Crag & Tail Sunrise

Sunrise behind the skyline of Edinburgh's Royal Mile

The skyline of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile silhouetted by sunrise.

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This is an iconic vista of Edinburgh’s skyline.  The winter sunrise behind Arthur’s Seat creates a striking silhouette of the iconic skyline of the Royal Mile.  It can sometimes also be the very subtle and fine detail that can add wee gems of interest to the image.  In this case it may be the very bright highlights of the sun reflected in two of the Castle’s windows.

As is often true, weather conditions at the time play perhaps the most influential role in the final picture.  In this instance, and at the particular moment of the photograph, the particularly low and dark overhead clouds generate a wonderful subtle gradation of the warm colours, cast by the breaking sun’s rays.

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