I decided to make a small brake from my travelogue "The best of Turkey" as I prepaired something new to add to "Flower of Scotland" theme.
If you ever happen to come to Edinburgh climb the Calton Hill located on the East End of Princes Street. That`s one of the most popular places for evening walks and the easiest way to see the panorama of Edinburgh. It`s a really good point for shooting Princes Street or Edinburgh Castle.
It lasted quite long but after many visits at Calton Hill I got the satisfing result. This time the sunset was mostly hidden, because of stormy clouds foreshadowing the New Year`s Eve hurricane which came soon...
The wind was stronger than normally and really freezing. Fortunatelly the visibility became perfect just for a couple of minutes before the full dusk and mist.
Then I had a chance to get the photograph that I always wanted. The framing was already in my mind as I visit this place often. I needed to make a several attempts to get a perfect frame, sharpness and exposure as the wind is not your ally when you set your camera on 20 seconds, even if you use such a heavy stuff.
It was probably the last moment for outdoor photography in 2006. The hurricane that came just a few hours later changed many people's plans for New Year`s Eve, inlcuding myself. The "Street Party" was over before it ever began : ] REGARDS!
Taken with 10d, Tokina 80-200/2.8 and tripod.
20 seconds, f/16, iso 100, raw.
More views and notes from Scotland in theme: "Flower of Scotland".
Thanks for visiting.
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asajernigan (21330) 2007-01-21 11:35
Great nice shot! Your sharpness and DOF are outstanding with nice colors and lighting. The blurred car lights on the street add great life to the shot. You caught the sky just right with the last glow of day through the menacing clouds.
Praetzer (1789) 2007-01-21 12:07
Nice nightshot. Sharp and well exposed. Alfred
cimcim (3712) 2007-01-21 12:10
I want to start with my comment with a big "WOW"!
It is magnificent! Amazing colours! Perfect sharpness! Blurred street&cars are superb!
Very well done!
rhizomes (15343) 2007-01-21 13:11
Very nice nightshot ! Great point of view and nice lights lines of the cars...
Nice management of light and colros !
tigra (2968) 2007-01-21 13:50
Incredible night capture, with perfect lightning and interesting effects on the headlights.
I'll add it to my theme "World nights", cause it's really wonderful!
behcet (479) 2007-01-21 15:04
Great night shot Patryk! The colors are impressive, the lighting of the main object is excellent, also very good use of the long exposure! Very well done!
noahsark (1092) 2007-01-21 16:13
Very beautiful night scene, quite made up, with superb colors, and the whole very quite exposed.
colors and light*****
greecelightning (284) 2007-01-21 18:53
Excellent exposure throughout the photo under difficult lighting. Well done!
Gdouble (0) 2007-01-22 14:15
Wonderful night shot. The way you managed the city lights gives really a busy mood in the picture. That makes a contrast with the restfull towers of the city.
dauntless111 (0) 2007-01-22 17:19
Makes me homesick fur Edinburgh! Wahhhhhhhhhh!
SelenE (1276) 2007-01-22 17:46
A very remarkable night shot. The sharpness and focus on the necessary parts is very good, I liked the light lines- adds a dynamic touch to your photo,the colors of sky are wonderful. Very well done. TFS
peter1892 (1681) 2007-01-22 17:50
Very good - I like the different parallel vertcial lines created by the various chruch steeples, clock towers & even the distant pylon with the aviation warning lights (top right).
The traffic looks crazy, especially al those red tail lights zig-zagging along Princes' street!
A good night time shot, light & exposure levels are very good here.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-01-23 18:26
Wonderful nighr shot with a great colours and sharpness! Perfect exposure and nice perspective!
branley (3681) 2007-02-07 14:26
this is a wonderful image and a style of photography I want to try, I have a few idea but the opportunity hasn't presented itself....yet! Your image is sharp, well composed and colourful. I like the silhouettes of the church spires, the sky is perfect and the action of the vehicle lights by your delayed exposue is brillant, colourful & crazy! A superb capture, well done.
ChrisNorman (415) 2007-03-14 18:14
nice picture of my home town
eyesthetix (641) 2007-06-15 4:38
I like it very much.
- Copyright: Patryk Moriak (patriik) (1935)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, Hoya Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Flower of Scotland, World nights [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 10:59
- Favorites: 2 [view]