Permanent Tourist

Album: Scotland, October 2004

I travelled to Angus in Scotland to meet Jo for the first time in person, after we’d been exchanging emails for nearly a year. It was the most glorious week and the week when I fell in love with the woman who became my wife in October 2007, three years and a day after the first time we met in person.

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My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall It reminds me that it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad I […]

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Walking through the grounds of Glamis Castle, visiting Jo for the first time in 2004.

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Another (and my favourite) photo from the roll I took when visiting Jo for the first time in Scotland. Whilst tearing round the countryside looking for photo opportunities, I coaxed Jo out of the car to pose by a fence. The lighting in this shot is just as I remember it: golden and warm, belying […]

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Memories of walking along the beach, arm in arm, wrapped up against the cold wind and picking at dead sealife on the rocks.

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A photo from a series taken on my first trip to see Jo in Scotland during 2004. We spent the afternoon chasing around local glens and countryside, chasing the sunset and finding good spots from which to take photographs of the vibrantly colourful late autumn landscape.

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On my first ever trip to Scotland, to visit Jo for the first time, I had to suffer a day without her while she worked. Jo’s parents took me to a local beauty spot and I tried to distract myself by taking landscape photos whilst they walked their dogs. The peaty, dark brown river, running […]

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I clambered off through the forest from the obelisk in the picture to get to this point. I balanced my camera in a mossy, cleft rock and hoped for the best, while spray flew.

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Driving home after a short tour around the local glens in "Winston", taking photographs and getting to know each other, Jo and I both spotted this circular arrangement of sheep at the same moment. She stopped the car and I jumped out to capture the beautiful light and strange sight on film.

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