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Monday, May 29, 2006


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Nikon D70 @ 18mm, 1 sec, f/9, ISO 200

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Apologies for the lack of updates of late. It's been a combination of a number of factors. Primarily laziness I suppose and a recently continuing thought that perhaps this blog has run its course. I've also been busy with a couple of other photography projects - one of which would be pretty exciting if it succeeded... I'll let you know if it works out...

So, this is one from the archives. Not because I didn't like it first time, but because I couldn't find it on my hard disks! I had tried taking a picture of this before, but with the area always being in shadow the exposure was always too difficult (and I didn't know about hdr at the time!). So infra red it was. The weather was very interchangeable on this day and I had just finished sheltering by the river after getting seriously p***ed on.

I'm quite happy with this shot - I like the dark and ominous feel to it. Also enjoyed playing about with the colours (instead of going for the normal IR colour approach).

Your opinions are always welcome...


Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Agreed about the colors. The blue in the sky plays so well off the structure in front of it. Very ominous, in deed. It looks like an incredible place. Regards, Brent

4:34 am, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous David [mondaymorningphoto.com] said...

Not sure what to think about this shot John... I love the subdued colours, the dark almost electric feel to the sky... and that structure just seems so understated. Maybe I keep looking at it because nothing in the shot is shouting for attention... so a good thing :-) Take it easy!

8:25 am, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Marinus Photo Design said...

Nice shot. There is a great feeling that gives the idea this photo is taken a long long time ago when camera's didn't exist. the sky is great and the monument too, but don't like the light brown/white left site, takes to much attention, what would have worked might be a double shot and take the green from shot. Using infrared for the rest really worked well.

10:40 am, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Jem said...

Love the colours - you are the master of digital IR :)
Don't shut TDE down though - we'll all miss it too much :/

5:18 pm, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Phil said...

This is a great shot, I find the scene almost unrecognisable. I always find the well really soothing and serene when I go past, yet in this shot there's a kind of brooding, very dark undertone. Excellent transformation.

I hope you keep this blog going, I really enjoy your shots of Edinburgh.

10:13 pm, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Please don' stop the blog. It's an inspriration to us all and it keeps me taking photos, in the hope that someday they might be worthy of a blog like this.

10:47 pm, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Donosti said...

incredible picture :) very beutifull scene.

11:04 pm, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Mike Abbott said...

I need to add my voice to those encouraging you to keep posting. I haven't commented here, but with hindsight, realise I should have done. Neverthless I'm a regular visitor and have enjoyed much of your work.

And where else can you see a superstar Granny?

5:09 pm, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANother cracking shot John - have never commented before but as you know have been a keen admirer and fan of your work. Amazing stuff - I'll hunt you down if you shut this thing down ! !



7:37 pm, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel the chills run through me. I see a sky like a shadow upon cold blue steel and a land like a frozen corpse, preserved in time. Everything looks silent and still; no movements or sounds, not a whisper or a shiver...The trees are frosty grey and the foliage below looks like shrivelled skin. There is a temple in the distance and a figure standing in a robe- she too is white and frozen. Perhaps she is the Ice Queen who has cast her evil spell on this frozen world. Brrrrrrrrrr! Andybro

7:22 pm, June 01, 2006  

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