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Looking down the High Street - B&W by Tom Gomez

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St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh, Scotland. With its famed crown spire it stands near the top of the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

St Giles’ was founded in the 1120s when the Scottish royal family, the sons of Queen (Saint) Margaret and King Malcolm Canmore, especially David I (1124-1153) made strenuous efforts to spread Catholic Christian worship throughout the Scottish lowlands.

Historical information supplied by the St. Giles official website

Converted from a colour image. The original colour version is below (click on the colour image to view it properly).

St Giles’ Cathedral is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27381).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 3.2.

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

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    This works well also, especially when viewed larger.

  • Thank you so much Sheila. I don’t convert much of my work into mono (I much prefer colour), but sometimes a shot will work in B&W …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    this is a stunning and top notch capture Tom

  • Thank you kindly Chris, always apprecaited mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • gibbandy
    gibbandyabout 4 years ago

    brillian composition and greytones Tom…as busy there as ever i see

  • Cheers Andy, always busy mate, glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture. Black and white is awesome!

  • Thank you kindly Cee …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Awesome Tom!! love this one!

  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Super shot Tom, I think it has more impact yet delicacy in B&W, also feels to have clearer detail.

  • Thank you Bob. I upped the exposure in the B&W version (just 0.5) so you can see a bit more detail …

    – Tom Gomez

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

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