Monday, September 01, 2014

Solo show

I don't think I've mentioned my solo show. What with all the goings on, life and everything getting in the way. It's not exactly been a priority. But now as you can see I am showing a few mounted images at a rather exclusive galley in the village here on the island. Yes, I've seen it now it's hung. Looks lovely I must say.

Obviously, the image here is merely an Instax of the original silver gelatin 1 of 1 print in-situ I believe the term is.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper to paper

Mr Toots kindly donated a couple of sheets of Kentmere ArtDoc paper - for which I am most grateful. So much so, I loaded some in the back of an old Franka 6x9 and shot Mr Toots with it. Then when I had developed this neg, dried it and what have you, I shoved it in the enlarger to biggern it up onto Adox-MCC which I then developed and toned.
Nice eh?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There again

I mean, we were there again, waving our arms about in a meaningful way. This is Walter who is the expert arm waver. We flail around in unison - or nearly in unison anyway and,  feel all the better for it too.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nice eh?

Not the snap, obviously. The island and everything.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


We live on an island, near Scotland - all part of the UK for now anyway. And we have a couple of lifeboat stations here - for which i am most grateful. It used to be just the Stornoway lifeboat then the Leverburgh one got going and 'shouts' for the Stornoway one halved apparently. So last weekend when we were in town having luncheon with William and Gemma, it was a surprise to catch the lifeboat boys rushing around to get out on a sunny but windy day.

One crew was a tad late - too busy eating Guga perhaps and missed the boat. Literally.

The crew of this French Round Britain Race yacht sorting their sails after the gales got more than they bargained for as the huge engines of the lifeboat started up!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blow up

There she is; that one down there with the mechanical paddling device and all that. The one next to the one with an engine. See it? If you look very carefully you can see the name of the tub Freyja scrawled on her rubber bits. No, sorry, that's rubbed off as we have had some rain recently. Hard to believe but there you are. It has water in it too. Should be just on the outside I'm told, but it fills up with the rain. I hope it's the rain anyway.

Did a bit of soloing yesterday. On this little blow-up and on the good tub Freyja. Hoisted the sails and everything. Did a few gybes, drifted around a bit, sailed backwards, bobbed a bit, tangled and un-tangled the big string, wrestled with the recalcitrant mechanical paddling device, cursed politely at the furling thing when the string fell off the drum thing. Had a fine old time all is all and entertained the Stornoway massive in the process.

I even tooked some snaps.

Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm telling you,,


I now have a lovely new developing tank to use thanks to some special friends who wanted to mark the passing of another year with me still breathing. It's great that tank - doesn't leak or anything - like most of the ones I had before. This was from the first roll through it. 

Many thanks. Very much appreciated.