A stunning two days in Edinburgh and the largest Clan Gathering and Highland Games in Scotland for years took place in Holyrood Park next to Holyrood Palace. Blest with fabulous weather, visitors and competitors from around the globe enjoyed a spectacular set up with a backdrop of the  scenery beneath the volcanic rock that is known as Arthur’s Seat.

A Clan Chief in the Clan Village at the Highland Games Edinburgh.

A Clan Chief in the Clan Village at the Highland Games Edinburgh.

I only got one shot of this magnificent looking gentleman as there were lots of people passing in front of me. Rather than increase the colour I took some some away in Photoshop which gives a rather ‘old painting’ feel to it. Other than removing some awning out at the top right, again in Photoshop, nothing else has been done. The little boy and the other person to the left and in quite dark area of the image, add to it in my view. Happy for any opinions on this image.
(Nikon D300, Lens 70-200 f2.8, 500 sec at f11)

A competitor watches as his caber flies through the air for only seconds

A competitor watches as his caber flies through the air for only seconds

Julie Fowlis performs on the Music Stge at the games

Julie Fowlis performs on the Music Stage at the games

Having just cleared the bar above him, this competitor celebrates as his 56ib weight drops behind him.

Having just cleared the bar above him, this competitor celebrates as his 56lb weight drops behind him.

An athlete frozen in time as he throws the caber

An athlete frozen in time as he throws the caber

Two pretty girls having a great day!

Two pretty girls having a great day!

Lifting a huge stone ball onto a high barrel - his face says it all.

Lifting a huge stone ball onto a high barrel - his face says it all.

A team challenges the Tug o' War World Chapmions

A team challenges the Tug o' War World Champions

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