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Another shot from the end of the previous year which waved to us via huge hurricane. I already shared two shots (in color) from this dramatic evening before.

Visiting Calton Hill is like never ending story. You go there as often as you can to catch places that you well know, but you never guess scottish weather...

That day you could expect stunning sunset at 3 pm already, but when it started getting dark the meteorological conditions got really mad, so the sunset was mostly hidden. The wind was stronger than normally and really freezing. Stormy clouds came so fast foreshadowing the hurricane, uncommon one even in Scotland.

Fortunatelly the visibility became perfect just for a couple of minutes before the full dusk and mist. Then I had a several attempts to get a perfect frame, sharpness and exposure as the wind is not your ally when you set your camera on 15 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 : ]

On this picture you can see Edinburgh`s Old Town including Scott Monument, Balmoral Hotel and a castle behind. As it still was Christmas time, there were many carousels on the bottom adding extra lights to my picture. The view is really nice so if you ever happen to visit Edinburgh, climb the Calton Hill located on the East End of the 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 and Edinburgh Castle.

Hope U like it!

Taken with 10d, Tokina 80-200/2.8 and tripod.
15 seconds, f/13, iso 200, raw.

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