Pink Hair Don’t Care

Pink Hair Don't Care 01

Pink Hair Don't Care 02

Pink Hair Don't Care 03

Pink Hair Don't Care 04

My little axolotl friend, Rex Darwin-Rhind, being a poser today :-)

To Scale

To Scale

Today I was going to take The Big Camera (as opposed to The Phone Camera) out for a wander because everything is all pretty and spring-is-sprung-y, but due to a particularly contentious football match occurring a short distance from where I live, I decided to avoid the crowds and point my lens at some of the creatures I share my home with instead.

The little scaly dude is Messiah Fish, one of my five adopted fishbabies. He has a tendency to float regally, suspended in areas of light, while all the other fish crowd together and stare up at him. I have no idea why this happens, but it seemed utterly logical at 3 o’clock one morning that he must be their fish god and they must be worshipping him in the only way fish know how to worship another fish. For all I know, he was elected and should actually be President Fish. It’s difficult to tell.

Also, it was so lovely to have even just a little bit of time to play with The Big Camera. When I hold it, I feel like the missing piece has just clicked into place. That machine feels like part of me. I need to spend more time hanging out with it because it makes everything feel a little bit better.

Smoothie Operator

Smoothie of the Day 7th March 2015

Smoothie of the Day 7th March 2015

First of all, apologies for the horrendous pun in the title. I couldn’t resist. But I’M SORRY. Ok?

This bit isn’t getting prefaced with an apology because I have absolutely no shame at all about the fact that I take photos of food and drink (mostly stuff I’ve made) and post them on Instagram. Yeah, I’m one of those people. Deal with it. The foodie photos are rarely particularly artistic and it’s usually just a “This is a yummy thing and here’s what’s in it” kind of situation. Occasionally, I notice that a food picture actually looks a bit nice, in an artsy sort of way (you can tell I take myself very seriously here, right?) so I pull it from my phone and process it on a real computerin’ machine.

In case anyone’s wondering, the smoothie in the pictures is a glorious combination of banana, kiwi fruit, plum, vanilla yogurt and coconut milk. And it was hardcore delicious.

Also, one of these days I will have more than 3 minutes to do something that isn’t work, volunteer job or studying and I will trail my dSLR out of the cupboard where it sits and cries with loneliness and neglect and actually use the damn thing. I miss it. I miss it a lot. I miss having time for intentional, “I’m going to make a photo” kind of photography. Soon. Soon. I hope.

Unidentified Not Flying Object

Unidentified Not Flying Object

I seem to have fallen into a series of photos showing views from a parked car this year. I have no idea what this building actually is (must Google!) but it can be seen from the car park of Napier University’s Sighthill campus in Edinburgh.

It was taken and processed with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Abstract Inside and Outside

Corners and Shadows

Blurred Vision

One of the blessings/curses/double-edged-swords of being a photographer is that you can’t look at anything without turning it into a photograph in your head. Part of the reason I love having my phone and its camera with me all the time is that I can turn things into photographs not-in-my-head as well.

The top image is the corner of my living room at home, lit from below with a lamp that was rescued from the street after being thrown away by someone who didn’t know how to rewire a switch. The bottom image is the view from the window of my (parked!) car on a rainy day in the city.

Both photos were taken and processed with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Rainy Daze

Rainy Daze

A pretty rainy winter evening in Edinburgh.
Shot with my Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sunset at sea

Setting Forth

Evening View

Sunset At Sea

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3 on the ferry from Ireland to Scotland a few days ago. Since this is my last post of 2014, I’d like to wish you all a happy new year. Here’s to good things for everyone in 2015!