Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
The second half of my Edinburgh photos are my night shots. Anyone who has read my blog knows that I love twilight skies, so I was excited to walk around the city at night with my Canon 5DMkII and a 35mm f1.4 lens. The combination of a high ISO camera and a huge aperture enabled me to take these photos without a tripod, even in really dark locations. Mike was so kind to walk around in the cold with me while I had some fun.
We stayed at the Glasshouse Hotel, an old church converted into beautifully contemporary accommodations.
A cool pedestrian bridge
I’m not sure if that ferris wheel is always there, like in London, or if it was part of a Christmas carnival.
The city skyline
You can’t have too many castle pictures.
I was waiting for a double decker bus to blur by, but I didn’t realize it would attempt to kill me as it turned around the corner where I was standing.
The Royal Mile
The snow started falling as we walked along the Royal Mile
I love this one. It seems surreal, but that’s really what the place looked like.
The Christmas festival
I spent much of my childhood in Germany, so I loved the German Christmas market.