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Looking down from the Back Braes (back lanes) in South Queensferry, Scotland on New Years day 2010. Over the roofs to the small town harbour, you can see a small section of the crowd at the 2010 annual Loony Dook.

The water, as always, was freezing cold (it is a tributary of the North Sea after all).

Residents and tourists descended on the town’s High Street area well in advance of the mid-day dip to ensure they had a good vantage point. And they were not disappointed.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Tamron 70-300mm


Single RAW image tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

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South Queensferry or Lowland Scotland.

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  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 5 years ago
    Brilliant view and capture!!!
  • Thank you so much biddumy, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    great catch,,,,,,,

  • Thank you kindly Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work, my friend!

  • Thank you Béla, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    fabulous view and magnificant capture!!!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent view, Tom.. Looks like frost on the some of the roof tops..

  • Thank you Carol. It is a light dusting of snow …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    They have to be crazy ! Great shots on this page Tom

  • Thank you so much Mik, there are several hundred crazy people willing to jump into the water …

    – Tom Gomez

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful view! Great capture!

  • Thank you kindly, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 5 years ago

    Back to color, I see! Very beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much dear Barbara. I like to be versatile – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • George Salazar
    George Salazaralmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Tom

  • Thank you kindly George …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    nice one tom

  • Thank you so much Steve/Lesley …

    – Tom Gomez

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