A sweeping view from the top of Dean Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Over the centuries, the city of Edinburgh has been built up in several phases. The Old town, mostly to the South is a hotchpotch of twisting streets, closes and alleyways. The New Town was built much more to a plan and contains elegant Town Houses, many four, five or even six stories high, lining grand sweeping crescents and wide straight roads.
This view encompasses part of the New Town. On the right is the quarter circle of the North West side of Randolf Crescent. On the left, is the half oval of the North West side of Ainslie Place. In between is the North West side of Great Stuart Street. The buildings sit high above the densely wooded Dean Gorge where the Water of Leith flows some 120 feet (approx 40 metres) below.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.