Is this Roland? Looking out the door at the end of the Wiston Retreat.Read More Roland: May 2015
We had been dealing with some very sad family things and were taking time to walk in some very beautiful woods in the Chilterns to find space. It was a time when the power of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) was really important.Read More Demetra: May 2015
In this case maybe colour.Read More Joscelyn: May 2015
I’m amazed I pulled this image out of the series I took of Mia as she was larking about – like usual. Always making people smile. The shot kind of captures her a bit but I hope to photograph her again.Read More Mia
At the end of a retreat at Wiston Lodge.Read More Bernadette
I spent some time this weekend moving across to Adobe Lightroom from Apple Aperture. I can’t say it has been a pleasant experience but Lightroom does look like it will be much better than the long neglected Aperture. Aperture was the only Mac specific software I ran. After ten years I could now walk away…Read More Messing with Daffodils
… but I kind of like this.Read More First rule of design is not to centre anything
At the end of last year I saw an exhibition of photographs at Edinburgh Central library. They were prints from negatives that had been found in a biscuit tin by historian Archie Foley and put on display with the help of photographer Peter Ross. The photographs had been taken in the 1950s and 1960s by…Read More Railway People
Edinburgh Allotmenteers is my new project for 2015. It builds on my 100 Portraits project that lead to the Botanics People exhibition. The goal of the project is to produce a folio of around a dozen A3 prints and possibly a small exhibition. To get to this point I will aim to interact with and…Read More Edinburgh Allotmenteers 2015
On Monday I noticed that the exhibition cabinets in the foyer of the main science building were empty with a note saying the library (who coordinate the exhibitions) were taking a break before the next exhibit. I thought this was a opportunity for me to exhibit my Botanics People photos so I showed Leonie the…Read More First Portrait Exhibition
Rearranging my bookshelf I came across the folder with my negatives in and it fell open at a film my father took in the late 1950’s. That’s my olderest brother, mother and paternal grand parents outside what the Russian’s would call a datcha on the Sharpness Canal. The dog in front is Boley. But who…Read More Old Hyam History
I walk past the Basil Spence building almost every day and have been trying to photograph it for my brother who has an interest in Spence’s building. It is actually really hard to get good lighting and view of this building. This is at dawn (about 8:30 am at this time of year) and some…Read More Basil Spence: University of Edinburgh Library
I think this might work better as a print. It needs examination up close.Read More Approaching the river Tay
I’m doing some clearing out and came across this shot of Faith from a few years ago which triggered more gratitude for eyes and light and children. She’s much bigger now and asking for her first point shoes.Read More Faith to get point shoes
Many of the subjects in my 100 Portraits Project were at my place of work (The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) so I have continued making portraits of people around the gardens and have worked these into a separate “Botanics People” project. I’ve been producing prints on Epson Archival Matt paper with my R3000 printer and…Read More Botanics People
I grabbed this shot of Jane (who is one of my fellow Interbeing aspirants) at the end of our Wester Caputh retreat last week. This is with the FX27mm ‘pancake’ lens.Read More Jane at the end of the Wester Caputh Retreat
I turn 50 years at the end of February (if I haven’t mentioned it enough times). As a gift to my self I’m buying some Fujifilm X gear I couldn’t justify under other circumstances. Fujifilm have a cash back scheme that ends on the 11th January so I have bought the gear now and it…Read More My Fujinon FX 56mm f1.2 R is Waiting!
I can’t remember whether I have seen it before or not but I was walking in the woods by the river Tay when I came across Feather Frost A.K.A Frost Flowers. It looked like people had left little lumps of tissue all over the woodland floor. Wonderful to see. Fascinating but not really beautiful. Difficult…Read More Feather Frost
My brother Steve came up to visit in October and we had a nice time together for which I’m really grateful. He’d lost weight and was generally feeling and acting a lot more bouncy than over the last few years. We are both looking scarily like our father though.Read More Brother Steve
Something to be grateful for first thing in the morning.Read More View from the bathroom window
It is a navel gazing time of year but this year I feel more reflective than usual. I’ll be 50 in less that two months so perhaps it is my perpetual mid life crisis. This is a selfie with my Fujifilm X-M1 and nifty XF27mm f2.8 pancake lens @ f2.8 using the paper ball lampshade…Read More Gratitude Blog?
I’ve not enjoyed rustling through the frosty leaves for a shot so much in ages. It is so much easier being digital than using Fuji Velvia at 50 ISO and 35mm.Read More Winter weather is here at last
With the cloud rolling in across the cold ground the Pentlands were obscured and the golf course became and island.Read More Morton Hall Golf Club Boxing Day 2014
I just discovered that I can embed Flickr images by just cutting and pasting the URL like this: Unfortunately it looks like it only does a small photo! I wonder if that can be changed? Edit: 2014-11-9 – My Flickr images aren’t working! Maybe the image above appears for you maybe it doesn’t. Either way…Read More Back to Flickr?