a photo blog

May 2, 2008

I got a great new camera recently and have been filling up flickr’s servers ever since. I noticed that wordpress have designed a nice new photo blog theme so I thought I’d have a go at a photo blog:

scream without raising your camera


taking photos not a crime

April 17, 2008

It seems that the authorities think that photographers are terrorists now. The BBC has highlighted a growing number of people being stopped by police for nothing more than taking pictures of buildings or in stations.

The Met even have a poster campaign going.

Who’s next?  Shoppers? Drivers?

Seriously, if someone wants to take a photo of a building they will, and they are hardly likely to get their digital SLR out with a tripod.  Some of the best photos are taken ‘covertly’ on the street to capture people in a natural state rather than posing.  Is that going to be outlawed?

if you don’t like the weather…

April 6, 2008

… just wait for a few minutes.

The view from the window last night

The view from the window this morning

Nice eh!  It snowed today.  Lots.  I was preaching at Black Mount church for my dad and the drive was terrible.  Snow all the way.  It looked like this when I was leaving:

And now it’s all gone.  Scotland’s weather.  Brilliant.

my bag & what’s missing (update)

April 3, 2008

I haven’t posted my bag for a while. I’ve got several new things since the last time

New bag, new laptop, new notebooks, new phone BUT I’ve lost my favourite pen!!!

I had a Parker Urban and I lost it, then found it again last week and now I’ve lost it again! Anyway, I’m sure it will turn up (probably on my desk when I move something).

UPDATE: Found it!!!  It was in my suit pocket… no wonder I couldn’t find it!

So, what’s in your bag?

seven towers

March 18, 2008

This is the view from our window.

seven towers

The tower in the foreground is Hamilton Town Hall. The towers behind are in Muirhouse in Motherwell. My grandparents lived in the one on the right-hand-side.

It just struck me that there are seven. My blog title ‘scream without raising your voice’ is from the U2 song Running to Stand Still which has the line ‘I see seven towers but I only see one way out’. Hmmm. I wonder if that has been in my subconscious since childhood?

I’ve been busy with my new camera:


March 17, 2008

So now I have my nice new camera… any ideas what I should take photos of?

This is my mug…

Starbucks comes home