Sunday, August 30, 2009

Midmar allotments

Last week I went to an open day at these allotments, so this week I'll post my favourites from that day.
In this photo I like the contrast between the grand house in the background, and the rustic garden shed.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

More from the festival... finishes on Sunday, so will my photos-a much needed change of theme I feel!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

street artist

This guy was whipping up paintings using spray paint during the festival.
Whilst the paintings weren't my cup of tea, it was very clever!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009


This is a portrait I took today in town-the festival is still on!! Normally I like the festival photos in colour, but I think this particular one looks better in black and white. What do you think?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Seriously freaky...

This woman's eye make up was seriously freaky-and the man with her. I had a close up look and the eyes looked built onto the eyelids-I couldn't work out how they could see at all-but they obviously could.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

the festival continues..

.. .with dancers from Sri Lanka....
Aren't the costumes wonderful?-Look at the colours, the pattern and the texture...
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Edinburgh festival

Edinburgh is full of the weird and wacky at this time of the year.

The throhgs on the Royal Mile
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Friday, August 7, 2009


I was taking photos in the garden today and took this overexposed picture-
but you kow what? I like it. there is something pop arty about it.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Adventure starts

Jack and his mates set off today for a 2 week cycling holiday in Belgium.
Here they are at the end of our street on the first leg to get the ferry from Rosyth to Zeebruge.
Have great time lads, keep safe.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Harlaw twilight

The sun shining on the reservoir at Harlaw was quite beautiful-if difficult to photograph!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Special effects..

witth Jessica Sprague's Frame Up class. handtinted effect, frame and stars.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Playing around...

....with photo effects.
I have started the Jessica Sprague frames and effects on line course. it was on a couple of weeks age but I didn't have time to do it then, so I'm working through it now. So here's the original:

and here's one with a handtinted look.
I do like this look but it appears to have oversharpened the hair a bit.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009


at Berwick Upon Tweed.

We had a run out to Alnwick and Berwick on Tweed today.
I was not really in the mood for photography today. The weather was dull and the light was flat.
This is one of the better photos.
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