Tag Archives: beach

inclement weather makes for better photography…

There is just something about inclement weather and the seaside…maybe it’s just me, but everything looks so much better… These shots were taken at Tyninghame beach about half an hours drive outside Edinburgh. Nobody there except for us and one very hardy fisherman…

That’s the Bass Rock in the distance being enveloped by the weather, a volcanic plug in the Firth of Forth, it was a prison in the 17th century. I read that prisoners used to be executed by fixing a fish to their head so that a diving gannet would pierce the skull…not sure about the veracity of this however… Now it is now protected bird sanctuary.

Apparently, when they are biting he catches flounder and sea bass…

stop motion waves at tyninghame

sulking in portobello…

…sulking in portobello beach (Edinburgh) because my flight to Milan was cancelled due to giant Icelandic volcano ash cloud…however on reflection cancellation is much better than engine failure. So now apparently some flights are leaving again from Scotland…am off to try my luck at the airport…

inside the arcades on the seafront its as dark as it is bright outside it always reminds me of a David Lynchian world…

behind the neon signs

weird sea front architecture, this is a public toilet…

slideshow below of more images:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

curry, cricket and saris

The orphanage took 120 kids to the seaside on Sunday, to Peddapatnam on the bay of bengal.  Only the tiny ones wear western swimming costumes, the older ones (girls and boys) have to cover up. Women go in wearing full sari regalia. Animals seen on the beach: cows, goats (including one born in front of us), dogs, one monkey and livid red crabs. Cows come down to the shore line to nibble on tens of thousands of sprouting seeds that  wash up in the water. The ocean was  warm, not just tepid, but warm. Managed to walk for kms without meeting another soul. Still got requests for photos at either end though.

mont

beach life

Found out that Catholicism came to the area relatively recently, it was brought by Italian missionaries, who arrived in the 1930’s and 40’s. Really can’t find out much about the subject on-line, so i have to go by what people tell me, also there are many many ex priests and ex nuns here.