Monday, 18 January 2010

Leviathan



It poured with rain and sleet on Saturday, so I did what any weather coward would....


But Sunday was a different kettle of fish.


Driving down one of Dundee's BUSY roads (actually, this street has always mystified me.... it must be one of the widest thoroughfares in the city....and it's always empty) I noticed the imposing sight of an oil rig, in for whatever it is oil rigs come in for...... repairs?... lick of paint?... oil rig MOT?





So I carried on driving down to Broughty Ferry where I knew I'd get a better view of this North Sea giant at sleep. I think I chose just the right time of day as the sun was sinking and the rosy glow contributed nicely to the vista which presented itself.


Turning 180 degrees and looking down river, the last of the sun was just catching the windows of the riverside houses along Douglas Terrace. Nice views from them, if you can afford it.




I wanted a close up of the rig but didn't have my zoom with me......

So I walked...... and walked.......and walked........




.....and walked.....

Just so's I could get this pic especially for you.......

The things I do for you bloggers...


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17 comments:

  1. . . . and well worth the aching legs! Perhaps it's gone walkabout?

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  2. Beauty is its own reward, Neil ;) And you made an oil rig look beautiful (perhaps you could come up here and work your magic on our pylons ;)). Those skies though...priceless. My favourite time of day. Thank you. :)

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  3. You are truly a pillar of strength, a tower of triumph...

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  4. Thank you for all your hard walking Neil, the pictures are wonderful. It sure would be great to live in one of those houses. We often get rigs floating past here, on the Moray Firth, I'll have to try and get a shot though walking closer would be difficult, I can't walk on water.

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  5. Thanks for doing that for all of us! I've done a few odd things for my bloggers too.

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  6. I will come back and visit this photo several times. It's the least I could do for all that walking... and it is a lovely shot.

    oh, and word verification was 'heros'

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  7. ....and just think how much good the exercise and fresh air did for you! Excellent shot of the rig.

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  8. Thanks for taking so much efforts. :)
    Love the pastel shades in the sky and the last shot is a winner.

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  9. Beautiful Leviathan landscape pictures.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  10. What wonderful pics Neil. Hope you are OK....

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  11. Well thank you for taking the effort. I am glad you did! The photos are fantastic.

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  12. Wow, gorgeous photos - well worth the walk. So beautiful.

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  13. what beautiful pictures you have captured in the gloaming. Who would have thought that oil rigs could look so pretty.

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  14. truly wonderful images. another place wandered. thanks for sharing. the last shot is a blast.

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  15. Beautiful pictures from your city,
    interesting buildings and beautiful colors, like it ;)

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  16. Beautiful place . I enjoy the scenery.
    Great captures.
    Thanks for sharing.

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