Day 125 – Sunflower

Day 128 - Sunflower

3 April 2014 – At home, Edinburgh

Back to the basic studio in my flat and back to some low key still life imagery. The little helper and I were lucky to receive a fantastic bunch of flowers from “Moira Mum” (far beyond my usual tesco quality) and it would of been rude not to take full advantage and snap the life out them.

The first in what will no doubt be a series of flower shots over the next fews days captures a single sunflower from the bunch in low key shot with my 35mm lens at f2.8 using an off camera flashgun and diffuser.


Day 111 – Service


22 March 2014 – Rutland Street, Edinburgh

today’s image was captured on my smart phone and shows the level of service expected outside Edinburgh’s Caledonian Waldorf Astoria hotel as a man dressed in tails opens the door for a visiting guest arriving in his Jaguar.

Day 109 – Dreich

Day 109 - Dreich

19 March 2014 – Burnbrae, Edinburgh

Officially the last day of winter in Scotland and it comes with horrific wind and rain. The word “dreich” is a Scots word meaning A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. Sums up today entirely.

Day 107 – Obelisk



17 March 2013 – Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh

Today’s image captures the giant scottish political martyrs monument in Edinburgh by Thomas Hamilton.

The Political Martyrs Monument is a Category A listed memorial in the Old Calton Cemetery on Calton Hill, Edinburgh commemorating five political reformists from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is a tall ashlar obelisk on a square-plan base plinth.

Day 100 – St Mary’s

Day 100 - St Mary's

10 March 2014 – Dalmahoy, Edinburgh

It’s day 100 – a milestone perhaps but slightly daunting that I am not yet even a third of the way through this project. It will be interesting to see how my work has progressed by day 200 and 300.

In the meantime and to celebrate this landmark I made a special effort to take a photo of a building which has caught my eye over the last 100 days but I had not previously made the effort to capture given its awkward location. This is the small church which within the grounds of Dalmahoy Country Club and is shot with a long exposure and tripod.

The church – St Mary’s, which was originally provided by Helen, Lady Aberdour, was consecrated on Tuesday, 24th September, 1850 by Bishop Terrot, Bishop of Edinburgh. It was never a private family chapel. From the start it was a place of public worship in the Anglican tradition.

Day 99 – Toppled

Day 99 - Toppled

9 March 2014 – Turnhouse, Edinburgh

Today’s image goes back to a style I enjoy – selective colour. Although the main subject of this picture should maybe be the fallen tree it is the graffiti (which seems completely out of place) which drew my attention, perhaps due to the lucky escape of the wall which frames it.