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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Old buildings



I've been playing with an "app" on my phone (adding filters) and these photos I took around Graemsay.  I think the "distressed" look somehow adds something to the photos. It seems to awaken the history within the stones themselves, a blurring between past and present.  Hope you like them!  Above is the croft of Dean.

Spot and "distressed" Button. Ha!


The gable end of an old stone house, with Stromness in the background.


The same house, end on.  This is at Sandside, right on the shore. With coastal erosion that gable end may soon be RIGHT on the shore.


And old binder, by the old forge and houses at Sandside.


The old kirk at the other side of the island.


Detail of one of the windows.....


Hope you enjoyed another "view" of Graemsay!

11 comments:

  1. I do like your 'distressed' photos, there is an olde world charm in them. I would like to suggest you try making a calendar using that type of photo as I am certain there would be a market for them:)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! If I ever get myself organised I might try that! I do love playing with the photos though

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  2. Beautiful. It makes them look like paintings. I do hope Madam Button wasn't too distressed!

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    1. Glad you like them. They are fun to do. Mmm Madam Button had a few words to say about making her look like an antique!

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  3. Wonderful old buildings.the distressing adds loads of atmosphere

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    1. Thanks! I think it does too. I tried Black & white photos but somehow these effects give them more depth.

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  4. put a good word in for you on S.I.E hope your stats are up. Toodles, Mark.

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  5. It makes me think of a classic mystery novel yet to be written.

    Andrea in Minnesota

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    1. Haha well if it's a long dark winter I may well turn to that.

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  6. Beautiful photos. You should try and sell them on Etsy.

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