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Happy New YearHappy New Year: I hope you have a great one, wishing everyone good light for 2018, all the best from John Gilchrist Photography.
Happy New Year: I hope you have a great one, wishing everyone good light for 2018, all thew best from John Gilchrist Photography.
Runway lighting at Edinburgh AirportAirfield ground lighting on runway 24, supplementary lighting and threshold greens in colour.
You had to be there, shot as darkness was closing in over the airfield! The last of the daylight was disappearing fast.
One of those occasions when the best camera there is is the camera in your trouser pocket, on this occasion it was my camera phone. The iPhone can be a good alternative for those impromptu moments.
As Scottish castles go, Edinburgh Castle ranks as the most popular paid-for tourist attraction and is no doubt on most visitors to photograph list, as a dominant feature in the hearty of the city Edinburgh’s most iconic castle must see thousands if not millions of visitors throughout the year.
Wrapped up in Christmas lights, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh IMG0001JG20171213Tiz the season to brighten things up, The Balmoral, Edinburgh lit with Christmas lights
Wrapped up in lights, sparkle, sparkle, looking good The Balmoral is dressed up in its Christmas attire, the sparkly makeover, Edinburgh hotels dressed up for Christmas.
Commissioned work covering the work in progress, regeneration project in Edinburgh, construction and site update brief for developers at Edinburgh St James.
The Coolest Couple on The Hill
Stylish, how cool are this couple! It warms my heart when I see a happy couple visiting my hometown! Welcome to Scotland Daniel, I hope you enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer, enjoy! Thanks for being such good sports.
Whilst working the area enjoying a stroll on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill it looked like Daniel was enjoying the views that Edinburgh had to offer. With camera in-hand, I just had to offer my services. The couple looked so happy and were obviously enjoying the stunning views over to Arthurs Seat, with the National monument behind them I had my perfect shot.
In-post, filter added during post-production.
Descending light trails spiral down at Edinburgh’s Christmas Festival, long exposure photography at night in central Edinburgh over the festive period.
UFO spotted over LivingstoneFlying saucer in Scotland
UFO's, unidentified flying objects always cause a stir; here we have a confirmed sighting of a flying saucer over Livingstone in Scotland. A well-documented sighting, this clear image defines the saucer hovering above at close range. It’s not the first time extra-terrestrial spacecraft have been spotted over Livingstone. Mysterious lights in Scotland’s skies caught on camera, UFO sighting confirmed.
It was my privilege to experience the talent of so many musically talented schoolchildren at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall; an outstanding performance was put before parents, teachers and guests at the Midlothian Schools Festival of Music 2017 concert. Congratulations, hats off to all involved, an enjoyable evening’s entertainment in the heart of the city.
Leith is one of those areas with so much going on; this vibrant wall mural can be seen on Great Junction Street in Leith. This is an abstract of the mural depicting local history.
I'm watching you, image John Gilchrist
Silent watcher oversees late night clubbers and street goings on outside nightclub in Edinburgh’s Cowgate.
The location is set in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland. A late evening post gig shot, I had to go hand held with this one, we had just left the establishment next door where my sons band were gigging. As we headed of into the dark of night that eerie feeling of being watched swept over me. On looking up there was an ominous dark figure lurking in the shadows of the curtain. I just had to get a shot, I felt a bit uncomfortable with his fixed stare watching over me, I didnt want to get too close!
In-post, cropped due to 50mm lens being used, I worked the blackpoints in LR
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