Saturday, March 31, 2018


There are closed shops around the toon that is Stormoway. Like everywhere else pretty well, the centres of places have been 'hollowed out' by out of toon establishments or thinned out by purchases on the web.

Friday, March 30, 2018


These little Olympus Trip 35 cameras are rather sweet - if you like that sort of thing. I'm undecided but they don't do too bad with Foma200 even when it#s developed in PQ print developer.

North Tolsta. My village.

Thursday, March 29, 2018


I have cameras. Several although many are less than satisfactory. Sometimes the things are broken, the lenses are 'soft' or they just are too sharp for my liking. I took a camera out with a less than satisfactory Jupiter 12 lens for a jaunt the other just to give it one last chance. I'm not sure with this one although another I had and broke was lovely.

Now, you can look at this;


A binscape

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Not trees

Although there may be a trees here somewhere. Doon the road from where I write about 100m there's this. A telegraph pole. One that conveyed a few important messages I should imagine. You can tell that by the way it stands proud whatever the weather.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


These are trees. And a wall. A wall that was rebuild in 2010 with European monies after it partially collapsed. The trees have been there longer.

I am reading a book. Not just looking at photographs - which is just as well since the book has no pictures printed within. Words that conjure up pictures but no literal pictures. I like the book. It amuses me with it's oddity. Have you read it? It is; Cronopios and Famas by Julio Cortazar

Monday, March 26, 2018

Why snap that?

Thanks for asking that. A fine question one might say.

The reason I snapped this was because I could. It's a local stroll for me a few moments from home. My Kiev4a was in my bag the personage stepped that way, raised his arms with his pixel-catcher in his hands, and snap, I had it on film. Here it is.
That's how it's done. I might do it again since I go that way often although, as to whether the chappie-fellow-me-lad goes that way, we shall see.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

I'm inhabiting some space

I am inhabiting space. I was using more than my fair share but since I have lowered my calorific intake, my share is less selfish. I hope it stays that way.

As for snaps, I wonder where it will take me? I find I had a camera or two with me yesterday as I went to pick Eve up from her bikie ride.

Now check out this excellent work.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

In Stormoway

Another Forte Elegance Lith print. snapped up by the veritable phone thing - hence the odd shape. The flecks of white are on the print. Adds to the effect me thinks.

Friday, March 23, 2018

No, I don't know why either.

A quick phone snap of a little lith print I did the other day. One of my "why on earth does it look grey" series. I suspect it was the sun - or lack of it. and the processing or lack of it digitally. One can see the curve of the paper for goodness sake.

I did enjoy myself mind you. printing this little print and all. On Forte Elegance fb paper don't you know.

It's raining since you didn't ask. All sorts of shenanigans have been going on with the local trust that owns the land round here. There's a vote for new board members and they, the people talking about it all - voters and people standing are behaving like children.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

inside my mind

I'm sure this is how my mind would look if I could take a snap of it. Trust me.

I was pleased the other day when some chappie fellow me lad out of the blue told me he'd liked my talk the other week. Cheered me cockles no end I can tell you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Harris way

See that?
Down south on Harris.
I'm not there now.

I'm up and doon though. Up and I'm feeling good. Doon, less so. Tis a veritable nightmare.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Town stroll with Trip

Lovely day for a little stroll round the small capitol of Stormoway tother day. Eve's birthday was coming up so thought I better buy her a Black Jack. Only thing is  where you can buy them at all you have to buy several !

The stroll wasn't wasted since I had the Olympus Trip 35 with me and some Foma400 film inserted so snapped hither and thither but mainly thither,

No idea since you ask.
Nice to get two binscapes in a day though.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Off the roof

Duncan, the villager you need if it's your chimneys that need sweeping. Lovely chap.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

My Kiev 60 died

Ah well the old Kiev 60 did come to me for free and I have had good use of it. Pity really since the lens is superb, However, the shutter stays stubbornly open and I don't know how to mend it.  Ah well, I do have a couple of other 6x6 cameras so all is not lost and I can continue to snap up the delights of the island including this caravan park.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Been a bit of a hoolie here the last day or so and looks like it might continue some more too. I did venture down, well wrapped against the cold wind, to a beach. With a camera. And a hat which almost disappeared in the Minch. I know not why I went but I did. Snapped with the camera too although I didn't like the snaps much. This was one.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I was there

This popped out a camera when I doused it's film in some ghastly chemical or other. It proves I was there I think, mixing it up with the good and worthy as if I belonged there when I so patently don't. I have the snap though.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

An Artist of my acquaintance

Her name is Angelica Kroeger. Remember that as you are going to see her work about I am sure.  Oh, go on, have a look her lovely images here. Isn't that lovely. I mean, really lovely.

Anyway, since we have an acquaintance of some years we stayed with Angelica the other night we were on the mainland. Lovely it was too -especially since we got to go to the excellent Dance Festival she was doing the lighting for.

Here's Angelica, being;

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

All sorts of Wildfire

Yes, there and all.
Was at the opening supping orange juice and everything. Shooting the breeze and preparing myself for a curry [lovely since you ask] and 'music' - less lovely even if you didn't ask.

Monday, March 12, 2018




Seat and tablescape

And my fav, MultiBinScape.

Kronos/Waits will tickle your ears

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Yes, you have seen here before

If I'm going to stagger out the house when I'm not at my best, one can't ignore this track to make a snap or two with the Hassie. Yes, I have snapped here before and no doubt will do again. I like the place.

The place reminds me of the Kronos Quartet for some reason. And that's a good thing, trust me.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I have some friends

There's this one. It's ok he's not here at the mo. I caught him with the Pentax Espio Mini as he checked to see if anyone was talking about him on Faceplant. They weren't although the man in background was wondering about it all.

Then this one came along and wondered what all the fuss was about. There was no fuss as it happens - and no Mahler. He is not on island at the moment as it happens.

Then there's this lovely. TYA trying to keep out of things and sup her flat brown. She's not on island either at the mo.

I'm here though.

Friday, March 09, 2018

It's cool

Sometimes a nice stroll along a cold beach is just what is needed. Especially if someone has an Olympus Trip 35 to record the occasion.

Although not as cold as it was on the mainland the day before.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


The Young Artist I have been working with had a lovely little camera the other day. I was so impressed, I got one. It's an Olympus Trip 35 and so far I rather like it for casual snaps - although it's far too good for my blurry shots.

See, Mrs Toots and Eve strolling in the sunshine and very cold air.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Don't even think it!

I am having a little break from blurry things. I mean, I love blurry things but I guess I needed to see something else. Only, my pal Angelica has persuaded me to have a little exhibition along with her lovely work - somewhere, somewhen so, I will return to the blurr soonish. I need to explore the blurr more.

By the way, I am allowed to post this Fay Godwin esque image of stones since they are not the main stones but merely a side show.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

If you don't like snow, don't open this post

These are trees. In snow. On the mainland.
Nice, but one can have a enough snow for one year.

We did get to go to the Ullapool Dance Festival though.
I might have to go again.

Monday, March 05, 2018

No !

Things didn't really go to plan last weekend. The Eastern Beast saw to that. The road we wanted to take had been closed because of a dumping of the white stuff. This was on the mainland - the island was completely clear.

We stayed with the lovely Angelica and then came home again. I did manage to take this snap though. With a Hassie don't you know.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

William, my pal

Ooof what a lovely man he is with an equally lovely wife down there in South Lochs part of this island. A few ago taken with a Kiev60 monster

Friday, March 02, 2018

Perked up

One of my fav snaps of EVe taken here near home on an uncharistically hot day and taken with the Voigtlander Perkeo.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

off island

Yes, gone for a little sojourn elsewhere for a day or two. I've taken a camera too. Might try and out Godwin Fay - if such a thing was possible. I shall be shooting 6x6 anyway. like this one I shot a years ago just out the back of where I sit writing this.