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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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 – Suggestions Welcome
Sunday September 27th – Suggestions Welcome
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 showing his work, by B.Fletcher
… sort-of inventions of what I call
and cyanonegative photography ephemeral-process photography
John is the author of
– a three volume set of books detailing his photographic findings. The Physics and Art of Photography
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest. We will meet at 11am at Dalkeith Palace.
LRT No.3 bus opporates on a roughly half hour schedule.
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!
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.
Ali’s and Donald’s images and cameras on their blogs.
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.
And from Graeme via Flickr –
Musselburgh, GALAXY HYPER SPEED Direct Positive Paper, Karlos No.10, G. Pow
This years pinhole photo walk will take us around
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.
Wonderful weather for our final Summer Sunday photography outing of 2018.
We started under the Tay Bridge –
Before crossing to see the new V&A and having our usual modest lunch in Dundee city center!
We rounded off the day by visiting
Tentsmuir Forest and Beach for some seawater cyanotypes and exploration.
regular 2nd Tuesday monthly meeting is on the 9th of October, everyone welcome. Bring your Russian Cameras and prints as it it all month. Red October
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
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
The Last Steam Trawler
Saturday, 15th September.
An opportunity to take a tour of t he 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.
RSVP by Wednesday 12th September to email@example.com
The Explorer will need to know how many folks to expect x2 days in advance.
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!
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.
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.
We will car-pool and book a pub lunch on each outing – please email to register interest for these. Everyone welcome.