Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Whew! Now that my little temp job thing has at last concluded, I may have time to make a few new snaps. At least I hope so.
In the meantime, before the new output comes online so to speak, here is a Vandyke of the great Mr Windy who came on a visitation with Mrs Windy recently and sat still for me to snap him up with the old plate camera.
listen to this;
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Do you ever get a sort of strange deja vu when you are trying to chill out so to speak. I had this feeling whilst listening to Voyages de Nuit at An Lanntair last nuit.Some years ago when I was working teaching people how to ride round in ovals on a bit of wood on bicycles in Manchester, I ran a cycle team. The team name was yasumitsu-schlapp-and I think if you google that you will get the idea. We had some great riders - Paralympic triple gold medalist Ellen Hunter who piloted Aileen Mcglynn to the wins on a tandem in Athens & Bejing, Ant Kappes - twice paralympic tandem stoker at Bejing, and countless national and World Masters champions including my dear partner Eve. And not forgetting The Huffsters [Phil Huff / FilHough etc]- an over-muscled sprinter with that languid stylee that made him so laid back he was in gave danger of falling asleep.
Well, I sat there in An Lanntair letting the music wash over me and wondered why the Huffsters was up there playing a 4x10 Gandolfi accordian. Eh? It seems the Huffsters has a fine look-alike in Luke Daniels - even down to the languid half-awake/sleep look. I can't seem to find a nice snap of Mr Daniels but, if you look on this snap you can see what the back of his alter ego looks like :-) And of course he is there above with his best Schlapp stance.
Needless to say the Voyages de Nuit concert was brill. Hear them sometime.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Apologies for the quietness here. Seem to have got overrun by work for goodness sake! In the meantime, before I get over-posting again you can have a look at Mr Windy's blog.
No, the snap here is nmot Mr Windy but Mr West who came up from Engerland for a visitaion. Taken with the plate camera on film and printed as a VanDyke.
BTW; You may remember I mentioned that Rab is retiring this week after 134 years at Riggs Road. I made a Blurb book for this event and you can look see some of the pages here. And buy it too if you care.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Despite the rest of the Uk basking in the warm sunshine, Tolsta, the village where I reside, cowers under a local mist. I say local because if you pop down the road a mile or two its clear!
The great thing about this is that it doesn't get too hot and I can manage an hour in the darkroom. But not before i took a light stroll around the village and called for an idle chat wif the locals.