Lyle Hill Panoramic

Yesterday I photographed the Clyde swim in Greenock. I will share the photos later in the week, but while in Greenock on such a beautiful day, I drove to the top of Lyle Hill and took a few photos with the intention of stitching them together in Photoshop. It’s a rarity I will say this, but Greenock looked pretty. Oh, and you might have noticed it wasn’t my first time up Lyle Hill.

 
 

Carolyn Couture Dresses at The Barras

If only we had longer to shoot, as this brief wander around The Barras turned out to be highly inspiring. Maybe it was Carolyn’s beautiful new dresses, or the model, Leigh, who photographed so nicely. It was a refreshing transition from the weddings I have been doing recently.

The colours, texture, dirt, grime, cigarette butts and Weegie patter. It all made my camera happy.

 
 

A Typical Weegie

Shooting at The Barras yesterday reminded me of my love for Glasgow, particularly¬†the funny patter with the Weegies. We attracted a lot of attention while shooting a beautiful model in Carolyn’s dresses, surrounded predominantly by male market traders. I’ll be uploading those photos later in the week, but for now I just wanted to demonstrate what a typical Glaswegian is like. Yep.

 
 

Fifi and Ally

Brunch with Miss Connolly is a regular occurrence at the weekend. We’ve uncovered a few good spots as of late, namely St Louis on Dumbarton Road. I guess there had to be a bad egg in there somewhere, and that bad egg was Fifi and Ally. A stingy portion in comparsion to the same dish at Tribeca or St Louis, yet priced the same as the latter. But what was worse, for me, was the maple syrup that was listed as accompanying the waffle wasn’t even syrup; it was honey.

I take my cheat meal seriously, and this was a total waste. I won’t be back.

 
 

The Dark Knight Rises at IMAX

Considering I had wanted to go on release day, but couldn’t due to shooting a wedding, I’m only a little late to TDKR party. And since I had left it longer than anticipated, I had to do it the right way and watch it in IMAX. All my friends and everyone else in the world had seen it by this point, but I dragged Ryan along, who had a private screening of TDKR the day before it was released. OOH.

Anyway, what’s to say? Catwoman. The entire time I watched Anna Hathaway’s performance as Catwoman, I was itching to get back in the gym and train. She is so strong and lean and limber. I love her. The other stuff …

 
 

Anyone For Tennis?

There is something fascinating about sports photography, not that I have ever had the pleasure of partaking in it on a serious level. Competitors are caught up in the moment, unaware of the camera, meaning you have the perfect marriage of candid and action photography.

 
 

Loudons in Edinburgh

I am a sucker for an independent coffee shop. I’ve never understood why people choose to go to Starbucks. Having walked past Loudons on my previous trip to Edinburgh, my sister and I made a note to return, which we did so this morning on the hunt for breakfast.

There were a couple of bonuses. It was sunny and they had outdoor seats, which was perfect as my sister and I both had our dogs with us. And they had the most handsome barista ever. Sold.

On another note, this is the second time in the past few weeks I have picked up my camera thinking it has the 50mm attached, only to be disappointed to find it’s the 28mm. Boo!

 
 

Clyde Skating

Skating by the Clyde seems pretty dumb to me. What if you don’t land that trick and your board goes bye-bye? That’s precisely what happened here, straight into the Clyde. Even I found it painful to watch and it wasn’t my board. RIP, Mikey’s skateboard.

Davo text and said he was skating nearby my flat. I brought my 28mm and dog, the latter of which was an awful idea (she was afraid of the skateboards), and set about taking some action shots. Have I mentioned I am terrible at photographing skateboarding? I am terrible at photographing skateboarding. It’s definitely a lot of fun, though, and something I want to do more of.

 
 
 
 

Ryan and His Beanie

Whenever I hang out with Ryan I photograph his face. How can I not? He has good bone structure and happily allows me to direct him into all sorts of positions. Wait, that sounds wrong. We just did a couple of quick portraits in my living room while watching Dynamo (seriously, that is the first time I’ve watched it. HOW?). There is another on my Flickr.

 
 
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