Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Been doing a few things that mean I haven't really got much new to show you at the mo. Sill, I found this snap fro,m a trip a few years back and it brought back wonderful memories. From the island of Cuba. Lovely place and terrific people. I you have not been its a must see place before it changes and becomes obsessed by consumerism like everywhere else!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Did anyone hear Radio Scotland's Scotland at Prayer programme last Saturday morning? I must admit its not my usual listening but I woke up early and turned the radio on. I was astonished to hear a local [born of the Isle of Lewis] spokesman for himself aire his views slagging off 'incomers' , Sunday ferries, planes and the good 'pagan' people of Berwickshire. Astonished!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was out shooting some film with the Perkeo 6x6 which has been out of action for some time after I .... never mind. Anyway, Coelyne managed to sort the shutter for me dripping some positive vibes into the mechanism and I, yes I all on my lonesome, nearly have managed to get somewhere near infinity on the focus. Sort of.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just had a fine visitation from Toots and the Coelyns. It seems we are about to make a book of Lewis Photographica's trip to the Isle of Jura earlier this year. No doubt it will be a grand affair with a classy cover and images to match. And mine will be nestling in there too. Like this one.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The other day these chaps arrived bearing technology. It seems I was to be interviewed. An incomer in
Perhaps this is what I should have said;
When you sit and listen – you hear nothing but the flapping of seabirds’ wings and the distant roar of the sea on the beaches. Unless there is a bit of a blow when the rain comes in from the sea, the wind roars across Tolsta Head and plays a tune on your roof tiles. Or it snows and the village is transformed for a few days or weeks – the crofters out on their old Massy Fergusons to feed the sheep and cows.
When the sun comes up, it glows gently behind Stac Polly on the mainland across the Minch lighting up a jagged line of mountains from the top of
Then the sun’s rays reach the golden sand on the lovely beaches – beaches where your just as likely to meet no-one on your walk, rain or shine.
Whatever the weather – and it varies a lot and regularly, it’s a wonderful place to be.
It’s something like that I wanted to say. So, if you happen to see the programme sometime, just remember what I meant to say!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Spent a nice evening in Stornoway in some soul-less hotel room getting frightened, inspired and amazed as Great CLIMB climber Dave Macleod regaled us with tales from rock. And things. Goodness sakes, the man is off his rocker! I mean, there he was hanging from one arm 600ft in mid-air on some wet rock in North Harris with a gale bowing and all that and he saying " How wonderful it is to be here". Brilliant evening and just the thing while the wind blows still outside! Check out Mr Macleod's blog.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I've been playing with glass plates again. I have a stash of unused plates of various vintages to shoot - although they are very old so sensitivety and devlopment is mainly guesswork. Steve Smith of the Isle of Wight has very kindly sent me a 4x5 plate holder so I'll be shooting soonish.