Silversprite . Actually, its an interesting piece even though it lacks photos - which I like and it has put in touch with some other blogs on the isles and that must be good. Of course, there is always the BBC island bloggers where there is an occasional very funny piece - although it seems like it takes months for new posts to be put up.
But, since this primarily a blog for photos, here's one I prepared earlier. [and I have got my Blue Peter badge since you ask].
Oh and out new multi-fuel stove arrived today thanks to Woody's boys. Looking forward to that burning in the Summer Parlour.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Ilford Sporti you get variable sharpness - sometimes it is sharpish, other times not. Who cares? The results are just dandy. Here's some shot recently on Perutz100 film.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Been to Glasgow for a few days and stayed with MiLady McGlynn - whose info can be found on a link on this blog. Anyway, had a lovely time staying with Aileen and got to look around Glasgee a bit with Edwin a flickrer whom I met. Really nice time was had by all and many thanks to Edwin and Ailleen for making my stay so pleasurable. Having said that I was so pleased to be back on the island this morning to be greeted by a very hard frost, clear skies and my dear Eve. And I managed to have a little bike ride around the village to day as well - the first for months :-)
HEre's a snap of MiLady Mcglynn MBE on t'bus - or was it t'train??.
Kiev II IlfordPan400/ID-11
Sunday, February 10, 2008
When the sun shines - as it has for the last two days, the Outer Hebrides is an unbeatable place to be. The beaches here are superb and hardly anyone on them - even on a great day. I toodle down at least once perhaps twice a day to walk the dogs, peruse the shapes in the sand and appreciate the light. I found this boot yesterday - no doubt having fallen off a trawler in the recent storms.
FED with stuck shutter speed ERA100/R09
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
As you can see on the car windscreen. Still, the sheep must be fed and John the local councilor came along soon to do the business with his animals. Always a smile too :-) I presume that is a smile :-)
KievIIa IlfordPan400 / ID-11
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The weather here at the momment is just wonderful. Woke up to warm sun and a hard frost. The beach was frozen solid and the light stunning. I tok the Kiev IIa along loaded with IlfordPAn400 - which I have not used before but not finished the film yet. In the meantime, here's a snap from last year on the smae local beach.
Monday, February 04, 2008
The Ilford Sporti is a fine if simple camera from the 1950s and sometimes it can produce fine images. In conjunction with sme very old film which I have been told is Perutz B&W film, the potential for failure is huge - especially in my hands. However, this roll, developed in ID-11 turned out just dandy - must have been the snow. This scan is dark but I think it adds to the mood.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
I could hardly believe my eyes when I took off down the steep track that leads to our local beach. There is the make-shift car-park were two Irish surfer dudes awaiting the sea later in the day. It seems they had retreated here because of a big storm and this afforded some shelter for their van. They told me they had been surfin on the day of the storm and would again later that day. That's keeness for you!
Luckily they had a 4 wheel drive van to get out of the car-park otherwise they would still be there now.
Era100/R09 Kiev IIa
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Yep, we had snow today and a big storm last night when unfortunately a trawler was lost - but the fishermen were picked up by the new Stornoway helichopter. I snook out with a box camera for Box Camera at work day on Flickr - my day job is walkng the dogs! I like box cameras as the choice is mainly where to point the thing although my Houghton Butcher does have 'B' and 'I' shutter settings pus three, yes three apertures - big, small and medium. Used FOMA400 in ID-11.
We have had more snow this afternoon and its going to freeze tonight. Just hope the roads are OK as I have to work this evening.
Music to listen while reading this