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I was honoured and delighted that Bev (Royaldevon) dedicated her last photograph to me, so this one is for Bev.

It so happened that Bev and her husband, Len, had travelled up to Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire for a short holiday and Bev had asked if I could join them one day. So what better way to travel on this glorious day than in my little 80 year old friend, my 1935 Austin Ten saloon?

This is me on my way to Sanquhar (well I was actually behind the camera) just having travelled over the Mennock Pass, one of the steepest passes in Scotland, and having travelled through Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland. Curiously, at 1,531 feet (467 m), Wanlockhead in the Lowlands is actually considerably higher than Tomintoul which is renowned as being the highest village in the Scottish Highlands at only 1,132 feet (345 m).

I'm pleased to report that myself and my little friend coped with the 70 mile round trip and several 25% hills without any problems. A most enjoyable outing of which the highlight was to visit Bev and Len and have a nice lunch with them in a friendly pub in Sanquhar!

You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.

After I had uploaded this photograph I was annoyed with myself because the light seemed not quite right and, when I looked at it again in Photoshop, I saw that the Levels were all over the place. I've therefore re-edited the image which you can see in this workshop.

Also, Jean (jemaflor) was kind enough to write a very nice critique and wondered what the image would look like in black and white. So, for Jean, I have uploaded a second (black and white) workshop picture
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