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2012 (Part 2)

Kia Ora Fellow Gallopers,

Another year’s come and gone – a year that was packed with events ranging from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the London Olympics to the US Presidential election. The aftershocks of the economic crisis continued to rock the world economies and the world was to have ended this year.

While being a silent spectator to the atrocities that one fellow human inflicts on another, this beautiful planet that we call Home sent out very clear signals to us, by way of storms and super storms,  that we will have to bear the consequences of our bad and reckless stewardship of her.

Following on from yesterday’s post – 2012 (Part 1) – here are the rest of our most highly rated* images from the past 12 months. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them:

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As we all ‘Gangnam Style’ our way into the Year of the Snake, here’s hoping that it’ll be a good one…

Thank You so much for your support in 2012. We’ve loved having you around in Black Stallion Country.

See you all in 2013.

Gallop Free.

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* – All the images in this post were showcased on our Facebook Page as part of our ‘Picture of the Day’ feature and were highly rated by the most important and valued viewer of all – You.

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2012 (Part 1)

Kia Ora Fellow Gallopers,

Another year’s come and gone – a year that was packed with events ranging from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the London Olympics to the US Presidential election. The aftershocks of the economic crisis continued to rock the world economies and the world was to have ended this year.

While being a silent spectator to the atrocities that one fellow human inflicts on another, this beautiful planet that we call Home sent out very clear signals to us, by way of storms and super storms,  that we will have to bear the consequences of our bad and reckless stewardship of her.

As the curtains come down on 2012, I thought I’d showcase some of our most highly rated* images from the past 12 months. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them:

January 2012:

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February 2012:

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March 2012:

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Look out for Part 2 tomorrow…

Till then, take care and gallop free.

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* – All the images in this post were showcased on our Facebook Page as part of our ‘Picture of the Day’ feature and were highly rated by the most important and valued viewer of all – You.

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Linlithgow

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

A few days ago I got an opportunity to spend a glorious day in Linlithgow and courtesy of my dear friend, Emma, I was able to roam around and soak in a bit of the beauty of this town. Thank you for taking the time to show me around, Emma.

Linlithgow is a historical Royal Burgh located in the Central lowlands of Scotland – about 20 miles from Edinburgh. It was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the preserved ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch. The chief historical attraction is the remains of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of James V and Mary Queen of Scots, which is probably Scotland’s finest surviving late medieval secular building.  It was burnt in 1746, and while unroofed is still largely complete although very few of the original furnishings survived.

Another attraction is the 15th Century St.Michael’s Church, the most complete surviving example of a large late “medieval kirk” in Scotland. It’s western tower originally had a distinctive stone crown spire which was removed in the early 19th Century and replaced in 1964 with a then controversial aluminium spire meant to represent Christ’s crown of thorns.

To see the rest of the images*, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Places/Linlithgow-2010/12179316_zbfg7#866750191_zhaFq

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

* – images taken with the Canon 50D

PS: Please do visit my website www.blackstallionphotography.co.uk and please do spread the word. Thanks.

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