A right mixture of a blog this time.
Daughter, her partner (Jill calls him a 'Son Outlaw' because he's not a son in law) and two grandson came for a few days. The weahter was just about good enough to get out and about.
I've been round before but thanks to a good tour guide, Micheal Strachen, I learnt some new things. We had a good lunch at the cafe as well. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Just as the tour ended we were treated to a fly past. Four jets in formation flying high over Kinnaird Head in a NE direction. I've not read anywhere that we launched a bombing raid on Norway, perhaps they are keeping it quiet.
Aden Country Park
Another good day out. Another good lunch in the cafe. We seem to be good at that sort of thing in Buchan. The tree stump seemed to be the best bit for the kids.
And I have got to remember to use fill in flash when taking picture of people on bright sunny days.
On the Beach
And in the garden
Flying kites. It was the big kid that had all the fun, the two little ones hardly got a look in.
The next biggest thing to happen was my purchase of a new (second hand) Canon 70 - 300 mm IS USM lens. As I have only had it for three days I am still getting used to it. Here are a few of the first images.
Yesterday was the 'Grampian Eye' competition for all the camera clubs in the region. This link will take you to my report of the event. It was held in Stonehaven so four of us took advantage of visiting Dunnottar Castle. Armed with my new lens and the 18 - 55 mm lens as well these are some of the images I took. Stuart Fenty has posted some on Facebook as well.
And in time honoured fashion here are a selection of other images I have taken recently
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