Another shot from my last visit to Edinburgh.
This is a classic view of Edinburgh and I couldn't resist grabbing a shot whilst on an historic tour of the royal mile area of Edinburgh.
This road, Victoria Row leads from the Royal Mile end of George IV Bridge, down to the Grassmarket area. It is full of great small shops and resturants.
The shot itself is not great as I didn't have time to do things properly, and it is taken on an Ixus 500. You can probably guess how I steadied the camera :-)
However with a bit of work in Photoshop I think it has come up good enough for me to post here. I brought up what little sky colour and contrast I had, darkenned the shadows and highlights that were a little harsh. Cropped slightly to make the most of the framing of the buildings on the left and the 3 figures in the foreground.
Thanks for looking
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ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-30 15:25
I think this is a great shot Craig, particularly for one taken on a compact. I like the bold sweep of the railings leading from the foreground; it really draws the eye into the scene.
vedra (0) 2006-07-31 1:18
Interesting photo of Edinburgh. I like the perspective of the fence to the right (except for the blurred front) and row of colourful houses below which add life to this street. The houses of the old city are so grey that your photo looks as if it is a half BW and half coloured :)
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-07-31 3:55
Nice post with good view of the Edinburgh street as well as the fine architectures. Love the alternate shades of colours on the right. I gues you used the railing to steady your camera but that part on the bottom right looks a bit distracting. Good job anyways.
With Greetings from India
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-07-31 9:34
as you wrote - classic view, but I like it. There are really nice buildings with plenty of details. Great!
Have a nice week,
ChrisJ (114043) 2006-08-02 5:22
I like the sweeping curve & good color & sharpness, but the oof fg railing is a little distracting, imho. Good work overall & tfs!
mumek (20202) 2006-08-03 7:15
Good morning Craig!
Well composed and captured scenery from Edinburgh. Super colours, nice perspective, good architectural details. Thanks for posting and thanks for the note
entrelec (8328) 2006-08-03 9:59
A strong composition, with this curved line!
Colours down and sadness up...
meyavuz (741) 2006-08-05 13:42
Definitely a beautiful city. History melt with new age. Your photo expresses this ina very good way. Thanks for sharing...
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-08-06 10:56
I like the curve in this a lot, the POV is excellent and I like the many colors and people add interest.