12 kuvaa/photos - my walk to work
Two Finnish bloggers, Krisu and Mari, have started a year-long project of posting photos taken in the same spot each month. I was thinking along the same lines, of tracking the progress of the seasons through my morning walk to work, so I'm slipping in a month late with October's post. Photos from September and October are already up at 12 kuvaa/photos, with the idea that the photos accumulate within each successive post to give a lovely time series effect.
The photo above is taken on the Water of Leith walkway, which runs from the port of Leith through the heart of Edinburgh and up to the hills. Much of it is on former suburban railway routes, now converted to bike and foot traffic. I took this shot at 7.50 a.m. on 1 October.
I may be bending the rules a bit by posting more than one photo in this first post, but there are points on my walk where I always notice what's changing, day by day, and so I've decided to include them too. In future I'll do an overspill post for these other shots.
Here I feel a hundred miles away from the city. The traffic is only a very distant hum, with birdsong and bikes to the fore.
Here's part of the grandiose wall where the walkway passes by Warriston cemetery.
When the tree-lined section of the path ends, the skyline of Edinburgh appears. Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill in the shot below, and then Edinburgh Castle in the first shot above.
Over the course of the year I hope to see an improvement in my photo quality. I have a photo course coming up as a birthday present, when I'll be initiated into the mysteries such as how not to have a white-out sky.