Print: Deep Down in the Dean

Print: Deep Down in the Dean


Photographer’s Profile: Dougal Nicol Landscape Photography



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Paper Type:

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Titled Mount:

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Finished Frame Sizes:

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Framed and unframed prints can be delivered anywhere in the UK.  Unframed prints can also be shipped overseas.  Further detail and prices for postage and packing is available – Delivery Details. Delivery of framed prints will need to be signed for.

About the Photo

The Water of Leith runs right across Edinburgh and varies hugely along its course, creating no end of interesting nooks and crannies in the city’s features and form.  For a large section the river cuts a deep steep sided ravine through Ravelston and Dean Village.  This has given rise to some impressive Victorian engineering and none more so than Thomas Telford’s Dean Bridge.

This photo proved pretty challenging to take, not for the combination of camera accessories, such as ND and graduated filters, but moreover for sitting in the middle of a fast flowing river, only inches above the water!!  The camera needed to be as low as I could get it, to hide the very unsightly brick manhole that sits in the middle of the river, secluded by the large boulder mid shot here.  I also ended up ditching the tripod as the vibrations from the river’s current were causing too much camera shake.  Instead my camera sat on a bean bag and a make shift island constructed of bags of gravel.  This definitely represented my first attempt at stepping outside my comfort zone!


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