Just a few pictures from my wee trip to Edinburgh during the festival last weekend. My wonderful friend Gillian suggested it to get our two daughters together for a wee bit of fun as well as giving me a chance to talk photography with her friend Jane who is studying the subject. We had just the nicest day together and of course I had my Olympus OMD as a very portable partner in proceedings.
This one is Gillian in a restaurant waiting to be seated. Gillian doesn’t love being photographed so I’m pleased that this one was so natural and lovely.
Gillian is fond of bold colours, and so when I spotted this equally colourful cafe seating area, I knew there was potential for some complementary colours in a portrait. I love the effect, hugely vibrant.
This is Gillian’s simply awesome daughter. HB adores her as she is kind and fun. Gillian kindly took the girls on this carousel as I would have been sick for sure.
This is Jane. We had a great afternoon talking cameras and I had not a little camera envy at her new Canon 5D Mk3. My old Mk2 can’t compete. I liked the leading line of the handrail behind her although the sun shining on it proved to be too distracting and it needed a lot of calming in Lightroom.
Jane’s partner Craig underneath the castle. This was another attempt to use the fence as a leading line.
One of Craig and Jane together. There were too many colours fighting in this super-busy background. I took the last refuge of a scoundrel and just de-coloured them.
Just one street scene showing the “buzz” in the city from the festival.
This one of the Scott Monument and Princes Street. The sky was beginning to be very kind at this point.
Sometimes a snap is the most joyful thing your camera should be employed for. The fast glass of the 50mm f1.8 prime certainly means a clean picture in really low light, but what matters is the capture of a fun time together; thanks everyone for our wee day out.