Yes and Snow!

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Yes Scotland, the campaign group for an independent Scotland contacted me in November 2012, enquiring if I had a night photo suitable for their official Christmas card. Rummaging through my files I found a few images I thought might convey a suitably festive mood i.e. snow!

Above is the original version of the one they opted for.

After a bit of (spin?) doctoring, which consisted of adding the ‘Yes’ campaign logo subtly written in the stars and a little tidy up around the window frame to eliminate the ragged pieces of damp-proof membrane, here’s the image as it appeared on their Christmas card:

Yes Scotland's official Christmas card for 2012

I shot the photo on the site of a couple of newly built houses, overlooking Scarista golf course.

Date: December 22nd 2010.
Time: 3.39am

Pipework for the underfloor heating was in place but covered in snow – the windows had yet to be fitted. My idea was to add some warmth by shining a red LED light on the timber frame construction during the 3 minute exposure.

The house, now named Corncrake Cottage, has since been completed and is rented out as holiday accommodation.

One week before Christmas the story appeared in a few of the Scottish newspapers:

Cuttings from The Scotsman and The Herald

Cuttings from The Scotsman and The Herald

Slightly bigger spread in the Press and Journal…

Press and Journal

Press and Journal

Some of my other winter pics that didn’t make the cut:

red hot anchor

Fergie chills out

xmas post

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