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I will get around to writing a post about this lovely little town in Dumfries and Galloway, but in the meantime, enjoy this photo of the harbour at high tide. with a glimpse of the castle. Image taken on our first evening at around 7 pm and it has been slightly desaturated.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

51 thoughts on “Kirkcudbright”

  1. well I hope I make it back for the post that follows this shot – and Jude – this photo had me looking and looking. and thought I would share why…. (without begin too cheesy)
    okay, so I have been skimming posts and cropping a few of my own pics for the last hour – and landing here = after the “lady of the cakes” rich cherry photo = well the subtle tone of this photo was refreshing after all the colors I have been enjoying and soaking up.

    The white and black, the earth tones from the river walls and buildings – and even the tone of the rust – all just works for a calm mood – and then the reflection – well looks like 7 p.m. was the right time for sure – then the windows get noticed – but the real beauty (to me at least) was resting in to eventually see all the verticals – the little ones at the top – and then the other ones throughout – the large one to the center left – the ties, the sail poles, etc.

    and so even without the upcoming post, your capture says much….
    nice shot – 🙂

    1. Thank you Yvette for your analysis of the photo – it means a lot to me that you have taken the time to study it in such detail. I too was surprised when I viewed it at how much I liked the verticals – especially the chimneys and chimney pots, as I wasn’t concentrating on them at all in the composition.

  2. Yes, it is a lovely little place, Jude, and that’s pretty much how I remember it. No nice reflections in damp October, though 🙂

        1. I couldn’t say for definite, Jude, but so often that corner of the world seems damp. Are you seriously considering it?

        2. Probably not, but I did like the area and it is much closer to the coast than Ludlow is. To be honest I don’t know where I want to live any more.

        1. I’ll make one! Just finishing off some blog posts before I hit Jo’s walks and head out with everyone else! This is becoming a full-time job 😀

    1. Thanks Lisa – desaturated it slightly, as it was practically b&w but the green was very green so I took it down a notch. Glad you like 🙂

  3. hi Jude, love this photo of Kirkcudbright … we were there in 1979 … the images are seeping back as I gaze at your photo … next I will have to find our old photos too … brilliant shot, thanks so much! Christine xx

    1. I imagine it hasn’t changed that much – have a look at the next post where there are more photos of the town.

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