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This steep curved stairway of 70 steps leading up from the lower castle near the Portcullis Gate to the Upper Ward of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.

The Lang Stairs are an Historic Scotland Category B Listed structure (HB Number 48221).

The curved wall a short way up on the right may have been part of a tower from the medeival castle.

The stairs are named after the Lang Siege, which took place between 1571 and 1572 when Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange, the keeper of the castle, changed sides in support of Queen Mary, rebelling against the new regent the Earl of Lennox (who supported the then infant King James VI).

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


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0.2.

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

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    WOWzer Tom. What a stunning capture mate. Love this kind of detail shot.

  • Cheers my friend, so do I …

    – Tom Gomez

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, curving stairs – heading towards the gorgeous blue sky. Colors are excellent here.

  • Thank you so much Barbie, so pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    great capture and pov Tom

  • Thank you dear Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Another super picture, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

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

  • Ian Coyle
    Ian Coyleover 3 years ago

    Very nice Tom

  • Cheers young Ian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 3 years ago

    Lovely pov and shot Tom

  • Thank you kindly Jamie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    what a wonderful capture dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    very good photo

  • Thank you kindly Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    This is lovely Tom.. great colours and the textures look amazing XX

  • Thank you dear Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

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