Thursday, October 31, 2019

a hot day in Tuscany

Plastic fantastic UW&S snap from some years back in a very hot Italy. My friend Deanne awaiting her husband Ian and Eve to cycle by.

Yes, I didn't post yesterday. I had things to do and I thought we all needed a rest.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Feels like a lifetime ago

In 2011 we were in Sienna, Tuscany for the Eroica bike ride. Actually were in Gaiole but spent a little time in Sienna - as you do. It was warm and the sun shone.

Monday, October 28, 2019


I seem to have acquired a collection of less then fabulous cameras and I going to get rid of a  few one way or another. They clutter the place up and I don't use them like I should. The ones I do use I don't use very well either.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

This is a nice exhibition

This a bad snap of the moment i at the Fishing the Minch exhibition currently at the Museum in Stornoway. Nice images by David Gordon I must say.

I took this with the Minolta A3 rangefinder camera - which I don't want to keep. If you fancy it - for a small exchange of roubles, please contact me.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Portugal bound

Eve and Caroline enjoy the unexpected sun in Stornoway a few days before Mrs Hudson took off to be in Portugal with her Paul. Don't blame her either, it's been raining ever since here

Friday, October 25, 2019


We went here. Somewhere on mainland I seem to recall but for the life of me I can't remember where. there were men still building or doing something to the thing anyway. They may be some time.

In the meantime I came across a Belgian/Scottish film crew down on the beach. I wonder if they are doing a remake of Man Bites Dog?  Anyway, like I do, I had to have aa conversation with two bods standing around trying to keep warm on the periphery of the affair and one turned out to be Scottish photographist Brian Sweeney. I think he was surprised I knew who he was!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

I like a curve

I know, I have been saying little. Not much to say really only that I am breathing and taking snaps still. this one taken with the Minolta A3.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

No good

I quite like the snap but it's all uneven. Not sure at this point  whether it's the camera, the developing or the scanning.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bronica out and about

I don't shoot so much 120 these days, it's more expensive and my developing of it seems to leave a little to desire. I did take the Bronnie out the other day on a wee trip o'er to Great Bernray and their cafe. The sun shone too so we strolled down the lovely road that goes to Hacklete.

Ooof, what a day and this snap on HP5+ in Hydrofen resulted.

Monday, October 21, 2019


It rained at the dipping fank this year. [They dip the sheeps not the people]. the rain didn't stop the folks putting the world to right.

Sunday, October 20, 2019


Out there when I'm passing by a likely looking pole, i'm always tempted to snap it up.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

fanking 2

A good time to catch up with villagers and pass the time of day. In the rain.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


We have known them a good while so it was lovely to meet up with David and Anne again, this time at the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield.

Friends eh? Makes life worth living.

Monday, October 14, 2019

It rained

It rained biblically in some of the places we were while off the rock. here, look.
It rains like that here too - but it looks and feels different don't you know.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Minolta A3

Just acquired this fine beast from the year of my birth thereabouts.  feels substantial [read heavy] in the hand but works just lovely - especially when I put some film in it [Kentmere 400 @800] and pointed it at dearest Eve and an almost smiling Toots.

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Did I tell you Mr Windy has left the rock? Well he has and is currently swanning about in Mexico with dear Deanne. Hopefully, the weather should be better than it is here at present.

Here he is, is, is, is, is etc at his ongoing gaff on the Scottish mainland.

Friday, October 11, 2019


Yorkshire 2019.

The World cycling championships don't you know. Lots of races, lot of riders and lots of spectators all over the shoppe. This chap came from Israel to wwatch as riders went past in one of the time trials, listening on his phone between excitments.

Thursday, October 10, 2019


A dog.
you know the type; yap, yap, yap,yap, yap, yap,yap, yap, yap,


Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Not fully operational

For some reason I seem to be barely operational - at least not at full tilt - or hardly any tilt at all to be honest. Must have been the traffic, all the people, the cyclists and the rain.

Back on the rock now for a few days so recovering with the help of Billy the newly resident cat -whilst Eve pops down south again.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019

Have you ever been to the mainland?

I have.
Not so keen as it happens. It rains a lot and there are are cars everywhere - except here in this snap. this is the only place where they don't go, trust me.

Sunday, October 06, 2019


Hepworth gallery had a couple of visits from us whilst nearby. Terrific cafe with a superb gallery attached. It was so good to be there again I got carried away with the Kodak Cresta camera.

Saturday, October 05, 2019


Yes, of course we were at the Yorkshire sculpture park. Why wouldn't we go when we were in the area. Lovely day it was too.  Lots of lovely work including this by Ai weiwei. Twas so good, I took the snap several times before winding the film on.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019


A couple more snaps in more my way of looking

Best to leave the viewer something to think about or imagine

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Rodel; Godwin style

Yep, snapped this up on a wee trip down to see John Maher in his engine tuning hovel in Obb on Harris. Lovely day, dropped my ebike off to be super fettled by the man 'imself then off to Rodel and St Clements church where I channelled Fay Godwin for this snap.