Squash in Montrose

Well folks, sorry for the lapse in news.  Last weekend I went up to Montrose to work as a camera operator on a world Squash record attempt where the players were hoping to hit the ball over 1000 times consecutively.

I’m looking forward to filming the next record attempt in August where two players will play non stop for 40 hours.  I will be working in shifts with other camera operators as 40 hours is too long to film!

I have had the pleasure of Photographing the recent Kinross Better Place to Live event at the Campus venue and got to meet many of the local business owners.  More news to follow!

Big Country Plays Kinross Saturday 21st November

Next weekend I will be a volunteer Photographer for the Kinross Local Events Organisation, helping to shoot some music events that are part of the 2015 Kinross Winter Festival.

On Friday evening at the Campus venue the Kinross Got Talent Show opens and I’ll be pleased to take photos of the event as last year.

On Saturday 21st, I’ll be excited to photograph a band I would listen to while still at school in the 80’s – Big Country.

Photos will all be sent to KLEO first for publication in the newsletter and on Facebook.  More news to follow folks.

Photographing Historic Loch Leven

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Rich in historical and natural heritage, Loch Leven provides fantastic landscapes  for photographers and artists alike.  Full of mystery and inspiration, I have over the last year, taken every opportunity to explore and photograph aspects that intrigue me.  Loch Leven castle is so old that no one really knows who built it, but it has been visited by some of Scotland’s most profound historical idols including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace.  As you drive by Orwell Farm you will see the two ancient standing stones – little is known about them, they stand like a magical neolithic gateway.  They mean something and like a beacon they drew me to my favourite dog walk up Kilmagad Wood.  I found that by taking Angus up this walk I would feel a sudden relaxation – a positive  change in mind body and spirit.  After several months of experiencing this, it suddenly dawned on me that I was walking in direct alignment with the famous healing well at the foot of the hill, which since medieval times, has been reputed to have medicinal properties.  As you ascend the woodland path you can see the village of Scotlandwell  below.  On a clear day, to your left, you can view Berwick Law and the Bass Rock in East Lothian.  You can also observe St Serf’s island which was inhabited by monks in the 11th century.   They built their monastery on the island to avoid Viking invasions.  If you’d like to visit Loch Leven castle, Historic Scotland run seasonal regular boat trips to the island from the Lakeside Bistro shore.

First Announcements

Well as the end of term approaches at Perth UHI I am looking forward to re-branding Jinja Ninja Productions as Vincent Anthony Media, offering the new services of Motion Graphics and Web and Graphic Design at long last, along with Moving and Still Image capture services. I will also be looking at obtaining funding to start the Kinross Animation Workshop which will be a Community Educational Project aimed at promoting the local wildlife and heritage of Loch Leven and the surrounding areas. I hope to have a trial workshop carried out in the summer holidays and hopefully with positive feedback from the client group, this will help support funding applications. Will keep you updated folks!