Posts about UK over Christmas and New Year 2009-2010

Jo and I travelled from Switzerland to the UK to spend Christmas and the New Year with family in Scotland. A combination of bad weather, cancelled flights and personal circumstance made the trip very eventful: mainly due to driving unexpectedly from and to the south of England twice.

The Big Freeze

On our way back to Edinburgh from Angus, we stopped off at Kinross to see the impressive expanse of Loch Leven, frozen and covered with snow.

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Loch Leven, Perth & Kinross

On our way back to Edinburgh from Angus, we stopped off at Kinross to see the impressive expanse of Loch Leven, frozen and covered with snow. View this photo larger at Permanent Tourist. For those who may not have visited the UK before and who are interested in the light; much of the U.K. is […]

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Inspiration vs. reason

A friend asked me over the Christmas break how I manage to retain my drive for taking photos. I gave it some thought over the past few days and thought that my answer might be useful or interesting to other photographers or artists and so here it is.

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Trossach Mountains from the A9

Driving between Stirling and Perth on our way back to Angus, I saw this jaw-droppingly beautiful pink sunset over a fog-covered winter landscape alongside the main road. So, I jumped on the brakes, pulled into a farm access road and waded through calf-deep snow to get as many shots as I could before the light changed.

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Letham in the Snow

We spent much of the Christmas and New Year break in Letham, a small town in Angus, Scotland, where Jo grew up. Just after New Year, we took Archie, the family dog, for a walk around the town and Jo showed me places from her childhood as the evening set in and more snow fell.

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Diversion to Leadhills

We took a diversion off the motorway to explore the wintry countryside and came across the highest village in Scotland, buried in snow.

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Leadhills, Dumfries and Galloway

We took a diversion off the motorway to explore the wintry countryside and came across this village, buried in snow. Read more and see the rest of my photos from the village at Permanent Tourist.

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Abington Services, Lanarkshire

Jo and I visited many motorway service stations during our trip to the UK, but this was my favourite, amongst the frozen, icy, rolling hills of the south of Scotland.

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