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Lunch with an Old Bag!


This is my sixth year photographing Lunch with an Old Bag and it just gets bigger and better!

Lunch with an Old Bag/Sister Sledge

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LWOB is an annual charity fundraiser on behalf of the Prince’s Trust Scotland at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh courtesy of owner James Thomson OBE and  raised a whopping £706,593!

The event was attended by a host of stars, including disco legends Sister Sledge, who doesn’t remember dancing to “we are family” and “lost in music” still sounded as good today and brought back some great memories from when I was a teenager at the local disco!

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Great to see the gorgeous Clare Grogan from Gregory’s Girl.

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Hosted by Des Clark who does an amazing job every year.

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I missed out on seeing comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli at the Fringe so this was a great surprise and he didn’t disappoint!

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Shadows of War Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea


A great exhibition focusing exclusively on Roger Fenton’s pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew’s to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies against Russia.  Arriving several months after the major battles were fought in 1854, Fenton focused on creating moving portraits of the troops, as well as capturing the stark, empty battlefields on which so many lost their lives.

 

At The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse until November, well worth a visit.

The Queen’s Garden Party


One day I’ll get a real job!

Those of you who are regulars to my blog will know how much I love my job, and this is one of the reasons why!

I was commissioned to cover The Queen’s Garden Party at The Palace of HolyroodHouse.

I’ve photographed the Royal Family on many an occasion over the years but this is my first garden party.

What a great day and not even a typical Scottish summers day dampened the occasion, everyone I spoke to and photographed were loving it, from the ladies of the woman’s institute to serving and ex members of our amazing armed forces.

 

 

Classic motorcycles


**Images taken on my iphone**
Since my jobs have been canceled today due to the weather (really the first day of spring in a few days!)
It has given me time to post a few images from last weeks Scottish Motorcycle show at Ingliston.
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Great looking (one of my favorite all time bikes) 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120, with the American spec tank.

Great day out with some fantastic bikes old and new on show, got myself and nice new helmet for when summer arrives!
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Bikes made they way they should be, Norton circa 1929

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This just goes to show what you can do with a 70’s BMW R75

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Big boys 70’s two-stroke, Suzuki GT750

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I love the detail on this Scottish made 1914 Victoria Motor & Cycle Co Ltd, Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow with a Villiers 269cc two-stroke.

Merry Christmas to all…


Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Picture of the week


Shot a job for a client today, and they have made it their picture of the week – http://www.tnrcommunications.co.uk/photo-of-the-week
The European launch of ‘Speak up for Pandas’ in Edinburgh. A Europe-wide search for a group of Panda Ambassadors to win the chance to visit Chengdu and work on a conservation project, whilst spreading the conservation message around the world .

The campaign is pioneered by the Chengdu Panda Base in China that plays a leading role in fostering continued growth of the giant panda population, and also rescues and rehabilitate pandas to return them back to the wild. Chengdu is the world’s hometown of giant pandas.

The launch will kick off in Edinburgh – which has been chosen as a location because of its links with the giant panda and has two pandas in residence at the Zoo.

Early start to shoot in Edinburgh Castle before the doors opened to the public, then off to Arthurs Seat.
Good bunch of people and the students in the panda costumes were great to work with, all in all not a bad Monday!

Edinburgh’s newest Indian Restaurant


The value for money was one of the best things about the Dhaba Diner. The restaurant is an indian ‘tapas’ style, which allows you to choose from the variety of small dishes that range from as little as £2 to no more than £5. We were recommended around 3 starters for the 4 of us eating and 6-8 mains. This was more than enough for all of us however we managed to finish it all as the food was delightful. I was especially intriagued by the Haggis Pakora which turned out to be delicious. This is a brilliant spin on contemporary indian and scottish food and turned out to be a great combination! Overall the food was exceptionally spicy however this is what would be expected in an authentic indian diner.

The service was great, friendly and attentive. Despite the small hiccups with our order. I definitely had a great night out and would choose to eat at Dhaba Diner again. I would also definitely recommend this to any student on a budget as their ‘Quick Dhaba Lunch’ (served between 12.00pm and 15.00pm) is an utter bargain at £4.95!