My mum sent me a photo she took from her balcony this morning of a tall ship. How exciting! I took a wander down the road to see if I could take some decent pictures of it myself (her phone picture was pretty dark). It's been a cloudy but bright day, the water's calm, so … Continue reading Oooh there was a tall ship!
Another wee walk around at Holyrood, no rain this time! I stayed on the flat though, a quick circuit of St Margaret's Loch and back over to the Education Centre (where my children were at Young Archaeologists' Club). There were a lot of swallows around as we walked back across the field, flying really close … Continue reading Holyrood Park in June
Well... I was going to go out and take pictures at midnight, since it doesn't get fully dark here at this time of year, but in the end I just took a few pictures out of my bedroom window! It's quite a challenging environment, the camera wouldn't focus on distant buildings without a very high … Continue reading Summer solstice 2017
The girls wanted more photographs of themselves, so we went down to Ocean Terminal to see what we could do. There are some murals specifically designed for people to pose in front of, but unfortunately the best one is right beside the escalators so it's impossible to frame them fully - either I was too … Continue reading A wander around Ocean Terminal with a pair of posers.
I'd planned to go further afield today but ran out of time, so I decided to take a walk along to beside where we used to live where there's a great view of Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. I did get some good shots on the way, and on the way back, but unfortunately the … Continue reading A local wander
A fascinating new music museum and concert hall has opened to the public, owned by the University of Edinburgh. St Cecelia's Hall has an impressive collection of musical instruments, including bagpipes, fiddles, flutes and harpsichords. I went along for a look. The glass cases that many of the instruments are in are quite reflective, especially with … Continue reading St Cecilia’s Hall
Cramond is a great place for a walk (it's even better when accompanied by a bunch of lovely people from Sing in the City!) On this occasion the girls wanted to pose for photographs about the place, so there's quite a lot of pictures of them this time! It was a sunny day, so it … Continue reading Another day at Cramond…
After taking pictures of the garden birds through the kitchen window, we were treated to an absolute downpour (I say treated - I was safely indoors, but Ewan got caught in it...) The rain was incredible - so heavy and sudden. The tenement across the road had a waterfall running off the roof, and the … Continue reading Later that day… downpour!
Ah-hah! A new, sturdier tripod for my birthday! The fancypants camera was just too heavy for the old one 🙂 To try it out, I set it up in the kitchen and waited for the birds to come down to the feeder. The wood pigeon didn't come to visit, but I did see a blackbird, … Continue reading Garden birds and a play with the tripod