This is a collection of local photography which I create around Scotland’s smallest country of Clackmannanshire and its villages.
The county includes the towns of Alloa, Dollar, Menstrie, Alva, Kennet and others. Because of its varied geography it offers a wide range of scenes, atmospheres, and vegetation. From the flat plains of the Forth Valley bounded by the River Forth on the South which contrasts with the Ochil hills in the north. Most noteworthy is the lush Gartmorn Dam and the open fields of Kennet.
The Wallace Monument was built by my wife’s father, as I explained to my children when they were young. You could tell because if you looked closely you could see he ‘missed a bit’! Capturing the brickwork means an early start for sunrise, but worth it.
I took a short walk around Stirling in ice and snow. Overcast boring skies meant a focus on the buildings and streets. The icicles are interesting hanging at an angle from The Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling. You can see there has been a constant left-right wind blowing up King street meaning as the icicle forms, it grows at an angle.