Joined September 2007

Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour… / Thanks so...


early antarctic photography - a superb exhibition

Hi folks…

Just wanted to pass on a heads up to a fascinating exhibition of work in the harshest place on the planet ..

Open until April 2010 at Edinburgh’s Queens Gallery in Holyrood Palace (over the road to the scottish parliament) it’s well worth the £5-50 to see these outstanding works from the royal photographic collection (and the ticket will take you back for endless free return visits if endorsed in the shop….

THE HEART of the GREAT ALONE” is a new exhibition of remarkable early photography taken in Antarctica by two amazing photographers:Herbert Ponting’s extraordinary images record Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1910-13, which led to the tragic death of five of the team on their return from the South Pole while Frank Hurley’s dramatic icescapes were taken duri

lovely people

Special thanks to three lovely people and talented artists here on rb who’ve given me such a lift by their actions this last week…

  1. Sandy Stewart a talented photographer generous in sharing her expertise has bought several cards.. and this feels such an amazing compliment.. thanks Sandy!!!
  1. Betty Mackey another amazing artist and a gardening expert astounded me by buying a misty calendar of mine the very day i posted it!! So sorry you missed out on this weeks cuts by shopping early Betty but i so so appreciate it!!!
  1. Last but certainly not least reflector for yet another amazing collaborative work in which he did all the works! Thanks James for putting your talent and creativity to such amazing good use in this stunning artwork you call With This Pen The Spell Is Cast …. It’s absolut

shocked and amazed

.. to see a whopper lot of sales today…can hardly breathe and am in shock but wanted to express my huge thanks to the mystery buyer.. I do hope everything lives up to your hopes for them.. heartfelt thanks and would love to hear from you… wherever you are..

Thanks so so much



Ominous collaboration ...awesome!

A while ago a great redbubble buddy on the other side of the globe said he’d love to try working on some pictures from my neck of the woods.. with some old buildings giving scope for his skills.. and today all is revealed!!…

So please check out this wonderful work by reflector a talented artist and great friend..

It’s called ominous-signs-for-ominous-times and please go to his page and click large..

I really can’t describe what a thrill it is to see a familiar local landmark capture given a twist with fresh eyes and huge talent!! Its so exciting and rewarding.. and he’s has done ALL the work..LOL.

What a fantastic community this is with such remarkable opportunities to share and learn…

Thanks again James for your remarkable creation and brilliant help and encouragement and thanks all

small beer maybe....

Hi folks…

A bit of a plea for help… it may be small beer to you wonderful photographers out there but i’m getting pretty nervous already…..

I’ve been asked to take The Picture of friends cutting their wedding cake… in a small village hall… with either dark or too bright lighting… and with a live ceilidh band and wild dancing afterwards. I would hate to let them down…

Thing is i have a lovely nikon D60 and Nikkor 18-200 VR lens but so far have not mastered the flash at all! Am thinking I might need to get a Speedlight for the event (have been thinking of it) and really have no idea about settings for the conditions.

I would be ever grateful for any idiots guide or simple tips and advice you could give me… its in 7 days time …eeek!!

Please bubblemail me with any suggestions you may h

see this

What an artist can do….

I am soo excited that the talented Linda Ridpath has paid me the hugest compliment in asking to paint my pelican post pic and what a fantastic job she made of it! It’s something i would never have dreamt possible when i came to rb…. big dinghy grins here!!

Thanks so very very much Linda – I LOVE it – it’s absolutely gorgeous!



Its acrylic and canvas and just click on the pic to go to her page and see it its beautiful large view and please take time to explore further and enjoy her lovely gallery!

(Tried linking to the before pic but its not working today ….@ comes up instead of speech marks for some reason…)

Edit – solved with rebooting – phew! Thanks Jamie and Tom for all your help :)))))

pelican post

fancy that !

Huge dinghy grins !! I will be away for a few days to the land of no bubble. and will miss you all heaps.. but fancy finding a challenge win just as I go out the door!

Huge thanks to the hosts for running the great weekly challenges in the fun scavenger hunt group…

cheers and see you all later..



RB has been vanishing in front of my eyes since Saturday … and i am now down to being able to see only about40% of images, thumbnails, avaters, challenge entries, product views, featured art, galleries and somehow its especially disheartening to seem my own images disappearing too..…

I use vista and firefox (after rb specific difficulties last year with internet explorer) and rb suggested clearing the temporary files and cache and checking security settings, which i’ve done.. in addition ive installed an updated version of firefox ,,, all to no avail… and it seems to be getting worse!! Once images vanish they have not returned tho i can sometimes get a peek by using view larger button … but there is no longer the ability to hover over a thumbnail in a group to bring up title /artist and m

speechless in peebles...

What a privilege to see first hand what a real artist can do….

It’s .the most fantastic transformation … ….

PLEASE check out richiedean ’s amazing take on one of my images which has become the most superb artwork!!

It’s called bad moon rising


Its such a thrill and to think he even uploaded an old version of software to elements to be able to better explain the steps for me

Richie thanks for your kindness – you’re an absolute STAR !!

Please dont miss his fantastic work throughout his gallery – no need to comment here!



Nearly fell off my chair just now to spot Scotland on the home page looking sooo great! – yes all eight features are from the top ten of the scots are coming winter landscape challenge and look just amazing!! Congratulations to everyone for their lovely work and this makes a perfect excuse to keep the new years party going… ;))))

Somehow my frozen post pic got in there somehow too (blushes ) so am quite astonished and over the moon!!

Thanks soo much everyone for your friendship. fun and encouragement and here’s to all good things in the year ahead and happy shooting!


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