Standing over 20 feet tall, this amazing street sculpture of a Giraffe and her calf can be found on the pavement of Leith Walk outside the Omni Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The two giraffes were made from scrap metal from motorbikes and cars by the artist, Helen Denerley in 2005.

The scupture is called Dreaming Spires but the giraffes have been nicknamed Martha and Gilbert.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Single RAW file converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4.

Featured in : THE GROUP : 25 May 12

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

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Excellent Impressve way to show this Tom

  • Always a pleasure to have you visit John, thank you for the great comment my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    They are very cool.. are they near The Playhouse Tom ?

  • Cheers DG, yes, just up the hill a little …

    – Tom Gomez

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago
    Fabulous capture Tom!!!
  • Thank you so much Evelyn …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Well captured Tom !
    I think this is probably the best scrap metal sculpture I have seen !

  • THank you Trish, the artist has a whole range of recycled animals …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Amazing creation

  • One of my favourite sculptures, I used to pass here every day on my way to and from work …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    How awesome is that !!

  • Thank you kindly Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    Just as well you didn’t take this shot shortly after they’d been fed Tom! Cool capture Sir :o)

  • Hehe, so true …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 2 years ago

    You would nearly have an open range zoo in the city Tom lol well found mate it is some thing different.

    Regards Dave.

  • Cheers my friend, it is a great attraction, people use it as a meeting point …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 2 years ago

    Nice one Tom, I remember the challenge from the last RB meet, but will I remember the names.

  • Hehe, cheers Alex …

    – Tom Gomez

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