What has been happening over the summer
It's been a good summer. Lots of sun here in Fraserburgh, lots to do and lots of photographs taken. And summer is not over yet. S o please accept my apologies this blog will be a bit long
In May I refound Pitfour Estate outside Mintlaw. I had been there several years ago but now it is open to the public and has good paths round the lake and woodlands. It is a graet place for photography ....and fishing.
I had a trip to Edinburgh calling at Scone Palace on the way there returning via Glenshee and Loch Muick. All providing more wildlife photo oportunities
In June there was an event on every weekend
Vintage Car Rally 1st
RNLI Open Day 7th
Phase One 27th -29th
Phase One was a new visual arts exhibition. Fraserburgh Photographic Society joined with three art groups to put on an exhibition in Dalrymple Hall
The Queens Baton Relay arrived in the Broch on 29th
July was a scorcher. People flocked to the beach
And at the end of the month there was a Fraserburgh Photographic Society mini photo shoot. Four of us gathered at St Johns church, Gamrie to watch the cruise ship 'Ruby Princess' go past. The others had better images than mine!
The focus of attention at the start of the month was at the beach. Two windsurfing events took place. 'Windfest Scotland' and the only UK leg of a European surfing championship
Another trip I undertook was connected with the Facebook Group 'NE Scotland Wildlife. Normally you post things up oto Facebook and comment or like other peoples images and posts. Breaking away from this norm the organisers of this group set up a meet for any group members at the Ythan. It was great to meet the people you only knew from their images and it awas a great wildlife day out. Lots of Terns, a Little Egret and at least five Ospreys.
The above was by no means all that was happening over summer. Supper Saturday markets went from strength to strength. Witherspoons opened the Saltoun Inn, there were Galas, harbour open days and of course lots og photographs taken.
Now my only problem is which 10 to select for the Fraserburgh Photographic Society meeting on 11th September? The programme says ' bring along up to 10 Images to show what you photographed during the summer break.'
In time honoured fashion here are a few more of my summer images
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