Over the summer I've been taking photographs all over the place.
Jubilee day at the Scottish Lighthouse Museum
The Scottish Lighthouse Museum at Kinnaird Head Fraserburgh gave special guided tours on 4th July with those involved witnessing the lighting oh a Jubilee Beacon. The special day was also marked by the lighting of the old lighthouse for the first time since it was decommissioned in 1992.
A Trip to Edinburgh
Just a weekend but interesting nevertheless. On the way there I stopped at Loch Leven RSPB reserve and although there were no bird within photographing distance I did get shots of Highland Cattle wading in water and a macros of insects
The Botanic Gardens were interesting. I went because there was an exhibition of photography '2020 Vision' The images were stunning, here are a couple. I would urge you all to go to see the exhibition and if you can't than visit the website 2020vision.org.
The gardens themselves were good as well
While I was in the capital there were a few photo opportunities
And here is the one I could not get right. It is from Corstorphine Hill looking towards Arthur's Seat, the castle and Carlton Hill early in the morning with mist and the sun rise. Any suggestions about how the shot should be taken would be gratefully received.
The Battle of Cruden Bay
Cruden Bay celerated the 1000th aniversary of the battle of Cruden by marching though the village dressed as vikings and burning a replica longboat at the harbour. This has the makings of an anual event that could grow from strenght to strength. It was followed by a firework display and again any advice on taking photographs of fireworks would be welcomed.
North East Scotland Pipe Band Competition
The very next day the Pipe Band competition took place at Aden Country Park. Its been a few years since I have been and was disappointed that the dancing was not there. Fraserburgh RBL Pipe Band were there and came away with a few trophies.
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