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Edinburgh, the Capitol City of Scotland, is a beautiful city and life can be very good. It is one of the major Banking and Financial capitols of the world.

The National Gallery of Scotland, just behind the sleeping figure, is testament to the fact that the arts and culture are alive and well in this lovely city, but as in every city, there are the misplaced and unfortunate souls who find that there is no place for them and are forced to live out their lives on the streets.

Spare a moment, and if you can, spare a little cash to help those less fortunate than ourselves, for there, but for the grace of God, go we all …

Taken at The Mound during the very enjoyable redbubble meet in Edinburgh, Scotland on 26th April 09. It was a great day out with a bunch of very talented photographers.

For a tighter view of the sleeper, have a look at Beauty Sleep, an excellent image from Rachael Macleod. Check out Rachael’s work, you will not be disappointed.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)

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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

Featured in : Safe Haven : 30 Apr 09

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • joak
    joakover 5 years ago

    wake up chris toms takin yer photy!

  • Och, Chris’ll git yi fir that – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • skywatcher
    skywatcherover 5 years ago
    A really moving shot Tom, we should all help if we can, no-one else seems to be bothered especially the government
  • You are almost right Iain, Government and Councils do care, but only to the extent that they would like to sweep this problem under the carpet. They are not willing to make the investment required to address the problem properly.

    There are so many young people on the streets now, you would think that we are a third world country. It was never like this when I was young.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    cracking shot but I did not know you were taking a portrait of me again Tom………..lol

  • Cheers mate, but wait till you see the next shot. You may come after me with a big axe – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRover 5 years ago

    Sad and powerful image. well done, Tom!!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Incredible powerful capture!!

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 5 years ago

    what a neat shot!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    A superb capture Tom x

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 5 years ago

    What an outstanding image!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • dsargent
    dsargentover 5 years ago

    Nicely interpreted Tom. Great shot

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