Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Please don't ask

Don't ask where this is - I cannot remember for the life of me. It is on-island I can tell you that.

I like it though. Spent a little while snapping it up from various angles but liked this here the first snap I took. I would like to think it had a touch of the Fay Godwin magic but I suspect it is but a pale imitation. Yes, go and look at the late Fay's lovely work though I must point out there are lan*scapes!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I'm not sure why but Stornoway seems to attract old boats. You know the sort - all wood and warp with red sails. Yes, they often have re sails.
This boat - Notre Dame des Flots was in this morning, washing out drying on the decks. And earlier there were loads of others around. Never know what you are going to see in the sea down in Stornoway.

Here's another. Not sure what it is but pretty all the same.

And of course there are always the Sgoths. Sailed locally for fun - apparently.

Monday, July 27, 2015


Not a bad old place really. Here, there and most places [I hate the Barvas moor road though - not sure why].

But here, near where our wee boatee is having a holiday is one of my favourites. Nice isn't it? Not telling you where it is as I want it to myself :-)

Took this while out working. Working ! Imagine that.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


24 paving stones with his bare / bear hands? On Blue Peter Eh? Apparently so. Well, I have got my Blue Peter badge too and I din't have to break any stones.

He's still keeping things in order today - here checking the rabbits are lining up properly on the land he manages.
Control freak! :-)

Been sailing.

Friday, July 24, 2015

I'm re-classifying

Surely this is not a landscape?
Perhaps a portrait of a path, a study of the sky over the dunes or a mistake.
Or a social impression in a nature snap.

I was out on a short stroll be fore the daily rain. Saw this like it and snapped it up. I might do this again

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It doesn't have to be 'nice', just interesting

Amazing what you can get at an underexposed neg and some old paper. Throw some Lith Chems on the paper and hey presto you have this 'interesting' print.

I'm not really into nice. Too bland for me. I was to be thrown, amazed or something like that. Interesting art is what it's all about even if it just annoys you.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Darkish room

 Well, I got round to it; sloshed a few bits of old paper in lith chems after exposing it under a few old negs. This one from a horsey thing on the island earlier in the year. This paper was Agfa MCC .