Photographic Society go on a trip with member Jim Gray

At the meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society on Thursday, October 18, members were treated to a show ‘Mull, Iona and Staffa’ by Jim Gray.

This will be a trip familiar to many people but few will have returned with such stunning images as Jim Gray.

From spectacular landscapes to details of the Abbey on Iona Jim had captured the essence of the trip.

The tranquillity of Iona, burial place of Scottish kings including Kenneth I and Macbeth.

It is also the burial place of the Labour leader John Smith.

The twelfth century monastery ruins and the restored Abbey Church with its 20th Century carvings and the Celtic crosses had its tranquillity interrupted by a fire alarm and the evacuation of the church and attendance of the island fire
engine.

Fortunately, it was a false alarm.

The spectacular basalt rock formations of Staffa and Fingal’s cave where it was a tricky landing and walk to the cave.

The beautiful scenery of Oban, Mull, and the islands of the Firth of Lorne was well taken in both good and bad weather.

The meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society on October 25 is a Digital Imaging Tutorial led by Paul Woodburn, with the results of the second monthly competition returned on November 1.