Tuesday, July 31, 2007

With the Koroll 24

I spent a happy morning paddling in the warm sea the other day at Garry Beach [above]. Armed with the Koroll 24, I managed some grand images that please me greatly. Especially this little fella who stood still enogh for the Koroll to capture her. FP4/R09

Monday, July 30, 2007


On the local beaches, I can't resist having a look to see what the forces of nature have left me each day. Not one of the best but nice all the same I think. HAssie FP4/R09

A morning on the beach

Garry beach. Tolsta, our village has a gala on the machair adjacent to here next Monday. Hope the weather is nice :-)
With the Hassie and FP4.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

2 prints

From the beach in the village. Agfa Record 6x9 Foma100 R09.
Both printed on Kentmere VC. The top one RC Select and the bottom fibre Fineprint toned in sepia/gold. I like the second. Would welcome your views

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The village beach

Ok, ok. it has been done a thousand times before but I quite like it. This one emerged from the chemicals just after getting back from the Lewis Highland Games :-). If you follw the road down - on the snap below - you will come here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Today on the Western Isles

Sorry, not a proper photo but thought you might like to see the weather here while England drowns!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Went down to see Mum last week while there on business. Lovely to see her and rather like this shot taken on the Spotmatic. There's me, top left in my gown!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

3rd place

The highlight of my photographic life; I won 3rd place in the 'people' section of the Point Agricultural Show's photography competition here on the Isle of Lewis. You can't get more upmarket than that can you? No, is the answer. This was the snap - wet printed too.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Weekend Show

Now the rain is lashing down it's time for the outdoor events. Tonight we are off to listen to my island flight companions, The Proclaimers. This is happening in a tent at Lewis Castle. It has all the ingredients for Glasonbury re-visited. Ah well, we are sure to have fun getting my neighbour in his wheelchair into the place!
Saturday is Point Agricultural Show and I'm entering the above snap. Taken with my old Agfa Record on the beach at Gress just down the road. Nice init??

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Just flown in to the island from the mainland after a brief visit to Manchester for work and then Somerset to see Mother. On the flight back i heard there were some popsters on board the little plane. Try as I might I could not work out who it was since there were no 6" platform shoes, no barely dressed bimbos or pianos disappearing through the little airplane's portholes. There was some chunky chap with a bald head that the stewardess used as ballast moving from the back to the front of cabin so the thing could take off - but he didn't look to much like a popster - unless Gary Glitter was back in the country. My lovely partner Eve pointed out the 'stars' to me when we eventually arrived in Stornoway after some time circling the skies in search of gap in the clouds. Twas The Proclaimers I'm told. Some hip-songsters who are playing the Hebridean Festival on Friday - and I'm going I'm assured. They looked a bit ordinary as it happens. No glitter or throwing up or nufink. I did briefly think about asking if they wanted me to scream or something but since I was a bit bit tired I just couldn't be bothered. And it looked like their hearing aids couldn't take it anyway!.