Thursday, January 29, 2015

Oh the delight

That's there Rose and the bus shelter. She is not always there having a housey to live in just up the road but, the bus to town stops here - and anywhere really - but here in particular and affords a break from the snow that was blowing in yesterday.

I was shooting with a Pentax P30 and Polypan-f  because I can. O'd just come back from Toots' place and was off to The Crofters.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A morning with Toots

Mr Toots was wasting film with abandon yesterday. He doesn't shoot for weeks then when he gets going he can't stop. Toots even had to raid the fridge for some more film - and there's some on order. Fair took my breath away I can tell you.

Of course i took a camera along as well. But the light was so low and I couldn't be bothered with a tripod - mainly on account of Mr Toots' own studio monstrosity that required a crane to move it - I made do as they say. Hence the snap is a little soft to put it kindly.

I rather like it though.

Toots has already developed his film I'm informed [just picking myself off the floor] and will be printing soon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's not like this either

But it could be like this. Seems like there's a cold blow coming in. The snow may appear again. This is the village - the other end if you like. We live over there, off to the right a bit. Quite a bit.

Hopefully our wee boatee will be ok as we have a few 'issues' of late. Can't wait to find enough bodies to get the thing on the trailer if I'm honest.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I shall miss this lovely man

The village said goodbye to this lovely man this morning. The sun shone in between the snow showers as the funeral took place and Donald was carried to the graveyard by the sea. A fitting place to end his days perhaps as this was a seafaring man on the fishing and the cargo boats round the world.

Donald had some fine stories too and took delight in their telling - possibly enhancing them a bit as he went. But I loved to listen, he made me laugh and I enjoyed his company. Thanks Donald.

I will miss him and I know his lovely family will miss him too.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Is this what you'd like?

I mean, is this what you imagine? Island life and everything. Road narrow and everything. Moor and the flippin windmill. Eh? I mean, is it? I know there's no sheeps here but the coows are just behind. Mooing, that sort of thing.

Well, some of it looks like this on a wet day in Stornoway.

Sorry and all that.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Venice. Italy that is

Near Venice anyway. A cheap caravan park where we stayed within commuting distance of Venice itself with an outdoor cycle racing track next door!

Taken with the Ilford Sporti 'camera' and printed on Ilford FB - as you do.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pig Dyke

A Pig Dyke Mollyist caught in all their glory - in Mossely, Lancs.

Caught with the old Voigtlander Bessa 6x9 RF and printed yesterday on Ilford Fb. Like you do.

Mossely seems to attract beings like these - and a jolly good thing too.