Edinburgh Castle & The National Museum of Scotland

Yesterday I went on a trip to Scotland’s capital as part of an event organised by my friend and flatmate, Rebecca Arnold who happens to be the president of the History Society at Dundee University. I’m not one to turn down a free trip to the beautiful city of Edinburgh and miss out on a chance to soak up all that culture.

You might say that I’m just procrastinating like a pro but I took steps to make sure the trip was productive, even if just a little bit. In preparation for my travels in the Western Isles I hired out a digital SLR (Canon EOS 1000D) for some photography practice. With no real experience besides the two 1 hour workshops I did back in second year, it took me a while to get to grips with the manual settings: shutter speeds, ISO numbers, aperture, light exposure etc. Eventually, I was producing some half decent snaps of the trip, although credit has to be given to my girlfriend, Sarah who was in her element behind the lens. She knows a lot more than me when it comes to photography amongst many other things and some in the album below are hers.

The trip proved to be quite informative as well with a wee display devoted to Harris Tweed at the National Museum of Scotland. Come to think of it, maybe I could take some inspiration for my PeDeTe cabinets?

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I hope you like my (very) amateur photos of the trip, none of which have been photoshopped. I had a lot of fun playing with the settings to create different effects, especially when I tried my hand at some long exposure photos of traffic on the coach ride home! If there are any photography aficionados out there reading this, please comment if you have any tips and pointers for me.


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