Summer Colour Cut
Summer Colour Cut
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From my over-extended sojourn in Seattle, there was many wonderful indie coffee shops to frequent rather than the evil empire of a Starbucks.  I remember one in particular that claimed to say what type of person you are depending on what type of coffee you drink. Under mocha it stated: “You claim to have seen a ghost but it was actually a Scottish person sunbathing.” 


I disputed that with one of the coffee pourers – sorry, baristas – by telling her that the natural skin tone of a Scot is blue, and  we needed at least a week in a tanning saloon before we turn milky-white.  But things could be set to change, for a rare event is apparently about to hit Scotland: A scorcher of a summer that will rival the top European hotspots. In the Scottish vernacular, it will be pure roastin’ and taps aff, as some say we could be on track for a three-month scorching spell and possibly the hottest summer in 40 years. 


And that would be just about when this wonderful ‘70s-style mannequin I recently discovered at the Michael Rodgers Salon on Glasgow’s Victoria Road first came on the scene (and my equally wonderful 50mm Summilux pre-asph lens that captured it, come to think of it!).  And with her  “Summer Colour Cut” message, then I’m guessing that the hue will be more of a burning, reddish variety as we’re not exactly au fait with the sunscreen protocol and more prone to slapping it on only after a prolonged period in the sun. 


Leica M3 & 1.4/50mm Summilux pre-asph v2

Ilford FP4+ (200)

Sekonic L-308S

HC-110 (Dil. B – 12 min)

Vuescan & Plustek 7600i


1 Comment

  • I'll keep an eye on it via Accuweather. In F° not C°. I saw 72° recently. At this moment Seattle and Glasgow are virtually the same.