Friday, December 02, 2011

Scotland through the railway-window

It is comfortable to travel by modern trains, but it is not easy to get really good pictures. The train is usually moving, the subjects are coming fast and taking photos through not-too-clean windows with the sun in sight is not especially easy. But I tried.

BTW - these photos are shot between Aberdeen and Dundee. Here we are passing over a ravine. Care to dive?

The Station Hotel is an institution in the UK. This one is in Stonehaven.

The orange-coloured fields (cropped grain?) was marvellous, especially with so many rich colours in the low autumn light.

We are now stopping in Montrose, as you can see for yourself. Famous among many other things for the high steeple of its church.

The coastline was fabulous with the large beaches and the intense green fields of grass.

The Scots are a friendly and helpful people, so also in Arbroath

And even more shore beauty before we arrive in Dundee.

PS A nice week-end to all who passes by this blog :-)

29 comments:

Dina said...

The colors and vistas refresh the soul!

Paulie said...

Enjoy your trip! Your view is spectacular!

Dina said...

P.S. Thanks for your visit. I answered your clever comment with a funny joke.

John said...

Did you try an Arbroath 'smokey'?

John said...

Did you try an Arbroath 'smokey'?

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

I hope you'll have a wonderful trip.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are brilliant, nobody will see that you took them from a riding train through dirty windows!
Thanks for your visit and comment. I agree with you.

Woody said...

I love those coastline shots, wonderful colors! The trains shots are amazing, I would have never guessed they were from inside.

That shot of the building was at 24mm, not all that wide on a crop body (if your mouse hover over the photo, it will display the EXIF).

raf said...

Fine pics of your travels, Rune, inspite of the moving targets. Good to be far away when a mean storm's rolling through.

Anne said...

Enormt morsomt å se, en natur så annerledes enn vår, men du så vakkert det var der. Tenk å rusle i fjøra på ditt nederste bilde her Rune... vindstyrke sikkert, men så allikevel :-)

God helg til deg å.

HansHB said...

Flott å være med deg gjennom bilder! Liker det jeg ser. Herlige reportasjebilder!
Ha ei flott helg!

Malyss said...

I like to travel by train!a "slow" time, between two points, where we only have to take time to wait, dream ..and picture!What delightful landscapes!and what a light again!The world seen through train windows always seems quiet: too fast for bad things, we only remind the beauty passing by..

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Una preciosidad de fotos, las que nos has traído.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Birdman said...

Mission accomplished here!

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhh the Arbroath smokey? Well next is the Whitby kipper! lol! Great journey.

Dx

Jeni said...

You do a terrific job as a tour guide, Rune. Loved seeing more of Scotland through your eyes and lens.

Lew said...

Beautiful country and great shots from the moving train! The green and blue of the shore is surperb.

Irene said...

For noen farger du har fanget! Fantastisk landskap å fotografere. Tenker du har mer på lager, og jeg sier ja takk til mer!

Fortsatt fin helg!

Irene

imac said...

Ha, I go to the Canary Islands and you come to the UK - Scotland, my friend.
Great shots and I hope you all enjoy.

becky said...

My 80-year-old Mom and I took the train from King's Cross in London to Edinburgh...so I know how the fields look through the glass...we drank tea all the way.

Beautiful shots, Rune!

Gry said...

Flott reise du er på! Bare det å se sol....

truels said...

This is a great series from your travel in Scotland. Those landscapes are stunning!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Fantastic trains shots - usually the windows are so dirty it is very difficult to get great photos. That is a part of Scotland I don't really know - I think the "ravine" is what is known as a "geo".

Prospero said...

Beautiful beach shots, Rune.

Viola said...

Du/dere har vært ute på tur!! Og jeg gjettet det var fra den britiske kyseten da jeg så det første bildet her!

Jeg har en gang vært Skottlandsfarer, hehe.. elsket det landet! Vært der ofte, om du skjønner.. men så lenge lenge siden nå!

Mange kjente navn på steder/byer.. og det bildet av bølgene som slår mot land er bare superdupert! :)

Emm said...

Wow, these photos are incredible! We caught the train from Kings Cross to St Andrews (via Edinburgh Waverley) and the scenery was astounding. Unfortunately, my photos were not as nice as yours!

katney said...

We really enjoyed our time in Scotland last year. How long did you stay? I hope you will post more pictures from the trip.

Banjo52 said...

These colors! The intensity! Maybe I'll go someday.

ChrisJ said...

Such wonderful photographs, Rune. My father was the manager of one of England's many Station Hotels -- in Goole, Yorkshire.