iBri Daily-ish

So, the daily post thing's now pie in the sky. Posts will arrive here as and when. Daily-ish. Weekly-ish. Random-ish.

Bit Blawy

Continuing the neutral density theme from the previous entry, using a 10 stop ND filter to smear the clouds over the Forth Valley skies.

To be fair, in today's 'unseasonable' storm, the clouds were scudding by at a fair old pace anyhow and it didn't take much to blur them out. What it did take though was the camera bag strapped around the tripod legs to try and steady the set-up in the near 40mph gusts. I've said it a few times before over this summer, but seriously, this; in August..?

The first image is looking west towards Stirling. The building (I think) is one of the few remaining artefacts form an ill-fated 'Super Pit' that was located nearby in the 1950s. After rubber-earing the locals who tried to tell the Coal Board the older pits had taken the best of the coal already they ploughed on and built a huge high tech colliery on the site. It didn't last ten years, was closed and completely wiped from existence. There's now a huge prison in its place. 

This shot looks in the opposite direction, east along the Hillfoots, over a bridge that gave access over the River Devon to a now abandoned landfill site. The town of Alva is beyond with another reminder of the local area's industrial heritage - Strude Mill -  sitting on the hillside. That's now all housing.