Light stalking and capturing shadows this afternoon as Storm Malik has the wind howling outside despite the sunshine . I bought this minimalist ceramic bird at Bellagio on Lake Como years ago and it always reminds me of one of my favourite places in Italy and the wonderful quality of light there .
I have been experimenting with chiaroscuro techniques , initially with natural light. The aim to paint with light and make the most of the contrast between light and dark . Sambuca has always been my favourite "liquid desert" especially 'a fianco' (alongside) my espresso . The best photo shoots are the ones where you get to eat or drink the subjects afterwards !
Visiting a new place is always a treat , especially on a sunny winters day ! Culross is a wonderfully preserved example of a Scottish royal burgh . The details tell its story so well , the colours, architectural motifs , street names, hidden vennels and staircases with something to notice around each corner, all combining to create its incredible atmosphere.