Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
December, 2009

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.

Edinburgh, Scotland
We stayed at the Glasshouse Hotel, an old church converted into beautifully contemporary accommodations.

Edinburgh, Scotland
A cool pedestrian bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland
I’m not sure if that ferris wheel is always there, like in London, or if it was part of a Christmas carnival.

Edinburgh, Scotland
The city skyline

Edinburgh, Scotland
You can’t have too many castle pictures.

Edinburgh, Scotland
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.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal Mile

Edinburgh, Scotland
The snow started falling as we walked along the Royal Mile

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
I love this one. It seems surreal, but that’s really what the place looked like.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
The castle

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
The Christmas festival

Edinburgh, Scotland
I spent much of my childhood in Germany, so I loved the German Christmas market.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Thanks for your reply..
with my Nikon D80, I clearly have a long way to go camera-wise, but thanks for the technical info! πŸ™‚ I live just 3 hrs by train away from Edinburgh and should go more often for sure! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Scotland, it IS truly beautiful! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for your reply..
with my Nikon D80, I clearly have a long way to go camera-wise, but thanks for the technical info! πŸ™‚ I live just 3 hrs by train away from Edinburgh and should go more often for sure! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Scotland, it IS truly beautiful! πŸ˜‰

I’m glad you liked them! Much of the success of these photos is due to a fast lens and a camera with great ISO capability.

Here are my settings for that photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/2.0
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire

Oh my goodness!!
How did you manage to freeze them so well? The one you call surreal especially… blurred snow but sharp, crisp people and gorgeous sky and detail???
Can you please share what settings you would have used?
Or is just a combination of great camera, great glass and amazing skill? πŸ™‚

Oh my goodness!!
How did you manage to freeze them so well? The one you call surreal especially… blurred snow but sharp, crisp people and gorgeous sky and detail???
Can you please share what settings you would have used?
Or is just a combination of great camera, great glass and amazing skill? πŸ™‚

oh my char! these are so amazing! Im so happy that you had such a killer time, and it truly shows in your images!

i absolutely love edinburgh. i’ve only been in spring and summertime, but it is a beautiful city. love the snow photos. so lovely… as for the ‘ferris wheel’ if its like the one here in birmingham or the one in belfast its here for a few months over the holidays =) we have the german market here too leading up to christmas! love it! glad you got to enjoy all of that!

I love the UK! It’s so magical πŸ™‚ – GREAT pics! Can’t wait to visit ediburgh someday!

Damn! Now I have to add Edinburgh to the list of places I must see before I die! πŸ™‚ Tamera

OH man it looks so pretty in the snow!!! Thanks for posting these! πŸ˜€

Every August, the plaza in front of the castle is used for the annual Edinberg Military Tattoo, which is a fesival of military and other precision bands.

You can get a DVD of the final night of the 2009 event, which was also telecast (via the BBC) across the U.K.

Wow, wonderful pictures – Dave and I are getting our Passports for the first time – where to visit first??? πŸ™‚ You are helping us make decisions πŸ™‚

I love these! Thank you so much for sharing them…it makes me determined to go there!

these are unbelievably fabulous!!

these are unbelievably fabulous!!

You truly captured the magic of such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing, Charlotte!!

You truly captured the magic of such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing, Charlotte!!

These are great. I love when you travel.

I love your pictures. πŸ™‚

Even your “just walkin’ around takin’ pictures” shots are spectacular.

Edinburgh is gorgeous. It looks like a scene right out Harry Potter! It’s amazing you were able to take those photos without a tripod. What ISO were you shooting at? The photos look fantastic.

Edinburgh, Part 2: Nighttime

i love Edinburgh and your pictures are wonderful
thanks alot!

Edinburgh is gorgeous. It looks like a scene right out Harry Potter! It’s amazing you were able to take those photos without a tripod. What ISO were you shooting at? The photos look fantastic.

Edinburgh, Part 2: Nighttime

i love Edinburgh and your pictures are wonderful
thanks alot!

Oh I havent been to Edinburgh for nearly 10 years … thank you for these beautiful photos !

Gill

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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