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Snow furrows in Princes Street Gardens East

The council maintains the lawns of Princes Street gardens by essentially ploughing the ground every winter so as to sow fresh grass every year. I suppose it's as good a method as any to avoid weeds. However when snow lightly falls on this ploughed land, it highlights the furrows done to reseed the lawn. It's almost like it's trying to mimic the fan of rail roads down below

Snow furrows in Princes Street Gardens East

The council maintains the lawns of Princes Street gardens by essentially ploughing the ground every winter so as to sow fresh grass every year. I suppose it’s as good a method as any to avoid weeds. However when snow lightly falls on this ploughed land, it highlights the furrows done to reseed the lawn. It’s almost like it’s trying to mimic the fan of rail roads down below

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The Watchful Giant

Salisbury Crags overlooking Edinburgh… Not my best photo but I have a batch of shots I've been meaning to post for a while which I just can't find time to process (a slow machine doesn't help much). So here's one while some (hopefully) better ones will appear in the not-too-distant future 🙂

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Forth Bridge at Twilight

Last weekend I was over in south Queensferry so it was a good opportunity to get some decent shots of the bridges again. If you flip through the album you'll find shots taken some 4 years ago but they were taken with the Panasonic and aren't great quality. This time I was able to do long exposures on certain shots and experiment with angles.

However I have been struggling to get +darktable to export my photos and after many frustrating hours, I decided to try +RawTherapee instead. The commands are a little bit different and the UI is obviously not the same but it has comparable functionality, and more to the point, it allowed me to produce the image below. It's not quite the look I was going for, it somehow looks like an old photograph, but given my skill set that's the best I could do with the original blue-ish photos taken at twilight. Looking at all the awesome shots of the Golden Gate people post on a regular basis, one thing that seems to help with making the shot interesting is to put rocks in the foreground. Now for this shot I was on a small beach with not much to look at but perhaps getting a lower angle would have helped.

I'd be happy to listen to people's suggestions on how to improve the shot below if anyone has comments to make. Next up will be the other bridge but for now I'm happy enough I was able to post this.

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