View from HMS Britannia by happypat

View from HMS Britannia

While we were in Edinburgh we travelled to Leith on the first afternoon & visited the Royal Yacht Britannia. As you can imagine I have lots of photos of the inside which I will post sometime, unusually there was no ban on taking photos.
I liked the way this ship docked in the port glowed in the late afternoon sun.

Three good things:
1. Our granddaughter Lydia applied for her very first job as a Speech Therapist last week. She went for her interview last Thursday thinking it would be just good practice & got the job! Based in Lancaster she will be going round communities & into schools in the area. She has to finish uni first in January but then her first job!
2. Charlie & his family have travelled to Essen in Germany for his proton beam therapy treatment, hoping all will go well for him.
3. I have started writing the Christmas cards, I have never been as early but we have lots on in December so want them all done in next two weeks.
What a beautiful view and a delightful glow from the afternoon sun. I love your 3 good things! I have never been so late with the Christmas cards ... I usually make them from a photograph and always hand write a letter, but I haven't got the right photo this year and so I'll have to buy ... which I haven't done yet! Oh, woe is me! I better get my act together!
November 21st, 2018  
ooh love the moody sky and the warm glow and the sea ooh and they bouy. How exciting that Charlie is on his way...fingers crossed for him. Good luck to your granddaughter she will be great.
I haven't made the photo for the cards yet, but plan on doing that tomorrow. I like to get it all out of the way before the 1st of December, then I get to enjoy the whole of December when everyone runs around like made turkey's...hahaha Actually I met a mad turkey once...he lives on a farm in Wales.
November 21st, 2018  
@jamibann @huvesaker I think you two would get on!! Both the same ideas at Christmas. I always mean to take a beautiful photo but then forget! I bought Country Living last week, I like to have a few up to date magazines for the visitors & love the Christmas ones. I was just thinking that when it snows photographers must go out & get a real back load of snowy pictures to last the a year or two! Turkeys can be territorial! Gobble gobble!
November 21st, 2018  
@happypat Thank you ... maybe if I could get some snow, quickly, I'd be able to get my cards made yet! All is not yet lost!
November 21st, 2018  
That red really pops. A beautiful scene.
November 21st, 2018  
Fantastic light and colour.. well done Lydia.. exciting times for her..
All the very best for Charlie and family ..
Must get on with all those pre xmas jobs..
November 21st, 2018  
Such a beautiful view , the grey moody sky reflecting the grey on the water and with that delightful pop of red as the HMS Britannia sits there - A lovely composition Pat , Well done and congratulations to Lydia on securing her 1st working post - I hope she will be very happy in her new job . And well done you on getting started on your Christmas Cards - I haven't been in the mood yet ! Hope all goes well for Charlie :)
November 21st, 2018  
Congratulations Lydia! All the best Charlie!
This is lovely lighting. Good shot.
November 21st, 2018  
Oh I know you are proud of your grandaughter, congratulations to her! So hopeful Charlie will weather this latest storm. This is a wonderful scene, your holiday was lovely, I’m sure.
November 21st, 2018  
Big fav for this fabulous shot, Pat. Congrats to Lydia! I was interested in studying speech therapy when I was at home looking after the children but nowhere local to do it. My work with dyslexic students later in life was a consolation and v interesting.
November 21st, 2018  
Beautiful light and the contrast with the threatening sky is fabulous. I might crop out a bunch of the foreground water if you are open to critique
November 21st, 2018  
You could crop it so you still have the red reflections and put the boat on 1/3 line both vertically and horizontally
November 21st, 2018  
@jgpittenger yes I see what you mean Jane thank you.
November 21st, 2018  
@taffy thanks Taffy
@julzmaioro time romps away at this time of the year! Yes very pleased for Lydia! Scary first job!
@beryl Thank you Beryl, very proud of our Lydia, I’m sure she will try her very best as always. Charlie set off on Monday so hopefully will be started treatment & settled in by now.
@mave @louannwarren Thank you both for your lovely comments! We did enjoy our holiday!
@quietpurplehaze That would be very rewarding Hazel, sure you were excellent in your work with your students!
@jgpittenger always happy to hear helpful critique Jane!
November 21st, 2018  
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A wonderful image! Well done to Lydia and I hope all goes well for little Charlie.
November 21st, 2018  
it is a lovely view Pat with some gorgeous low light
November 21st, 2018  
Pretty light!!
November 21st, 2018  
Lovely light
November 21st, 2018  
Love the lighting what a great shot. Well done to Lydia. Hope all goes well for Charlie
November 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful sunlight against the dark sky.
November 22nd, 2018  
Wow drama with that sky and the bright ship! I loved the Royal Yacht Britannia...I have to say, the royal family do 'attractions' beautifully and I thought the yacht and all its stories were a fascinating insight.
November 24th, 2018  
Its so good to see what you saw at this time here! It has an English feel about it. I do hope we can see Britannia - not a hotel as yet!
Lydia is the best and the best is yet ahead for Charlie!
November 26th, 2018  
@maggiemae Thank you maggie, I doubt Britannia will ever be a Hotel. It’s very popular as it is & a fascinating place to visit. You can hire it for wedding receptions & corporate occasions but very pricy I woukd imagine. I have lots more photos of the inside so when I have nothing else they will pop up!
November 26th, 2018  
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