Sometimes the weather here makes me want to emigrate. Dull, windy, wet grey days. I'm talking summer too. But then.....one morning you wake up, open the curtains and there it is..... Shetland at its glorious best. The sun shines, the colours vibrant and suddenly, you can't imagine how you thought you could leave. Here are two recent sunsets at the end of a beautiful day. I think I'll stay.....for now.
Just thought I would do a little post specifically to promote my images. I'm not usually that bold but decided to give it a go as I receive many orders for images on Facebook (is that a bad word?)
So here's part of my Etsy Shop. I'm in the middle of converting the images to show how they would look on a wall, etc. but in fact they are all downloads which is easier especially if customers are at the other side of the world.
I'll give you this little preview of the shop so you get the idea:
This is my favourite (only) and very pleasing retirement hobby. It takes up a good deal of my time so no chance of moping about or being bored.
Clicking on the image will take you to the shop. There are also links on the top left of this page. I hope you like some of what you see and I will continually be adding to the gallery.
Further up the hill from the farm is another field. A different type of grass grows here but is still cut for sileage. I had been longing for the right kind of day to take photos. I took my new lens and a couple of others in a rucksack and set off. Here are my artistic impressions of the grass.
At our local farm just along the road from me are fields of long grass and wild flowers. The grass is usually cut at this time of year for making sileage. I was hoping to get to it in time before it was cut. Thankfully I chose the right day for it yesterday, as today the wind and rain will have flattened it. Maybe a couple of dry, calm days will see it rising up again for the grass cutters.
On Facebook there is a page called Shetland On Camera with over 9,000 followers. Each weekend, just for fun, there is a theme where anyone from anywhere in the world can post a photo within that theme. The rest of the week it is Shetland photographs only.
This weekend it is "In Bloom" with photos of flowers being called for. It's so good to see the different kinds of flowers from other countries. As usual I went to our local Lerwick Jubilee Flower Park as I have no flowers in my garden. These were my best efforts for the theme. I have decided on a slide show for them.