Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

Wandering along the edge of the North West

I’ve been out with my camera walking and looking at new sites not too far from Glasgow and trying to get some good atmospheric shots with my SLR. The phone camera shots here are a good memory trigger for later to get ideas going for sketchbook work and generally remembering the sights and sounds, the multi-sense experience. Being next to the gently swirling and meditative river reminded me of the slow moving intro at the start of Twin Peaks (David Lynch and Mark Frost). Before the spring growth there is a quiet stillness so ideal for photography in this area of Scotland, a gateway to the North and West Highlands. Lots of birdsong here on the southern edge of Loch Lomond National Park, rustling in the hedgerows of blackbirds and a tiny goldcrest hopping on a young planted pine – plus never far away the detritus of industry and people’s consumables intermingling with nature in a curious, weird and sometimes talkative way…

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