June 30, 2012

Scotland XIX - The Journey East to Elgin (Fortrose to Elgin, Scotland)

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A line of trees beside Fortrose Cathedral (of which only two small buildings remain), Fortrose, Scotland. After a specific detail to the cathedral, I was disappointed to find it was only a couple of walls under a protective covering...the trees were cool though!
Digital original, 11 image exposure blend, 2 frame stitch
When I visited Elgin in 2008, I just loved photographing in the chapter house (the only part of the cathedral preserved when it was abandoned after the reformation. The only frustration was the limitation of my camera and lens system. This time, I had a 17mm tilt-shift lens, which permitted me even more dramatic composition than those made four years earlier.
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Though the Cathedral was abandoned in 1560, it seems that burials continued on the site for some time after...this detail is from one such tomb.

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