caralockhartsmith

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Swan on the Hirsel

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January 5, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lake at the Hirsel

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January 5, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Blossom

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April 1, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snowberries

Snowberries

November 23, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

The Edge of the Wood

The Edge of the Wood

June 4, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Daffydowndilly in the Wood

Daffodil

April 7, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Autumn Branch

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Starting to use a tripod, on this one-day photography course at The Hirsel, took a picture of these leaves against the beautiful spotted tree-trunk behind. Busy at the moment finishing a design for the Union Chain Bridge appeal. Then I will be doing a blog about our day at the Hirsel and over the next week will get the camera attached to the tripod and try some more shots using the settings on manual.  Something has penetrated my thick, auto-functioning skull vis-a-vis all this, and I look forward to testing my scanty understanding of the process further.

November 9, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leaf-Fall

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Colours of a Caravaggio painting in the leaf-fall under trees at The Hirsel on the first day of November.

November 6, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leaves and Feather

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November 6, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woods through Trees

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Yesterday I went on a one-day photography course at the Hirsel, In Berwickshire; about which I shall write a blog, as it was a great day.  But I have got to do the ironing this evening, much dereliction of duty hinted at there (unfairly, I feel, in this instance, but overall a fair comment, and then it is Downton and the football). So this is one of the photographs, which I took using the manual programme, which this time didn’t bleach everything out or add a blue tinge, so I must have learned something.  I bought a tripod on Friday in Argos in Galashiels, which I forgot immediately in a charity shop – a charity shop that was a charity “outlet” so everything was £1.99 or less, including a CD of the complete recordings of Robert Johnson – so pleased to have this, which I have not owned since I bought an LP many many years ago long disappeared with almost everything else of those years – that I parked the tripod in a corner and left it there; luckily when I got back it was still leaning against the wall and hadn’t been sold for £1.99. Anyway, this blog is turning into displacement activity, so I must log off and switch on the iron….

November 2, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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