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September 18, 2012 / Aware of the Void

Scottish Myths and Legends – The Truth Revealed

Somewhere over Scotland I finally managed to develop my photos from Scotland last week and left them to dry. It is part of my custom to have a little peek at the negative to see if there is anything of interest on the rolls. I just look for patches of light and dark or familiar shapes but this time something jumped out at me, just a few thin slivers of light area on the negatives. My hands were shaking as I inserted them into the negative holder.

I lived in Scotland for a number of years and was lucky to see many wonders of the land. People will be familiar with the Haggis or “The Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin Race”. A small creature that roams the hillsides of Scotland and has adapted to its environment by having only three legs all of different lengths. This has meant that all the Haggis that you see in supermarkets have been captured on lowland plains where its leg arrangement is a handicap and the poor animal when trying to escape runs in small circles making them easy pickings. I was at one time  involved in the yearly cull of the Haggis population, I was young and foolish. It is one of the reasons that I am now a committed “Friend of the Haggis” I have photos of Haggis in the wild but I dare not publish them in case it aids in their persecution.

I lived on the shores of Lake Ness and have seen a Plesiosauria in the wild. I tried to get a photo but the camera jammed and the shot came out blurry and unusable. It is unfortunate but I am sure there are plenty of perfect photos of the Lake Ness monster so my poor efforts would do nothing to add to the overwhelming weight of evidence of the existence of the Monster.

But what I found on my haphazardly developed roll of film from my recent trip is likely to turn the world on its head, I am typing this worried that Scottish comedians will try and hunt me down for what I have managed to capture on film. If news of my discovery gets out it will ruin the punchline to nearly every joke at the Edinburgh fringe festival. I managed to take a photo of a shadow in Scotland. I know you may not believe me but I swear it is real. I was looking at a wall and all of a sudden it got a little warmer and the shadow of the lamp appeared. I had my back to the sun when it peaked out from behind the clouds but I am sure it was real, there can be no other explanation.

Sunlight is real and for too long the people of Scotland have been led to believe that it was made up. It is as real as Haggis and the Lake Ness monster. The Scotch have a right to know the truth and I will not be silenced.
Evidence of Sunlight

Evidence of Sunlight

The Forth Rail Bridge

2 - Part Return

Snapping me Snapping you, Aha




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  1. Moni / Sep 18 2012 8:57 pm

    Sunlight? what is this sunlight that you speak of?!?

    • Aware of the Void / Sep 23 2012 7:17 am

      I saw it, or at least I think I saw it the memory is fading fast.

  2. Luddy's Lens / Sep 19 2012 2:44 am

    Hey, the shot on the steps even has actual rays of the sun!

    Love the Neopans. That shot of the cathedral (?) is so gorgeous it’s making me drool.

    • Aware of the Void / Sep 23 2012 7:26 am

      Thank you Luddy I like the neopan myself but am running a bit low after the trip to Scotland. I think that Catherdral is now the HQ for the Edinburgh festival. There seem to be very few churches in Scotland still run by holy orders.

  3. Debra Broughton / Sep 20 2012 7:50 am

    Sunshine? it can’t be. Maybe an effect caused by inadvertent double exposure 😉

    I love the shot of the Forth Rail Bridge – with our without sunshine it’s a cracker.

    • Aware of the Void / Sep 23 2012 7:30 am

      Thanks Debra, really do love that place myself. A good friend got married very near there so we visit when we get that side of the sea.

  4. Photobooth Journal / Nov 3 2012 8:45 pm

    “I have photos of Haggis in the wild but I dare not publish them in case it aids in their persecution.” How marvellously admirable!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great post. Really enjoyed it.

  5. nursemyra / Nov 4 2012 7:05 am

    love that bridge


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