I've taken an unexpected liking to abstract images - mostly photographic. I've dabbled in it now and then but I'm really gripped by it these days. Joining a 'blurry photography' page on Facebook has been contributory to increasing my interest in this genre. This image is of a road in our village of Scalloway. The low bright sun was shining through the houses and I thought the contrasts would enhance a blurry image. This is the result.
A lovely old mandolin I found in a charity shop and purchased it explicitly for photographing. During a spell where I lacked inspiration I decided to take it down to the local castle in our village to see if I could kindle a modicum of creativity.
.....textures. Even if there's not much going on outside due to the weather, there's 'still life' happening indoors.
These images were taken on January 1st, 2017. The weather wasn't nice for birds or animals. The cats stayed in and the poor birds had no option but to fly in for food before finding shelter. I had just downloaded a new set of textures and was excited to use them. My favourite being Stormy Beach #8 from 2 Lil Owls collection. I'm quite addicted to altering and adding textures to photos. I have no natural artistic ability and this is as close as I can get to being creative.
This wonderful 13 year old boy is adorable. He's the feline equivalent of the best human companion anyone could have. He's reasonably agile despite the arthritis in his back leg which has set in after an old injury. His amazing sense of humour and curiosity is still a large part of his life, much to our delight.
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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