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West Green Lane by Tom Gomez

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Cottages on West Green Lane in Culross, Fife, Scotland.

On the left, the orange building is part of Culross Palace.

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

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 3.2.7.

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

Featured in : Cottage Living : 13 Jun 10
Featured in : ImageWriting : 16 Sep 10

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  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 4 years ago

    The cobble-work is wonderful. Lovely editing Tom. Great image

  • Cheers Gary, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 4 years ago

    Great looking village and nice HDR work

  • Thank you kindly Hans, a good part of the town is maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. The town is very pretty and most of the buildings date from the 16th and 17th Century.

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Another superb image Tom. Love the old cobbled stones. Nick

  • Cheers Nick, it is such a pretty little town …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Luís Lajas
    Luís Lajasover 4 years ago

    Excellent scene… Really wonderful

  • Thank you kindly Luis …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Ian Coyle
    Ian Coyleover 4 years ago

    Very pretty Tom

  • Thank you Ian, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    As usual, a wonderful image.. Love the cobblestone details..

  • Thank you so much dear Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, like a lovely old painting, love the lighting and textures and a gorgeous scene. I love these old houses and the beautiful bricked and cobbled old streets, so picturesque….. :o)

  • Thank you Josie, it is a lovely little town …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, great editing Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you so much Charuhas …

    – Tom Gomez

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