The Village by Tom Gomez

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A lovely country village view, rows of ancient cottages among the trees and washing drying on the line – or is it?

Few tourists know that 15 minutes away from Princes Street, the main shopping street in Edinburgh, Scotland, lies the secluded Dean Village. Once a successful milling community, the area was once associated with poverty and decay but the buildings have been turned into designer flats and the village is now a popular residential area.

The name Dean means ‘deep valley’ as the village lies 30 meters below the rest of Edinburgh. This makes is quite unique and particularly tranquil considering it is virtually at the heart of Scotland’s Capital.

There is a variety of architecture in Dean Village from the robust warehouses and mill buildings, the red sandstone cottage-style buildings to the more modern tenements of English influence.

This view of the village is taken from the top of the 106-ft-high Dean Bridge.

The tower chimney stacks of Dean Gallery (built 1831-3 as Dean Orphanage) can be seen at the top of the shot.

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 Pro 4.0.2.

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

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely image Tom

  • Cheers Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    fantastic work!!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago

    I love this, beautiful:)

  • Thank you ega, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    What a lovely little village, Tom and well taken! I sure hope they don’t pay taxes according to the number of chimneys they have! lol

  • Cheers Dave, no tax on chimneys, but there was once a tax on the number of windows in a house – hehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Another pure beauty from you, Tom!!!!!!! Lovely vista of this village … and those chimney stacks in the distance are the icing on the cake!!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Lois …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithabout 4 years ago

    Good take and narrative of this unique village Tom

    Regards Dave.

  • Cheers dave, when you come over I’ll be sure to take you down there …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful capture, Tom!

  • Thank you dear Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Sounds a bit like the film of the same name Tom! Certainly looks more rural than urban in this fine shot :o)

  • Cheers Robin, it is a fascinating little place …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    Lovely composition and beautiful depth and layers Tom!

  • Thank you Shaun my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Nice image Tom

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

  • Cheers Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

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