Vintage cameras: The Zenit E

Vintage cameras: The Zenit E

Oh, the Zenit E! It’s a family heirloom, been in the family for longer than I have, straight from the Eastern European 60s, heavy, Russian-made and unapologetically ugly. It works a treat though, and accompanied me for what I only just realised must be literal decades. As such, it’s got a million stories attached to it, and I promised talking about the memories that go with each of the cameras, didn’t I? So here’s an early one. Read on »

Wintry beaches

Wintry beaches

A beautiful thing about winters in Scotland is this stunning quality of the light that we get for about three hours a week if we’re lucky.  It’s a nice weekend pursuit to go chase the sun and see where you end up, even just familiar places. You might be surprised how different they can look. Views that you’re well used to, like North Berwick’s long beaches, can be completely transformed in the pale, shallow light during these shorter days. Read on »

Not quite German, but definitely a market

Not quite German, but definitely a market

Just a bunch of snaps today, from this weekend’s outing to the xmas market, which was rather nice. Is it just me though, or is it the same every year, only bigger? This year it goes on in endless rows of stalls, on what’s quite literally four entire levels built onto the slopes of Princes Street Gardens. It’s huge, and I don’t think I saw more than a third of it.

Sidenote: Read on »