Indie, my pup

I would like to formally introduce you to my dog, Indie. I don’t think I’ve done that yet, have I? Indie is from Cardonald Cat and Dog home. She was dumped at the grounds where it took staff 4 days to catch her (it was only because she got stuck in a fence that she was eventually caught). She was quickly re-homed, but they brought her back after a week because she was difficult. I’ve had her for 4 years, I think.

I also took this photo of her just a few minutes ago. I think she got a good home, huh? Oh, and if my mum sees this, yes, I know I still haven’t called the estate agent …

 
 

The King Hats @ King Tuts

Last night was a really good night for me, I got to have drinks with guys I haven’t seen in a good 5 years. 6 years ago I was playing in a band with them, but after my dad died I left to concentrate on my business. Now I’m living in Glasgow it makes it easy to keep in touch with so many people. We started off at Tuts where some guys I knew from high school were playing their first gig in a year, and we ended the night in Nice n Sleazies for the £2.50 White Russians.

Most of these shots were taken between ISO 2000 – 5000. The 5D copes well with noise, but I find the auto focus in low light conditions is pretty poor.

 
 

Lookbook

A lookbook is a collection of photographs compiled to show off a model, a photographer, a style, or a clothing line. It is an especially popular term with “fashion bloggers” and is even the name of a website: (Lookbook.nu). — Wikipedia

A stylish grey and white fur coat complimented with a red harness and piercing blue eyes. Can you say fierce? I took a photo of this girl’s sister and posted it on my Flickr.

 
 

A Baby

I think I’m the least maternal woman I know. I talk to kids like adults, I shake their hands when I introduce myself, and when I tell them I work in the insurance industry, I follow it up with “So, what do you do?”. But when I was given this baby to feed, I couldn’t help but feel something. It was fun, and calming, and natural, and I thought maybe if I could skip the whole giving birth part, I might get myself one of these in the future. Or another dog. I haven’t decided yet.

 
 

Yo! Sushi

I had a really enjoyable lunch at Yo! Sushi the other day. As much as I like that place, I usually find it too busy and polluted with noise, but we seemed to find a reasonable time to eat (just after 1pm on a Monday). I think I’m borderline addicted to sushi, though there could be worse foods to crave I guess. Anyway, the format of Yo! Sushi suits my appetite; I like the small dishes you can choose as you please and pick at. I wasn’t overly impressed with the pancakes though. Oh, and the lighting is awful for photos!

 
 

Self

This photo was taken at the same time my “photo booth” ones were (be sure to click the link so you know what I’m referring to), I just edited it completely different. I quite like the desaturated and moody look of it, I’ll be trying it again with a proper location and not so much a rushed job. And yes, I have no cleavage, but I have a really big personality. Really.

 
 

Frank Turner

Another day, another print to hang on my wall. Picked this beauty up at the Frank Turner gig in Dunfermline the other night. Thoughts on the gig? Wasn’t crazy about the support acts, but ho-ly Mr Turner more than made up for that. I was a little hesitant with it being an acoustic set, therefore possibly a little boring, but he knows how to work a crowd.

 
 

Glasgow Skyline

I had been wanting to visit Glasgow’s Lighthouse since I moved back here. It basically gives you a 360 degree vantage point of the city. Here’s one of the shots I took. Glasgow isn’t pretty, but I love it.

 
 
Q

“I’m curious, what initially got you over photographing in public places? I don’t mind doing it when I’m with other photographers, but by myself I feel weird whipping my camera out on the street or in restaurants.” – Pam

A

Good question! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit self conscious at times with my camera, especially doing my Strangers Project (which possibly explains why I update it so rarely). I think the enjoyment of taking a photo and subsequently having something to edit and play around with when I get home outweighs the apprehension of taking it in the first place.

People do look at me, but I think that’s something you learn to shrug off the more you do it.

 
 

Bright Falls

Did you know I like video games? Mark gave me an amazing housewarming gift; a bright falls poster print. For those who don’t know, Bright Falls is a Washington town found in survival horror game, Alan Wake. Also, my dog Indie always seems to find her way into any photos I take of myself. Ugh!

 
 
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