England, Scotland - Great Britain

Goldgrey

Seeing and learning of a new color

published 25. Jan. 2018 | categories europe - greatbritian - photography

It is a first attempt to bring together cycling and photography. The reduced speed when cycling is considered optimal for photography. The landscape passes by at almost decelerated speed. The almost infinite freedoms make the wheel appear as an ideal means of transportation.

Landing in England

And so I’m off to a long weekend to drive on the North Sea Cycle Route from Newcastle via Edinburgh and the Scottish Lake District to Glasgow. After a rocky night on the ferry, I am spit directly on the bike path in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Although there are only small hills on the way and the photographic breaks are also kept rather short, I can not do the targeted hundred kilometers a day. For a simple reason – north wind. Rather fiercer. So I focus on the English coast and the beauty of cycling.

On the second day I reach Lindisfarne. A small island, eight kilometers ahead, which can be reached via a road through the Watt. “Check the tidetable” is written in big letters as I make my way to the crossing. Shortly before I reach the island, I find then also said tide table. And lo and behold, I have already passed the “safe time” by half an hour. An overnight stay on Lindisfarne was not planned. With good luck and wet feet, I reach the mainland, after I drove about five hundred meters through flowing water, which already reached to the axles. I have not experienced flood so fast.

Scotland’s pride

I reach Edinburgh on the third day. After a short stay, I drive via Kinross to an area where Rob Roy, the independence patron of Scotland, worked. Tree-less hills, extensive lake plateaus and, above all, endless cycle paths with low traffic levels are now with me. This is the British paradise for cycling. The elevations are limited, the wind has also subsided and the landscape is absolutely gorgeous. In the evening then lies probably the most beautiful lake in Scotland, Loch Lomond, at my feet (or tent herring).

After six days of driving, I come to Glasgow, where photography is back in focus. Here I get to know a new color: gold gray. On my only evening in this city, the evening spring sun thaws up the facades of the houses, giving it its very own color tone. It almost seems like Glasgow is leaving winter behind these days and longing for the light of summer. And so once again shows the basic character of this city – charming, charming.

England, Scotland - Great Britain

Goldgrey

Seeing and learning of a new color

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Let's go
Let's go
Leaving Amsterdam
Leaving Amsterdam
On The Sea
On The Sea
Last Glimpse of Beach
Last Glimpse of Beach
Cloudhunting
Cloudhunting
Shadows on the deck
Shadows on the deck
English morning view
English morning view
The White Lighthouse
The White Lighthouse
Greetings
Greetings
Farbkleckse auf Grund
Farbkleckse auf Grund
Built ...... 1102
Built ...... 1102
Seahouses
Seahouses
Kette abgesprungen?
Kette abgesprungen?
Yellow Study
Yellow Study
Gewundene Wege
Gewundene Wege
Endless Skies
Endless Skies
Das Meer hinter der Mauer
Das Meer hinter der Mauer
Lindisfarne Skies
Lindisfarne Skies
Ebbtide near Lindisfarne
Ebbtide near Lindisfarne
Übergesetzt
Übergesetzt
Durch das Wattenmeer
Durch das Wattenmeer
Rushing Flood (that was close...)
Rushing Flood (that was close...)
Männer, die auf die See starren
Männer, die auf die See starren
The Cross
The Cross
Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick upon Tweed
Cages
Cages
Detailled Edinburgh
Detailled Edinburgh
Edingburgh Castle
Edingburgh Castle
The Red Car
The Red Car
The Stairs
The Stairs
The Sky and the City
The Sky and the City
Edinburgh Skies
Edinburgh Skies
Hier wird es keine Wunder geben
Hier wird es keine Wunder geben
One
One
Fourth Bridge
Fourth Bridge
Schlossaufhängestelle
Schlossaufhängestelle
Forth Bridge leads to Edinburgh
Forth Bridge leads to Edinburgh
At Loch Leven
At Loch Leven
Stormy Weather
Stormy Weather
The Drummond Arms Hotel
The Drummond Arms Hotel
Greetings from Scotland
Greetings from Scotland
Ways
Ways
Silence of Trees
Silence of Trees
Loch Earn
Loch Earn
Rob Roys Land
Rob Roys Land
As time goes by...
As time goes by...
Hymns
Hymns
The Grave of Rob Roy
The Grave of Rob Roy
Endless Lakes
Endless Lakes
Scratching The Sun
Scratching The Sun
In See gestochen
In See gestochen
The White House
The White House
Lucky?
Lucky?
A Cyclists Dream
A Cyclists Dream
Getting to Loch Lomond
Getting to Loch Lomond
Room with a view
Room with a view
Loch Lomond Idyll
Loch Lomond Idyll
Where the streets have no cars
Where the streets have no cars
Some bikes are bigger than others
Some bikes are bigger than others
Der Kontrapunkt
Der Kontrapunkt
The Glasgow Eye Infirmary
The Glasgow Eye Infirmary
Diffuse Schatten
Diffuse Schatten
Goldgrau I
Goldgrau I
People Rushing By
People Rushing By
Hinter Glas
Hinter Glas
Spiegelung
Spiegelung
Look right
Look right
Goldgrau II
Goldgrau II
Goldgrau III
Goldgrau III
Das Herz Glasgows
Das Herz Glasgows
Goldgrau IV
Goldgrau IV
Goldgrau V
Goldgrau V
Goldgrau VI
Goldgrau VI
Goldgrau VII
Goldgrau VII
Fish n Chips
Fish n Chips
Glasgow Main Station
Glasgow Main Station
Waiting for a train
Waiting for a train
Goldgrau VIII
Goldgrau VIII
Goldgrau IX
Goldgrau IX
Goldgrau X
Goldgrau X
The Distance
The Distance
Lines
Lines
Leaving the Island
Leaving the Island
A Flock of Seagulls
A Flock of Seagulls
Starring at the Sun
Starring at the Sun
Starring at the Sun II
Starring at the Sun II
Wishes (Sehnsucht)
Wishes (Sehnsucht)
Empty Rooms
Empty Rooms