Posts Tagged ‘Aberdeen’

Well hello there!

Sorry for being a bit quiet but the Christmas period has been quiet with the camera apart from the shoot with Little D at the start of December.

This little guy was very cute kitted out in his Kilt and Prince Charlie jacket as seen here:-



He had a lot of fun showing me the Christmas Tree and the baubles on there. I traded some time playing “Cars” on my phone (Angry Birds Go) later as a thank you 🙂

Am looking forward to 2015, hopefully with a few ideas under my belt for FurrieBoots, so keep your eyes peeled!

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London Noctilucent Mesospheric Clouds from Christoph Malin


I’ve been lucky enough to see these a few times over the past couple of years from the bedroom window here in Aberdeen and actually captured some on the camera too.





Noctilucent clouds occur in the summertime when the sun gets low enough below the horizon to light up these high clouds from below.

If you want to know more about these pretty little things, then head here.

I need to get out to the beach one night soon to see if I can get an alternative view point, but for now it’s a quick look out the window as it’s 2 weeks to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and I’m going to be a part of it! Hopefully I’ll have something to blog about when I get back, even if it some blurry phone photos if I get the chance 🙂

Have a good Wednesday!

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Recently I have started following @dymagate on instagram lately, mostly due to him placing decorated padlocks (that he’s done with sharpies) and their keys around Aberdeen.  He then posts some pictures of them, but not all of the ones he has done to Instagram and people like me go out and hunt them out.

Why he does it is as below (copied from one of his posts recently)

1 year ago my mum was in the depths of treatment for skin cancer. Naturally I was incredibly worried. I was still working full time in Aberdeen and driving home to the west coast 3/4 times a week. At that period in my life I was saying “i love you” more than ever before. When I couldn’t be there I became incredibly anxious. I read a thing called “turn your anxiety into creativity” the best way to feel good about yourself is to do good by others. To that end I have left over 10,000 padlocks in Aberdeen Edinburgh Glasgow Dundee and Perth with positive messages written on them and the keys attached with the hope a stranger down on their luck might find it and get a positive boost or even the inspiration to do something special for someone else. Perhaps someone who feels like there is no one who cares will find one and realise thats simply not the truth. 1 year on and the project has become so popular I’ve been sending packs to people who live in areas too far a field for me to place locks so that they too can spread the free love. So far packs have gone to Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, several US states and most recently Kenya whilst I’ve taken them to places like Italy France and Egypt.”

I haven’t found a padlock yet, but have found the stickers that he has placed round town too. I like the Owls and have the Blue “follow your <3” as my cover photo on flickr at the moment. It has opened my eyes to see the town in a new light again (it’s a bit like geo-caching but without the GPS) and I seem to have found my phojo again. Though, to be honest, it’s mostly on the phone and Instagram at the moment. Doesn’t mean to say that I have put the DSLR down, I had it with me on a trip to London last week and I’ll post about that later on this week.

So, Do something special, share the love and remember that if you think no-one cares that you are alive, miss a few bill payments….  Seriously, go out, do a good turn and share the love. This is why I am sharing this with you and if you are in Aberdeen (or some of the other places that Dymagate has been too) keep your eyes open, You never know what you might find.

Have a good weekend!

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Bucket list? What’s one of those?

Well it’s the list of things to do before you kick the bucket, shuffle off this mortal coil, die. Hence Bucket List. And I completed something off this list of mine yesterday morning.

Very early yesterday morning!

As some of you may have seen on facebook, I decided that I would get up at 3:30am and go hunt the sunrise, with a camera of course!

And this is what I captured…


Haar incoming

This is what it looked like the night before with the haar just hanging on the fringes of the city.


I got up at 3:30am, and left the house to head to Broad Hill by the beach to see what I could get. Pretty much had the city to myself apart from the noisy seagulls and a couple of lads who were singing their way up King Street.

When I finally climbed the hill, this was the view I got (complete with rubbish left strewn across the top of the hill, grrr)

Here comes the sun


Before Sunrise


The mist was sitting low on the Links and the haar was as usual following the rivers of the Dee and the Don, hiding the city centre and the harbour.

Didn’t have to wait long for what I had come to see.



Once the sun had come up a bit, I headed to the beach where I got the following shots before heading home back to bed by 6am!


At the Beach1


At the Beach2


At the Beach3


It’s been a busy weekend with photos (taking them and still editing the ones from the wedding last week. If you are waiting to see them, I’m almost there!) Back to the day job tomorrow.




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Sorry about that, been a little busy with other things but do have some big things to look forward to. Namely FurrieBoots’ first wedding! Am excited and nervous in equal measures. Keep an eye out for the blog post Meanwhile, I’m awaiting the delivery of my first commissioned photos. Will post the results after the client receives them next week when I hand them over 🙂

Last weekend, I put on my good Samaritan hat and came to the rescue of a local charity here in Aberdeen called Future Choices. http://www.future-choices.org.uk/

They are a charity that encourages local people to help people who are less fortunate than themselves in their local area.

Saturday was ACVO‘s (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations) Celebrate Aberdeen Parade. There were over 100 groups taking part from the Scouts & Guides to Future Choices to Children 1st to name but a few.

Future Choices was founded 5 years ago so as part of their birthday celebrations, they had a photographer on hand to capture the progress of the parade down Union Street. Unfortunately, that photographer had to pull out at the last minute and I answered the call to fill the place.


They are a noisy bunch especially after the whistles were all passed out!


After a bit of stressing from David (the chairman) before the parade started, we finally got underway at 11am


There were plenty of people to wave and cheer us on and a few TV cameras were spotted too (Apparently I made it on to STV while passing by!)


After the parade was over, the next stop was back up at the Trinity Centre, where their mascot was waiting to have his picture taken. Giddy the Gorilla was a good sport while everyone posed and shoppers squeezed past!

A good morning in all, am pleased that I could help them out!

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Yes, this is a shameless advert for my facebook page www.facebook.com/furriebootsphoties 


Looking for some more followers by the end of the 8th of April as I’m needy like that!


No really, I’m after some more love for my photos and I’m giving away a free print of one of my photos of Aberdeen or the surrounding area but only if I get the number of people who like the page to over 200.

So please mosey on down and come and have a looksee. I don’t post as often as I should and if I get more followers then I’ll have to post more, won’t I?

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Well, I have come back to the blog after a few months hiatus.

It’s been a bit quiet for furriebootsphoties this year though I have shot a 30th birthday party and a Christening in the last 4 months!

Hopefully with the New year on the way, I’ll be doing a bit more with the blog, with the facebook page and therefore the photography! Am looking into a couple of sites at the moment for selling prints etc and working out if I could do a stall somewhere!  Though, if you have something specific in mind, then please don’t hesitate to contact me. Either by leaving a comment here on the blog or by emailing me at furriebootsphoties@gmail.com
I’ll be happy to discuss ideas and prices 🙂

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So this last week has been a little different to the norm as I was only at work for 2 days! What a nice feeling. We were off for the husband’s birthday on Wednesday. It wasn’t a special (one that ends in zero) one so it was nice to just to be off and chill. We went out for food, then to the cinema to see The Bourne Legacy and then we ended up in an old haunt of ours, the Siberian Vodka bar (But it has always been known as the Wodka Bar) where they have 39 different flavours of homemade vodka 🙂

From top to bottom:-

Butterscotch, Strawberry, Mango and Cherry.

After a few low points in the week tempered with some high ones, the end of the week ended on a high (Thank Goodness!)

If I have been feeling low or have been thinking about one thing far too much, then a walk down the beach is really good for clearing my head so I headed down there on Friday evening. The weather had been really bad during the day, wet and wild and misty but by the end of the day it had cleared so I took a chance to go out to the beach and I was so pleased that I took the camera with me.

The tide was really quite low and it was nice to get right out on the beach for a slightly different viewpoint of the beach front.

There was a film of water on the sand, I’m not standing in the middle of the water!

It was so pretty out there, and there were some people who I wish were there to share it with me, they know how they are and why.

Here’s a couple more pictures from last night.

Hope that you have all had a good week, and for those that haven’t, here’s a hug from me. You deserve it!

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That I have a facebook page?

There’s a box there to the right that will take you there if you want to have a look. Please do come and have a look and like the page please 🙂


In other news, I have been a little busy with tidying up photos from the birthday party that I was at as official photographer. A bit off piste for me but it was fun, even with a limo ride while taking photos on the way into town!

Not sure what my next project will be but as a result of that and some birthday money, I have a 50mm prime lens heading in my direction. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

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Saturday was interesting to say the least. I went out to look at one DSLR and the sales guy put another two in to the ring. If you heard a funny noise in Aberdeen yesterday afternoon, it was my head exploding with having my mind expanded with other options. I don’t do too well with that. Think I have come back to my original decision but I reserve the right to change my mind again!

After looking at cameras, I went to St Nicholas Graveyard in the centre of town. It’s one of the few green parts of town and it’s my local “bluebell wood”.

And as you can see, you don’t just get blue bluebells but pink and sometimes white ones too here. I do wish that they weren’t in patches and carpeted the ground a bit more but being a graveyard in the middle of town, patches will have to do!

The weather is still looking good, I may go back out and take some more photos this afternoon.

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