This is my post nr 100 on TrekEarth!!!
It couldn`t be anything else than my favorite city and location to celebrate this case - Edinburgh, Scotland. I already shared one shot 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 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 : ]
On this picture you can see Edinburgh`s Old Town including fantastic castle on the right. As it still was Christmas time, there were many carousels on the bottom adding colourful 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.
20 seconds, f/16, iso 100, raw.
More views and notes from Scotland in theme: "Flower of Scotland".
Thanks for visiting.
Thanks for watching my gallery to all my TE friends!
Have a nice weekend, REGARDS!
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edal (6804) 2007-03-03 12:10
I'm glad to get acquainted with your photos, starting from your 100th post. It's a wonderful night capture of this Scotish capital city! Exc. quality from a great camera and by a master of photography!
I wish you many more hundreds here on TE!
Greetings from Bulgaria!
trinko (2950) 2007-03-03 12:18
nice colors good composition showing the complexity of cities.
clnaef (6289) 2007-03-03 12:18
Belle photo magnifiquement nette avec de belles teintes.
linask (2930) 2007-03-03 12:37
Congratulation on your 100th post. Few minutes ago I posted my 100th photo as well.
Very good timing for the photo - artificial light already dominate, but sky is not yet dark and very colorful. Well controlled exposure - even brightly lit buildings are not over exposed.
Sharpness is perfect for 20 seconds exposure, although I'm not sure if you really needed F/16 for this photo. I think with F/9 or F/10 everything would be perfectly in focus and exposure would by much shorter.
cozy (998) 2007-03-03 13:32
Amazing quality, brilliant composition! Phenominal night shot, I really like it!
Congratulations on your 100th!!
jojo31 (1601) 2007-03-03 13:58
splendide composition nocturne aux belles lumières
mesutilgim (80858) 2007-03-03 15:18
Hi Patryk !
Congratulations to your 100th.
Very nice capture; full of dynamism and good technique.
Aviller (3866) 2007-03-03 17:46
Perfect exposure for this shot. The buildings are bright but you can still make out the details. The sky looks fantastic as well and the motion blur of the ferris wheel adds a nice touch.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-03-03 20:04
Wow! Wonderful night picture! I love night shots!
Great perspective with lovely colours, light, clarity!
jjcordier (73996) 2007-03-04 5:20
Cette centième est magnifique : cadrage, couleurs, lumière...tout me plait. Bravo, Patryk!
gramma (3519) 2007-03-16 17:08
A good one for your 100th image on TE. Here, I like particularly the light of different buildings. Cordially,
eyesthetix (641) 2007-06-15 4:38
drago (4826) 2007-08-12 10:33
Patryk hi,Edinburg is one my favorite cities as well,and this is a great sunset view,with perfect POV and fine details!TFS
Blairfraser (849) 2008-02-24 14:54
Wow! Great picture. You have managed to capture really nice colours here. Edinburgh is a great place! (I would say that, I live there!)
- Copyright: Patryk Moriak (patriik) (1935)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-30
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8
- Exposure: f/16
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Flower of Scotland, Castles and Forts, Edinburgh Cityscapes, World nights, Castles in the sky [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-03 12:00