June 29, 2008

Scotland 2008 Part XXXVII: Stirling & Edinburgh, Scotland

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The castle of Stirling is a on a majestic rocky spur that commands the landscape for miles around.
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Near to Stirling, the Wallace Monument was completed in 1869, and commemorates the most famous leader of the early Scottish Wars of Independence.
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I arrived in Edinburgh in the late afternoon, and after finding my B&B (a task in itself), I headed downtown to walk about with a camera. As with all the remaining days of my trip, I was drawn to architecture, and found myself photographing this single church for a good fifteen minutes, as the evening light (good until well after 10pm) slowly changed in the sky above.
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I only had one evening to photograph in Edinburgh, but with sunset sometime after 10pm, there was plenty of light to work with, even after I was finished a relaxing dinner.
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I would have loved to get into St Giles' Cathedral, but given the late hour, all I could do was satisfy myself with photographing the exterior. This view from a nearby arch was a great way to downplay the bright, backlit sky.

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