07 October 2009

Scotland and Sherwood Forest, in no particular order

I landed in Glasgow on Monday afternoon, for a relaxing week in Scotland. So far my days have been spent reading, sipping from the bottomless cup of tea, and eating tiny little ham and coleslaw sandwiches. I can't get over how good they are, or how many I can pack away. When you're only eating tiny squares, you somehow manage to convince yourself you haven't just had the equivalent of three full sandwiches (or more likely six to ten, if we're being completely honest).

Tomorrow leads me to the far-off land of Edinburgh--or rather, to a tiny village just beyond. I'm looking forward to it. I'm visiting a woman who is so incredibly talented in the kitchen she makes me want to retire my apron and subsist entirely on ready meals the rest of my life, because WHY when there's someone like that in the world? It's like when you think, 'Hey, my photography's pretty good,' and then you go to Flickr and think, 'I may as well shatter my lenses now.'

Ah, well. So is life.

Whatever that means.

More as events warrant. In the meantime, some photos from Nottingham and Sherwood Forest last Sunday:

The above and below pictures are (nearly) identical, except that the one below I zoomed out to get more trees and to the top I've applied a focused filter. Can you please tell me which you prefer? I've looked at them both so many times I feel blind. I can no longer see the forest for the trees (so to speak).





14 comments:

okieinthecity said...

I like the non-filtered-forest photo. My eye naturally focuses on the center of the picture (end of road) without the aid of a filter.

But I'm a fan of minimal pretense, in case you couldn't tell.

Marie said...

too sweet - see you tomorrow mx

Marie said...

Oh and I love the unfiltered image too - the colours vibrate more (although I love the effect of the filter)

sassymum said...

Well, I like them both. I like the top one due to the sense of motion I get and the bottom one because I have stopped to smell the roses so to speak.

LatinaDiana said...

at first glance i like the top photo

Peter Owen said...

I like the focus filter because it seems like the observer has been hit in the head with a blunt object and suddenly their objective is in focus.

roymcq said...

sorry, i have simple tastes. I prefer unfiltered. Filtered - I thought I'd forgotten to put my lenses in. That's the world in the morning before I get my glasses on.

LatinaDiana said...

"I can no longer see the forest for the trees (so to speak)." hahahahhhaa i love you..

LatinaDiana said...

Peter... yes.... this is what it would look like if you were hit in the head with a blunt object and placed on a table and suddenly came to. i love the stories the photo could inspire.

Alissa - the Big Sis said...

I like the zoomed out version. The other one is kind of blurry on the sides and makes my eyes hurt.

alimcq said...

say hello to mum and marie......love the photos......

Mezzo SF said...

I like the non-filtered photo better. prettttttty

deee said...

the one with the filter. i think because it's kinds spooky halloweeny

deee said...

and don't you dare shatter your lenses!