“The happiest lot on earth is to be born a Scotchman. ”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Grandfather Mountain has become a very special place for me.  I have attended Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinics and many Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekends since becoming a photographer.  I also had the honor of presenting one year at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend.  So many magical memories have been created there.

Yesterday was the first time I attended  Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.  Grandfather Mountain Highland Games celebrate Scottish heritage.  Some of the many activities attendees can enjoy include listening to music, watching traditional Scottish athletics, watching dance competitions, viewing sheepdog demonstrations, visiting clans, and learning about heritage.  I found my day there to be educational, fun, and festive.

Here are some of my favorite images from my day at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Determination

Determination

 

Sword Dance

Sword Dance

 

Kilts for Sale

Kilts for Sale

 

Running

Running

 

Chasing

Chasing

 

Job Well Done

Job Well Done

 

Watching

Watching

 

Playing Bagpipes

Playing Bagpipes

 

Dancing

Dancing

 

Observing

Observing

Throwing

Throwing

Drumming

Drumming

 

Enjoying

Enjoying

I had an incredible day spending time with friends at Grandfather Mountain.  I am so thankful for the experience and being able to photograph it in this way.  Huge thanks to my friends on the mountain!

Tomorrow will be the last day of Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2019.  If you cannot make it to the games this year, be sure to put it on your schedule for next summer.

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (8)

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    Wonderful Mary, your images are outstanding!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Lauri!

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    Great job of covering that event Mary. I like the way you isolate your subjects.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, kindly, Dan!

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    Mary I have been up there during the games but I’ve never attended. It looks like a lot of fun. Maybe I will try it next year.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      It is a great deal of fun, Jim! I hope you get the opportunity to go soon!

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    These are great images! I’m so glad you shared a link on the Vision Driven FB page. Made me wish I had been there!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Julie! I greatly appreciate it!

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