Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

St. Andrews Highland Dancing

So for my documentary I am doing Highland Dancing. My first glimpse at the competition aspect was at the St. Andrews Highland Games. The haar (fog) was pretty intense in the early afternoon, but it made it cooler for the dancers and as a former Irish dancer, I knew that the cooler weather was a blessing. There were stage moms, boys, girls, judges, and all sorts of politics. It was fun being a part of it without actually having to be in my dress competing and awaiting results from salty judges. Here are a bunch of frames I made that day. Enjoy and keep the comments coming!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dancin' Dunbar

So like I said, super lucked out with meeting Gina at the salon and got to go to a Highland Dancing practice. The girls were super cool and the teacher was really nice and friendly. I love being here! Everyone is so friendly! Anyway, here are a couple of frames from that adventure to Cockburnspath. The color on the blog looks super desaturated, but you get the gist. Enjoy and comment!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dunbar take 2

So our Thursday trip was to Dunbar. Again. At first we were all confused and kind of bummed, but it turned out to be a great day! It wasn't full of festival stuff and it was just its normal self which proved to be lovely and was probably one of the better days I have had here. The harbor seemed so empty without all the falderall, but it was just as beautiful. We had to do a 100 frames, no deleting, shoot on someone while we were there. I did a beautician names Charlene in the BEAUTY BAR doing a Gina's nails. Gina ended up being a great source of information since her Highland dance school is STILL have practice! I lucked out and according to Terry and Lyntha, I am the first person to ever get practice pix! I ended up going to her practice in a small village called Cockburnspath (pronounced Co-borns-path), also known as Copath. Once I go through those pix I will post them as well. Enjoy the ones for now though! Comment and know I miss you all! Cheers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I went to Inverness and all I got was this piece of sea glass...

So we went to Inverness, in the Highlands for one of our group trips. On the 4 hour train ride there and the 4 hour one back, we saw lots of beautiful farms, scenery, monroes, etc., but once we got to Inverness we had 5 hours in a touristy town and we all kind of felt like we got shafted because while the town was nice, it wasn't those farms and the Highland cows we had thought it would be. We ended up walking around on the "island", throwing rocks, and just kind of bonding since we knew any story we'd find up there would be too much of a hassle to get there and actually do. Oh. And we didn't get to see Nessie. Sorry, Mal! We did laugh a lot and I really enjoyed spending time with my classmates and joking about the lack of ice cream. Seriously. Every town had like 5 ice cream shops and Inverness failed us. We were all pretty loopy on the way home. Here are some pix from the day along with one I took while we waited for the bus at night in Edinburgh.