Throwback to a Trini in Scotland 2004 with bad photography

I was having some thoughts about the Scotch tour I had in Scotland, which was my first really great drinking experience and to my wife who has some English and Scottish in her bloodline … and I was thinking that it’s about time to start planning a trip back to the land of my favorite alcohol. 10 years ago, I had my first real digital camera and while the photo quality is pretty average in terms of my shots today, I can’t help but giggle at my style back then. My friend Avinash and I ended up doing a three day tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh and Stirling with a random stop in Inverness years later as I was flying to France.

10 years later, I’m sure all the places that I shot on those trips would now be completely different. What makes me laugh aside from the horrible colouring of the pictures would be my inability to create a single point of focus within the pictures. I wanted to capture as much detail as possible. Now I realize that trying to squeeze everything into a picture doesn’t do anyone looking at your pictures any favours.

I love taking pictures of stained glass but this one I took was just horrible since I used a flash.

Note to anyone taking pictures of stained glass … using a flash damages the glass and makes your picture look washed out.
What was I thinking here? Although I was in much better shape then for sure!
Here I am at the Stirling Castle doing my best impression of an Indian Bride playing peekaboo
I do like this old picture of the great hall though
Do you have pictures from back in the day that you want to redo? It seems like every year I have more and more pictures I like to go back and reshoot.
This one reminds me of a bad episode of Doctor Who
Oh what I would have done for a tripod and ambient flash in this shot!

Where have you done some bad photography and would like to reshoot?

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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