Vic Sharp: Blog en-us (C) Vic Sharp (Vic Sharp) Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:36:00 GMT Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:36:00 GMT Vic Sharp: Blog 100 120 Tunnel Runner on Flickr.

Tunnel Runner on Flickr.

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Rosslyn Chapel Lady Chapel on Flickr.Another shot of Rosslyn...

Rosslyn Chapel Lady Chapel on Flickr.

Another shot of Rosslyn Chapel interior - amazing medieval carving.

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Laggan Waterfall on Flickr.Laggan Waterfall, a first foray into...

Laggan Waterfall on Flickr.

Laggan Waterfall, a first foray into HDR

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Spring is definitely in the air this morning - awoke to frost,...

Roe Deer

Flappy Duck

Spring is definitely in the air this morning - awoke to frost, soon followed by lots of warm sunshine.

Walking through Roslin Glen, the trees are full of bird song - so much going on as they prepare for the mating & nesting season. The gorgeous smell of wild garlic is everywhere - the resident roe deers were tucking into it for breakfast. Got close to a treecreeper, which is a bit asier at this time of year when the trees are still bare.

Nothing seemed too shy today - despite the presence of a dog & baby in a bright red pushchair.

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Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh - Scotland I was lucky enough to be...
The famous Green Man

A medieval Lions Head carving

Intricate detail of the Lady Chapel

The new visitors centre

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh - Scotland

I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph this famous chapel, immortalised in the film ‘The Da Vinci Code’ starring Tom Hanks.

This medieval church was built in the late 15th century and has some of the most detailed & exquisite carving of any medieval building in the UK. It is well worth a visit and only a few miles from Edinburgh itself.

More images of the area

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Infrared Viaduct on Flickr.Railway bridge near Edinburgh that...

Infrared Viaduct on Flickr.

Railway bridge near Edinburgh that has long since seen a train.

Processed infra red image taken with a 720nm filter.

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Tantallon Castle from Seacliff Harbour. A ruined castle high on...

Tantallon Castle from Seacliff Harbour.

A ruined castle high on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth east of Edinburgh, Scotland. The viewpoint is Seacliff - a private beach (deserted on a sunny January day).

An amazing harbour, hewn straight out of the sandstone rocks is invisible from the sea and land unless you are very close. Apparantly it’s the smallest harbour in the UK and still used by lobster fishermen.

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Bass Rock from Seacliff Harbour on Flickr.As featured in the...

Bass Rock from Seacliff Harbour on Flickr.

As featured in the Scotsman Newspaper today. A view of Misty trying to get a view of The Bass Rock, a famous island near Edinburgh.

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Scotland’s biggest city can look really beautiful in the...

Scotland’s biggest city can look really beautiful in the sunshine! This shot was taken from a helicopter over Glasgow, looking west along the River Clyde. The modern architecture of the ‘Squinty Bridge’ & ‘Armadillo’ can be seen as well as remnants of the once mighty Clyde Shipyards.

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Photo's in Public Places Photo's in Public Places:

This shows how the paranoia of a few idiotic individuals manifests itself as attacks on personal liberties - the very values the so-called ‘anti-terrorism’ laws were meant to protect.
Unfortunately, this ‘political correctness’ always seems to trump common sense.
Not only in Scotland and not just recently

“…..according to the Association of Chief Police Officers, the law is straightforward. “Police officers may not prevent someone from taking a photograph in public unless they suspect criminal or terrorist intent. Their powers are strictly regulated by law and once an image has been recorded, the police have no power to delete or confiscate it without a court order. This applies equally to members of the media seeking to record images, who do not need a permit to photograph or film in public places,”

When it comes to private property (e.g. the shopping centre in question), they can request that photographs are not taken, but they cannot detain photographers, demand to see pictures or demand images are deleted.

Know your rights! Great resource here:

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Gothic Architecture I don’t know what it is about gothic architecture that appeals so much - it came from no-where in the 11th century, so say with the crusaders contact with muslims in the Holyland. It enjoyed a revival in the 19th century and many of these fine buildings now grace our cities, these were taken on a recent trip to Budapest in Hungary ……

Hungarian Parliament Building
I’m quite pleased with this one - especially as it was taken on a phone camera
Hungarian Parliament Building
I’ve ‘colour=popped’ the Hungarian flag
Matthias Church, Budapest
High on the hill above ‘Buda’, this amazing church has a multi-coloured roof
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Group Sex on a Thistle on Flickr.Insect & flower-based orgy...

Group Sex on a Thistle on Flickr.

Insect & flower-based orgy in the Great British Countryside

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Sunset at Loch Rannoch in the Scottish Highlands

Sunset at Loch Rannoch in the Scottish Highlands

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Don’t forget to take part in the Big Butterfly Count...
Peacock Butterfly

Green-veined White Butterfly

Ringlet Butterfly

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Orange-tip Butterfly

Small-white Butterfly

Don’t forget to take part in the Big Butterfly Count before the end of July:

More images at:

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