I have a one track mind – everywhere I go in Dumfries I look for ideal portrait locations. Kingholm Quay, with its picturesque harbour, rustic flock of chickens running freely in the neighbourhood, the abandoned telephone box, the river, hazy hills in the distance, the soft pastel waves of summer heathers and grasses is an ideal and safe place for family portraits. My mum called it ‘idyllic’.
The countryside encroaches upon Dumfries from all sides, and if you walk away from the town centre along the riverside you’ll soon feel a breeze of bucolic tranquillity.
We took a long weekend afternoon stroll along the river Nith and I did some recce for portraits in Kingholm Quay.
A word of warning – wear long-sleeved shirts or bring an insect repellent. The gnats here is voracious!