The Well At Tantallon

This week’s theme is Tantallon Castle, on the Scottish coastline in East Lothian just outside North Berwick. We visited it in September 2010 whilst exploring the coastline north of Berwick upon Tweed, and we were instantly captivated by its wonderful setting on the coast with the backdrop of Bass Rock.

Once you are past the curtain wall, and into the courtyard, one of the striking sights is the huge well sunk into the open floor. It is extremely easy to imagine many a soldier, drunk and wandering around, having tripped over the low lip only to disappear head-first into the blackness – or many a tourist, come to think of it. No wonder there’s a substantial metal grill over it today!

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If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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Progress Towards 500 Views A Day

Posted by Stuart Herbert on May 16th, 2011 in News.

At the start of the year, I set myself three New Year’s Resolutions about photography. One of those was to get to 500 views a day, every day, for my photos on Flickr, by the end of 2011. How am I doing?

To find out, I recently took a break from posting new photos on here, and especially from promoting my photos via Twitter. (My apologies if you’ve missed my wallpapers; they’re back this week). I was already managing 500 views a day before this break, but this is a good opportunity for me to see how well my visitor stats on Flickr held up without the promotional effort.

Between 19th April and 15th May inclusive, my photos on Flickr were viewed a total of 10,393 times. That averages out at a fraction under 385 views a day. If you compare that with the stats at the end of October, 2010, I believe that they are moving in the right direction, but it will be touch and go as to whether I reach my goal or not just on casual visitors.

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