A short while back we decided to search for some winter sun, so picked up some bargain flights for £10 with Ryanair from Scotland to Portugal. We even got a bargain deal on a very nice hotel in Portugal which was completely empty when we got there. So we also got the indoor pool, spa and gym all to ourselves. To top it off when my wife mentioned to the hotel staff it was our wedding anniversary we got a free bottle of bubbly as well!
During our stay we went to Faro and visited the Church Of Bones. A small chapel built of human bones, the bones are the remains of 1,245 monks whose bones were displaced when the ossuary was built.
A little video from my last trip in the Scottish Highlands taken on the DJIPhantom 3 Standard drone around Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Trotternish Ridge, Etive Mor, Man o Stor, Falkirk Wheel, Culzean Castle and Turnberry Lighthouse.
A few years ago Falkirk would not be on your list of places to visit as a photographer but over the last few years a couple of attractions have popped up in Falkirk that definitely make it a place to stop by with the camera.
The artist Andy Scott designed the Kelpie sculptures completed in October 2013. At the time these were not going to be permanent fixtures but in the first year some 1 million visitors came to the site and they ended up building a park around the sculptures so I would presume they are now staying. Ive seen photos that have lasers going out of the sculptures at night but when I last visited they just change colour. Maybe the laser show is just on at certain times?
Very close by to the Helix park were the Kelpie sculptures are you will also find the Falkirk wheel. A rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. A very interesting engineering feat and illuminated with neons at night that make for interesting night photography.
If you plan to visit to photograph I would recommend the night as being the best time, they turn the lights of the Kelpies at midnight and when I spoke to a lady in the cafe at the Falkirk wheel she said the lights on the wheel were on a dusk to dawn sensor.
Location Coordinates Kelpies Helix Park : 56.0191°N 3.7553°W