Saturday, March 24, 2012

King Softy

The ice-cream vans in Glasgow start hunting at the first signs of sunshine.

Impressions of Spring

A few of the results of recent shooting-from-the-hip (or the knee) with the camera on the phone. I tend to think it focuses more closely than it really does, but I quite like the effects nonetheless.

A crowd of daffodils. Or possibly a mob.

Cherry blossom.

The daffodils again, a bit sharper, but still strangely composed...


Water collected inside a streetlamp outside the CCA, where I was on the "Getting to where you want to be" workshop for poets (this was not actually an event for poets whose sat-navs have been stolen, although it may sound that way).

The crows who live behind the church

They're in the tree every day when I fetch the car.  Let's hope they're ferocious in the face of car thieves...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crown Sunset

More Hipstamatic at the top of the hill.

Cherry Blossom from Below


I was back in the Glasgow Uni "Wildlife Garden" (emphasis on wild) yesterday as I needed a pond to photograph.  The pond now contains actual frogspawn, so there may be life in the garden yet.  A situation  predicted by the pictograms on this bench (with a gap in the pattern where it appears to  have been painted round an unsuspecting sleeper).  

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Still trying to get a version of this I like...

Birthday Party

 Matthew's 2nd Birthday party this weekend featured a farm theme, including impressive tractor cake and attendant animals made by Auntie Fiona

who also helped with the blowing out of candles

and eating.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mao Disney - Fluxing up the Aesthetic

Some of the shots from Saturday's gig, featuring Wake the President, Casual Sex, Post, Sexual Objects
and Aggi Doom

I call this last shot  Casual Sex at 1"3  or, what happens if your camera flakes out for a moment and takes a much longer exposure than you told it to.

The rest of the pics are over on the Threads blog...

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Night Fever

On the way to fetch the car after last night's Threads gig at CCA (photos almost edited).