Archive for June, 2010

Flavour of Shetland

13 June, 2010

Just a quick note to say that Austin Taylor Photography will be on the Victoria Pier, Lerwick for the Flavour of Shetland with a fantastic range of mounted prints and postcards for sale from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 June. We will have a range of new images in all our main sizes together with some new postcards to add to our range.

Please do pop along to browse and buy from our range, talk to us about any special requirements or commissions you may have in mind or just to have a chat about photography and equipment – we’ll be delighted to see you!

Just to tempt you, here are just a few images from our new range.

Purple orchids in Shetland

13 June, 2010

I’ve been so busy recently that postings have slipped for a while but I needed to find a photo of an orchid and searched out these from my archives. The first is the Early purple orchid and was photographed at the Keen of Hamar National Nature Reserve in Unst, the others are all Northern marsh orchid, photographed in my back garden in Lerwick, where they’ve been increasing in number since the first one appeared in 2005. The last photo shows that first plant taken in June 2005 and this year I have just counted 12, up from 11 last year. I mow around the orchids so they can grow but also try to leave as long as possible between cuts and also leave patches uncut, so as to encourage flowers. There is quite a range now in the back garden, from daisies and buttercups to orchids, selfheal, many different grasses, some sedges and rushes, cuckooflower, tufted vetch and various others, according to season. Not bad for a town garden that was just a short lawn when I took it over.