The Child

The Child – Richard Broom Photography

The Passage of Time

The Passage of Time – Richard Broom Photography

The Scottish Warrior (who is spread about a bit)

This is Robert The Bruce who was a Scottish Warrior who spent a lot of time giving the English a good spanking. But, what is more remarkable (and a little gory) is that happened to him when he died. From Wikipedia:

Robert I died in June 1329 and was succeeded by his son, David II. Robert’s body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey, while his heart was interred in Melrose Abbey, and his internal organs embalmed and placed in St Serf’s Church, Dumbarton.

The full Wikipedia page for Robert here.

The Scottish Warrior (who is spread about a bit) – Richard Broom Photography

The Sunset

The Sunset – Richard Broom Photography

The Back Passage

The Back Passage – Richard Broom Photography

The Late Afternoon Flight in Scotland

The Late Afternoon Flight in Scotland – Richard Broom Photography

The Dark Passage

The Dark Passage – Richard Broom Photography

The Comfort Break

When ya gotta go….

The Comfort Break – Richard Broom Photography

The Very Silly Video

The Very Silly Video – Richard Broom Photography

The Return of the Snowdrops…

It is always nice to see the snowdrops breaking through. The end of the winter is coming thank goodness!

The Return of the Snowdrops – Richard Broom Photography

The Rescuer

The Rescuer – Richard Broom Photography

The Hungry Chicken

The Hungry Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Rescue Team (2)

The Rescue Team (2) – Richard Broom Photography

The Rescue Team

The Rescue Team – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chickens

The Daily Chickens – Richard Broom Photography

The Man in the Water

The Man in the Water – Richard Broom Photography

The Scottish Street

The Scottish Street – Richard Broom Photography

The Bridge at Cullen

Several images stuck together…

The Bridge at Cullen – Richard Broom Photography

The Chicken’s Eyes (Weird)

The Chicken’s Eyes (Weird) – Richard Broom Photography

The Hanging Man

The Hanging Man – Richard Broom Photography

The Girls

The Girls – Richard Broom Photography

The Springs

The Springs – Richard Broom Photography

The chicken that has had one too many…

The chicken that has had one too many – Richard Broom Photography

The Monster

The Monster – Richard Broom Photography

The Return of the Big Chicken!

The Big Chicken is back!!!

The Return of the Big Chicken! – Richard Broom Photography

The Chicken Sticking Its Tongue Out!

The Chicken Sticking Its Tongue Out! – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Afternoon Chicken

(well, afternoon in Scotland)

The Afternoon Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Lady Black Chicken

This is Mrs Black Chicken. She sits and waits for us when we take the dog for a walk in the morning. Many of the good people of Banff and Macduff feed the birds which probably explains why Mrs Black Chicken is a bit on the portly size…

The Lady Black Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany

Over the past few weeks I have noticed that someone in Hesse, Germany has visited this website hundred of times and many times daily. This is unusual as I am not usually overwhelmed by visitors and so I can’t help wondering who in Hesse is so keen to look at my photographs!

What makes this visitor unusual is that Flag Counter (see image below), which is an application that tells me where website visitors are (but not who they are – i.e. no IP address), is not telling me what pages the person from Hesse is visiting at my site or what operating system (Mac/PC etc) the person uses. I’ve never had this before (see image below). Very cloak and dagger!

I am always delighted when people visit my site and would like to thank all the visitors who do take the time to look at my photographs. Equally, I would like to thank all the people who like my images.

And so, person from Hesse, Germany, if you would like to contact me then I would be able to thank you personally for visiting my website and showing great interest in my work. You can reach me on info@rids.co.uk or you could leave a comment. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

I love Flag Counter because I can see where people who visit my site are coming from (ignoring VPN connects) – again, please see the image below. Flag Counter tells me that people from 161 countries have visited my site. There are around 190 countries in the world. It would appear I’ve got around 85% of the world’s countries in the bag!

The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany – Richard Broom Photography
Flac Counter Screenshot – Richard Broom Photography
Flag Counter – Countries – Richard Broom Photography

The Lioness Somewhat Neuralised…

The Lioness Somewhat Neuralised – Richard Broom Photography

The Last Chicken of the Day

The Last Chicken of the Day – Richard Broom Photography

The Let Me Out Of Here Chicken!

The Let Me Out Of Here Chicken! – Richard Broom Photography

The Tourists

The Tourists – Richard Broom Photography

The Spiky Job

The Spiky Job – Richard Broom Photography

The Wrong Way Up Girl

The Wrong Way Up Girl – Richard Broom Photography

The Pleasure Machine

The Pleasure Machine – Richard Broom Photography

The Girl

The Girl – Richard Broom Photography

The Tour Guide

The Tour Guide – Richard Broom Photography

The Long Neck Chicken

The Long Neck Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Bag Lady

The Bag Lady – Richard Broom Photography

The Mother and Child

The Mother and Child – Richard Broom Photography

The Mother

The Mother – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Girls

The Girls – Richard Broom Photography

The Last Chicken of the Day…

The Last Chicken of the Day – Richard Broom Photography

The Hungry Chicken

The Hungry Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Chicken on a Stick

The Chicken on a Stick – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Mother & Daughter

The Mother & Daughter – Richard Broom Photography

The High-Flyer

The High-Flyer – Richard Broom Photography

The Woman

The Woman – Richard Broom Photography

The Woman Waiting

The Woman Waiting – Richard Broom Photography

The Musician

The Musician – Richard Broom Photography

The Woman

The Woman – Richard Broom Photography

The Man

The Man – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Big Chicken (what are you looking at?!)

The Big Chicken (what are you looking at?!) – Richard Broom Photography

The Woman And Her Dog

The Woman And Her Dog – Richard Broom Photography

The Return of the BIG CHICKEN!

Click here for SLIDESHOW

The Return of the BIG CHICKEN – Richard Broom Photography

The Last Daily Chicken Today

The Last Daily Chicken Today – Richard Broom Photography

The Black Lady Chicken

The Black Lady Chicken

The Blast of Chickens!

View HERE on Vimeo.

The Blast of Chickens! – Richard Broom Photography

The Third Daily Chicken

The Third Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Second Daily Chicken

The early bird catches the worm!

The Second Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Chicken Who Refuses to SIT STILL!!!

It’s difficult to hold a camera in one hand and, at the same time, take photographs of the chicken sitting on your other hand! The Chicken will NOT sit still!

The Chicken Who Refuses to SIT STILL!!! – Richard Broom Photography

The Most Appalling Misuse of Artificial Intelligence!

Very sorry but I am at it again. I just can’t help myself! This time I am taking the style of perhaps one of the UK’s best known artists, J W M Turner and mixing it up in Stable Diffusion with text inputs like motorbike (motorcycle!) and astronauts. What pops out of Stable Diffusion is really interesting but it is sure to outrage lovers of Turner’s great works. Turner will, I’m sure, be spinning in his grave. Sorry Mr Turner. PS: there were no motorbikes (or astronauts) in Turner’s time. The words DEEP FAKE spring to mind.

Click here for the SLIDESHOW.

The Most Appalling Use of Artificial Intelligence! – Richard Broom Photography

The John Constable Artificial Intelligence Misdemeanour

More Stable Diffusion Artificial Intelligence reprehensible behaviour I’m afraid. This time I am mixing the style of British artist John Constable (1776-1837) with motorbike (motorcycle!) text inputs. Totally outrageous! The output from Stable Diffusion is interestingly different but it’ll almost certainly be an affront to art lovers everywhere. Of course, no motorbikes existed in the 1700/1800s. Constable together with Klimt and Bruegel (see my earlier posts here and here) will be spinning in his grave. Sorry John!

The John Constable Artificial Intelligence Misdemeanour – Richard Broom Photography
The John Constable Artificial Intelligence Misdemeanour – Richard Broom Photography

The Sea

The Sea – Richard Broom Photography

The Bothy

The Bothy – Richard Broom Photography

The House on the Hill

The House on the Hill – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Next Example of Artificial Intelligence Skullduggery

Now, as far as I know, the famous Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt (1862-19180), had no particular interest in motorbikes (motorcycles if you’re in the US) but, if he did, he might have included more motorbikes in his images (he didn’t include any motorbikes in his paintings – ever!).

And so, I have asked the Artificial Intelligence engine, Stable Diffusion, to imagine what Klimt’s paintings would have looked like if he had been a true motorbike enthusiast. Apologies to lovers of Klimt’s work everywhere and also apologies to all art lovers. Shameful behaviour I know but so much fun!

To look at one of Klimt’s most famous paintings – The Kiss, click here (Klimt did not have access to Artificial Intelligence websites…but…imagine if he did!?). Doubtless he’ll be spinning in his grave…

Click here for the SLIDESHOW

The Pieter Bruegel the Elder Motorcycles

Now, Pieter Bruegel died in 1569 and, as far as I am aware, motorcycles had not been invented by then. So, I asked the Artificial Intelligence engine, Stable Diffusion, to imagine what Pieter Bruegel might have painted had he known that motorcycles would be invented in 1885. And so, here below is the Artificial Intelligence generated Bruegel painting (not really) including what Bruegel (spinning in his grave) might have imagined. Here they are:

The Pieter Bruegel the Elder Motorcycles – Richard Broom Photography
The Pieter Bruegel the Elder Motorcycles – Richard Broom Photography

The Flagrant and Undeniable Abuse of Artificial Intelligence.

My apologies to art lovers everywhere. I thought it would be fun to ask the Artificial Intelligence image creating engine, Stable Diffusion, to create images in the style of the artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder but also based on my text inputs: i.e: ‘Angry Lady’ or. ‘Large Man’ and see what the AI engine spat out. The results (below) will, I’m sure, have Mr Bruegel spinning in his grave (but oh, what good fun).

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The Other Chicken

The Other Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The BIG CHICKEN Slideshow…

The BIG CHICKEN – again.

The BIG CHICKEN – again – Richard Broom Photography

The REALLY BIG Chicken

At last! I got images of the really BIG chicken!!!

The REALLY BIG Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Daily Chicken

The Daily Chicken – Richard Broom Photography

The Vulcan

The Vulcan – Richard Broom Photography

The Pilots

The Pilots – Richard Broom Photography

The Amphibion

The Amphibion – Richard Broom Photography

The Cook

The Cook – Richard Broom Photography

The Pilots

The Pilots – Richard Broom Photography

The ship on a grey day…

The ship on a grey day – Richard Broom Photography

The Pair of Great Tits

The Pair of Great Tits – Richard Broom Photography
The Pair of Great Tits – Richard Broom Photography

The First Chicken (of 2023)

Happy New Year Everyone!

The First Chicken (of 2023) – Richard Broom Photography

The Last Chicken (until 2023!)

The Last Chicken (until 2023!) – Richard Broom Photography

The Skies Over Scotland

The Skies Over Scotland – Richard Broom Photography

The Big Fat Worm For Breakfast

The Big Fat Worm For Breakfast – Richard Broom Photography

The Lump Of Suet For Breakfast…

The Lump Of Suet For Breakfast – Richard Broom Photography

The Chickens Today

The Puffed-up Chicken

These chickens puff themselves up when it gets a bit nippy…

The Puffed-up Chicken – Richard Broom Photography
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