Anna Henly - Photographer Edinburgh
The winners of the internationally acclaimed Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London on 17th October 2012. If anyone would like to have a giggle………….this is my BBC Worldwide TV debut. The little polar bear is now famous. You can see which side of the camera I belong!! The challenge in the “World in our Hands” category is to……..
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realised I had nailed a shot of cycling legends Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins………and MY DAD!!! A perfect way to repay my family’s own cycling legend. And an imminent Birthday present sorted! The Tour of Britain’s third stage began in the Scottish Borders, in Jedburgh. The cyclists did a circuit of Jedburgh so all the fans could get a good look. And right at the back of……..
NVA’s Speed of Light runners have been a joy to work with. Hundreds of hill runners have been trotting around Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh almost every night for the last three weeks in the London 2012 Festival Calendar. More details of NVA can be found at http://www.nva.org.uk Many of you have asked whether it is possible to purchase images. It is possible, of course. I can offer prints, canvasses or acrylics. Please ask if……..
A few weeks back I had a lovely sunny Saturday evening “messing” about on the river in the name of “work”.  The photoshoot was to record one of the most important milestones of the Forth Replacement Crossing: the arrival on-site of the cylindrical caissons which will help form the main foundations for two of the bridge’s three towers.     I couldn’t help breathing in as the caissons “slid” underneath the Forth Road Bridge without any……..
I was lucky enough to be busy photographing for FCBC and the Forth Replacement Crossing – about half an hour before the Olympic torch relay was due to cross the Forth Road Bridge. How convenient! People twittering told me the convoy was running late and that Mark Beaumont would be cycling the flame over the bridge. I hoped the breeze down the Forth wouldn’t extinguish the flame. I’ve run over the bridge many times……..
  My FIRST baby has finally turned up to have her portraits taken in the new studio. It proved a wonderful luxurious white space to work in and I felt truly spoilt. The baby seemed bamboozled by all the flashing lights and the airy room with picture windows looking out onto a field. She was the sweetest little thing and eventually fell asleep so I could grab a coffee with her mother.        ……..
Phew!! This was a photo assignment that could have gone wrong very easily…….Beamer Rock had to be blasted to prepare for the Forth Replacement Crossing foundations. The blast was scheduled for the previous day and a handful of boats floated about for FIVE hours waiting for a couple of grey seals to move off the rock. They are curious animals and not surprisingly found all the activity very interesting……Acoustic monitoring is employed by FCBC  to……..
FCBC Environmental Manager, Neil Abraham, tells pupils from Echline Primary School in South Queensferry about the geology of the seabed beneath the waters of the Forth Estuary. The kids are fascinated by Neil’s talk and have lots of probing questions about the rocks and minerals they can examine for themselves.  ……..
FCBC has saved over 70,000 bluebell corms lying in the path of the new bridge by transplanting them in a new site at Castlandhill House. The Fife Coast & Conservation Trust advised FCBC on the delicate operation. Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of the Trust, came on-site to receive a cheque for £2,000 from FCBC Project Director, Carlo Germani, by way of thanks………
  Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil MSP visited the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) site in December to learn about the progress of the project. He revealed that it was boosting the Scottish construction sector with 118 sub-contracts, worth in excess of £20 million, already awarded to Scottish firms …… including little old me!!  ……..

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