Mr. Buzzington Buzz enjoys nothing more than an adventure by the seaside. It’s nice sometimes to just sit and catch your breath. Taking in the salty air, and noticing the gentle wind on your face.1/640, f/3.5, ISO200
The final installment. Altogether a greyer affair. This is a merged image of three exposures in Advocate’s Close. High cloud had come in, washing out the blue sky, causing the grey of the harling (a Scottish term for the exterior surfacing treatment) to dominate. The sandstone of the building to the right, tried to get in on the act, but even it’s colour looked supressed.
(A merge of three exposures 1/125, 1/30 and 1/8, all at f/8)
Fishers Close is the next close down from Riddle’s Court. The buildings continue to have a distinctive orange hue. The colour contrast when you get a blue sky is great.1/40, f/7.1, ISO400
Riddle’s Court. An amazing close, off the Royal Mile. The orange hue of the stonework is in bright contrast to the more subdued buildings around. Technically, only the building to the left of the photograph is Riddle’s Court. 1/40, f/7.1, ISO400.
This series sits alongside Edinburgh Portals – but this time looking up. Much of the architecture in this series goes back to the 16th Century.1/125, f/7.1, ISO400
This is Upper Bow Close, near the top of the Royal Mile.
It’s been a while since I posted. Between the weather and family commitments, I just haven’t had much scope to get out. This one is from last year. The National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill Edinburgh. It was intended to be a monument to soldiers from Scotland during the Napoleonic Wars – but was never finished. It is therefore often called Scotland’s or Edinburgh’s Disgrace. As disgraces go, it has a pleasant aesthetic!
8s, f/7.1, ISO200
As yesterday’s “Window in the rain” blog suggetsed – it was wet here. When the only day you get a chance to go out with the camera is dreich, you need to be flexible. So not so many street shots this week – there weren’t that many people around!
1/400, f/6.3, ISO4000
This is an unusual layout for an Edinburgh tenement. Hidden off the Royal Mile, alongside it’s near, and more famous neighbour – Lady Stair’s Close, where Robert Burns stayed.
1/40, f3/5, ISO800
The final portal installment takes us full circle back to Potterow Port. I’ve combined three images to indicate a journey into a portal. Did the gentleman safely go through, or is he frozen on the event horizon, to be turned to ash? One for the physicists and Star Trek fans!
Three images combined in Photoshop. All 1/200, f5.6, ISO4000.
The next Edinburgh Portal – looking up towards St. Giles Catherdal.
I often feel a little guilty when people apologise for “getting in the way”, when actually I feel like thanking them for being there!
1/125, f/7.1, ISO10000
It’s not often I use colour in steet photography, but that stained glass window!…….so here it is.