Invited recently to do a slideshow/talk at Mid Calder camera club by a friend of a friend.

It was a long time coming (invite mid 2010 talk Feb 2011) and wee bit nerves on the night BUT all went well...even ad-libbing at the beginning during the technical difficulties (projector/laptop not speaking to each other).

Pretty positive feedback on the photos (all wildlife) and style of presentation (laidback, conversational and non-technical...because I am not "technical").

On the back of this presentation I have been iinvited to repeat the experience at Livingston camera club next February and at my own club, Haddington (which is a much more nerve wracking prospect than an "away game"!).


Recently attended a preview of the new John Gray Centre in Haddington (in Lodge st just off the high street).
It houses a local museum focusing on East Lothian Life and History. I was one of their photography competition winners and my photograph "St Baldred's Chapel and the Congregation" taken of the gannet colony on the Bass rock, hangs with some other representative East Lothian shots in the 1st floor gallery. The museum is open 7 days.

(see gallery, August 2010 Iona and Bass Rock for this shot).