Edinburgh Skyline – 4

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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.

Edinburgh Skylines (5 of 5)(A merge of three exposures 1/125, 1/30 and 1/8, all at f/8)

The National Monument

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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!

National Monument of Scotland_clouds8s, f/7.1, ISO200

The Final Portal

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Potterrow multipleThe 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.

Edinburgh Portals (2)

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St GilesThe 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.St Giles - colour