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Smailholm Tower

It has been a while since I wrote on this blog. I am not too sure what path to take as far as online presence but I do enjoy having some presence 🙂 I am just not great with words, prefer visual story-telling…

Anyway, I have recently become a drone owner. Aerial photography fascinated me for a long time, and now with drones becoming so popular, it is even more accessible. It gives new perspective on familiar things, too. I do not own lots of expensive equipment so find it hard to compete with people who seem to have been able to purchase quite expensive kit or do not feel gravitation pulling them as hard as myself in the morning. I do love to observe and follow other photographers, though and my hat always goes off to those who can sleep on top of a mountain or get up early in the morning to get those beautiful shots.

Coming back to the drone – it is such great fun flying it and I have enjoyed sharing my images on various social platforms.

Let me present a couple of photos from my recent trip to the Scottish Borders, an area which is really scenic and full of dark history, and yet not that popular, aside from a couple of places. I visited a few spots and learnt about a lot more to visit.

Smailholm Tower is a tower-house/castle near the village of Smailholm, located near a farm but still quite isolated in the landscape and enjoying a great vantage point. There is a pond there that offers loads of great compositions when filled with water, however, this was not the case this time.

I took a couple of shots and clips and I hope you like them.

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