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All about me

In the MirrorHere’s me, well almost!

In a bid to blog a bit more, here’s 10 facts about me that some of you may not have known…

  1. My first proper job was as a bookseller for Dillons the Bookstore of a Saturday and occasional Sunday. I miss that job!
  2. I have also done Room Servicing (aka cleaning hotel rooms), checkout operator, Silver Service Waitress though have lost the knack of serving with the spoons, and deputy manager of a tea & coffee retailer.
  3. I have shot and lost against Olympic level archers at Head-to-Head competitions.
  4. As well as photography, I dabble with other crafts too, mostly crochet. Knitting and I don’t agree though.
  5. I was a volunteer at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, known as a Clydesider. If I could go and volunteer at the Birmingham Games in 2022 I would.
  6. If I had the time, I would love to have a dog.
  7. When at School, I was involved in the School Show which we took to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for a week’s run.
  8. I was also a member of the Linlithgow Players, an amateur Dramatics Group, where I was mostly Chorus or Behind the Scenes (or both).
  9. I have waded in the ponds in a dress in front of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh in the name of photography and fun doing it!
  10. I’d like to do Route 66 in America as a road trip, but need a serious lotto win for that!

So, now you know a little more about me. Have you got a fun fact about yourself that you would like to share?

Down by the Beach

Another wedding coming up for FurrieBoots and this time we are heading to Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

This Art Deco Building is a favourite of mine in Aberdeen and holds some good memories of Blues Awards Balls for Robert Gordon University.

Sunset on the Beach

This was taken a couple of years ago at low tide, I wasn’t out there in my wellies! I’d love to revisit this to see if I can improve on it. This is a bit harder now I am based in Newmachar.

I was visiting on Monday to go over the wedding that I will be shooting there in a few weeks and meeting with the couple that I am working for. The weather on Monday was fab if a little chilly, now just for it to be fine in June and not as cold!

A few larger blogs to come, but just now there have been a couple of little ones to let you know that I am still here… just not blogging as much as I should!

 

But it’s not been still.  That’s what happens when you have a 2 year old in your life.

Let me introduce you to Miss E. Eilidh

My feisty whirlwind, who is always on the move since she found her feet.  Loves bubbles, trains, trucks and Digga’s! Also loves cuggles and tickles! And her favourite dinners are “Pasta!” or “Chicken Rice!”.

The above photo was taken while having a run around Pittmedden Gardens near Ellon last summer. If you want a photoshoot with your little one, let me know. We can sort out a short session, and you can have the photos on a secure gallery from which you can make your selection from.

Oh, by the way… It is quiet now, she’s sleeping!

 

Breathe

As some folks know from my personal page and my personal Instagram feed, I am a bit of a cloud junkie and on my ultimate to do list (something to share on my personal blog later) and my photography wishlist is to go Storm Chasing. Proper storm chasing in America. Storms don’t get big or spectacular enough in Scotland as the Lass Mass and weather systems don’t work out right here.

I have been following Mike Oblinski for a few years now, can’t quite remember how probably from a link to a blog elsewhere showing his Storm/Cloud/Weather photography. His photos are fabulous, and when he gets the time lapse going, Oh boy! Below is his latest video of time lapse storms

Breathe // An 8K storm time-lapse film from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.

Enjoy it, I certainly did. Off to watch it again and have my breath taken away again…

Am Back!

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Hello

A quick note to say hello, and to tell you that I’m back taking photos when I can.

Am currently trying to get the website up to date. A website you say? Yes, www.furrie-bootsphoties.co.uk where you can purchase prints and canvases currently. I can get other items printed through my printers so please get in touch.

If you want a mini-shoot for either Christmas Presents or memories for the wall, then give me a shout. I will be working out package details shortly.

Can’t decide what to get, then how about a gift voucher? Any denomination you like or tailored to fit what you would like to gift, posted to yourself or directly to your recipient with a personalised message included.

Instagram

I mentioned in the last post that there was some new things in the pipeline for FurrieBoots Photies in 2015 and instagram is one of them.

I have started a profile which can be found here http://instagram.com/furriebootsphoties/ which I hope to use for sharing Sneak-Peaks and Behind the Scenes shots as well as the occasional “wow!” photos or throwbacks from my personal feed.

Here’s hoping I’ll remember which feed I’m posting from 🙂

Have a good weekend!

Jo

Hello and Happy New Year!

Well hello there!

Sorry for being a bit quiet but the Christmas period has been quiet with the camera apart from the shoot with Little D at the start of December.

This little guy was very cute kitted out in his Kilt and Prince Charlie jacket as seen here:-

 

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He had a lot of fun showing me the Christmas Tree and the baubles on there. I traded some time playing “Cars” on my phone (Angry Birds Go) later as a thank you 🙂

Am looking forward to 2015, hopefully with a few ideas under my belt for FurrieBoots, so keep your eyes peeled!

“Why?” I hear you ask. Well it seems Facebook are looking to start charging those of us who run a “like” page so that we are “seen” by more of those who “like” our pages. If we don’t cough up then less of you will see what I am up to (not much of late but was hoping that the New Year would be a fresh start)

I’m thinking that I will have to blog more but not sure how many of you will sign up for that. Suppose I’d better set up the mail chimp and see how it goes.

London Noctilucent Mesospheric Clouds from Christoph Malin

 

I’ve been lucky enough to see these a few times over the past couple of years from the bedroom window here in Aberdeen and actually captured some on the camera too.

 

NLC

NLC

 

Noctilucent clouds occur in the summertime when the sun gets low enough below the horizon to light up these high clouds from below.

If you want to know more about these pretty little things, then head here.

I need to get out to the beach one night soon to see if I can get an alternative view point, but for now it’s a quick look out the window as it’s 2 weeks to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and I’m going to be a part of it! Hopefully I’ll have something to blog about when I get back, even if it some blurry phone photos if I get the chance 🙂

Have a good Wednesday!

Belton House

Belton House as you wouldn’t quite normally get to see it, even me as I been in places that the general public don’t usually get to see. A fab little film, that makes me want a go of one of these with the DSLR!