Fraserburgh is situated on the north east tip of Scotland, where the North Sea meets the Moray Firth. Therefore, we have sea on two sides and they couldn't be more different. On one side, we have a glorious, golden sandy beach, but on the other, we have a very rocky coast. This is just a tiny part of it.
One of my many and varied balls of yarn for crocheting!
Perhaps not too tidily placed on the shelf, but in perfect alphabetic order!
My younger daughter Jodie , as many of you dear readers will know, is a model. Yesterday, she was modelling a steampunk costume designed by Gaia Noir , with all accessories made by Jodie and Grahame, and arranged permission to shoot it in the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses , here in Fraserburgh. Steampunk is a fashion genre, which has its premise as a vision of how Victorians would see Science Fiction!
Ooops - I'm falling behind again, so before it gets too long, here is my catchup for this week!
Wednesday's word was 'Old'. This was one of my mum's favourite ornaments and now I treasure him too.
Thursday' word was 'Round'. This is a hole at the bottom of Irene and Zander's turbine.
Yesterday's word was 'Wooden'. I am in the middle of renovating one of the chairs that beonged to my mum and dad when they got married, almost 60 years ago. I have sanded down most of it using an electric palm sander, but I am having to do the rest with good old-fashioned sandpaper and elbow grease!
These are very small ...... for now! Just one row of tiny carrot plants in Irene and Zander's garden.
Yesterday, I mowed the grass and strimmed almost all the edges, then I sprayed one of the patios with weedkiller. I bought a large size, pump action canister, with an attached spray wand to do the deed - and while it was very easy to apply, there wasn't quite enough to do the whole patio, so I used another sort, which I had in the garage, to finish it off. Only problem now is that I don't have the cash to buy more weekdiller - but the other patio and the paths really need doing. :-(
The tallest thing I could think of for today, was my sister and brother-in-law's wind turbine. It is actually SO tall, that this pic really doesn't capture its height!
I bought a big container of Round-Up weedkiller yesterday. The weeds are slowly (well, quickly really!) taking over the patio and paths ..... and digging them out from between the paving slabs doesn't seem to get rid of them effectively. So that's my next job - finding the time and the weather for waging war on my weeds. I also bought a tin of woodstain for the garden benches, because they didn't get done last year and are looking a bit worse for wear. I'm hoping to get them done this week sometime too. :-)
Today's word is 'Door'. I spent some time photographing my barn door, but I couldn't get the shot I wanted, then I walked round behind the barn and saw this ....
It's the old Little Tykes wendy house that my grandchildren and my sister's grandchildren played with until they got too big for it. It lies there, abandoned and fading - but was perfect for my shot today!
I have had such problems this morning, trying to capture a satisfactory 'Motion' photograph!
I went to the end of our drive and waited on the verge for some traffic to pass by and tried to take a one or two second exposure to catch their trails, but it is such a gloriously bright and sunny day, that even with the ISO down as low as it goes, I just ended up with a white screen. :-(
In the end I used the 'SlowShutter' app on my iPhone and took this one of myself! It kind of looks like a triple exposure, but isn't.
Remind me not to choose such a difficult word next time! lol
Shooting photographs 'from the hip' isn't as easy as it sounds, as I found out whilst walking through the British Museum recently. However, it is fun because you never know what you're going to end up with.
I'm a young-at-heart 56 year old Scottish lass! I have two daughters, one son-in-law and four grandchildren.
I'm currently unemployed due to office closure.
I love all kinds of altered art and also love crochet, sewing and knitting.
I adore photography and am slowly learning how to use my brand new Canon EOS 7D - and Photoshop!
I also use my iPhone for photography, mostly using Instagram to edit and upload pics! What did I ever do before I had one! :-)