It is absolutely freezing here right now. Not cold by Canadian standards, but it is by far the coldest weather I have experienced in the UK.
I have tried to go out on photo walks, but in the most part my cameras have seized due to the cold weather. I have switched out my film from the older, manual cameras and now they are in more modern electronic ones. Currently, I have the Nikon F90x, Contax RTS III, and Canon sureshot A1 loaded. But today was still too cold for me, a real feel -11oC. I wimped out. What I find interesting is the fact I took a Yashicaflex and Nikon F2 to Iceland and they performed really well. Unfortunately, I don’t own either camera any more.
Right now, I am on holiday from school at the moment so I was hoping to use the time for photography or cycling. Neither look like they are going to happen as the weather is now set to turn into a rainy week while remaining cold. With that and the current lockdown in the UK, it doesn’t look like I will be doing more than reading this week. Ho Hum.
This all reminded me of a project I started last year, well, something I have been interested in for a while. Making Google maps of walks and places I want to visit.
I have completed a couple of other blogs based on this interest, which you can find details for on the about page.
During the first lockdown, last year, I made a map based on a book I picked up while on holiday on the Isle of Mull. You can download the book free here. It lists many films and TV shows that have been shot in Scotland. I made a map of most of the locations with the name of the film they refer to.
The blue place marks are ones I have not seen yet, the brown ones I have already visited at one time or another. While placing some locations I was a bit ticked off as I knew I had been there, but had not been to that specific location.
The movie Cloud Atlas was mentioned a few times and I was intrigued.
So ordered the book and DVD and watched/read them. I can’t say it was my favourite story, but I would still like to visit the locations at some point.
Plus I really want to explore Glasgow, that was mentioned in the guide book too. I have been once, but didn’t really get a chance to explore the area.
In the meantime, I am not going anywhere. I am doing as I am told and staying home or within walking distance of my home…Or remaining huddled inside until spring.