Archive for December, 2009

Moon over Cockburn Street

December 28, 2009

This evening around 4.30 p.m. Already getting dark.

The only good thing about Christmas being over is that after 21st December days keep getting longer again.


Portraits by the Christmas tree

December 27, 2009

I got the perfect gift for Christmas – a brand new prime portrait lens. What is more, my friend posed for me and she is a natural talent!

Christmas tree lit with hundred lights, great lens, photogenic model – what more do you need?

[For the first photo the camera’s in-build flash was diffused through a yellow napkin.]

Christmas is near

December 22, 2009

Am I the only one who thinks that it does not feel like Christmas until you put the Christmas tree up?

C.’s photos

December 17, 2009

Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure to take some photos of C. She is one of the pretties girls I have met and her looks are totally natural. Yeah, taking good photos of her is no challenge…

P.S. Thank you, C.!

Princes Street in December

December 15, 2009

Even a chilly night won’t stop Edinburgh people from having fun.

Stilton and pear on a dark Autumn evening

December 9, 2009

This recipe was recommended to me by a friend and I do trust her blindly when it comes food. The stilton and pear would seem an unusual combination but they complement each other perfectly in the tart. Yummm! Recipe can be found on Helen Graves’s website.

From my own observations:
1) do add port or wine when frying the shallots;
2) tart tastes even better on the next day!

Playing with flash lamps

December 7, 2009

I have this idea of making a photo shoot of a woman in front of a mirror (the details are in my head, so I’m not going to say more) and have done a little trial so far, asking my friend to model. The foundation she put on is shiny and sparkly and creates an interesting effect.

You make it real for me (James Morrison in Glasgow)

December 4, 2009

The concert was on 3rd December and it was very exciting. I had not managed to get the tickets until two days beforehand – I was very happy I could go. I like his songs – perhaps they are not mind-blowing but it’s still a piece of good pop music.

He started with the song Save yourself and played a few other songs from the most recent album.

Oh, and his granny is from Glasgow. And that called for Once when I was little.

He played my favourite You make it real somewhere in the middle of the show and I could see I was not the only one who liked it but at least I did not squeel, squick and scream!

The public went really crazy when he sung Broken strings.

Encore was a must. He did the best cover of Jackson’s Man in the mirror I’ve heard. And then he played a few more songs. Yay!

And now for something completely different.

December 3, 2009

This  is for Marta who absolutely loves spiders. Don’t you just?

Photoshoot under Swarovski lamp

December 2, 2009

The Swarovski lamp was the only source of light during this photoshoot. And this is the outcome.

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