John Gilchrist: Blog http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog en-us (C) John Gilchrist john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) Sat, 19 May 2018 09:04:00 GMT Sat, 19 May 2018 09:04:00 GMT http://www.johngilchrist.com/img/s/v-5/u1019359663-o741279837-50.jpg John Gilchrist: Blog http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog 120 68 Should've Gone to Specsavers, Pick Your Own On Another Level http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/shouldve-gone-to-specsavers-pick-your-own-on-another-level Box of fire extinguishers, image John GilchristFoam & PowderQuench the fire with these red beauties.

Okay I’m taking it to another level, it’s that time of year again when picking your own fruit becomes an option. However, I didn’t go for the usual variety of strawberry this year. Not too sure when the fire extinguisher variety come into season, maybe I was just lucky, got this basket of assorted fire extinguishers on a beautiful day when the sun was out. Some crackers and decent sized ones in there too, you don’t get many of them to the pound!

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) fire extinguishers pick your own pyo should've gone to specsavers specsavers strawberry basket http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/shouldve-gone-to-specsavers-pick-your-own-on-another-level Sat, 19 May 2018 09:04:23 GMT
UK Airports Safety Week at Edinburgh Airport 14-20 May 2018 http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/uk-airports-safety-week-at-edinburgh-airport AOA UK Airports Safety Week at Edinburgh Airport - Image John GilchristRoad ClosedFocus to promote safety improvement and development at Edinburgh Airport

Getting onboard with safety in the aviation industry, Edinburgh Airport were one of 50 UK Airports taking part in the Airport Operators Association (AOA) UK Airports Safety Week, a national event with a purposeful and firm focus on aviation safety. http://www.johngilchrist.com/p528663441

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) airport operators association aoa aviation industry edinburgh airport safety uk airports safety week http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/uk-airports-safety-week-at-edinburgh-airport Thu, 17 May 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Beautiful spring blossom in Edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/beautiful-spring-blossom-in-edinburgh Blossom in Edinburgh IMG20180507P0004JGBlossom in the Meadows Cherry blossom trees in the park.

Beautiful spring blossom trees in Edinburgh, lined up along the footpath in the Meadows. www.johngilchrist.com/p290820236

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) cherry blossom in bloom meadows photoblog edinburgh spring blossom spring in edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/5/beautiful-spring-blossom-in-edinburgh Mon, 07 May 2018 11:21:12 GMT
30th anniversary of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh. http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/30th-anniversary-beltane-fire-festival-edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival Edinburgh fire festival IMG20180430P0031JGBFFReds watch the setting sun.

30th anniversary of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh.

An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival, a May Day Celebration in Edinburgh that kicks of on the 30th of April each year for the past 30 years.

Living locally, it was about time I visited this event, so I decided this year was for me. Everything seemed to be lining up nicely.

  • Day Off – Check
  • Family Plans – Check
  • Weather Forecast – Check

I didn’t have time to get the £9.00 early-bird ticket, digging deep, I had to find another 4 pounds to make up the £13 entry fee. Worth every penny though! I have to say, WOW, hats off to the Beltane Fire Society, volunteers, organisers, and support staff, cracking event. I was just a regular punter tonight, unlike the event photographers on the night who had prime spots, I had to compete for position and jostle for every shot. That’s the breaks.

BFF Images

Needless to say, I took a host of images, you are welcome to view at http://www.johngilchrist.com/p936576486

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) 30th 30th april beltane fire festival beltane fire society bff bfs edinburgh photoblog http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/30th-anniversary-beltane-fire-festival-edinburgh Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Ancient Castle Ruins in Midlothian http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/ancient-castle-ruins-in-midlothian Crichton CastleCastle RuinThe road to ruin, castle ruins in Midlothian.

Afternoon walk to catch some of the recent spell of good weather. The strange looking thing above the clouds is the sun, the ancient ruin is Crichton Castle.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) castle ruin crichton castle crichton walk historic midlothian midlothian photoblog scottich ruins http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/ancient-castle-ruins-in-midlothian Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Easter Road- Football Stadium of Hibernian F.C. http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/easter-road-football-stadium-hibernian-f-c Easter Road Football Club IMG20180428P0001JGHibernian FC Football stadium as seen from Holyrood Park in Edinburgh

Lovely walk around Holyrood park, Easter Road was jumping, you could hear the Hibees roar a mile off! Fair play to them, winning at home against Kilmarnock, full-time result 5 goals to 3.

Scaled down composite image constructed by 15 x portrait images, camera settings ISO250 400mm f5.6 1/1250, post processing in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) easter road football ground football stadium hibernian f.c. holyrood park photoblog edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/easter-road-football-stadium-hibernian-f-c Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT
JACKSBACK - Bellarose Band live in Edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/jacksback-bellarose-band-live-in-edinburgh Drummer of BellaroseJack Drummer - Bellarose BandGig at The Mash House in Edinburgh

JACKSBACK: Bellarose finally return on the electric circuit. Fantastic to hear this Scottish band plugged-in after a long dark winter. Jack Drummer claiming the seat once again, now fully recovered from his motorcycle accident that left him with a fractured arm. With the sticks back in-hand, lets drum on!

Gig location, The Mash House, Edinburgh - www.johngilchrist.com/p388399078

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) bellarose bellarose band edinburgh edinburgh photoblog gig live music mash house http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/jacksback-bellarose-band-live-in-edinburgh Fri, 27 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Dry slope skiing in Scotland http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/dry-slope-skiing-in-scotland Edinburgh City View Edinburgh City Photo IMG20180423P0010JGPentland HillsArtificial ski slope.

Just outside Edinburgh is the Snowsports Centre in Midlothian, the dry slope is ideal for skiing in all weathers.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) dry slope edinburgh photoblog midlothian ski slope skiing in scotland snowsports centre http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/dry-slope-skiing-in-scotland Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT
In a field of their own http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/in-a-field-of-their-own Talented bagpiperLone PiperSkirl o' the pipes

Some people are so talented that they are in a field of their own, lone piper pictured playing the bagpipes.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) bagpipes edinburgh photographer field in a field of their own park photoblog edinburgh piper http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/in-a-field-of-their-own Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:59:00 GMT
Edinburgh Skyline http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/edinburgh-skyline Edinburgh City View IMG20180421P0007JGPointy thingsRooftop viewover Edinburgh

Pointing upwards, monuments, spires, turrets and steeples that tower the skyline of Edinburgh.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) edinburgh monuments photoblog edinburgh pointing upwards skyline spires steeples turrets http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/edinburgh-skyline Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:30:00 GMT
Early morning sun with extreme lens flare. http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/early-morning-sun-extreme-lens-flare Construction Work Edinburgh IMG20180421P0007JGATC Tower & Tower CraneHotel construction at Edinburgh Airport

To a respected colleague! An early morning sunrise with an added lens flare for good measure. It's each to their own, you asked, what I was taking a picture of? This is it, more at http://www.johngilchrist.com/p637827280

That morning we just wanted to get home at the end of our shift, me, I just wanted to get something extra from the journey. As an avid photographer, you try/learn to see your own world in a different light, sometimes looking at life objectively and occasionally with the filters on.

Location, Hotel construction works at Edinburgh Airport.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) atc tower construction edinburgh photographer lens flare morning sun new build photoblog edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/early-morning-sun-extreme-lens-flare Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:30:00 GMT
Woodland walks near Edinburgh http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/woodland-walks-near-edinburgh Oakwood in Dalkeith Country Park-20180414-0001Deadwood

Lovely afternoon out last week, making the most of the better weather of late. Took a wee trip to Oakwood in Dalkeith Country Park. It feels good stretching legs after the winter months.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) country park midlothian oakwood in dalkeith photo blog midlothain scotland woodland walks http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/woodland-walks-near-edinburgh Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Kia the Black Labrador drying off after a swim in the river Esk http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/kia-black-labrador-drying-off-after-a-swim-in-the-river-esk Black Labrador ShakedownNothing like a good shakedown after a dip in the river

A spring afternoon walking the dog in Dalkeith Country Park, Kia the Black Labrador enjoys a dip in the river Esk and a good shakedown afterword’s to shake all the excess water of his coat. After the dark winter nights, it’s always a pleasure to get out walking, even more so when you have the pleasure of such energetic and friendly companion to add to the enjoyment.

Fact of the day: Dogs can lose up to 70% of water from their coat just with a good shakedown.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) black labrador dalkeith country park dog walking kia midlothian river esk http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/4/kia-black-labrador-drying-off-after-a-swim-in-the-river-esk Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT
MAH-NA-MAH-NA - Performed by Midlothian Percussion Ensemble http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/3/mah-na-mah-na-midlothian-percussion-ensemble Mah nà mah nà

Led by Barbara Jane Waddel, school pupils from Midlothian Schools perform Mah nà mah nà during the Percussion Extravaganza 2018 at Newbattle High School.

View images of the evening at http://www.johngilchrist.com/p377287250

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) midlothian percussion ensamble midlothian schools percussion extravaganza http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/3/mah-na-mah-na-midlothian-percussion-ensemble Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:03:44 GMT
Hanging out upside down with friends http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/2/hanging-out-upside-down-with-friends Loop De Loop, The Smiler Roller Coaster at Alton Towers Resort - Image-201307080002Loop De Loop, The Smiler Roller Coaster at Alton Towers Resort - Image-201307080002Speeding cars go loopdeloop on the steal roller coaster at Alton Towers Resort

Get out there, hanging out upside down with friends on The Smiler Rollercoaster at Alton Towers Resort. When all the joy inside you gets turned on its head.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) alton towers resort big smiles i love wednesdays photoblog photography upside down weekday blog yahoo http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/2/hanging-out-upside-down-with-friends Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:14:44 GMT
Fun & Frolics in the Snow http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/2/fun-frolics-in-the-snow Young girls in the snow at nightIt's SnowingYippee, there's snow falling, time to get the warm jackets on.

For goodness sake, it’s Scotland, you’d think we’d never seen snow before! LOL, go for it girls.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) edinburgh photographer night photoblog photography snow this time last year ttly2017 http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/2/fun-frolics-in-the-snow Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:29:00 GMT
Nothing tastes better than bursting open a haggis supper on Burns night. http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/nothing-tastes-better-than-bursting-open-a-haggis-supper-on-burns-night Haggis dinner on the table at a Burns supperWhere are the legs?Burst open, the haggis is addressed at a Burns supper.

It’s Burns night, with a wee dram or two on the table, this is the way to go! I hope you got yours.

#burnssupper

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) burns night burns supper edinburgh photographer haggis haggis supper http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/nothing-tastes-better-than-bursting-open-a-haggis-supper-on-burns-night Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:53:39 GMT
Your Scottish wedding photographer for 2018-2019 http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/your-scottish-wedding-photographer-for-2018-2019 Wedding photography 2018 2019Enquire now for 2018 / 2019Photographers for the Edinburgh area, weddings in Scotland Hello from JGP, my curiosity about this world lies within social photography, to find, to capture and secure the shot that I want, so we can all treasure it forever. To grab the spark in a special moment, an event or special loved one so we can always hold, cherish & share a lifetime of memories.
I'd love to be of assistance, what can I do for you?

 

You're in the frame, documenting special events is what we do! JGP for fresh, creative and artistic photography. 

John Gilchrist, SWPE, SWPM, SWPS, SWPUK

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) scottish weddings 2018 scottish weddings 2019 wedding blog weddings http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/your-scottish-wedding-photographer-for-2018-2019 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Happy New Year: Wishing Everyone Good Light for 2018 http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-wishing-everyone-good-light Wishing everyone good light for 2018Happy 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.

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) 2018 happy new year wishing everyone good light http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-wishing-everyone-good-light Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Landing lights on the runway strip at Edinburgh Airport http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2017/12/landing-lights-on-the-runway-strip-at-edinburgh-airport Airport runway lightsRunway lighting at Edinburgh AirportAirfield ground lighting on runway 24, supplementary lighting and threshold greens in colour.

Blurred Approach

Airfield 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.

Shot details in brief

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.

 In-post, basic iphone filter added in smart phone

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john@johngilchrist.com (John Gilchrist) edinburgh airport lighting runway lights supplementary threshold http://www.johngilchrist.com/blog/2017/12/landing-lights-on-the-runway-strip-at-edinburgh-airport Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:45:00 GMT