Animal Antics

I couldn’t resist one last post drawing from my set of photos from last weekend’s Royal Highland Show.  I’ve already shared some photos of the cows, but here were some of my other favourite animals.

Competing at the Show

My last blog post focused purely on the animals at the Royal Highland Show. However, it wasn’t all about the animals. I loved how much was going on at the Show – from sheep shearing, to men racing up 80ft poles, stunt riding and terrier racing… This blog post aims to capture some of the men and women, …


Cow Portraits

We had a fantastic day yesterday at the Royal Highland Show. I had hoped to get some good photography opportunities and I was not disappointed! It was great to get so close to the animals and to watch events such as sheep shearing and show jumping. Here are some of my favourite cattle – just don’t …


Hidden Urban Colours

A slight road diversion had happy unintended consequences last week when I spotted this row of garages hidden away out of sight. I headed back with my camera today to capture my find. I think the sun was probably too bright to get the best photos so I might need to head back when the lighting …


Field of Light

Whilst in the centre of Edinburgh yesterday evening, we made a quick detour to St Andrews Square to see Bruce Munro’s art installation – the Field of Light.  It is a great spectacle.  I’d love to view it from up high.  I only had my Lumix camera and no tripod so I wasn’t expecting to …


Red Bull Hill Chasers

Yesterday, Edinburgh hosted the ‘Red Bull Hill Chasers‘ event.  I’d never heard of the Hill Chasers competition previously.  It’s basically a short uphill bike race where any competitors can come and race on any type of bike.  What’s more, the race was being held up the Mound.  I wasn’t too sure what to expect but …


Character and Symmetry

Well here is more little set of photos from my trip last month to the US.  Firstly a few from The Town of Little Wolf in Manawa where we rented a cottage for the weekend.  We went off on a walk into town which was only small but had a lot of (almost hidden) character. …


Down the Pier

I’m convinced that this year has seen a growth in the number of fishermen (and fisherwomen) hoping to catch their tea off Granton Harbour.  Its lovely to take a stroll and see the mix of people – kids, families and groups of friends – gathered along the pier.

Festival Season Begins

It is summer in Edinburgh and that means just one thing – it is festival time! Today Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens hosted hundreds of performers as part of the Carnival to mark the start of the festival season.  Here are a few sights from the afternoon.