Saturday, 15 March 2014

The older the better!

I found this old book with a leather cover on Geordie Broon's second-hand market stall in the market (£1).  It must be at least 100 years old and falls to pieces when I open it,  I love it - who did it belong to and what tales could it tell if it could speak!  It's been so well used, stuck together with sellotape.  The title itself shows how old it is - "The British Empire Universities Modern English Dictionary".  I know Kindles are useful, but in my opinion there's nothing like a book, new or old!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Nearly Spring

At last we have clear blue skies after the wind and rain (but no snow) so we decided to take advantage of the good weather and go out to the hamlet of Alnham near the English-Scottish border.  We came across this memorial at the end of a one-track road over the hills surrounded by nothing but sheep and a few isolated farms.  Sad to think that these two shepherds died in the snow only half a mile away from the farm.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

My light box!

I finally got round to making a light box following the excellent instructions in Rosie's blog.  My box should have been a bit bigger but as I often shoot in macro it does just fine.  As we have two large windows at each end of the lounge I didn't use any lights and it seemed to work all right.  I may have to use lights if it is a dull day, but so far I think I got away with it.  Edited in LR and Elements, no textures.