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Sir Walter Scott Monument 3

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Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 13 July 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Still from the monument looking South over Edinburgh, you can see Princess St again with the work going on for the trams and in the distance Calton Hill with the National and Nelson monuments

Canon EOS 500D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

myky from Ontario, Canada

What a beautiful, clear day to get this crisp shot that looks like you can see forever.

13 Jul 2012 5:17am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb aerial view, I really like. Excellent framing.

13 Jul 2012 5:41am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Now that is an impressive view!

13 Jul 2012 5:48am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent view and all the way across the Forth over to Fife. Not so sure about the trams being worth it, apart from the years and years of disruption, the sky high cost and now the route has been shortened and cut.

13 Jul 2012 6:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie vue ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Jul 2012 7:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another lovely scene Doug

13 Jul 2012 7:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This looks great when I zoom it up Doug, what a place to get a view of the Firth of Forth!
Nice look at Waverley Station too.

13 Jul 2012 8:53am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, what a view - great shot!!

13 Jul 2012 9:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Marvellous clarity and amazing view! Interesting documentary shot as well to show all the work in progress.

13 Jul 2012 9:54am

tataray from france, France

Une magnifique visite.. Merci.))

13 Jul 2012 10:07am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I'm wondering what the complex is in the foreground with the ball shape in front?

13 Jul 2012 10:28am

@Jerry: I'm not sure, it was being erected while we were there, the Olympic torch was due in Edinburgh the following day so it may have been put up for those celebrations

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what an incredible view! We'll need to try and climb up it next time we're there. Great shot!

13 Jul 2012 10:53am

@Jason Politte: Oh you have to do it, as long as you have a head for hights !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Gorgeous view of the city and the landscape that surrounds it.

13 Jul 2012 11:03am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Loving the views and your crisp images of them, Doug. I feel like I'm on vacation!

13 Jul 2012 11:26am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle vue plongeante quelle compo et iamge sueprbe cpatage et iamge.

13 Jul 2012 12:03pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Enjoying this series Doug, have been eyeing an Edinburgh trip recently and your pics have helped move things along!

13 Jul 2012 12:15pm

@digitalCG: Thanks for the comment, I can definitely recommend Edinburgh we had 3 days and still left feeling we needed to return, and the people are really friendly too

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...A superb panorama ,very beautiful and interesting !

13 Jul 2012 1:36pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine view across the city of these notable places. I especially like your high view point for this shot.

13 Jul 2012 2:50pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta photo j'aime++ ton cadrage!!!!

13 Jul 2012 2:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful birds-eye view.

13 Jul 2012 2:58pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

great view and it is not time to go there with all the construction...:-))

13 Jul 2012 3:04pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent view ... I like the views of the roofs of the city ... Best regards, Adela

13 Jul 2012 3:10pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Your view from the top is an eye opener Doug.... a super spot to take in the movement of the city. Summer construction is always a pain! That looks like greenhouses on the right. And what a beautiful day. So much to see, I enjoyed!

13 Jul 2012 3:29pm

@Carol: Believe it or not Carol it's Waverley Station which is the main rail station for the city

Becky from los angeles, United States

What an utterly fabulous view! It's like visiting... without having to endure the tram work. :)

13 Jul 2012 4:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent lighting and view. I like the solar panels on the right. ANd what is that interesting round building that looks like a baseball?

13 Jul 2012 5:06pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Another good view.

13 Jul 2012 5:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic view of the architecture and lush landscape!

13 Jul 2012 7:35pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

What an amazing view and the beautiful day gives such clarity right into the distance. I think I remember my uncle telling me that the ruins on the hill in the middle distance is The Folly, but can't remember who or why it was put there.

13 Jul 2012 8:31pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

looks very different to when I was there...nicely captured.

13 Jul 2012 9:59pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Wow what a great shot.

13 Jul 2012 10:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful. So clear and crisp. You can really see the city and the distance beyond. Wonderful image.

13 Jul 2012 10:55pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A lovely view from up here, good weather too.

14 Jul 2012 12:02am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is indeed, absolutely beautiful as Elaine so rightly notes..I love this view just a great shot Doug!

14 Jul 2012 1:46am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cracking shot - so much detail

15 Jul 2012 8:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The viewpoint gives a wonderful sense of place and purpose to it all . . powerful stuff.

16 Jul 2012 7:04am

Canon EOS 500D
1/500 second
ISO 200
18 mm