Edinburgh Light-Trails & Walter Scott Monument by DonDavisUK


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Captured on Princess Stree in the darkness of the dawn light. I just love light-trails from vehicles in these kinds of pictures. I had to stand in the middle of the road with traffic flowing past in the early hours to get this shot, but I think it was worth the danger;)

I was born in Edinburgh Scotland, and was always amazed as a child at the crowds of people along Princess Street. It always seemed to be teeming with life. Today Princess Street is being ruined by the local council’s traffic schemes and most of the high class shops have been replaced by tourist shops selling garbage. IMHO:-) One day it will spring back into life again, I’m sure.

Captured with Nikon D700 and 24-120mm: On a tripod with a small aperture and daylight WB setting, ISO 100. Long exposure.


edinburgh, light trails, night scene, scotland, scott monument

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    it looks like the film back to the future Don great shot.x

  • Just what I was thinking Catherine:) How spooky is that?

    – DonDavisUK

  • BTW I just watched Back-to-the-Future again. What a great film:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    My god, Princes Street without 30 red buses, how on earth did you manage that? – hehehe

  • Hi Tom, As you’ve probably guessed they were there in great profusion, but as you can see I only captured their light trails. Praise the Lord! Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    This is great Don…

  • Hi Jason, thanks for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    excellent – dangerous place to be in the middle of the road though

  • Hi Steve, it certainly was! Thanks for viewing and commenting. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Babbler
    Babblerover 5 years ago

    superb !

  • Hi Babbler, thanks for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Hey Babbler, thanks for the FAV too. You’re a good friend! Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Hi Babbler, I just wanted to thank you for the FAV too. Have a great weekend! Keep snapping away! Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Terrific shot. You need a buddy to keep the cars from bouncing off you :)

  • Hey there Kala, you’re sooo right. Those big red buses just don’t care:) Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonover 5 years ago

    nice 1 Don .

  • Hi Sharon, thank you for viewing and commenting. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • mekea
    mekeaover 5 years ago

    Great capture!!! Really great work! :)

  • Hey there Kea, thanks so much for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Awesome photography Don!

  • Hey there Cora, thanks for viewing and commenting. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilover 5 years ago

    Neat shot…well done.

  • Hey there Phil, thanks for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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