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30th of November, 2010 – St Andrew’s Day, Time for a Ball

Posted in Photography with tags , on November 30, 2010 by Jinja Coo

An early start to a wintry appearance for Edinburgh with unusual deposits of snow and the city is limping along and looking pretty stunning at the same time.

I took my camera to work in case I saw anything interesting on the way and decided to head up Calton Hill after lunch to see what the views over the city were like. As it was so nice just wandering about the top, I also finally made a visit to the highest point on the hill, Nelson’s Monument, on top of which there is a time ball which is (or was) used to signal 1pm each day to ships in the port of Leith.

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My timing was a little off as 1pm must have just passed as I ascended the one-hundred-and-too-many stairs to the viewing balcony. Great views up top all around of a city scape much more contrasted than usual and a bit of drama added in the sky with thick snow showers falling out over the islands in the Forth.

One other thing which was apparent from above the ground of Calton Hill itself and has never occurred to me before is just how good it looks for a cross-country ski with mostly gentle slopes and lots of wide paths.

22nd February, 2010 – Early Morning Photos

Posted in Photography with tags on February 22, 2010 by Jinja Coo

On running round Arthur’s Seat the previous day I noticed how nice the Pentlands looked as the sun rose to cast a pink light on them and decided to get up early and take some photos of this the following day … rather than running again.

Good night, Moon.

As an added bonus, not only was the sun rising but the moon was setting over the city’s buildings and so I set off up Arthur’s Seat to get pictures of that first. Unfortunately, I climbed too high to get the moon just above the roofs and by the time I realised and descended lower, it had begun to fade and wasn’t quite as impressive a sight by the time I got to taking a photo.

Sunrise behind Duddingston Loch

Geese on the move

Pentland Hills

29th January, 2010 – Night Shots from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Posted in Photography with tags on January 29, 2010 by Jinja Coo

About an hour on Calton Hill under a bright full moon taking some long exposure shots of the city centre and of some of the buildings on Calton hill itself.