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Andy Stuart
Works at Photography (Therapeutic not employment)
Lives in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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I'm a Photographer based in Scotland, My Doctor recommended that I find something to get me out of the house as part of my treatment, I did a bit of Rugby coaching, but because that was "timetabled" I couldn't go every week because of my bad health, so I needed something else to do as well and having been interested in photography in the past. My wife bought me a camera and I started shooting. The rest as they say is history. I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. My photographic passions are primarily Nature, Landscape and Portrait photography, but I shoot a number of genres. I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.
Employment
  • Photography (Therapeutic not employment)
    Photographer, 2009 - present
  • too ill to work
    2000 - 2013
  • Rugby Coach (Therapeutic not employment)
    Rugby Coach, 2007 - 2013
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Photography wannabe, I will shoot almost anything - Husband, Father of 4, Rugby Coach.
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Based in Scotland,  I'm working towards being a full time photographer. 

I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. 

My photographic passions are mainly Nature  and  Landscape photography, but I shoot a number of genres. 

I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.

Currently unable to work full time due to Ill health. :-(

I have been on G+ since August 2011. during which time I have learned a lot and have started to share my knowledge and experiences.  I can frequently be found in hangouts, with photographic and social themes.  Hopefully you will enjoy something I have to offer.

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Currently
Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previously
Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Whitehouse, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Penrith, Cumbria - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Brownieside, Northumberland, uk - North Charlton, Northumberland, England - Middlemoor, Northumberland, England - Warkworth, Northumberland, England

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Not my work but this is similar to an image I have had in my mind for a long time,
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Do the right thing Starbucks.
Earlier this year Starbucks announced they will donate all unused food from US stores to charity. We want to know - when will they do this in the UK?
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A Relaxing Image for the end of a stressful week? Hope it helps. The image was taken in South East Scotland, it was a very tranquil, calm and peaceful morning. In short, it was one of those days when I was glad to be a photographer.
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Second Dawn Over St.Abbs
Sometimes the best light comes quite a while after dawn, so don't be too quick to end your Golden Hour photography trips.

St. Abbs is on the South-east Coast of Scotland in the county of Berwickshire. The village of St. Abbs is a community with a rich heritage and a spectacular location.

The sea around St. Abbs with its crystal clear water is a well-known scuba diving area. The adjacent headland with its towering cliffs is a noted National Trust Nature Reserve boasting a wide variety of bird life. The glorious sandy beach at Coldingham Bay recently awarded a Blue Flag is only five minutes walk along the cliff top path.
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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
A relatively recent coloniser of Britain having first appeared in significant numbers in 1989 and first breeding in 1996 in Dorset. I photographed this one between Warkworth and Amble on the River Coquet in Northumberland, UK and it was a delight to see this medium sized bird in the flesh.
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Warkworth Castle
Another image where I didn't get the shot I wanted, this time, it was down to the wrong season. I didn't realise that the images I'd seen from this angle were either old or taken in Winter/Spring, so it's another on to revisit hopefully then I get a better view of the castle and a good reflection.
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Warkworth Castle
Another image where I didn't get the shot I wanted, this time, it was down to the wrong season. I didn't realise that the images I'd seen from this angle were either old or taken in Winter/Spring, so it's another on to revisit hopefully then I get a better view of the castle and a good reflection.
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Old Bridge
Berwick Bridge, also known as the Old Bridge, spans the River Tweed in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England. The current structure is a Grade I listed stone bridge built between 1611 and 1624.
The bridge is 1,164 feet long and 17 feet wide between the parapets, with an upwards slope towards the north-eastern end. The spans are not even in length ranging between 24 feet and 75 feet, the longest being the penultimate span at the north-eastern end.
It is built from sandstone quarried at Tweedmouth. The piers are founded on large oak piles from 873 trees, mainly taken from Chopwell Forest.
The triangular cutwaters extend up to the level of the deck to become pedestrian refuges.
The bridge is now one way, from east to west. A short distance upstream is the Royal Tweed Bridge, which succeeded the Berwick Bridge as the main road crossing of the Tweed at Berwick when it opened in 1928
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Second Dawn Over St.Abbs
Sometimes the best light comes quite a while after dawn, so don't be too quick to end your Golden Hour photography trips.

St. Abbs is on the South-east Coast of Scotland in the county of Berwickshire. The village of St. Abbs is a community with a rich heritage and a spectacular location.

The sea around St. Abbs with its crystal clear water is a well-known scuba diving area. The adjacent headland with its towering cliffs is a noted National Trust Nature Reserve boasting a wide variety of bird life. The glorious sandy beach at Coldingham Bay recently awarded a Blue Flag is only five minutes walk along the cliff top path.
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Flying Heron Composite
A Composite of 4 images of a Grey Heron flying short distances down the River Coquet in Northumberland, England.
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The Royal Tweed Bridge
Royal Tweed Bridge is a road bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England crossing the River Tweed. It was intended to divert traffic from the 17th century Berwick Bridge, and until the 1980s it formed part of the A1 road, the main route from London to Edinburgh. However, the construction of the A1 River Tweed Bridge to the west of Berwick has since reduced the Royal Tweed Bridge's importance.

Designed by L.G. Mouchel & Partners, with consulting engineers Charles Bressey and J. H. Bean, and the contractors for construction were Holloway Brothers of London. Construction took place between 1925 and 1928. The total cost of the bridge was £180,000, and up to 170 workers were employed during its construction. It was opened by the then Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, on 16 May 1928.

The bridge is built from reinforced concrete and consists of four unequal arches, with approach viaducts at each end. The northern end of the bridge is higher, and these spans are longer with lengths 50.1 metres, 74.4 metres, 95.5 metres and 108.5 metres, and the approach viaducts are 60 metres and 44 metres long. The spans consist of four arched ribs, solid in the case of the shortest span and hollow for the longer spans. Columns rise from the ribs and are connected at the top by longitudinal beams, which support perpendicular beams that carry the roadway. The piers and abutments are constructed from mass concrete, and there are expansion joints and a system of wind braces over each of the piers. The parapets are made of dressed sandstone, and there are cast iron lampposts on either side of the roadway.

At the time of its construction, it held the record for the longest single concrete span in the UK.
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Very flat course - very disappointing in such a hilly area that they would build a course on the only flat land around - no challenge at all. Nice club house
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Great Castle with a very interesting guided tour - a must visit.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
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The food is ok although it's a bit greasy. Better Chinese along the road.
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Great food / drink, good service, friendly staff worth a visit.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Great food at a great price in nice surroundings served by Friendly staff Thursday night is buffet night if your on a budget go on that night.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Nice castle, great history, adequate parking, no disabled access
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Poor - FairService: Good
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Great location, nice course with great hospitality afterwards
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