I thought I would like to try and print some zines. With that in mind I've been shooting in black and white. I don't try for perfection, just capturing things that may be of interest but it's mainly for my personal satisfaction of printing a zine (small magazine). Here are some of the images I've already taken. I thought it amusing, when I took the photo of the wine bottles through the shop window, that I had captured Australian wine. All the way from Australia to Shetland. 😀
I've taken the same route to the Post Office and back hundreds (yes, hundreds) of times so why do I always take my camera hoping to see something different? I am blessed with optimism and sometimes it stands me in good stead. On the way back it started to drizzle and the midges were painfully annoying but, not wanting to go home with an empty SD card I started shooting my way home. These are my midge and drizzle defying efforts.
We have a quaint street in our town of Lerwick. It is the main shopping thoroughfare. Some of the buildings are of decades old stonework and some have a modern touch all serving to make the town interesting. Throughout the town there is also this mix of beautiful old stone built houses and nearer the outskirts are newer modern ones. Visitors from all over the world who come here seem to l like it. On days when cruise liners visit (around 70 this year) there are cameras of all kinds pointing in every direction. This year, one of the cruise liners was the largest we'd ever had visiting. The ''MSC Meraviglia'' whose passengers and that of another cruise liner which visited on the same day totalled over 5,000 almost doubling the population of Lerwick. The following photos were taken yesterday on a more normal day in town.
In the opposite direction to the apocalyptic scene is my favourite beach at Meal, Hamnavoe. The sun shining on the sea gets me every time.
I hope you like what I bring here from the Shetland Islands. It will not only be landscapes but other images I hope you will find enjoyable. Thank you!
Some images I have so far made available to purchase on