I missed photographing the Scalloway Fire Festival as the weather was too cold for me to go out. That was about three weeks ago and I had no idea, when I went out for a walk where the boat had been burned, that I would find the remnants of the burnt galley. I must have spent a good 45 minutes taking photos. I love abstract and textures so this was eye manna to me. So, I apologise for not bringing you exciting Vikings with fiery, paraffin laden hessian torches and a galley burning out at sea. Maybe I'll manage that another year.
Just had to take another walk up to the farm to see Jamie. He has a little Shetland Pony buddy. I had to laugh at how tall and smart looking Jamie was compared to the characteristically untidy, comical little Shetland pony.
I feel quite addicted to this preset I have in the Luminar programme. It was made by Jim Nix who is a wizard at making presets for all types of images. On this day my daughter took me to Meal Beach (favourite haunt) and there was no wind for a change. But the tide was high and there was a large ocean swell making the waves roll right up the beach.
Took a walk up to the local farm to photograph some Shetland ponies in the snow. I wasn't expecting to see this handsome figure of equine delight when I arrived. This is Jamie who belongs to a local lass. His full name is Balhagarty Jamie’s Pride, a name that's every bit as magnificent as the horse himself.
An all too rare winter's day in Shetland but we love and appreciate them when they appear. We love our picturesque waterfront.
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!
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