Last Sunday I was visiting South Queensferry on a cold, crisp, foggy morning awash with beautiful light. The sun was low in the sky (it is November!) and the fog was rising from the Firth of Forth. It was one of those days that makes you gasp at the beauty of this little country. If you don’t know South Queensferry, it’s famous for being the South end of the Forth Rail Bridge. Now there’s a saying that “painting the Forth Bridge” is an endless task. Once the end is reached it’s time to start again. Well, no more. The rail company are now using a new type of paint that lasts some 20 years. Now why am I telling you this? Well the significance is that now, for the first time since I can remember, there is no scaffolding, aprons, rust or general “stuff” to ruin the look of the bridge. It looks pristine and very dramatic rising out of the fog into the golden light of the winter sun.
I was there to do a pre wedding shoot with a fabulous couple – Louise and Colin – who are getting Married in December. Sometime a pre wedding shoot can be a little unnerving for one or both of the couple but it was a pleasure to photograph these two. They were fun, relaxed, clearly into each other(!) and seemed to enjoy our little walk through the town. They were so easy to photograph it bodes well for the big day – relaxed couples make for great wedding photos!
Another bonus of the weather was the way the sun broke through the trees – one of those days when the shafts of light look like Gods fingers reaching down to earth. We had some fun shooting into the light to create some dramatic backgrounds and atmospheric scenes. The images from the day can be found here.