Remnants of a Fire Festival
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.
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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.
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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.
The Magnificient 'Jamie'
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.
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A Winter's Day In Scalloway
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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