I had it in mind to try and snap some dragonflies.
I headed off and found myself in Falkland, the light was good and it seemed like a pleasant spot. The local church was selling coffee and cakes, so that decided the matter.
I got a friendly welcome from the nice old ladies at the Kirk and sat outside with my coffee and fairy cake and just shot some photos of anything nearby.
Then I wandered about a bit and took some more snaps.
I wandered off again up to the forest and climbed the hill to see if anyone was using the off road cycle trail and jumps. There weren't many people around and I couldn't really find anyone doing anything particularly brilliant but I managed to catch one guy doing a jump and got some blurry pics of that. The light in the forest is not ideal, I think I need more practice and set up the white balance to custom mode. Maybe next time.
Then I drove around to Leslie, where I passed a skate park with some lads doing jumps & stunts, so I thought I might get some better photo opportunities there - and the light was good.
I asked if they minded and they said it was okay to take some photos, so I took a few shots. I wanted to try something new with the repeat shoot feature and edit them into one scene. So some of that is included here. It is first attempt, but I quite like the technique, so I might try that again sometime.
Then I wandered off again, heading for Portmoak and, on a whim headed up to the left of the R. Leven as the clouds were looking interesting and I thought I might get a nice scenic shot.
I stopped at the top of the hill and a young lad came over the hill pushing a bike. He said "hello" and I replied and asked how he was doing. "Not so good...." and he told me his back axle had broken - ball bearings all over the road. So I put his bike in my car and ran him home to Glenrothes.
Off to Portmoak where I saw a beautiful Harley Davidson, so I snapped that and headed off round the Moss. Sadly they have flattened it with a bulldozer and it was like a battlefield. Presumably some kind of clever long-term environmental strategy, but I wished they had done it in sections to preserve the wonderful wildlife I had so enjoyed snapping in the past. I have often gone out there and lost track of time as I spent the day shooting everything from dragon flies to slime moulds.
I was kind of bummed out by the devastation, so, after shooting a few shrooms, I wandered off again and took some shots in Scotlandwell of the floral decorations on the way home.