13 December 2018

Edinburgh

I recently returned from a 3 day visit to Edinburgh (December 2 - 5) and was surprised at a distinct lack of Xmas decorations especially at The Royal  Yacht, Holyrood Palace,  and the main shopping area Princess Street. However the Xmas market was in full swing complete with funfair. It was a spectacle of lights,sounds, and aromas of a large selection of foods and mulled wines and of course the hub bub of the crowds.  Hear are some of the pics I took including,  The Royal Yacht,Holyrood Palace (very dissappointing), Forth Bridges,  Royal Mile and night views of the Xmas Market and Fun Fair.  As we travelled by air I didn't take a tripod/monopod so all pics are hand held with the new Fuji XT3.  Hope you enjoy.


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13 October 2018

A Lucky Day

To be successful in photography you need to be in the right place at the right time.  Sometimes this is due to careful planning but nine times out of ten it is a matter of pure luck.  Luck was with me on this day.  I was planning an early morning foray on a misty morning at dawn with the intention of getting some deer rutting pics.  I didn't want to go blundering around in the dark disturbing the wildlife I intended to photograph, so I decided to do a recce in daylight.  It was a very wet blustery afternoon so off I go with camera in hand just in case.  It wasn't long before I spotted deer but a long way away.  I mentally marked a couple of likely spots that were accessible in the dark without having to use lights.  Just getting ready to return to the car feeling quite pleased that a plan was hatched when I spotted deer a long way away but on the move and heading in my direction.  I hunkered down behind the fence which would also act as a support for the camera and waited.  Imagine my excitement when they continued straight towards me oblivious of my presence. I knew the minute they sensed me they would be off so there was only going to be one chance at getting any pics.... here are some of them.....