PhotoBlog : Edinburgh Winter
When you’ve nowhere to go and nothing to do the snow is a wonderful thing. Had a great couple of days out and about in the snow with the camera(s). Here is a quick selection of the photos. I’ve thrown in a (short) video as a wee test. It’s Full HD taken with a wee Kodak Zi8, quality looks ok but the camera work is a little ropey.
Day 1 – Edinburgh and The Meadows
A fairly standard shot of Calton Hill.
A very snowy Arthur’s Seat from The Meadows.
You can’t really resist the perspective of the tree lined avenue.
Works well in black and white too. This is a Gorman–Holbert conversion.
Day 2 – Botanic Gardens
It’s not easy to do this shot of the castle in any kind of new way. I tried. Didn’t really work!
I saw someone taking this shot through the trees. So I waited until they were gone and did the same. Thank you unnamed stranger. This is St. Mary’s Cathedral in the distance.
The wildlife was being very amenable. I saw this wee guy from inside the terrace cafe. I went outside to catch up and he not only hung about but set very close and very still.
This squirrel was happy to pose too as he had a pile of food to get through.
St. Mary’s again, this time with dramatic sky in the background.
And here’s a wee video. I need a steadier hand but the Zi8 seems to work OK and scores very high on convenience. Got a great film of the family snowball fight that broke out.