Christophe Jossic: Blog http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C)Christophe Jossic - Infotron Photography infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Sat, 02 Jan 2016 11:03:00 GMT Sat, 02 Jan 2016 11:03:00 GMT http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u874774722-o971434076-50.jpg Christophe Jossic: Blog http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 90 Portobello beach on New Year's day 2016 http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/portobello-beach-on-new-years-day-2016 Portobello Beach at night on New Year's day 2016Portobello Beach at night on New Year's day 2016Portobello Beach at night on New Year's day 2016 Portobello Beach at nightPortobello Beach at nightPortobello Beach at night

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/portobello-beach-on-new-years-day-2016 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 11:02:35 GMT
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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) 2015 Edinburgh Festival Grassmarket July Parade bright celebrations colorful colors colours jazz mardi gras performance performers street the Mound http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/edinburgh-festival-parade Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:37:17 GMT
Newhaven Harbour ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/newhaven-harbour   Newhaven harbourNewhaven harbourEdinburgh Newhaven harbourNewhaven harbourEdinburgh

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Good day out in Edinburgh culminating with a visit to Newhaven harbour. It was an overcast day so Black & White is essential here ;)

 

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Dunure castle coast heritage national scotland scottish west http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/dunure-castle Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:32:17 GMT
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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) and black edinburgh rail scotland tram transport white http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/tram-trip Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:57:55 GMT
Photo test week-end ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/photo-test-week-end Ian Ramsay ...Ian Ramsay ... MixTestMixTest Be Jealous ..Be Jealous .... very jealous :)

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It's all about catching the light isn't it? This week-end started last friday with me receiving my new Tamron 18-200mm lens. I was in the office and the first person who came to my desk got the photo treatment :) Ian, my colleague and good friend, was good enough to stand there and smile so I put him in the box. 

On saturday I went outside for about 2 and a half hours to test the lens in better fashion and I've got to say I'm quite happy with the results. The lens catches the light and the colours much better than some previous kit I've owned before. Not being able to afford the Nikon version of that lens (at an absolute extortionate price of over £500) I settled for this £129.99 one so needless to say I was relieved it produces good results :)

On Sunday, after watching the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis final between Djokovic and Murray, my better half was kind enough to cook an amazing three tomatoes and basilic risotto (see picture).. I took this one with the wee P340 but the macro shots are usually best using this one especially if you lack proper time set up the dishes and prep the food for picture-perfect opportunities .. just turn the dishes to good daylight if available and you should be ok. It seemed to have worked as I posted this on Twitter and immediately got a notification from TheNeeds - see link

Quick walk in the afternoon to the Wilderness woods next to Bellsquarry and quite literally a stone's throw away from the house - see last photograph. Amazing setting light in the woods

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) 18-200mm Tamron food light outdoors risotto test woods http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/photo-test-week-end Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:52:58 GMT
Scotch Malt Whisky Society http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/scotch-malt-whisky-society An evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWSAn evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society An evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWSAn evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society An evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWSAn evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

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Yet another fine evening at the Whisky Society in the Vaults (Giles Street - Edinburgh) in very good company. Somehow managed to get 4 tasters on top of the dram I actually decided to purchase :) .. Being undecided definitely has a few perks sometimes :) 

Found a #24 in the catalog (Macallan) but it turned out to be a £26 dram!!! so I passed.

Here are a few pictures I managed to take inside and outside of the Vaults, trying to get a bit of a different perspective for some shots to keep myself entertained by the photography business. Hopefully that makes the shots more interesting to whoever comes across them :)

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Edinburgh SMWS Whisky Whisky Society drams society http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/scotch-malt-whisky-society Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT
South Queensferry .. Early January 2015 http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/south-queensferry-early-january-2015 Forth Rail bridge illuminated in South QueensferryForth Rail bridge illuminated in South QueensferryThe great Forth Rail bridge during night time. You can also see the Fort Road bridge on the left hand side Forth Rail bridge illuminated in South QueensferryForth Rail bridge illuminated in South QueensferryThe great Forth Rail bridge during night time. You can also see the Fort Road bridge on the left hand side

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Great way to start the year, hopefully I'll keep it up!! Went to south Queensferry with the bridges as our target for the day, we stayed out in the cold for about 3 hours to get the fading light and finally took shots at night time. I feel I probably say that all the time but this spot has to be my favourite in the area, these bridges and the rail one in particular are absolutely spectacular :)

Tripod, backpack, filters and gloves necessary accessories :)

 

 

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Edinburgh South bridges dark europe landmark landscape light night queensferry scotland scottish http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/south-queensferry-early-january-2015 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 08:45:00 GMT
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Good day out in Edinburgh, we were lucky enough to go there early morning to avoid the crowds :) We didn't exactly succeed but queueing at the attractions was still much faster than I though it would be. Fantastic weather, sunshine and blue sky despite the cold!

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Santa attractions blue capital christmas edinburgh fair german market people princes scotland shadows sky street xmas http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/12/day-out-in-edinburgh Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:23:50 GMT
Wood fired oven .. an old tradition restored http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/wood-fired-oven-an-old-tradition-restored-2 _DSC0270_DSC0270

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_DSC0294_DSC0294 Wood Fired OvenWood Fired Oven _DSC0344_DSC0344 I've been lucky enough to witness an old tradition being restored when away on holiday. This man (my father-in-law) MADE FIRE !!!

They had this oven restored some years ago and they use it once in a while (specifically to bake / cook lots of food for big occasions). We were celebrating someone's birthday with around 40 people and decided that bread, chickens, sausages, patés, desserts .. etc should all go in there for the party :)

It took about 90 minutes for the oven to heat up and it was absolutely captivating to watch the whole process. Strangely enough I think fire and water, even though strict opposites, are 2 of the most fascinating elements to watch, I must have stayed around 2 hours taking photos (in the region of 300 + shots).

That was on a friday, the oven was still hot on the sunday afternoon!

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) ashes bake beautiful celebration cook fire garden hard hot lively man movement old oven smoke tradition warm wood wood-fired work http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/wood-fired-oven-an-old-tradition-restored-2 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:51:00 GMT
Pitlochry - Killin climbs ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/pitlochry---killin-climbs

Day 1: Ben Y Vrackie near Pitlochry
Weather was not great and rain was expected everywhere !! in the afternoon so we decided to head up early: 7am !!! 
Got to the start of Ben Y Vrackie @ 9am. Misty hills everywhere but it's still beautiful  Once at the top, we couldn't see anything but we met Brian, from Perth, who was here for the 34th time this year only !! Hill climbing seems to be his afternoon walk  Anyway, Brian told us that the McKye Pub down in Pitlochry offers free beer to climbers who can prove they have reached the top. So we got him to take a picture of us. We went back down our separate ways and met back at the pub for a free beer  The staff's Tshirt says Climbed It, Drank It, Loved It  And we even got a free badge. (Offer's only on Saturday  )

 

Day 2: Sron a'Chlachain and Creag Buidhe, near Killin.

Much better weather, very sunny and actually warm for hill climbing. We had sore legs from yesterday and decide for a smaller walk. Didn't realise it was short but strenuous and very steep 
Anyway, what matters is the reward: no free beer today but fantastic views from up there. A great end to a great weekend

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Climb beauty corbett killin landscape pitlochry scenery scotland weather http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/pitlochry---killin-climbs Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:35:59 GMT
Selective Sketching ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/selective-sketching Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute di VeneziaBasilica di Santa Maria della Salute di VeneziaBasilica di Santa Maria della Salute di Venezia - View from the laguna

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Italy Serenissima basilica beautiful bridge canal city crayon laguna panorama photography selective sketching stroke venice http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/selective-sketching Fri, 09 May 2014 06:52:35 GMT
Leith By Night ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/leith-by-night Leith by NightLeith by Night

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Leith boat capital city. dark edinburgh lights night restaurant scotland streets http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/leith-by-night Sat, 03 May 2014 09:17:48 GMT
Portrait of mad boys ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/portrait-of-mad-boys Crazy boysCrazy boysCrazy boys

Put these two in from of a camera and you get pretty crazy behaviour guaranteed!! Better in black & white .. I had lost all my presets in Lightroom and I managed to reinstall about everything so I tested :)

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) black boys brothers expressive faces mad white http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/portrait-of-mad-boys Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:06:10 GMT
Wet portrait ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/wet-portrait _DSC0644-Edit-Edit_DSC0644-Edit-Edit

That one was fun to shoot .. Love the face surrounded by water! Used the flash to get proper light and then processed it in blue tone in Lightroom to add a bit more depth to the idea.

Somehow my kids say I always have my camera with me, they must be right :)

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) bath blue bubble kid portrait smile tone water wet http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/wet-portrait Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Light trails / painting .. whatever that is called! http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/light-trails-/-painting-whatever-that-is-called Light painting ...Light painting ... Light painting ...Light painting ... Light painting ...Light painting ... Light painting ...Light painting ...

That was fun! I've wanted to do this for a while and I just stumble upon a light pen in my kid's bedroom. Imagine the moment where I stood still and this light bulb switched on above my head :) I have no drawing skills as you can probably tell but still quite enjoyed that. 

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) bright dark drawing exposure light long painting trails white http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/light-trails-/-painting-whatever-that-is-called Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:03:47 GMT
Glorious day and good light ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/glorious-day-and-good-light PortobelloPortobello PortobelloPortobello PortobelloPortobello Coffee time ...Coffee time ...

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) portobello scotland sunshine http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/glorious-day-and-good-light Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:46:57 GMT
Brothers ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/brothersFun Brothers ..Brothers ..

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A good friend of mine gave me this Henri Cartier-Bresson book as a birthday present, which I was looking at this afternoon .. His card said 'Hope it inspires you to many great photos'. Heard my kids playing and felt the urge to photograph them. Hopefully I managed to capture a moment that will now stay with them even later in their lives. So thanks Peter, the book works!

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) brothers fun good laughter love playful times http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/brothersFun Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:16:15 GMT
40 years old .. as good as it gets ... http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/40-year-old-as-good-as-it-gets 40th40th Peter JonesPeter Jones Doh!!Doh!! Bad focus ...Bad focus ... Olivier & Boris ...Olivier & Boris ... Peter and me ..Peter and me .. Laetitia & PatriciaLaetitia & Patricia Peter, Boris & IanPeter, Boris & Ian Ian RamsayIan Ramsay Blurry Boris ..Blurry Boris .. Peter JonesPeter Jones Laetitia & PatriciaLaetitia & Patricia Ian RamsayIan Ramsay _DSC0357_DSC0357 Ian RamsayIan Ramsay _DSC0349_DSC0349

Thanks all for being there, was a good night :)

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) 40 birthday tof http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/40-year-old-as-good-as-it-gets Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:42:58 GMT
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Good walk at Calderwood Park and a fantastic day! The weather is just like Spring is around the corner. We had some heavy snow yesterday evening only to wake to .. nothing this morning :) Temperature were still low but Nature is waking up with trees burgeoning and plants and flowers already coming out. Absolutely brilliant to take photos, I think I could have stayed out there a few more hours.

I'm sure Winter it still to come but that was definitely a good change from the very wet week-ends we've had so far.

Good week-end to all!!

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infotronphotography@yahoo.com (Christophe Jossic) Calderwood February Nature Park Spring green light lovely up waking http://infotronphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/spring-in-winter-Calderwood-Park Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:05:00 GMT