Browsing 8 posts tagged with Autumn.

 
 

Getting Lost Up Ben Lomond

Continuing on from our coffee adventure, Laura turned 25 and wanted to get lost up a mountain. That we did. I’m not an experienced outdoorsy person, which I proved by getting lost before we’d even stepped foot outside of my car. Within an hour of our walk, we had accidentally veered off the beaten path, yet continued to ascend Ben Lomond through the rockiest, roughest terrain. It was a workout!

Laura took a keen interest in her surroundings, interacting with nature, investigating mushrooms and making friends with hairy caterpillars. I, on the other hand, was more interested in taking photos. Of course, none of them really could do the wonderful views justice.

 
 

York

On Sunday, I drove the 200+ miles to York for a photography job. I spent most of the day in Bytemark‘s office, meaning I got to see very little of the city for myself, but from what I did see, York is absolutely stunning in the autumn time.

I stocked up on an unusual array of beers (ones we can’t get in Glasgow, which is surprising given we’re known for our drinking), took a morning stroll along the canal, and generally marvelled at the beautiful buildings and quaint streets.

The following day I travelled to Manchester to visit Bytemark’s Mancunian office, but was met with horrendous weather. It’s only the second time I’ve visited Manchester, but both times I’ve …

 
 

Ethiopia Tchembe

A couple of years back, I invested in a Nespresso machine. I was struggling to get out of bed (bed is good), and wanted a coffee machine that produced such excellent coffee, I’d be excited about getting out of bed in the morning. Now I’ve come to think Nespresso tastes like glorified instant. The real deal is my AeroPress, which cost a measly 20 bucks. I’ve been going to my local espresso bar, who roast their own beans, for a top-up. Today they recommended Ethiopia Tchembe based on the fact I drink my coffee black. It tastes just as good as it smells.

 
 

The Simple As Milk Boys

James, David and Scott (the talent behind Simple as Milk) are spending a few days working from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. With them being less than an hour away, it was a given I had to meet them for lunch. We had burgers in lettuce buns from Ketchup (I can’t believe we had the willpower to substitute bread for lettuce), and then I had the daunting task of taking James – who is a coffee snob – for a decent cup of caffeine. We hit up Avenue G on Byres Road. He seemed pleased. I then introduced them to Indie while we strolled around Botanic Gardens, which – in their words – was the only pretty place they’d seen in Glasgow! I only get to see their faces when attending the odd conference, so it was nice to spend an afternoon with them.

On an unrelated note, I’m inching closer to 1000 ‘likes’ on Facebook. If you want to keep up to date with my photos via Facebook, give me a ‘like’!

 
 

Ayden at Bellahouston Park

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I met this girl. We’ve managed to get pretty close over that year, and I’d now consider Ayden a good friend. She knows my secrets. She also lets me turn a casual hot chocolate and stroll in the park into some kind of photoshoot, because, admittedly, it has been a while since I’ve really shot for myself. I want to get back into it, and this impromptu session reminded me just how much I love having my camera by my side.

 
 

Sunday at Victoria Park

Sunday is a strong contender for my favourite day of the week. I rarely book any work in on a Sunday and use it as an opportunity to be self indulgent. This means playing video games, afternoon cocktails, walking the dog, and generally relaxing as much as I can. Yesterday, Sheryl and I took Ella and Indie to Victoria Park for a stroll in the leaves. I can’t stress it enough, but Autumn really is a photographer’s dream.

 
 

Hello, Autumn

In an attempt to build on my directional skills and practice ‘lifestyle’ photography (bit of a buzzword, but whatever), I enlisted the help of Kay Slater who I had shot with at the beginning of Summer. With this shoot we explored locations I typically haven’t spent much time at. Starting off in the Merchant City at the cathedral, which was unfortunately undergoing renovation and masked in blue tarpaulin (not pretty), and moving into the city centre for a brief stint at George Square. We headed to Kelvingrove Park for a change of scenery and nature shots, followed by some of the quainter streets in the West End. Lots of autumnal colours and dampness!

Glasgow, you’re a cracking wee city.

 
 

Ella

What a great weekend I’ve had, totally lowkey and very relaxing. I feel energised and ready for work tomorrow!

I finished my weekend off with a walk through Kelvingrove Park with Sheryl and her pug, Ella. The rain had cleared up and there was a pleasant autumnal chill in the air… if you know what I mean. You know what I mean, right? I think this is my favourite time of the year, and I’m so glad to be back in the city for it.