Category Archives: Fun

Paisley has introduced a wonderful act of social art, in having many artists sponsored to decorate fibreglass lions which have been allowed to roam the town freely. This is part of their planning for the Paisley city of culture bid 2021 and it is one of my favourite things ever. My daughter and I went…

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Not much to be said here, except I really liked the light reflecting from my very golden creme brulee through the dried leaves of my complementary physalis. This was using my currently ever-present 24mm pancake lens. Despite appearances, this is an afternoon picture from last week, not an evening or candlelight photograph. I was a…

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Bike riding self-portrait. Don’t try this at home folks, the wonder of my little Canon Ixus 100 is that I can keep it in my cycling top pockets. I couldn’t resist whipping it out and pointing it at myself while riding. I swung into a long layby for this one knowing that while I was…

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Gerard Burns: “Prophet and Loss” I have found this second inspiration piece to be a real challenge. My friend Elisabeth chose this quirky and challenging painting by Scottish artist Gerard Burns. I didn’t know anything about Burns, but have since learned that one of his paintings hangs in the First Ministers office in Holyrood. (Scottish…

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  • martin

    Well done,working within the confines of your limited studio space. But why don’t I have as much cash as the Burn’s guy; then again money can’t buy you love.

Last weekend I went on a walk from Howwood where I live to Newton of Beltrees. Photographically it was hard to find good landscapes. When I saw this tree on a rise with some nice cloud behind I thought I’d have a go. The picture is nice enough and has classic and simple composition, but…

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  • A swimmer doing the butterfly!

  • martin

    Large hand, you wasps head is a pointing finger.