As of 2017 I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 9 years and in that time I’ve only been to Edinburgh Castle three or four times and each time for work only. I’ve had the great joy of photographing a few weddings there, and it is a really stunning venue for weddings, but I’ve never just walked around like a normal person.
I’m heading rapidly towards the end of the first year of my college course (I’m studying a HND in Web Design at Edinburgh College) and our final graded unit of the year involves building a tourism website for Edinburgh between a team of, in our case, four people. I’m reasonably ok with website coding (this is why I’m studying; to improve my skills) but I’m pretty good with the photography side of things so to help out my team mates, known of whom are photographers at all, I’m going to help them out with their photos. While I won’t provide them with all of their content, after all it’s their duty to get their own content, we agreed that I would at least help them with their homepage images. After all, it’s supposed to be a professional website so why not utilise people to their best abilities.
So a couple weeks ago, the weather completely changed here in Edinburgh and we had a particularly bright and sunny Sunday, so I took my daughter Amelia to Edinburgh Castle. We live fairly central now but it’s still too far for her to walk from home all the way to the castle so we drove into town, parked in the city centre then walked through Princes Street Gardens and up the hill to Edinburgh Castle.
We spent around 2 hours or so at the castle, stopped off in one of the cafe’s in the castle so she could have a slice of cake and took these photos. They’re not particularly professional as I shot everything handheld and it was typical Edinburgh Castle on a Sunday but was nice to finally walk around a very local venue with no pressure from brides or grooms.