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Archaeology

Photography

2022-05-07: Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline in February.

2022-05-06: The Wallace monument, Stirling in silhouette against the winter sky back in March.

2022-05-05: Some earth, or, if you prefer, a bit of the Earth from just a few cm.

2022-05-04: Thorny gooseberry with baby berries.

2022-05-03: Experimental image made with homemade RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) setup. The aim is to …

2022-05-02: A photo of a photo (negative) of me taking a photo of myself. The camera viewfinder shows a mirror …

2022-05-01: Part of a late Victorian/Edwardian electrical switch excavated along with some of the wiring in a …

2022-02-19: Another none too recent view from Calton Hill

2022-02-17: Another old film developed I have had another go at film development. This time a colour film taken some time ago on an old …

2022-01-30: Another photo, no longer out of time I have looked at the rest of the film I developed the other day. This image comes before the beach …

2022-01-27: Snowdrops starting to appear in the garden now

2022-01-20: A beach out of time I finally got round to developing a couple of the films I took sometime between 2019 and 2021. I …

2021-05-18: Head found in field! I found a bit of a head whilst walking by a ploughed field. Poor thing.

2019-07-15: Rather cool find in an old graveyard Just spent a couple of days finishing off an excavation in the …

2019-03-21: Why do cafes so often put a paper napkin underneath the food they bring you? Why is it thought so …

2019-02-26: Wonderful February I happened to be passing a nature reserve yesterday at lunchtime. A Nature reserve with a very good …

2019-02-04: Deliberate? Surely?

2019-01-23: So now we know just what stone circles are all about: …

2019-01-01: Big sparrows?

2018-12-30: ** The effects of freezing fog Some evening, freezing fog the other day had a pleasing effect on the …

2018-12-14: A Melancholy Find Looking through a secondhand book bought years ago by my father-in-law, probably in London, I found …

2018-11-24: Ritual Deposit? We’ve found lots of evidence of drinking and smoking in Dunfermline’s old graveyard in the past: old …

2018-11-20: Trowels As Decoration “Photograph us at work,” says I to a young archaeologist (she’s nine). This is what I got. Quite …

2018-11-18: My Horse Well, I say my horse, I’m just borrowing him really. He likes to visit schools with me. …

2018-11-17: The Mason’s Gravestone This 18th century gravestone commemorates a Dunfermline mason and his wife. Not so long after it was …

2018-11-16: Bit Of Old Glass Graveyards have been places to dispose of more than just dead relatives. In Dunfermline we’re …

2018-11-14: Holes Found In Rock According to legend these holes were made to support standards displayed during an 11th century …

2018-11-13: Here’s The Beach The Forth Rail Bridge provided a suitably dramatic backdrop to a beach combing session; part of a …

2018-11-12: A Brick On A Beach But which beach?

2018-11-11: Falkland Fungi Feeling sorry for myself, wandering in the woods near Falkland, in Fife, I came across these. Are …

2018-11-11: On The Roof I finally found my way up to the roof garden of the Scottish National Museum in Edinburgh and it was …