Winter’s Dawn

A photograph of a wintry Edinburgh Castle and New Town.

Edinburgh Castle rises above the snow dusted rooftops of the New Town on this cold winter’s dawn.  The castle is set against the vibrant sunrise colours reflecting against the underside of the overhead cloud cover, through a break in the sky.

The castle viewed from the north is particularly stunning as it is perhaps its most exposed aspect, revealing a considerable amount of the castle’s form, as the surrounding topography drops downwards to the north.

The light cover of snow not only provides the photograph with a lovely winter’s feel but it also plays a very useful technical role.  The presence of the snow really helps the photograph as it brings light to darkened areas of the foreground and softens the sometimes unsightly elements of the urban environment.

Photograph by: Dougal Nicol Landscape Photography (All rights reserved.)

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