I'm sorry, the mellow mists and fogs I promised in last weeks blog failed to materialise But today the weather has turned up photographic trumps.
I was in Peterhead during the week and found this Tidal Turbine waiting to be shipped out.
I also learned an important lesson - Always, always carry a spare set of batteries for you camera. I was invited to look round the 'Scotia W' a Peterhead fishing vessel that had been converted to a mini cruise boat. It plied its trade on the West coast and up the Great Glen for tourists and Corporate 'Team Building' exercises.
....and then the batteries ran out. At least I've been invited back. You can find out more at http://www.scotiacharters.com
Three more Pictures
The exciting event of the week was the Fraserburgh Running Club half marathon held today. 250 or so runners took part. Near where I live was a watering station. Just the right opportunity for photographs.
Some competitors were clearly enjoying themselves, others found the run a bit of a struggle others were very pleased to see the drinks waiting for them.
I'm new to photography, other than point and shoot. So this week I had a delivery of Photoshop Elements 10. I'm still trying to work out how the basics work. Does anyone else have difficulty transferring the skills shown on the tutorial videos that come with magazines into action on their own computer? One good thing though are the sessions at club meetings on Digital Imaging. The next one is this Thursday (24th Nov).
Two more photos from the last week
The extremes of weather this week have provided lots of opportunities to take photographs. For early risers Monday morning was clear.
By Thursday it had turned grey and very windy - perfect for going down to the sea. I was in Peterhead watching the waves crash over the South breakwater.
I took a couple of other pictures that day
I put in four entries to my first Print Competition at the Photographic Society meeting on Thursday. Not surprisingly none came in the top six. But learned that for prints colours must be vibrant, focusing must be pin sharp and presentation and composition must be spot on. Next time I'll do better. Some of the top six prints can be seen here. So today I tried a more artistic approach to my photographs
Welcome to the first Blog on the Fraserburgh Photographic website so lets start with an image of the sea at Kinnard Head.
We are not confined to taking images of Fraserburgh. You will see from the web page Competition Winners that members travel a bit further.
I intend to post a blog on a weekly basis so please keep coming back to the site to check for up dates
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society