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Old Town in High Key

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Something a little different for me. A little play in Photoshop CS4 to achieve a high key effect.

From the top of the Princes Mall Shopping Center at the East end of Princes Street, looking South West over the rooftops of Waverley Railway Station up to the Old Town in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Old Town is crowded with buildings of all types.

The buildings are typical of the Old Town tenements.

Far too many of the unique buildings that once – literally – packed Edinburgh’s Old Town have been lost in the cause of “improvement”. But some of the original Old Town still remains, in the form of the dense pattern of wynds and closes that fall away either side of the Royal Mile, and, in a few cases, in the form of original surviving buildings.

On the left is the City Art Centre (opened in 1980), located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, occupies a former Victorian warehouse, now transformed into a modern gallery. It houses the City’s permanent fine art collection and stages temporary exhibitions drawn from all over the world. It has 6 floors of display galleries.

Above the City Art Centre can be seen the Spire of the Tron Kirk located on the High Street section of the Royal Mile.

The City Art Centre is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 30139).

The Tron Kirk is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27552).

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

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 3.2.7.

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

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