Last year I finally started doing justice to a large backlog of photographs intended for Detail, chipping away at sorting, resizing and arranging them into galleries. I’m now near the end of that process, with only a couple more to go. Here are some featuring my everyday surrounds, with photos taken in and around Edinburgh.
In between more substantial trips away and weeks at school and at work, we’ve been on a series of day trips an hour or two’s drive from Edinburgh: to Dunbar, Gullane, St Andrews, Glasgow and the Borders. This gallery features some of them, with photos taken on day-long bike rides, overnight stays and drives in the country.
One place we’ve visited several times over the past few years is Glentress, a group of mountain-bike trails in a state forest near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. We’re usually too busy riding to take many photos, but on a longer visit over a few days in October 2017 I had a chance to capture the spirit of the place.
In the early years of this site I posted two galleries of Edinburgh, featuring my first impressions of the city and most of its tourist highlights. Here’s a third (not counting the less formal ones I’ve made since). Edinburgh 2016–2019 shows the sides of the city I see nowadays: less of the centre, and more of a grand sweep.
One group of photos wouldn’t have fit in that last gallery without overwhelming it. Early 2018 saw more snow than usual for an Edinburgh winter, with substantial falls in mid-January, at the end of January, and at the beginning of March, when the notorious Beast from the East arrived. This gallery, a sequel to an earlier Freeze, shows the results.
Will I finish off the last of my photos before the summer holidays bring more? And what about the old 35mm negatives I keep meaning to scan? We’ll see.