Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Welcome To The Ball

Hi Everyone, Whether you've came here from twitter or my writing blog,Is Anyone There? welcome. I decided to have a photo blog as I found I was posting more and more photos on my writing one.
 It was very hard to come up with a title for this as everything I thought of had already been taken by other bloggers or websites.
My daughter suggested Shutterbug so I googled it's meaning.

Shutterbug: An avid hobbyist in the field of amateur photography. It is also an insulting term for a professional photographer.
As I'm not a professional I'm not insulted and the term describes me very well and as  I'm having a ball with my camera, then that will be my blog title. Thank you Karen for your input.

Welcome to the ball, there will be wine and cake to celebrate my first post, help yourself,but please wash your glass before you leave.

My first photos are of The Little Loch where we walk our German Shepherd dog Sam. It's 15 mins in the car from our home. He's not too keen on dogs he hasn't been formally introduced to and on a Saturday and Sunday morning this place is very quiet except for two sheepdogs in a field that he enjoys barking at.
We used to come here when the children were young with the dog we had then but the loch is now out of bounds as it's used for fishing although we have never seen anyone fish. I hate it when the countryside has barbed wire fences it really spoils the view.

A Scottish autumn Sunday morning
I love the swirley patterns in the sky

I changed the light in this photo to make it look like dusk.
Little Loch through the trees.


Just discovered my camera takes black and white photos.


He usually runs when he sees the camera.
Trying to get Sam's attention to take his photo.
so peaceful.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures Anne! Your doggy (sorry forgot name and if boy or girlie) looks so gorgeous, very photogenic. I shall look forward to your new blog developing and more lovely pics.

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  2. Thanks Kate,you're my first visitor . Sam is hard to photograph he deliberately ignores me when I have a camera.

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  3. Sam, this is a lovely idea and one I may well copy (sincerest form of flattery)! I threw my compact camera on the pavement in France, well dropped it really. So now I've a rather nice 'bridge' camera coming as I can't just rely on taking pics with iPad and feel bereft with a camera to hand all the time. (I came here via Twitter, @thewhitespike - I'm your follower @jacoyork)

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    1. What on earth made me call you Sam, Anne!!! Serious senior moment.

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    2. What a good way to need a new camera. Thanks for visiting and your comments. I'm checking out new cameras just now.

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  4. Oh my! These are beautiful. Great - anoteer nice blog to follow!

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    1. Awe thanks Carol nice of you to say.

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  5. That looks like a lovely walk. Sam is very beautiful too :-)

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  6. Sorry it took me so many days to get here Anne. I love this space and your photo's are glorious! I love your dog he's just beautiful. And the other pictures are just lovely. Can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks for reading Jen,I had to scrap Wordpress one it was taking me so long to do anything with it.

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  7. I'm loving your images, especially like the first one of the Sunday morning walk. I love photography too, and I'll be dropping by again soon.
    Thank you for the virtual cake, I'll have to pass on the wine though...its a wee bit too early. ;-)

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  8. Thanks Maria,I've just started taking photographs as a hobby although always taken them of the children,boxes and boxes of them.

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