Harsh - brutal light - Malaga. The Spanish sun - death in the afternoon - Hemingway was an arsehole - but you take the premise -
Softer light - Malaga - rainy day - must have been - I'm wearing a RAB jacket - I look like I am pregnant - must have stuff in my pockets - ordinarily - I present - as very tall and thin. Look carefully at this picture - the silhouette - of the guy in the reflection - in profile - in the middle - a gift from the Leica god. Didn't see it at the time - these things sort of happen when you use rangefinders - film or digital - better than the sum of its parts. You go work out the levels of reflection. One - upon two - upon three - - I.
Not taken by me - my mate that stayed last week with me - Leica M9 digital - Summilux - there are few sharper lenses in the world - I can take solace from the fact - he was one of my students. He did well. He now teaches fine art photography at a university in England. I.
Very - very small batch soap making - for my beloved - on her birthday - today - just finished the presentation - is this any time in the morning to be using a craft knife - a scalpel by any other name? Two of each - from top left - clockwise -
Irish Coffee - quite proud of this scent - just like Baileys - what I wanted - you have to avoid too much chocolate and vanilla - the key is vanillin - sugary sweet notes - both jobs at once - it does stain your soap base though - granted - not important to me
Turkish Delight - I'm back in Istanbul - locum - we all know what it smells like - but trying to deconstruct it - that took a lot of working out - lots of rose - talking of which
Rose - a nice complex rose - three or four notes - with an underpinning of white musk
Mediterranean Fig - fig is nice as a scent but needs something more? I'm not going to tell you what.
Mixed goat and donkey milk base - excellent foaming and skin care. Quite happy with this batch.