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The last day on the tour we spent first at Stirling Castle and then later at Glasgow.
Stirling is famous mostly for William Wallace and the huge battle he won there, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which doesn’t exist any more. I spent most of the time we had in Stirling at the Castle which was amazing, I highly recommend a visit. The whole experience is completely different to Edinburgh, Stirling Castle is set up so that you can see what it would have looked like when Mary Queen of Scots lived there which is very cool.
One of the AMAZING views
The William Wallace Memorial as seen from Stirling Castle
I really Enjoyed Stirling Castle, it was phenomenal. Stirling is also the place where according to legend Mary Queen of Scots had her Husband Lord Darnley blown up. I had a hot chocolate it the building where it apparently happened.
Next and last stop on the tour was Glasgow. We where there for the evening and we went to ‘Jamie’s Italian’ for dinner. YAY Jamie Oliver. I love Jamie Oliver I have 6 or 7 of his cookbooks and I have been watching his television shows since I was a teenager so I was very excited.The Meal was amazing so so so good. I would eat at any of hie restaurants again in a heart beat.
Me totally daggy I know
That was my meal probably the best meal ever and our waiter whose name I can’t remember for the life of me was wonderful as well. The whole experience was just amazing.
Well that is the end of all the photos from my tour, it was wonderful I am so happy that I booked it and traveled it has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Next week i’ll be putting up mu photos from Oxford which has so far been equally as wonderful.
See you then
This weekend I played around with a bowl of tomato soup and some quickly assembled props. You may remember that at the beginning of the year I posted some 2012 Photography Goals (you can see here) my first goal was to experiment with food photography.
Nikon D300s 50mm, ISO 200, F5.6, 1/200s
It took me 2 hours to get a shot I was happy with.
The biggest problem I had was lighting the whole scene evenly, eventually I was using a big open window a reflector and two lamps.
I had a lot of fun playing around with light and soup and convincing a certain cat that she doesn’t eat tomato soup. But by the end of the day, there was no way I could have eaten the soup.
So my last post was all about me photographing the War Memorial, all the shots were on my Nikon and I was spending a lot of time composting and trying to ‘see’ the picture I wanted before I took it.
Today is about Canberra there’s a couple of shots at the War Memorial but only a couple most of today’s photos are quick snaps as we were running around having fun. All from my iPhone’s point of view which is tons of fun.
I hope you enjoy it.
Lake Burley Griffin and the Sail Boats
More Autumn Leaves (I know I’m Obsessed at the minute)
The roof just outside the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery – Love It
The War Memorial, I really love this building
My Lunch – The restaurant at the War Memorial really was amazing fresh battered Flathead, yummy crispy chips great fresh salad I could eat it every day it was so good
The Concrete beams outside the War Memorial Restaurant
Some of the Grounds around the War Memorial
My Toms, not really important but I wore them while we were running around and I Love them.
That’s it have a great day everyone !
So today is New Years Eve here in Australia, Christmas was lovely spending time with my family, lounging around with mum and dad watching Criminal Minds and Bones because nothing says Christmas like Serial Killers, at least in our house.
I have been thinking about what I want 2012 to be, I want 2012 to be amazing in many ways but developing my photography is my number one goal. My 5 Photography Goals are
1. Complete a 50 day Photography Challenge
I really want to complete a photography challenge where I have to take photos everyday for a set period of time, this challenge I found by photographer Rick Nunn where he challenged him self to take 50 photos over 50 days with a 50 mm lens, he has done this every year since 2009 and looking through his archived projects you can really see how the constraints placed upon him have allowed his creativity to flourish.
I would love to try a challenge like this and see where it takes me photographically.
2. Flash Photography
Photographs using flashes and strobes are some of my favorite photos to look at when I surf around the internet looking for inspiration. One photographer whose work I love to look at is Joe McNally, his blog is always one of my first stops when I trawl around the internet visiting.
Two of Joe McNallys books “The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes” and “Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash” are at the top of my New Years must buy reading list, which is getting longer by the day if I do say so myself.
3. Food Photography
I love to eat, this is witnessed by the fact that Lose weight is my number one personal goal of the year. Food photography is something I love, I own at least a dozen cookbooks and pouring over the photos is something I do far more frequently than actually cooking the recipes. This year along with slimming my self down I would like to cook more of the wonderful recipes I’ve read and photograph them.
I recently bought myself a book called “Plate to Pixel” by Helen Dujardin the author of Tartlette, the photos on her website are amazing and I’m really looking forward to working my way through the book and experimenting with food photography. I finally have an excuse to play with my food YAY !
4. Experiment with Long Exposures
Landscapes that use long exposures are beautiful. Beach scenes where the waves have turned milky white. Star trails that show you how the stars move. Light trails in cities that show the movement of cars. I love looking at photos that use long exposures. In my photography I’ve learned enough about my camera to happily switch to Aperture priority but I’m still not 100% comfortable setting my shutter speed, I worry that I’ll pick the wrong one and ruin my shot so I let my camera so the heaving lifting of selecting the shutter speed.
This year I want to learn all I can bout my camera and its setting so that I can go full manual and start to experiment with shutter speed and creating my own long exposure pictures
5. Sell a Photo/Photography service
My Last goal is probably the most important goal. I want to sell a photograph or a photographic service. This blog is all about me learning about photography, experimenting and developing my skills in an effort to one day become a professional photographer. Actually selling a photo or a service is a huge step in accomplishing my long term goal. This is one milestone I really want to make sure I accomplish this year.
That’s it that’s all there is for this year everyone.
I hope that everyone one has an amazing New Years and I’ll see you in 2012.