Category Archives: Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2018

It’s the last Monday of August, so that means the Festival Fireworks! Episode 2018 – Calton Hill.

I found shooting here difficult as Balmoral’s clock made me think most shots were out of focus, but I’ll let you be the judge, constructive feedback is always welcome.

Festival Fireworks 2018

Festival Fireworks 2018

Festival Fireworks 2018

Festival Fireworks 2018

Full album can be found here

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Living in Edinburgh it’s easy to forget that during the month of August, right on your doorstep the largest arts festival in the world is being played out.  it’s nice to take some time and wander through the high street to watch some street performers . – or try to, it gets extremely busy.

edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

But they must make decent money, traveling from Australia, Canada, Europe.. That’s not cheap
perhaps I should give up the IT gig, and start juggling stuff on the street corner.

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

But it’s never August until you see Whips, Chains, Fire and weird contraptions in the city centre

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Edinburgh festival fringe 2018 street performers

Cavalcade 2018

It’s started, the festival season – the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off with a Cavalcade through the city center

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Chinese Dragon

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Chinese Dragon

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Chinese Dragon

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Chinese Dragon

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Fire

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018 Fire

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018

Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade 2018

This was actually last Sunday, but again one has procrastinated to much recently

In Chains

You know the weather is getting better when fire tricks gets swapped for the chains. 😉 – with the festival just around the corner some street performers have already arrived.

However Todd Various is here all year – his sleight of hand tricks are really impressive. – often found on the Royal Mile, near St Giles’ Cathedral

Todd Various Chains

Todd Various Chains

Filming at Portobello Beach

The BBC are filming something on Portobello Beach tonight – Along with the bonfire they are also playing The Doors, Light My Fire … I’m assuming it’s something to do with fire.  – Probably some rubbish that will be on BBC 3 at some obscure date/time. – nevertheless they better tidy up after themselves.

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Warm Up

Aye, it was afy cold – so, fire! a wonderful way to warm up, this fella kens. 😉

This talented street performer is called Todd Various playing his character Duke Loopin, chances are you will find him plying his trade most Sundays on the Royal Mile.

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

He has website

Edinburgh Skyflyer – Finally?

Another shot of the Christmas Sky Flyer, Perhaps the last from Princes Street Gardens! As something peculiar happened this afternoon that left me somewhat bamboozled.

I was approached by two security staff, who clearly didn’t want to be there.

They Told me, ye cannae film here
Me – I’m not filming, it’s long exposure photography.

they had a somewhat confused look on their faces, after a few moments they responded with ‘Nah, you still cannae use a tripod, you must get permission from underbelly however can use the Christmas market area between the stalls’

They could not give me a reasonably answer why, that area is forbidden.

It’s all rather daft, as social media is full of similar shots – I myself have done this site 2013

it wont stop me – I’ll be back! 😉

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Its that time on the year it’s perfect to experiment with long exposure photos. FIrst shot as always – the Scott Monument with the Sky Flyer.

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 - The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Alas, my camera maximum is 15 seconds.. (time to upgrade ) I’ll upload more to my sites and social media over the next wee while. – constructive comments always welcome.