Occasional Ramblings with a Camera

This blog is my occasional ramblings on here, there and about, with and very occasionally without a camera. Photography, art, landscape (principally Scottish), heritage and wildlife are the things that interest me the most, so thats what I'll be writing about and of course showing pictures of. They say that a photograph is worth a thousand words, well I'm not so sure about that but if it is then great as it will save me a heap of typing, all power to the image.

Kinclaven Bluebell Wood zoomable panorama - Four


Another zoomable panorama HERE

This is the form I'll be using, having decided on settings I'm happy with. Showing a good proportion of ground and tree canopy.

kinclaven bluebell wood © George Logan 2018

Kinclaven Bluebell Wood zoomable panorama


I've just added a few Zoomable 360ยบ panoramas of Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, near Kinclaven, just south of Kercock by the River Tay. The wood was recently purchased by the Woodland Trust (Scotland). Woodland in the area has been noted on maps going back to Timothy Pont's mapping of Scotland in 1600. Links HERE and HERE and HERE.

These panoramas are tests prior to final locations and that I'm happy with repeatability etc.. There are other small production tweaks I wish to make.
I'm refining the locations in the wood that will show change throughout the year, I'm particularly looking for a variety of interesting features.
The third panorama shows more tree canopy and is divided into thirds, the woodland floor will have plenty of interest as well through the year.
Panorama No.3 has also the largest image and file size so can take a lot longer for the various image tiles to render fully, once they have its fine.
I have one other location still to shoot but shall have to wait for better weather. Panoramas no's.1 & 2 will be reshot with the larger format, though fine as is for now. I'll possibly also reshoot no.3 if I feel the light is better when there.

kinclaven bluebell wood © george logan 2018

Christmas 2017 and Snow


I hope everyone had a nice time.
For those that like snow at Christmas, a picture from the 14th December, more snow expected soon apprently.

Kinclaven Bluebell Wood © George Logan 2017

christmas cheer © George Logan 2017

Grand Tour; Glen Beanie - Venice


I've added a new gallery of images (HERE or click image) to complement the previous Biennale gallery.
This was a work I planned before going and is part of my Glen Beanie project, or rather a project that has developed from my Folds project. The working title 'Cultures' is work in progress as far as selection and the accompanying text etc..

from; Cultures © George Logan 2017

Venice Gallery


I've added a selection of some of the art seen at the Biennale. HERE or click on image - enjoy.

© George Logan

from Glen Beanie to Venice - Journeys


For several years I've been working in a small fairly unassuming glen, just off the much larger and itself lovely Glen Isla. Glen Beanie however has an amazing range of possibilities to explore, archaeology evidential from Neolithic to the more recent. Cup marked stones, hut circles and the more recent folds and shieling huts of subsistence farmers. 
One of my projects was to parallel the transhumance to the shieling grounds with that of the Grand Tour by the wealthy to Europe and specifically via the Alps to Venice and Rome.
I wanted to bring Glen Beanie to Venice, to contrast the two places and 'cultures'. Both of importance albeit in different ways.
I managed this past weekend to bring it in part full circle, with the landscape of Glen Beanie placed in Venice, symbolically encountering Venice and that of Venice encountering Glen Beanie. There is a much more extended sequence in process of Glen Beanie in Venice and encountering contemporary art, our current 'culture'.

Glen Beanie by the Grand Canal, Venice. © George Logan 2017

Venice in Glen Beanie © George Logan 2017

Time passes


Its a long time since my last post but I've not been idle, far from it. Quite a bit of commercial work (a few examples can be seen HERE ) and new personal projects. Plus a really superb visit to the Venice Biennale (Selection HERE), that included not just seeing the amazing art but also creating work that is an extension to my ongoing Glen Beanie Grand Tour project as well. I'll talk about that in a following post.

Other personal projects include a new collaboration with my friend Christine Partridge that I worked with on our Darkness Reflected body of work. This time we are working in a local ancient woodland (see previous post). There are several facets to our work but a couple of my images can be seen below, the work is slowly taking shape and morphing as I work with the subject.

from the Wood series © George Logan

from the Wood series © George Logan

Darkness Reflected


darkness reflected © george logan

Darkness Reflected is a collaboration with artist Christine Partridge, the exhibition is now set for Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh. It includes Chris's paintings, sculptures, our collaborative video and my photography. My part of the exhibition apart from the video deals with the vision and trauma of First World War soldiers. That is assuming I can get access to the Black Watch Museum in Perth, as the archive after initial contact and securing access has been closed, making for a very frustrating period and an ever closing window for the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from 17 - 28th February 2017. 11am - 5pm
Patriothall Gallery, 1 Patriothall off Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. EH3 5AY.

Opening night is on the 16th, 6-8pm With an artist talk on Saturday 25 th February 11.00 -12.30.

Man in the clouds


man in the clouds © George Logan

Kinclaven wood


Some images from a new project in Kinclaven wood. I'm thinking there's a dark interior ambience to the wood, quiet, slow but also naturally powerful.

Kinclaven wood 1 © George Logan

Kinclaven wood 2 © George Logan

Kinclaven wood 4 © George LoganKinclaven wood 3 © George Logan

New work ~ Working title, "Witness'.


The start of a new series, though I've been working on it for a while, that will form part of my collaboration with artist Chris Partridge. The images  (not those below) will be from the photographic archive of the Black Watch museum.

eye 3 © george logan

eye 2 © george logan

eye 1 © george logan

Parkneuk Four Poster


What turned out to be a showery day last Saturday (1 October) helped produce this panorama. Its of the small four poster stone circle at Parkneuk near Drimmie. For the past few years its had a protective fence around it but for some reason that has gone. In the past the area, that also contains remnants of another possible circle (off to the right of the picture and in woodland) has had a low surrounding wall. Possibly just enough to keep livestock away but has long been breached.

Parkneuk stone circle © George Logan

Deceiver or not


Amethyst Deceiver © George LoganAmethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) 
I came across this fairly common fungi the other day at the base of a giant pollarded beech in a local wood. It's a very pretty little fungi and easily overlooked, certainly worth a photograph or two.
More info HERE and lots elsewhere on the net.

Amethyst Deceiver © George Logan

Me myself I


pic of me © Christine PartridgeI rarely like photographs of myself but this one I'm very happy with, ... well reasonably so.

Picture by Christine Partridge.