Sunday past I decided to drag the tripod out for a wee shot that’s been in my mind for months, maybe years. Left the house under steel grey skies only to get to the bottom of a fair climb under scorching summer conditions! Scottish summer that is. Not shorts weather but not wrapped up for a trek to the polar south either. Despite the warmth … Continue reading Attack Of The Coos!
Trying something a bit different on the old DSLR today slapped a Minolta Rokkor 50mm enlarger lens on the front of the Nikon seen here. Not the lens I had in mind for this project but couldn’t find the correct screwdrivers to dismantle the one I bought for it. Basically it’s a macro lens that I can tilt and shift a bit. Consider this a … Continue reading Through the Rokkor Eye
A quick wee walk around the local woodland to fire off some shots. Not what I had in mind for this weekend but leaving vital supplies in work chucked a spanner in the planned efforts. First images I’ve edited on a Mac my old Windows set up is more than likely over. I can now import direct to Flickr again without having to drag and … Continue reading Black Woods
If I’d known then what I know now I’d have gotten all the bees in the image. This is a plaque on the bottom of the Ferdinando I statue in the piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence. The circle of bees facing the queen represent the industrious Florentines ruled by the grand duke. Apparently local legend says it’s impossible to count the bees using only your eyes, … Continue reading Stumble Bumble
Back to Florence for a wee walk around the Viola’s stadium you can see the name above, three photos stitched together. When it was first opened it was named after a Florentine fascist Giovanni Berta although it was also nicknamed “Comunale” Opened in 1931 construction was completed in 1932 the architect Pier Luigi Nervi was also the man behind the Paul VI Audience Hall at … Continue reading Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Had a little walk last week to burn of some calories from the five course meal we had the evening before. Spent a couple of hours firing off film shots but did sneak out the odd digital now and then too. Behind this grassy slope is a reservoir behind the camera is a small wooded area, nice to sit here on a sunny day and … Continue reading Seat Of Thorns
Up early this Sunday and headed for town to burn of the last few shots of film in the Bronica and a couple of digital snaps too. This is one of Oor Wullie’s moose(mouse)Jeemy poking his wee head out Wullie’s school satchel. A decent bout of weather today but decided to once again go for the dark moody look. Continue reading Wullie’s Moose