Summer Outings 2020

Summer Outings while we maintain social distance will be difficult but in the spirit of LoFi – pack up a cake and coffee and self-guide yourself safely round our suggested routes.

We will set off from the start at 11am, if you want distant company. Please stay 2m apart, bring a mask and hand sanitiser!

Sunday July 26th – Forthquarter Park and Shore

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Route

Start with a view of the Granton Gas Works off Waterfront Broadway.

Head south to the park entrance.

There is a large Morrisons supermarket if provisions are required.

Forthquarter Park is a newly developed previous industrial site .

Walking west through the park you will see part of the Granton Burn and wildlife at the quarry pond. Granton House stood on this site before it was destroyed by fire in 1954.

Leaving the Park at West Shore road travel north east through the redeveloped land to Caroline Park Avenue and Granton Castle Walled Garden.

North from the garden follow Charles Darwins path by the Firth coast along West Shore Road looking for photographic specimens to collect. The 3 bridges should be visible in the distance.

Continue to the grassy area of Gypsy Brae, the location of Granton Sea Quarry.

At this point you can choose to continue along the Shore to Silverknowes/Cramond or head inland through the tree-d area to West Shore Road and south Marine Drive and the Muirhouse Roundabout where buses to town are available.

Want to know more about the history of Granton and spend more time exploring? Try Curious Edinburgh’s Granton Tour.

Download the route as a PDF –

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Sunday August 30th – Ravelstone Woods

Meet at the Queensferry Road entrance at 11am.

Map

Information leaflet.

Route

We will circle through the woods back to the start point. Coffee will be available in Craigleith after.

Public transport – LRT buses 13, 38, 41, 42 and 43 stop nearby.

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Sunday September 27th – Three Harbours and Porty

Meet at Port Seaton Harbour at 11am.

It is Cyanotype day this weekend so we will make some impromptu sea shore images.

Map

TBD

Route

We will continue along the coast to Cockenzie and Prestonpans. Cockenzie house cafe is open. For those wanting to make a day of it Art Walk Porty also has events on – including an outdoor screening at 7pm.

Public Transport – LRT 26, 111, 118, X26.

Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.

Dalkeith – Meet John Beaver

Photographer, inventor, and artist – John Beaver is currently teaching at Dalkeith Palace as part of the “Wisconsin in Scotland” initiative of the University of Wisconsin.

John Beaver and his work by B.Fletcher
John Beaver showing his work, by B.Fletcher

… sort-of inventions of what I call cyanonegative photography and ephemeral-process photography

John is the author of The Physics and Art of Photography – a three volume set of books detailing his photographic findings.

We have the opportunity to go out to Dalkeith to visit John on Monday the 22nd of July. The grounds of Dalkeith Palace are the perfect spot for a photowalk and picnic. Please email info@edinburghlofi.com to register interest. We will meet at 11am at Dalkeith Palace.

The LRT No.3 bus opporates on a roughly half hour schedule.

Summer Outings 2019

Cove

The Sunday Summer Outings this year will be :-

  • 28th July – Lauriston Castle area.
  • 25th August – St Abbs and Cove – meet Cove Harbour Carpark 11am.
  • 29th September – Culross – meet Culross Car Park 11am.

Each outing will meet at 11am in the main car park.

Lauriston Castle is reached by the LRT Davidson’s Mains Buses:  21, 41
and Silverknowes Terminus Buses:  16, 27, 29, 37

In August and September we will car pool so if you need a lift or a willing to give someone a lift please let us know.

Lunch venue recommendations for these areas are sought!

WPPD 2019

Pinhole day 2019 photowalk – links and images.

Thanks to everyone who made it out on Sunday, great weather and company for producing a wide variety of pinhole images.

Group shot whilst having lunch at Crolla’s. One hour exposure on Illford MGFB paper in a 5×4 DIY box 0.38mm pinhole camera. E.Robson

Add your image from the day to pinholeday.org. Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2019 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)

Images added can be found in the Edinburgh LoFi Gallery

Email images in for our website at any time, we all want to see the cameras made and how the images made turned out. DIY instructions, tips and tricks used welcome.

See Ali’s and Donald’s images and cameras on their blogs.

Pinhole Image - From Musselburgh
Pinhole Image – From Musselburgh. Illford MGRC paper in a 5×5 DIY box 0.29mm pinhole camera A. Millar
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.

And from Graeme via Flickr –

Musselburgh, GALAXY HYPER SPEED Direct Positive Paper, Karlos No.10, G. Pow

Pinhole Day 28th April 2019

This years pinhole photo walk will take us around historic Musselburgh.

We will meet outside the Brunton auditorium (Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA) at 10:30am and meander through the historic and modern parts, also taking in the river and shore. The LRT buses 26, 30 and 44 stop just outside the Brunton.

We will have a stop for coffee at 11:30am and then go on to lunch about 1:30pm.

Everyone is welcome and we will have plenty of spare cameras and advice for first time pinhole photographers. Please email if you have any questions.

Check out our other pinhole photography posts for inspiration and DIYs.

From pinhole day 2018

Dundee and Tentsmuir

Wonderful weather for our final Summer Sunday photography outing of 2018.

We started under the Tay Bridge –

Tay BridgeBefore crossing to see the new V&A and having our usual modest lunch in Dundee city center!

 Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee

We rounded off the day by visiting Tentsmuir Forest and Beach for some seawater cyanotypes and exploration.

Tentsmuir beachShell CyanotypeRazor shell and seaweed cyanotype detailClam shell and seaweed cyanotype detail

 

Our next regular 2nd Tuesday monthly meeting  is on the 9th of October, everyone welcome. Bring your Russian Cameras and prints as it it Red October all month.

SS Explorer

Some details from the fascinating tour of the SS Explorer last weekend.

Find out how to join the society and help with their restoration plans at

http://ssexplorer.org/

If you have any photos for postcards etc. please email them in.

Our next photo-walk is on the 30th of September where we will celebrate Cyanotype Day in the Dundee Area.

Tour of SS Explorer – 11:30am 15th September

Tour of SS Explorer

The Last Steam Trawler

Saturday, 15th September.

An opportunity to take a tour of the photographically fascinating SS Explorer – one of the last steam trawlers in the world – a unique survivor of our maritime heritage. The SS Explorer Preservation Society are currently securing her future in the Edinburgh Dock, Leith.
 
See, read more about her here: http://ssexplorer.org/
RSVP by Wednesday 12th September to info@edinburghlofi.com
The Explorer will need to know how many folks to expect x2 days in advance.
 
Be Prepared:
Stout footwear with a good grip is absolutely essential!
Visitors must bring photo ID to show at the security gate.
 
On the Day:
Meet 11:30 sharp nearby port security cabin Bath Rd
Photography on-board is actively encouraged – but be aware that for security reasons Forth Ports forbid photography in the surrounding area, including the approach to the ship.
 
Tours are FREE – but the SSE Preservation Society are ever appreciative of visitors leaving donations towards their restoration efforts!

Almondell and Calderwood

Summer Polaroids by O Dean
Summer Polaroids by O Dean

Hope everyone enjoyed the outing last Sunday – if you have any photos to share please email them in or add to the Flickr pool. If you are on Insagram or Twitter tag them with #edinburghlofi.

Next outing is on the 26th of August to Culross and Limekilns. Email for lunch reservations and car-pool. More information on our route mid month.

Summer Sundays 2018

This summers photowalks will be –

July – Almondell and Calderwood  Country Park

August – Culross and Limekilns Fife

September – Cyanotype Day and the Dundee Area

Please see the event listings  linked above for full details.

VDB and Cyanotype Leaves

We will car-pool and book a pub lunch on each outing – please email to register interest for these. Everyone welcome.