G & J Jack Fish Merchants
This week I had a trip round G & J Jack Fish Merchants place in Fraserbugh. I was shown all the inner workings of the factory by the owners son and given an insight into the companies activities. I was not surprised to learn that the majority of their workforce were not from the UK. What did surprise me was that there were only a few women working there. Here are some of the images I took.
I got another 'paparazzi' commission this week, unpaid of course. The Lighthouse museum was making a presentation to the winner of their Christmas card competition and make the draw for the raffle.
I was asked to take the official photographs.
Those of you who read last weeks blog will recall that I was wanting to get a flash. The image on the left above was taken with the on camera flash. The one on the right just used the ambient light. Needless to say, forgetting that the composition of the one on the right is much better than the one on the left, just on the basis of colour reproduction and clarity the one on the right is the one I recommended that they use. When I get a flask I will have to think carefully about how I use it. Here is the difference again.
On Saturday Jill and I had a night out. Lonmay Public Hall was holding the first concert in 50 years following a refurbishment to make it a fit place to hold events. Thanks and congratulations must go the the Hall Committee for making it all possible. Raising money and getting grants from a variety of sources had worked wonders. As usual I took my camera. I hadn't got through the door before I was asked to take some photographs for the Hall Committee for them to use in future grant applications and no doubt to show the existing funders how well appreciated their contributions were received.
Once I was in the hall I was asked to record the presentation of a cheque from the 'entertainers', the Scottish Accordion Music Group to the Fraserburgh Development Partnership for them to put towards a special wheel chair they were buying . They wanted something for the press.
More unpaid commissions!
It was a great night. As you can see everyone enjoyed themselves and the event raises another £900 for the Hall funds. The drummer by the way is 91 years old and he didn't miss a beat.
I took a some images while I was out and about during the week. Here are a few.
And finally to sum up today
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