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Linn Jaw Waterfall: from lucky find to Indian themed photoshoot

There is always a bright side, right? This lockdown in Scotland was harsh but the good outcome - it made people to explore local areas more. I an not an exception. To tell the truth, I alway take a chance to see a new location however very often I take a day trip to nearby Highlands or coast line as local walks seems to be available an easy to go. As a result - I never go see to them! Restrictions made us all to give a go to neighborhood little gems we used to ignore as Scotland is very rich for breathtaking scenery.  One evening, scrolling Insta feed  to check nice walking path around my house, I suddenly saw a...

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Hidden places to discover around Livingston, West Lothian

Livingston is my home for more tan 5 years by now. Many people would say there is nothing to do in the area apart from Shopping Center, which is huge and there is even a nice piece of contemporary art in mail hall - kinetic  sculpture under the dome, and Almond valley heritage center which is super fun to go with kids as they have miniature railway, farm animals where you can see highland coos, carting, camera obscura, picnic area and many more (including the words's oldest fossil reptile  listed in Guiness Words record book).  But I always loved more hidden and secret places, which is harder to find and probably they would nit compete to more touristic destination, but still...

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Lake of blue flowers

I am not gonna try to squeeze out some pretty story to support the pictures as rules of blogging require. Off course, I can make up one, I always reflect my feelings, thinking about what happening around and living a bit inside my head. But in this case - i just want to post a full series of photos of my daughter Mia captured by Darja Bilyk . I worked a bit on styling and if you take that - I also made a flower wreath out of what we could find in local park. But the main story here is that blue lake of flowers spotted by Darja nearby her place. If you can see it - you can photograph...

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Loch Ard forest trail and Little Fawn waterfall

  I think the hardest for me living lockdown life was that feeling that you can't leave your area and go to the trip to a new place you never been before. Not to mention that Scotland is very rich on absolutely fantastic spots and extremely picturesque walks trails and hiking routes.  We even found a couple of gorgeous spots around our area that I will make another blogpost about soon.   So since last week restriction on parking and staying local for recreational purposes were lifted and I took that chance to escape to the forest.  Despite summer and relatively warm weather, it was a rainy day with fog and no winds what making Scottish forests look even more...

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Honey, Roses, Gold and Mia

June in its gorgeous bloom. Month of roses, peonies, tall grass and long evenings. It smells like honey and fresh leaves to me. It's a morning of Summer. When I look at these portraits of my daughter captured and edited by Darja, my favorite Edinburgh based photographer and also a good friend, I can feel the delicate touches of roses petals and aroma of blooming gardens gently carried to me with light wind.  So here is a full series of Mia Posing with gorgeous golden roses in her hairs we managed to make at little secret garden in Edinburgh, just a few steps away from roaming waves of sea. Photography and retouch - Darja Bilyk https://darja-bilyk.com/ And a little bonus -...

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