Photographer's Note

Another view of Edinburgh city centre from the Scott Monument.

This view looks west along Princes Street and the gardens. On the left is the castle. In the centre of the shot are the Royal Scottish Academy (right) and the National Gallery of Scotland (left).

The shot required a grad filter and I used a beanbag for support and my wife's hands to shade the lens from any additional flare from the sun!

When I process my RAW shots I always desaturate them to get a quick idea whether they will work as a B&W. In this case I saw the potential becuase of the large range of contrast and detail in the shot.

The actual conversion was done in Photoshop using the channel mixer. Once a suitable overal balance was found, further tweaking was made using the Dodge and Burn tools.

Critiques most welcome here, I am keen to know what people think, good or bad.


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