At the begnining of the month Rosehearty and Cairnbulg held there firework and bonfire nights. So there was another oportuity to take some nighttime shots. The fireworks were not as spectacular as the ones last month at Aeen, but then they don't have the same sort of budget as oil giant Shell. But they did have bonfires which is a different challenge and stalls selling hot dogs, burgers, kippers and cullen skink soup
Fiddling,...... and Accordions
Last Friday was the chance to do some indoor photography of a concert. The Scottish Accordion Group was playing at Lonmay Public Hall and we have managed to get tickets. Here are some of the shots. The drummer we ere told was 93 years old so Charlie Watts has a fair bit of catching up to do. As well as fiddles and accordions the capacity crowd were entertained by singers and stories, poetry and a special numbers arranged for massed spoon players.
I did another couple of shoots at the nearest stretch of water. A pond set up for shooting wildfowl. When they are not shooting it holds all sorts of ducks and a couple of hundred whooper swans. They fly in at dawn from their roost on he Loch of Strathbeg and a little later fly of again to feed. They are in small family parties so there is never a great mass take off like there is with Pink-footed Geese. It is another low light level photography challenge.
I probably failed the nest low light challenge. I wanted to take shots of car light trails. So I set myself up on a hill looking over a nice bendy road, the one that goes past the Cairnbulg cemetery and the Waters of Philorth. Camera on a tripod, low ISO, f11 and consquently a shutter speed of 20 - 30 seconds. Just right for the cars to go round the bends. My mistake was that I pressed the shutter rather than put it on a remote or self timer. The result was camera shake which can be seen in the lights of Fraserburgh in the distance. But here they are anyway. I will go back and get it right sometime.
here is a selection of other images taken in the last few weeks
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