Free Church of Scotland Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. A 19th century church (also known as St Columba’s Free Church), situated just off the Royal Mile at the junction of Castlehill, Johnston Terrace and Upper Bow.

Designed by Thomas Hamilton, built between 1843-5 with alterations in 1908 by Thomas Ruskin. An Ecclesiastical building still in use as such. Originally called the Free St John’s Church, built immediately after the Disruption of 1843. Hamilton’s pulpit was sketched by Ruskin, who thought it an ‘abomination.’ Burnet’s alterations of 1908 were to make the building more suitable for its new use as the Free Church Assembly Hall.

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


1 shot RAW file converted to 3 exposures in photoshop raw converter, HDR’d and tonemapped in Photomatix.

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

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

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you Kathy, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work

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

    wonderful shot of the ‘wee free’ Tom, great HDR work.x

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 5 years ago

    Had to read your fine narrative before the penny dropped Tom. I know where you are with this one. Fabulous photographic art as always!!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Good shot Tom

  • Joe Sweeney
    Joe Sweeneyover 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous Tom.

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 5 years ago

    Awesome processing Tom and what a stunning shot!

  • Thanks so much Steven …

    – Tom Gomez

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    Great image Tom…
    Love the HDR treatment !!!

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryover 5 years ago

    A fantastic capture. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • Thank you Cheri, I appreciate the feature …

    – Tom Gomez

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