Sunday, December 21, 2014

She hates me

Well, maybe she does. Nearly opened my jugular the other day and I was only trying to give her a tickle. It must be the lightning, or the state of moon, the weather or maybe because she is stroppy. One of those things anyway.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This is what a proper snap can look like

Well, it can look like this if you point the camera towards this wall. And have a crappy film inside with no anti-halation layer on a real sunny day. Must have been caught unawares with the weather. I mean, I'm usually ready for wind and rain, sleet and hail. But sun?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sorry and everything

It was a mistake I know. This snap taken with the old KOWA6 camera I no longer have, crept up on me this morning and begged to be shown. I showed it.

This delightful image shows Frederick Hunter nicking the last biscuit or something as Mr National Paralympic cycling manager/coach Norfolk looks on and and Fred's sister Lucrecia reads. This was a few years ago I might add. Fred's all grown up now - at least I hope he is since he is at uni now. Lucrecia is wowing the fashion world with her photography at Uni too while Mr Norfolk is still Mr Norfolk - although now married and with a delightful daughter of his own.

How time passes!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Digital? Do I care?

I don't care to be honest. Don't much care about digital cameras that is. I'll tolerate them, I have used one a couple of times but it doesn't rock my boat. Doesn't float my cake or something like that.

The electrical imaging devices are very good I might add. You can take nice snaps with them, load them up on the pooter easily and all that, but I just don't want one. However, Ms Gemma Crofter has one so there's going to be a new Crofters blog with digital snaps by Erself. Gemma already has a cooking blog ! Eh?

All the while I shall continue my film-based odyssey. I might even add a snap or two to The Island Crofters site when I feel the need.

It's easy to get crappy quality snaps with little old film cameras as these two 'through the windows' snaps show you.

 early one morning - from the bedroom

from the car in the rain

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Actually, the sun is shining

But I can't resist posting of a snap of Eve all dolled up in her best wet weather gear - even if it from a few weeks back.

Many thanks for the book suggestions John & Bosse. Have passed the info over........

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I think I'm hurt

Thanks everso Mr John for the book suggestions. Too expensive for my tastes sad to to say but thanks all the same for the ideas. Anyway, all the rest of you go and have a look at some proper photos here from Mr John.

I just thought I had a few more photographically enhanced visitors that might leave suggestions :-(.

Still, I raise you a gull.

Wishing you all a lovely Festive season - whatever your tastes. Here's to a fine 2015

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Books with snaps [or Schnapps!]

My dearest Eve, here inspecting The Croft of The Crofter a while ago.  Sheeps, tractors - they are all there printed on this darkroom print thing. Nice eh? I like it anyway.

Eve was hoping to get me a small photo book for the festive season [other seasons are available] but as yet I have yet to come up with something that tickles my fancy. I mean, you know my likes, my proclivities and my foibles - possibly - so can I have a suggestion or three please?

A little bit of life

Saw this moment. Snapped it up and everything. Sat down at the time - and that makes all the difference. If I was stood up I couldn't have taken it since I'd probably have a cup of green tea in my hand or even a tray with a pot of hot water, a green tea bag and a cup. Obviously there would be a spoon as well. The staff are very conscientious here don't you know. And sometimes even conscious.

This is a little bit of life. On this island that is. It didn't happen everywhere. That just wouldn't be right although, now I'm mulling that statement over, I don't suppose I could even know that this didn't happen everywhere. I was here, obviously. Not everywhere.