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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…

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But things have been going on in the background.

Firstly, let me introduce my new website that can be found at www.furrie-bootsphoties.co.uk

This is my little site where I can display my best pictures and if you wish to buy them then please do so. If there isn’t a size or format on there or you wish a framed print, then please contact me through the website on the contact page or through the Facebook page.

I have had my second wedding (no, not my own but as the photographer) more about which I will blog later on.

And lastly, as some people have seen from my personal facebook page, I will be at the Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games next month as a Clydesider so have been traipsing up and down to Glasgow for training and the like. As much as I would love to take the camera with me to document my time at Hampden, I won’t be allowed *insert sad face here* though I’ll be too busy anyway.

So hopefully in August, I can put my full attention back here to Furrie-Boots once I have recovered and be a bit more “vocal” on here 🙂

Happy Sunday!

Jo

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Recently I have started following @dymagate on instagram lately, mostly due to him placing decorated padlocks (that he’s done with sharpies) and their keys around Aberdeen.  He then posts some pictures of them, but not all of the ones he has done to Instagram and people like me go out and hunt them out.

Why he does it is as below (copied from one of his posts recently)

1 year ago my mum was in the depths of treatment for skin cancer. Naturally I was incredibly worried. I was still working full time in Aberdeen and driving home to the west coast 3/4 times a week. At that period in my life I was saying “i love you” more than ever before. When I couldn’t be there I became incredibly anxious. I read a thing called “turn your anxiety into creativity” the best way to feel good about yourself is to do good by others. To that end I have left over 10,000 padlocks in Aberdeen Edinburgh Glasgow Dundee and Perth with positive messages written on them and the keys attached with the hope a stranger down on their luck might find it and get a positive boost or even the inspiration to do something special for someone else. Perhaps someone who feels like there is no one who cares will find one and realise thats simply not the truth. 1 year on and the project has become so popular I’ve been sending packs to people who live in areas too far a field for me to place locks so that they too can spread the free love. So far packs have gone to Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, several US states and most recently Kenya whilst I’ve taken them to places like Italy France and Egypt.”

I haven’t found a padlock yet, but have found the stickers that he has placed round town too. I like the Owls and have the Blue “follow your <3” as my cover photo on flickr at the moment. It has opened my eyes to see the town in a new light again (it’s a bit like geo-caching but without the GPS) and I seem to have found my phojo again. Though, to be honest, it’s mostly on the phone and Instagram at the moment. Doesn’t mean to say that I have put the DSLR down, I had it with me on a trip to London last week and I’ll post about that later on this week.

So, Do something special, share the love and remember that if you think no-one cares that you are alive, miss a few bill payments….  Seriously, go out, do a good turn and share the love. This is why I am sharing this with you and if you are in Aberdeen (or some of the other places that Dymagate has been too) keep your eyes open, You never know what you might find.

Have a good weekend!

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You may remember that I was out at Stonehaven at Easter with the camera. Here are the photos that the client chose. Excuse the quality of the photos below, they were taken on my phone about 20 mins before I handed them over. (and I can’t turn the 2nd one round. If you know how, please let me know!)

 

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View over Stonehaven harbour.

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And the war memorial.

If you would like any prints for your wall, not just of Stonehaven, then please get in touch. You can email me at furriebootsphoties@gmail.com or message me on the Facebook page. The link to that is over there on the right.

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Yes, this is a shameless advert for my facebook page www.facebook.com/furriebootsphoties 

 

Looking for some more followers by the end of the 8th of April as I’m needy like that!

 

No really, I’m after some more love for my photos and I’m giving away a free print of one of my photos of Aberdeen or the surrounding area but only if I get the number of people who like the page to over 200.

So please mosey on down and come and have a looksee. I don’t post as often as I should and if I get more followers then I’ll have to post more, won’t I?

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Spincycle by ChristopherRenfro
Spincycle, a photo by ChristopherRenfro on Flickr.

I want to have a go at this!

As seen in The Weekly Flickr Blog here:-

http://blog.flickr.net/en/2013/02/01/a-trick-of-the-light/

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