Cottage Substation by Tom Gomez


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Cottages on the corner of Mid Causeway and Low Causewayside in Culross, Fife, Scotland.

The cottages (Numbers 20 and 22 Mid Causeway) date from the 17th Century and have white harling, Crowstepped gables and red pantiles on the roof. No 22 (on the left) was converted from an early 17th century house to an electricity substation for the South of Scotland Electricity board by I G Lindsay in 1962.

Numbers 20 and 22 are Category B Listed Buildings (Ref:24009 and Ref:48819 respectively).

The town of Culross, pronounced “Coo-ros”, (Gaelic: Cuileann Ros) is a former Royal Burgh on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.

Originally the town served as a port city and is believed to have been founded by Saint Serf during the 6th century.

A legend states that when the British princess (and future saint) Theneva or Enoch, daughter of Loth the King of Lothian, fell pregnant before marriage, her family threw her from a cliff. She survived the fall unharmed, and was soon met by an unmanned boat. She knew she had no home to go to, so she got into the boat; it sailed her across the Firth of Forth to land at Culross where she was cared for by Saint Serf who became foster-father to her son, Saint Kentigern or Mungo.

Arguably the most picturesque historic town in Scotland. Its cobbled streets are lined with wee yellow houses topped by slanting red pantiled roofs which all contribute to giving you an illusion that you have stepped back two or three hundred years in time.

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


Three RAW images, individually Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro then Photomerged and perspective correction in Adobe Photoshop.

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

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  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 5 years ago

    This is one I know personally as its just along the road from me Tom. I love Culross for its olde worlde houses. Great shot. You would never think it was a power station until you saw the signs would you? Nick

  • Cheers Nick, Culross is a lovely wee place and the buildings are superb …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 5 years ago

    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago

    Our house has an orange tiled roof like this, but there the similarity ends :)

  • Hehe, cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful, I really must get over for a visit Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous building and brilliantly taken as usual Tom

  • Cheers mate, Culross is a delight.

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    beautiful building and capture!!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 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!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    Tom this one’s stunning … the hdr work is perfecection … truly the best example of how it should be done!!! WOW!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Lois, I’m so pleased you like it. The little town of Culross has some architectural gems, a wonderful place for photography …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    this is super Tom, love those cobbles.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

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