Monday, October 30, 2006


Huw's Halloween party last night involved carving pumpkins. I'd never actually done this before and it was surprisingly smelly and slimy, but like the rest of the party very entertaining :-)

Clouds and arches

A couple more city centre pics...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Glasgow Photos

Some photos I took the other week which then got stranded by the Picasa Fiasco. I've been using Adobe Lightroom, which isn't bad actually.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Potatoes of the Night plus guest tambourine-player, Lisa, after a gathering to celebrate Michael and Alison's engagement. This new version of Blogger is still annoying me :-( I can't do a thing with it...


The ferry at night.

Building reflections in the river.
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Some more pictures down at the Ferry. It turns out that the reason the ferrymen throw grit over the slipway each time they land is not because they're afraid of sudden frost, but because the slipway is well named. It's covered in very slidy seaweed and I narrowly avoiding falling at one point.

While I was there, waiting for Alison to arrive, a guy wandered past with one of those dogs that have so much muscle in their heads there's no room left for brains. But they were friendly enough and asked what I was taking photos of. Then they reappeared a minute later and the guy asked if I wanted to take his picture - which isn't a totally unheard of request.

He then asked if I wanted to take pictures of him while he was naked. After I'd said I thought I maybe wouldn't bother and was it not a wee bit cold for that sort of thing, he protested that he was really quite good-looking. At which point I fled up the road. Flirtatious banter in Yoker can be a bit alarming at times...




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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The park looking uncharacteristically romantic and blurry.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The new versions of Picasa and Blogger are absolutely horrific. Nothing works. I had to upload these photos by manually editing the i-nodes with a magnet.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Songs from the Labyrinth

I was reading the other day that Sting had made a CD of Dowland lute songs, which was interesting as I'm a big fan of Dowland (and Sting has some good songs too). The CD does include a couple of my favourites: "Come Again" (apparently it would be anachronistic to read any innuendo into the title, but the rest of it's certainly fairly dodgy) and "Can she excuse my wrongs?", though not "I saw my lady weep".

According to the blurb, at the time they were written it would have been quite normal for them to be sung as after dinner entertainment by people who weren't the sort of classically trained singers you usually hear doing them nowadays, so the Sting version is perfectly reasonable in this respect. The only problem is that he seems to have developed this very west-country accent on several, which kind of gives the impression of Dowland as sung by the Wurzels (another excellent band I must say...)

Meanwhile, I've switched over to Blogger Beta, which has led to me ageing rapidly (as Shrig pointed out, I am now 249 years old in my profile). It also turned out that it wasn't compatible with the old version of Picasa, so I had to upgrade to the new one which is incompatible with the RAW files the camera produces. Brilliant.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Got the first batch of Holga films back from Jessops - these were taken on ISO 100 print film, processed normally if somewhat slowly. I quite like this one of Dumbarton Rock, although it would have been better if I'd remembered to reset the focus thingy to "mountain" rather than "small crowd".

More trees.

Astral visitation in the back garden. Or I suppose it could be one of the light leaks Holgas are famous for...

Brethren, paws...

A "real life double exposure" version of this photo...

Rain and sun from the car.

Angel with a dirty face...


A bad trip in the park ;-)

Climbing frames.


Without zoom.