Apple Pies for the Big Apple

 

For 9 years I lived in a beautiful part of Canada called Prince Edward Island (PEI).  Not many people in Scotland have heard of PEI unless they are a fan of the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery who was raised on the island and set her magical stories there.

I met a lady called Cheryl who was born and raised in Boston and moved to PEI when she was 13 years old.  We were work colleagues but soon became the best of friends or as Lucy Maud Montgomery would say ‘kindred spirits’.  After I had known her for several years she told me she was watching television when 9/11 happened in New York. She decided that she would make apple pies and send them to New York for the rescue workers.  She assembled a crew of volunteers and with donations from local businesses they sent 231 apple pies to New York.

A few years later I was back at college doing my photography training when we were given a ‘storytelling’ video project.  Immediately I knew that I wanted to record Cheryl’s story so we set up the equipment in my kitchen and began.

Watch the story unfold as Cheryl explains how she went about making this possible and how she dealt with setbacks.

Pet Portrait – Buddy

 

Let me introduce Buddy to you.  Buddy is my 9 month old springer spaniel puppy who, for some strange reason, won’t stay still long enough to let me take a photo of him.  So today being a nice day (i.e. not raining) I thought I’d give it a try.

Now young Buddy has what I would call selective deafness, especially with the words come, stay and no!  I knew that trying to get him to sit and stay still while I took a picture was not going to work so we headed out to his favourite spot at Inverlael Forest Garden which is about 10 miles from Ullapool where I stay. Read More

Back to Basics – Wildlife Photography

Welcome to my first blog post as Angela Wylie Photography!

I graduated from college in 2016 with my Diploma in Photography from a full time 2 year programme which I threw myself into and thoroughly enjoyed.  I learned many different styles of photography and it’s safe to say from there that I found out that I pretty much enjoy photographing anything!

My Dad is a very keen amateur photographer and wildlife (especially birds) is where his heart lies.  So it seemed like a great idea when he suggested a few weeks ago that I join him in an upcoming photography workshop run by Ffordes Photographic in Beauly.  That was of course until I realised that I had to get out of my bed this morning at 5.30am to get there for an 8am start!! Read More