Hooray! New Designfolk website online

After two or three months of swithering and dithering, I finally got my designs and photos prepared and uploaded to this new website.  

There are a few more categories to be added to the graphic design section, such as magazine and brochure design, but there are enough examples to be going on with in the music, logos and posters categories.

There are also lots of photos and if you have an interest in Highland piping and pipe bands, you will find plenty to catch your eye in the bagpipes category — and might also enjoy a browse through the other sections as well.

I don't have any plans to become an avid blogger, but from time to time I will post a photo or design on this blog and include some of my thoughts behind the image.

So to kick things off, I have used one of my favourite photos. This is from the World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow, in 2011, and it shows Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band celebrating their Grade 1 win just as the ticker tape explodes.  I'll never know what it means to be a World Champion at anything, but I think the expressions, movement and energy in the photo takes me close to understanding how these guys are feeling.  The perfect moment in the photo, however, comes from the two figures just right of centre, who are in focus at the eye of the emotional storm.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band celebrate their Grade 1 win at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2011.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band celebrate their Grade 1 win at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2011.