Sunday, 29 September 2013


Spent a wonderful few days in Paris earlier this month where we went to the Cathedral of Notre Dame and up the Eiffel Tower. The bottom picture of the tower is through my fish eye lens which is great for capturing tall structures. The inside of Notre Dame is beautiful and so peaceful - hopefully an atmosphere which is reflected in the other two pictures.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Back from Holidays - The Best of the West

Having spent a week in Gairloch, on the west coast, it is lovely to know and be reassured of the beauty we can find right on our doorstep, especially when the sun is shining.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Experiments with technique

I recently got a set of filters for my birthday and this is the first time I've tried them out. This picture turned out the best using an ultra violet filter at Cramond gives the pitcure a vintage feel whilst keeping the colour of the sea and the grass. Can't wait to try them out again soon!

It was a windy day even in the rocks so I had to time it right and have a very steady hand due to not havng my tripod with me and I think it turned out really well - lots of different shades but only two colours.

Another experiment with perpectives and adding depth to a picture by changing the position and angle at which it gets taken.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

A couple of sunset pictures. The top one from my living room window in Edinburgh and the other from my parents house over looking the Pentland Hills in Juniper Green.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Today I have mostly been taking picture of the beautiful Cherry blossoms in the sunshine in the gardens on Princes Street. I was desperate to catch a sunny day before all the blossoms disappeared and caught a break today. My favourite picture that I've taken recently is the top one with the railings and the passerby.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Enjoyed a day off in the sunshine today and had a wander round the town - up Calton Hill and around the Botanic Gardens. The colours really stan out in the sun. Really hope the squirrel remembers where to find his dinner come winter time!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh admiring the signs that say Spring has sprung - the snowdrops and the squirrels are out and looking beautiful. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

I recently bough t a speedlight for the top of my camera and theresults are fantastic! I'm hoping to do some product photography soon and these are just some of the pratice shots using the seepdlight - hopefully they'll get a bit better but I'm liking the initial results and enjoying practicing.

Yesterday I was out and about playing with a new fish-eye lense - the light wasn't great so I didn't get much of great quality but I like this one of the Castle and fountain in Princes Street Gardens. I like the 3D effect of a fish eye lense and look forward to playing with it on a sunny day!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

We went for a walk along the beach at Cramond today and managed to blow away some cobwebs and enjoy the fresh air while at the same time having some fun trying out a new macro lense.