Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland is a green and pleasant place.

Looking towards the Mound in the Old Town. On the left can be seen The Hub, at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Its gothic spire – the highest point in central Edinburgh – towers over the surrounding buildings, including the adjacent castle.

In the centre of the shot are the stately towers of New College on The Mound.

On the right, the cream buildings with red roofs are called Ramsay Garden.

The Mound is an artificial hill which connects Edinburgh’s New Town and its Old Town. It was formed by the dumping of 1,501,000 cartloads of earth excavated from the draining of the Nor Loch – which today forms Princes Street Gardens and the foundations of Princes Street. The Mound was officially opened in 1781. When the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was extended to Waverley in 1846, tunnels were driven under The Mound to allow access to the west.

Today The Mound is a busy, if fairly steep, thoroughfare taking traffic from Princes Street, over the Royal Mile and into the Old Town. Due to its raised elevation, the Mound commands expansive views over Princes Street and the New Town of Edinburgh and towards Calton Hill.

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


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 : ImageWriting : 27 June 09

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  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenover 5 years ago

    Very nice HDR Tom, and a lovely composition.

  • Cheers Jamie mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 5 years ago

    good work Tom congrats

  • Thank you Philip …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    brilliant HDR once again Tom, very sharp and excellent narrative

  • Cheers mate, not bad for hand held …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you so much dear Kathy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    a brilliant capture ..very beautiful

  • Thank you so much Elaine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 5 years ago

    A very handsome city and a beautiful capture of it, Tom. Superb.

  • Thank you so much Steven, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    It sure is green and pleasant.

  • Thank you Dave, it is a surprisingly green city …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dsargent
    dsargentover 5 years ago

    Lovely image once again Tom. Nice work

  • Thank you so much Dave …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Awesome Tom, some of the best HDR work l have seen for some time on RB ,great work

  • Wow, what a wonderful compliment, thank you so much dear Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Magnificant capture!!!

  • Thank you for that magnificent comment Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

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