Last Sunday, after two days of storms, the wind and waves dropped and the Firth turned to calm
Tony Benn being interviewed by Don Coutts at a showing of his – unfinished – biopic, a full length movie/documentary about his life, at a the Cromarty Film Festival last night. Great Picture, and it majored a lot on the Miners strike, and the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work in. At the Q&A I asked him about Jimmie Reid’s conversion to the SNP, and the current pronouncements of Johann Lamont on a “something for nothing culture”. Over his head I’m afraid, no real knowledge or understanding of Scottish Politics.
Oh spare us from people trapped in the Metropolitan politics bubble, even when they are Tony Benn.
We then had a showing of one of his favorite movies, Brassed Off – now that was great, even though we have it on DVD.
Interesting purple colours in the clouds above the Sutor. Sunrise and sunset shots can be such a cliche for photographers, unless you are very good, but the latitude of Cromarty, allied with our part of the towns orientation to the North and East mean that we get the most the dramatic cloud effects during the “shoulder months” of the year.
Add to that the great framing effect of the Sutors, and you do get a perfect photo opportunity.
Calum Davidson was a a well-known regional planner and photographer. He described himself as a photographer with a day job, living in a very photogenic part of the globe, and who got to travel a bit to other almost as photogenic bits of the planet.