Sunday, June 16, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
We have weather here. All our own weather and everything. In Tolsta we can have fog whilst in the next village bright sunshine and on the other side of the island rain. Such it was the other day, that ill-fated day when I fell off my bike again. Sunshine all over the island except the little spot on Great Bernera where we were cycling [and the 'Free' Church were having a a beach party ] where we had torrential rain.
Of course I used a hand held meter for this.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Ms Riitta the Stylist/Artist goes back to her home in NY now. NY I hear you ask [ I used to have good hearing you know]. Yes even though Riitta is Finnish she reside in USofA with her wife.
We here on the island are hoping that both Riitta and Karoline come back for another visit. Such an inspiring two.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Those international Scandinavian artists Riitta and Karoline here preparing a site for the studio the other day. I took the liberty of snapping them up as they rummaged around only, I don't seem to have the got the hang of the colour thing. In fact, I'm not sure I ever have got the hang of how to do it properly with film. I shall have to have lessons or something.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Monday, June 03, 2019
Riitta [triple RRRRRRR on pronunciation] sporting the headress she made from the fruits of the peatbank. I wore this thing - imagine! Then they covered me with more heather so you could hardly see me [better] and then shot me on film. eh? How good is that? Brilliant actually. can't wait to see the image. I did tell them I am Andrea One-Chin Ingram so it should be ok. oooof, it looks like a peat spirit has settled next to Riitta in the snap above.
Riitta and Karoline on the peat bank. Riitta is Finnish out of New York whilst Karoline is Norwegian out of Norwegianshire - or somewhere like that.
These lovelies are giving a talk on their work in an Lanntair on Tuesday at 6pm. be there if you can.
It with great sadness that I must tell you of the passing of the wonderful HHHCB - our cat who was knocked down yesterday and died instantly. We shall miss her enormously.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
International artists Riitta and Karoline were out on Tolsta peats looking a place to build their new gallery. Only, they were put off by the locality of the newly planned turbines so just planned a shoot instead. This was out in the evening checking the site. Check their wonderful website out - and go to their talk at Lanntair this coming Tuesday evening - for FREE.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I'm meaning Mr Windy and Deanne who have now left the island after twenty plus years living on the island here. They are off to another part of Scotland where Deanne has much nicer and better job and Mr Windy is plotting more Audax events. I took the snap of Mr Windy last week - but I really didn't like the snap of Deanne I took. It didn't do her lovely looks justice - mainly on account of the snap being out of focus - and that with an AF camera. So I have included a previous snap from last year and here Deanne's loveliness shines through.
We wish them much happiness in their new location - and hope to visit them soon ..
Monday, May 20, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
I love Harris. For those who don't know, it's adjoined to the island of Lewis where I live although its landscape is somewhat different. At the moment I have been taking a few trips down there with Mr Toots who is documenting the place for a wee project he is putting together. I go along for the coffee, cakes and occasional snapping up. this is one of my snaps from such a trip.
Here the rock is old. Have a look at this for that info. It looks old anyway. Lots of erratics around the place too. Very exciting if like me you have a geographical education - even if you can't remember most of it. Consequently, i'm not sure what is here in this snap - hills and stuff probably.
Needless to say it is a rubbish snapped as it's pushed film developed in PQ universal developer.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
By the way, it seems like some Boxes and Bellows / Island Crofter blog groupies have been around the village recently. snapping up the crofters gaff and what have you. at least someone is looking at this stuff.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I did do this pinhole paperneg [inverted on pooter] the other day down Harris way on a little day out with The Toots. Love the house and the location :-)
I have been doing her stuff but not writing about it if you have noticed. I have a right to a life you know!
I'm trying not to drive the car so much, fly about the globe or consume so much so I can try and do a bit for our ailing biosphere.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Been messing about. Took this snap with the Bronica, std lens ans close up lenses held in front. Film was Foma100 developed in good old Rodinal. Printed that [11"x 11" ] in the presence of Toots in his nice darkroom using a piece of his old Forte cold tone paper which I then sepia toned. Nice eh?
Saturday, May 11, 2019
5x7 neg eh?
Yup, dug out a neg carrier and some old Shanghai 100 film then went out with Toots for a wee trip down the island. This was on the way back between the showers and hiding Toots' 5x7 camera out of the cold gusty wind behind the car.
Developed the neg in PQ developer then contact printed onto Ilford MGRC. Nice eh>
Seaforth Loch and seafood van.