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Sir Walter Scott Monument; Edinburgh

This image of Sir Walter Scott’s Monument, erected for his contribution to Scottish Literature is captured, just before sunset, from “The Mound” (the old Bank of Scotland Headquarters; Edinburgh)

The monument, inaugurated in 1846, is 200ft high. A sculpture in marble, of the man himself, can be seen through the centre arch.

Sir Walter Scott Monument; Edinburgh

More information can be found at http://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/scott_monument.htm

14 responses

  1. Oh this is stunning, Jim. What a beautiful monument. It’s such a gorgeous spire, so elegant and full of exciting detail. The time of day you captured this photo is just perfect and the pastel sky colors contrast nicely against the darker buildings, really making them pop! I’m loving looking at all the other architecture too! Thanks for sharing a wonderful photo! This just has to go on my “bucket list”!!

    May 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

    • Many thanks Judy . Being a Scot and perhaps a little biased, I think Edinburgh is a great place to visit. Been away for a few days in the Highlands of Scotland, for some relaxation. I did take my camera, (now isn’t that a surprise), but decided that capturing sunrises at 5.30am at this time of year, was not what I wanted to do. I do have some new images, which I hope to post when I get the chance to “process” them.

      May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      • I’ll anxiously await them! I still have the Edinburgh image seared in my head. I must’ve stared at every millimeter of the photo for a long time!

        May 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  2. Lots going on in this composition, but it all works very well. Superb exposure values, too. Well done, Jim.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    • Thanks for your praise Frank, which is very much appreciated. (my first attempt at HDR)

      May 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  3. this is just beautiful Jim!

    May 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • Thanks Joanna

      May 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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