stories and illustration

Evening by River Tweed


Rained all day, stygian darkness at noon, so when I went out to post my Cinema Paradiso film back, took the camera to catch maybe a faint glimpse of the sunight that had at last broken through the clouds. Was photographing in the near dark, when this walker with two dogs came past. The dogs are hidden in murk. On the right is a tiny speck of water reflected from the sodden fields.

November 15, 2014 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. I love this photograph! The colors are so pretty; it almost looks like a watercolor painting! 🙂
    Keep up the great work!


    Comment by isabella | November 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you so much, Isabella. It wasn’t quite how everything looked, it wasn’t so dark, but sometimes I like the effect of silhouettes against the sky, and I liked that figure’s head, and that little reflection of the puddle, so I put the photo up on my blog as a record of a short burst of light after a very dark November day. My blog seems to have turned into a kind of visual diary, month by month, of one person’s response to this corner of the Scottish Borders.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | November 15, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hello Cara,

    Beautiful image, looks like winter is well set in your place 🙂

    Here in South India, it’s the best time of the year with moderate temperatures and clear skies…

    Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂


    Comment by Sreejith Nair | November 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Ah, Sreejith, it’s not quite winter yet, it’s the misty lead-in. Still some leaves on the trees, but oh so dank out there, with shrouded distances. The garden has all been put to bed, with just the last leaves on the acers giving a bit of colour. I expect it is beautiful where you live during this season.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | November 15, 2014 | Reply

      • I could only visualize the world around you as I am yet to explore the northern latitudes 🙂

        I live so close to the equator and here seasonal changes are minimal.

        Now, it’s the best time here, clear blue skies and moderate temperature.

        Hope to explore outdoors and take some photos 🙂

        Have a beautiful day, Cara 🙂


        Comment by Sreejith Nair | November 19, 2014

      • I like your comments, Sreejith. Enjoy taking photographs under those clear blue skies. And have a beautiful day yourself.

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | November 21, 2014

  3. Lovely photo – I love silhouettes too. The colour of the water is beautiful in the moonlight.


    Comment by AnnetteM | November 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you, Annette. I know it looks like moonlight, but it was the setting sun (even the clouds look like they are lit by moonlight) – it was such a dark day, the whole feeling of the photograph is that this is late at night, but it was only about five o’clock. In some ways it was even darker at noon, with the heavy rain. I am glad you like the photograph.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | November 16, 2014 | Reply

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