This image, taken at Cramond, was shortlisted in the 'People in the landscape' competition and published in the November 2013 Issue of Outdoor Photography. I originally went with the intention of shooting this as a long exposure monochrome image and was initially a little dissapointed when I saw two people 'in my way' so to speak. However, I set up anyway hoping they might retreat to the nearby pub at some point for a refill but when I saw some of my 'test' shots I quite liked the ghostly figure that were created during the ninety second exposure.
One of my pictures from St Monan's in Fife reached was shortlisted for the 2012 Scottish Nature Photography Awards in the Sea & Coast category and has just been published in the awards yearbook.
My website was featured on last week's episode of 'The Grid' hosted by renowned photographer and trainer Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski. The theme of the show was 'portfolio intervention' and the idea was that they would review photographers websites and highlight any shots they felt didn't hit the mark and should be removed. Luckily, the comments on my website were pretty positive and they didn't find too much wrong. You can view the show on line and my site appears just past the 68 minute mark if you don't have time to watch the whole show: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/2013/09/12/the-grid-episode-112-portfolio-intervention/
Once again I was lucky enough to get a photographers pass for this event - here are a few of my favourite shots from the day.
Photography for the Scotsman Motoring supplement featuring the Ferrari FF down by the Forth Bridge at Port Edgar Marina.
Took a trip through to the Edinburgh Festival to try and capture some of the many street performers.
The Knights of Royal England returned to Linlithgow Palace for the Historic Scotland Jousting event staged over two weekends in July - here are some photos from the second weekend. Please click on any of the images to view large.
Photography for the cover of the May edition of the Black Bitch magazine and a set of images showing the progress of the ongoing refurbishments at the Star & Garter Hotel in Linlithgow. The hotel, which dates back to 1759 was reduced to a burned out shell by fire in October 2010 and is due to re-open this summer.
Cover and feature page photography for Ellies Cellar, a new family run wine, beer and spirits shop on the High Street.
The 'Black Bitch' is a local newsletter published in Linlithgow. The name relates to an old story that the bitch was a greyhound whose master was sentenced to starve to death on an island in Linlithgow loch. She would swim to him every day with food but when this was discovered she was chained to a tree on a different island to suffer the same fate as her master. The townspeople took the animal's loyalty and bravery as symbolic of their own and the town's coat of arms features a black dog against an oak tree.