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Taking photographs in the dark is always a challenge. Taking photographs in the dark, without a tripod, using a hand-held camera, high ISO and moving subjects is positively insane, even with one of the latest and best ‘low-noise’ digital cameras available. But that’s me. And the results are surprising.

On the nights of Friday and Saturday, 3 & 4 October 2014, the ‘Woodlands Trust Scotland‘ hosted an event in the woodlands near Bellsquarry, Brucefield and Adam Brae in Livingston, West Lothian, known as the Wilderness Plantation.

Called ‘Embrace’, it was a production by Vision Mechanics, described as a ‘fusion of aerial artistry, dance, shadows and illumination, inspired by an ancient Indian legend’.
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Clanadonia Keepin It Tribal

Hot from performing at “T in The Park” the previous day, straight all the way to the “Tall Ships Race” event in Greenock, Clanadonia are a Tribal Pipes and Drums band, steeped in the Pictish/Celtic traditions of Scotland.

The character of these performers is “keepin’ it tribal” and they do that by engaging with the crowd so this band are probably best in among the crowd not confined to such a small stage. I’m not saying they weren’t their usual good selves. It was just odd seeing them on a stage. It’s certainly easier to photograph when they are out in the open. Read more

Salsa Celtica perform in Greenock

Salsa Celtica are an Edinburgh based international touring band formed by musicians from across the Scottish jazz and folk scenes producing a synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa. This unique blend has taken them all over the world where they have been a hit at celtic, jazz and salsa festivals. Read more