- July 3rd, 2016
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Posts Tagged ‘Shetland’
Went into Lerwick to take photos of flowers in the Lerwick Jubilee Flower Park. Up sprang this rarity called Liam in front of me smiling in the sunshine. Liam is a superb gardener and has just been nominated by the Tutors at SRUC Elmwood College to receive the best SVQ level 3 parks, gardens and green spaces student award! A fine achievement for one so young.
I’m really not good at portraits but how can you go wrong with a subject like this. Flowers? What flowers?
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Went for a wee run to Burra. This lovely Shetland pony was just standing in the field next to the fence. A gentle little breeze was blowing and I just had to stop the car and take some shots. Sometimes the Shetland ponies are quite filsket (Shetland word for frisky) and won’t stay still for a minute but this one was quite placid.
Shetland is maybe not the place to be in winter for someone addicted to photography especially if landscape is your genre but extremes of weather bring opportunities too. On a typical windy, and eventually rainy, day recently I went to Meal, Hamnaove to see what could be captured. As the sun was setting the wind picked up and started blowing the tops off the waves. The waves weren’t huge but I liked the colours the sun provided at that moment. On turning round I was a little perturbes to see what was looming up behind me. The sun shining on the winows of the house made it look ghostly. A couple of quick shots and I was in the car and heading home.