sickle +HEATHER FAY  #birds   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #birdsinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #northumberland   #northumberlandcoast   #lindisfarne   #england   #northeast   #ukphotographycommunity   #northeastuk   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #christmas2013   #curlew  ___

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