Friday, November 16, 2018

No talking back

Whilst my crofter pal is off island, slumming it in Yorkshire, I took it upon myself to cheat on him and snap up someone else's coows. They were lounging in the warm sun that was bathing us all that day and behind a suitable fence. A good thing as I don't know the temperament of these particular beasts. At least they don't shout at me.

I did the deed with what's laughingly called a beer-can lens on an old Minolta 505si with some Foma 200 film. it's an ancient old lens - my late fathers as it happens - but works all the same.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Funny thing happened to me the other day

Not sure what happened to me the other day but did I laugh? No. It wasn't that good. If only I could remember what is was though.

I think Autumn is really here. The wind is howling, the rain is falling and HHHCB the cat stays in sleeping all day.

Having said that,we have been getting some late low sun which has been lovely.

I mean, what's not to like - except for all the people smiling that is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Our wee Capital

Terrific eh? Just a small selection of snaps form around the place. I might show you some more one day.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Camera swopsies

Mr Toots, my camera pal enticed me out for a look see at a wee hoosie for a pal on the mainland. But for some reason I had the inclination to swop camera for the day - he shooting with my Hassie 500cm [with 50mm lens] and I with his Mamiya c330.

To be honest neither of us got on well with the cameras. I found the Mamiya somewhat awkward.  I mean it's nice enough camera but I just wasn't used to it's foibles. The taking lens had a filter on it yet no lens shade so in the unforgiving autumn sunshine we enjoyed, I experienced some flare issues. Toots found the Hassie - awkward as well - especially if you forgot to take the darkslide out.

Still, the day was fine and we re-fuelled at Callanish stones visitor centre [coffee and scone since you ask] and had a mighty fine day.

Obviously Toots whinged, and I complained but that's normal isn't it?

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A little more Stornoway

Now we are talking - street art and all. How lovely is that. Some would complain that it has no Gaelic influence but who cares?

I often stop at this spot to gaze into this little haven. How very lovely.
Move right along there....

Ooof. Prime vehicle for restoration although I am somewhat surprised it hasn't been blown away. Being buried under over grown bushes helped for years !

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Shall I show you a little of Stornoway?

Now please don't carried away as Stornoway is not all as pretty as this.

I had the use of an Olympus Xa so loaded with Kodakcolor film I took off around the place on this years sunny day

Can you see why visitors flock here on holiday now. Me neither.