Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Now I think we have all seen them, human statue's that is! In my experience that is what they do with only slight movements every so often to give it all away.
I was covering a very prestigious event at the weekend and couldn't believe the skill of the artists performing.
During the meal, they put on a show which made it look like gravity didn't effect them. It was all done in extreme slow motion. You know that saying, "You would have to see it to believe it". Well, this one one of those occasions.
Almost unbelievable !
Monday, 21 June 2010
I cycled from Bowling to Balloch on Sunday along the custom built path which takes you through Dumbarton, along the banks of the Leven and finally to the pier at the bottom end of Loch Lomond.
It was fantastic looking over the Loch up towards the Ben and then to my horror, I spotted a tub full of dog ends. Now being an ex smoker, I'm not doing any preaching here but surely amid all this natural beauty, there must be a better way for smokers to dispose of their used cigs.
If this isn't enough to make you want to quit, I give up!
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Having lunch is usually a fairly uneventful experience.
Well, in less than an hour from the centre of Glasgow, you can be sitting on the shore at the Lake of Meteith enjoying a bowl of Cullen Skink and watching the world go by.
In a word, idyllic.
Friday, 11 June 2010
I was asked to photograph the opening of the latest Fragrance House in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street recently.
Doing the honours was Stephanie Willems, Miss Scotland 2008.
I asked her what she had been up to since her year in the spotlight. Many trips to Tokyo, Paris, Milan, New York etc, she told me.
At the tender age of 21, she is a veteran having started at 14.
She was very professional and great to work with and is going back to Japan very shortly.
Maybe I should take up modeling ?
Monday, 7 June 2010
Most of us here in Scotland are aware of how ruthless traffic wardens are in the Capital city. They are collectively known as the "Blue Meanies".
On Saturday, I saw first hand, one of them in action. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not for anyone parking in places that cause danger or inconvenience but I couldn't believe that they would order three wedding Chauffeur's to move the limo's outside the Cathedral in Edinburgh's west end during the service. Well they did.
At this point I'm going to stop in case I go off on a rant. In my past life, I would have made a few bob selling the story to a Sunday paper as the groom tying the knot was a well known "Auld Firm" Scottish footballer and the fact that they are now known as 'Blue Meanies" but used to known as "Green Meanies", would have been manner from heaven for the caption writers.
I can see the headlines now!
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
I was given a card shaped memory stick at an event I was covering last week.
Since then, I have used it a couple of times and just a few minutes ago I noticed that the images being used on it, I took back in May.
I have had thousands of photographs published over the years but this was a first for me.