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Driving temptation

Montana skies

I have always wanted to play golf, but never got around to it. Tennis is my relief valve. Sense the magic in that split second as you hit the ball and feel it, knowing the shot was a winner. It happens too infrequently, but that is the temptation that brings you back. So I have avoided golf for that reason and the 24 hour limit in a day.
My Son’s play golf, and being so young means I must tag-a-long. They are members of Alloa Golf Club, in the grounds of old Schawpark House. Quite a picturesque course sometimes blessed with ‘Montana skies’.

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Salford Quay & LS Lowry

The re-development of Glasgow’s old Docks, once neglected then regenerated by the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 are now transformed into modern office and science buildings. Similarly for Salford Quay. I was in Manchester this week and had a few hours to explore, with my new point’n’shoot Canon G9 camera. The quay has street art which relates to the history of the area. It has opened-up new uses for the Docks. For Football fans, Manchester United’s stadium Old Trafford sits at the edge of these docks (below).

There is a small sailing school offering hire and instruction in windsurfing and Laser sailing dinghies.

While in Manchester I visited The Lowry Gallery, the home to the works of LS Lowry. As I develop as a Photographer, it is so important to experience a range of visual arts. Seeing with the eye, asking questions why the artist made their choices of context, light, composition, depth, colour etc. This was an excellent display of Lowry’s work. Early sketches in the 1900’s, through oils of his widely recognised Industrial scenes and small ball point sketches. He had a style of his own in representations of people and pets. The people walking as one to/from big smoke-stack factories in single-minded fashion. Whereas the pets seemed to have a life of their own, revelling in the landscape, walking against the flow of people. Time very well spent.