All the suggestions for this week’s photo for the gallery seemed rather a challenge – I’l admit to putting off making a decision til the last minute, with no real idea of which suggestion to go for, never mind what I might photograph. But in the throes of moving bedrooms this evening, to make space for some festival visitors, I spotted these, and the decision was made…
Papier mache fruits
…maybe eating these isn’t such a good idea. I had a phase many years ago when I made all sorts of things in papier mache. It took a while to find an angle for photographing these that avoided all the bits of peeling paint.
I think I prefer the giraffe, despite his missing ear.
Papier mache giraffe
Last night I was zipping across town on my way from one meeting to another. I stopped half way there, to take a quick photo for the Innertube Map’s regular quiz feature. As soon as I stopped, i also noticed a photo for the gallery (albeit a suggestion I received for last week). So here I am – half way between meetings (and also half way through a year of the Moving Red Gallery!)
I’m just home from a lovely weekend of Corran Raa music and photos. I’ll be up late tonight editing the band shots.
Corran Raa weren’t the only photogenic subjects for the weekend. We went to Charlie’s boat last night – what a fantastic spot! These two wee ducklings were pootling around beside the pontoon this morning.
Ducklings on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland
…as we head into another election day, I’m wondering what the next 24 hours will bring…
Tree in Ullapool, in the Scottish Highlands
…plenty more photos, that’s for sure!
While we were down on Porty Prom at the weekend for the Bike Station‘s Innertube Map project, we had to stop for coffee and a debrief. There was a cafe with tables outside, right on the front – an obvious spot for us.
I thought this was a table decoration, but Mark found another use for it…
Thanks to Alasdair, for the suggestion!
One of the suggestions for this week’s Moving Red Gallery was ‘so near and yet so far’. I was on the London Underground earlier today, musing over peoples’ ability to completely switch off from their surroundings, and seeing if it was possible to get anyone to risk making eye contact. Instant success with the very small child straight across from me, but not a single adult was up for playing. Then it it suddenly struck me…’so near and yet so far’…what a perfect subject for the photo. So I fumbled for my phone to take a snap…
…just at the point where we pulled onto a station, and before I had it fired up, the entire carriage had emptied.
So here’s one I should have posted last week: ‘missed it’
Towards the end of a lovely musical weekend with friends, the sun came out and the tunes were still flowing. Special times….
Ooops…normal blog service has been disrupted by chilling out on Mull. I don’t know where the time has gone in the last couple of days.
On the trip over, I had a couple of hours in Oban. There’s a cracking old boat, half sunk in the harbour, and all riddled with colour.
Look who I met at Gorgie Farm!
Pig snout at Gorgie farm, Edinburgh
This little fella was very friendly, until he realised I wasn’t going to feed him anything!
Thanks Jennie…I thought your suggestion had me beaten , but here it is:
Ok…the snow was lovely, but maybe it’s time we saw a bit of sunshine again…
Sunshine on autumnal leaves
I’ve been helping the lovely Tania at Hand Up Media by taking some photos at the Christmas Fair in Castle Street this weekend. It’s hard to imagine that on Friday morning they weren’t even sure if the event was going to be able to go ahead…but one helpful snowplough, and a frenzy of activity got the marquee and stalls ready in time to open on Saturday morning.
The band was back on Lismore this weekend for the island’s St Andrew’s night celebrations. We loved it!
On Saturday morning the sun was streaming through the window in the cottage, creating a lovely light for taking photos.
A fiddle, caught in the sunlight
We had another day of Lismore sun and grand tunes. We especially loved the slip jig that we found on the piano…that one’s likely to end up the the repertoire somewhere!
I haven’t delved into black and white photography before, but having set myself a wee deadline last week, I’ve suddenly and unwittingly been challenged to try it out. Recently, I’ve been watching entries over on The Gallery, and thinking I’d love to join in. Before the topic for this week was announced, I’d decided I would go for it, no matter what the subject was…so here is my “Black and White”…
This was originally a colour photo I took on an evening walk on Mull in October. I just love the shape of that tree! Here’s the original colour version. I think I prefer it in B&W…how about you?
When I got up this morning and saw the sun, I started planning some lovely warm glowing orangey autumnal shots. I should have got out the door earlier for those! But I rather liked the rain on these leaves in the neighbour’s garden.
Rain on autumn leaves
Silhouettes on a Mull walk
It was almost dark as we were heading home from a walk, and came across this beautiful tree