Week 38 … # 34 Squares …. City Reflections

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George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

The couple of days we spent in Glasgow, we would do the half-mile hike from our hotel to downtown George Square to catch the Hop-on-Hop-off bus which provided a great way of getting around the city and stopping where ever we wanted.  Every day as we approached George Square, the above building came into view with awesome reflections of its surroundings.  I thought it made for a good image for the theme “squares”.  Although I took several photos with my big camera and my iPhone, it was the iPhone image I liked the best (sorry Nikon) and cropped and edited a bit in Lightroom.

Week 36 … #10 Leading Lines …Is that an Armadillo?

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Bells Bridge/Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland

Often times when I first encounter a big city, I like to use the Hop On Hop Off bus to get an overview and then later visit the sites that interest me.  We did this in Glasgow, catching the 2nd bus of the day with only a few people and a good, informed entertaining guide.  With only 2 days in Glasgow, I had to pick and choose what I wanted to see and photograph and one particular site was this cool old bridge with the armadillo-looking structure just across from it.  We caught a taxi to the site who alerted us that the area across the bridge might be quite busy that evening due to a concert at the auditorium.  Lo and behold, it was the Backstreet Boys (I own none of their music!) and the average age of the concert goers was probably 22.  We also learned later that evening as we had drinks at our hotel, that the band group was staying there as well!  We just couldn’t shake those guys!

I really wanted to get this shot because I loved the juxtapositon of the building from across the walkway.  I had to frequently wait as folks came and went across the bridge but finally got this image.  I thought it would make a good one for the “leading lines” theme.  I used a Nikon 24-70 at 1/160 sec at f/22, ISO 1400 due to the evening clouds and edited it in Photomorphis.