Spring brings out the Cherry Blossoms in the grounds of Prestonfield Golf Club in Edinburgh, Scotland. They look spectacular for a few weeks in spring but quickly blow away in the wind.
Taken from Queen’s Drive (the road that runs round Holyrood Park), while out for a pleasant days shooting on a lovely Spring day (8th May 2010) with some other RB members.
The course sits in a spectacular location in a former deer estate at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags and yet is less than a mile from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and the City Centre.
There are references to the existence of Prestonfield in documents which go back to 1153. It is believed that Mary Queen of Scots, herself a keen golfer, used to spend time in the garden area of the Old Mansion which adjoined the course where the 13th hole is now. That hole is known as “The Old Garden”.
James Braid laid out Prestonfield for the Civil Service Golf Society in 1920. The course has matured into a beautiful parkland course which is characterised by its challenging par 4s and its spectacular location.
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
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Two RAW images, individually Tonemapped in Photomatix 3.2.7 then Photomerged in Photoshop CS4.
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