Monday, 28 March 2011
If you are looking for the ultimate wedding venue then Fasque House is the answer.
The stately home once owned by the Gladstone family opened its doors for a wedding fayre on Sunday and it was all happening.
Exotic sports cars, helicopters, fine food, pipers, harpists, florists and a host of others.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
I have just got back in from an event at 29 Club in Royal Exchange Square, it is 2.49 am and I am wide awake.
I decided to do a wee bit of editing and this image caught my eye only because I now know what these bonnie lassies were on about when they shouted over the music for me to take this photo.
Do you think they were telling me something?
Friday, 11 March 2011
Last week I posted a blog about the crocuses being a sure sign that summer was on the way. I also remember saying I wasn't going to hold my breath either.
Well, looks like I was right.
I was doing some work in Balloch this morning and Ben Lomond has a very nice snowy hat back on and there are weather warnings of 50 cm of snow for the weekend.
Great if you like skiing!
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
I was photographing a story telling work shop this morning at Europe's largest wind farm, Whitelee, this morning.
The event was organised by East Renfrew District Council and story teller Ron Fairweather was on hand to entertain everyone.
This place is well worth a visit, the food is fantastic as are the views and you can walk around and see the scale of the place close up.
I commented on another earlier blog my feelings on renewable energy as we simply cannot go on relying on fossil fuels that belief is just plain daft. Surely if we can get to the moon, land, pick up rocks and get back safely, we can work out a way to supply our energy needs without all the mess we are creating?
Young Maya Nyamakanga helped me illustrate the power of the wind and it was "blowing a hooley".
Saturday, 5 March 2011
The last time I saw the Alabama 3 there were 16 of them performing. The time before about 10 and last night at Oran Mor there were 4, what's going on ?
They were none the less fantastic. I was lucky enough to be on the guest list so didn't take my cameras but as usual couldn't resist taking a few shots with my gilrfriends little Lumix.
It only reinforced the fact that most of these types of camera are brilliant in the daylight but are not very good at performing in low light conditions. Some of the effects are very nice but next time I'm lugging in the proper gear.
Shooting live band photography is trickier than it looks.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
I am always on the look out for that spontaneous unusual moment when taking wedding photographs.
At every wedding there are always many but this one was a first for me.
The bride and her sister got in each others hair quite literally when their intricate tiaras became entangled. It took several minutes and a pair of keen eyes to get them separated.
It sure made for some great photos.