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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.

 

 

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My favorite pix 0f 2014


It’s been another great year, now in my 14th year as a freelance photographer…wow can’t believe where the time has gone!
Over the years I have been privileged to photograph some amazing things, meeting some great people and traveling to places I would never think of going to, all with there own individual challenges but I would not swap my job for anything else!
I have put together a few of my favorite images from 2014, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! They all tell a different story and mean so many different things to me.
Nick Clegg / Spark Energy

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Scottish Edge Final

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Glasgow

Andrew Fairlie/European Week for Waste Reduction.

Rob Clarke

Rob Clarke

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Love Your Clothes

Save the Children Christmas jumper

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party to Launch Strictly Come Prancing

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Tom Daley/Glasgow 2014

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games uniforms

Glasgow 2014

HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen’s Gallery, Photographs of the Middle East – photocall


The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East.
Great photocall this morning in what turned out to be a very busy day!
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

Photographer Francis Bedford (the first ever royal photographer) accompanied the future king, ( King Edward VII) The Prince of Wales who was sent on a four-month ground breaking educational tour of the Middle East in 1862.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople
The tour took the Prince to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. He met rulers, politicians and other notable figures, and traveled in a manner unassociated with royalty – by horse and camping out in tents. On the royal party’s return to England, Francis Bedford’s work was displayed in what was described as ‘the most important photographic exhibition that the public had ever seen.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

Now the photographs of the four-month-long tour, which was organised by Queen Victoria to occupy a 20-year-old Prince after he left university, have gone on display for the first time in 150 years.
Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh, is playing host to a major new exhibition charting the tour, the images of which were said to offer the outside world some of the first glimpses of the Middle East.

Former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, who is making a BBC documentary charting the life of Bedford, launched the exhibition.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

And while my colleagues took a well-deserved rest I was off to the next job!

The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

Susan Boyle gets honorary degree…


Its Friday and and its been a busy old week.
With a few mixed shoots, from the usual corporate portraits, photocall and PR jobs.
Yesterday I was commissioned to photograph The Queen at the Place of Holyroodhouse today it was Susan Boyle getting a honorary doctorate for her contribution to the creative industries.

Susan with her honorary degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Lighting the Jubilee Beacon at Edinburgh Castle… « Sandy Young Photography Blog


Lighting the Jubilee Beacon at Edinburgh Castle… « Sandy Young Photography Blog.

Lighting the Jubilee Beacon at Edinburgh Castle…


With more than 4000 Jubilee beacons being lit around the world to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

It was the turn of Edinburgh to light their beacon at the stunning venue of Edinburgh Castle.

I had to be there for 10pm tonight, as I walked up the empty esplanade on my own and knocked on the big castle doors, I was pointed up to Mons Meg, it was a eerie walk up as usually when I visit the Castle it is awash with tourists from all over the world.

Over to General Nick Eeles, Governor of Edinburgh Castle who had the honor of lighting the flame.

Below after it was lit the sunset was stunning with a few onlookers admiring the beacon.

Queens Diamond Jubilee « Sandy Young Photography Blog


Queens Diamond Jubilee « Sandy Young Photography Blog.