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From Blackford Hill

By oldgreyheron      
Another from our weekend in Edinburgh. My cousin encouraged me to walk to the top of Blackford Hill to see the lie of the land. I thought I would share a part of the panorama. I was amazed at the compactness of Edinburgh - it is a beautiful city.

Thanks for pausing here (best large if you have time), Mike

Tags: Edinburgh Arthurs seat Landscape and travel Blackford hill

Voters: Moj_o, JudeC, ringyneck and 24 more

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JudeC 13 6 3 England
29 Apr 2008 9:13PM
Hi - beautiful vista - Jude.
exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
29 Apr 2008 9:21PM
Beautiful detail foreground interest tones and composition.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 9:35PM
Great scene
User_Removed 14 51
29 Apr 2008 9:36PM
Nice shot Mike. A lot of elements here with the city, greenery, granite outcrops and water in the distance. It captures some of the magic of the Edinburgh area.

And yes, it is best viewed large.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2290 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 9:36PM
It's a compact city with some fabulous views within such easy walking distance of the centre. You've got the Firth of Forth and Salisbury Crags in this too. Lovely shot. How many cities can offer that much?
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 9:42PM
It's a favourite place, with good reason - as you can see here. It often has great photographic exhibitions, too, only a brief walk from the centre.
This particular view is new to me; you have made it look very tempting for our next visit. You have made good use of natural features in your composition, and the vague crescents formed by the housing in the lee of the hills adds to the strength. It all sems to fall nicely into place!
29 Apr 2008 10:03PM
Looks like a great place to be and a great shot.
Thanks Mike. Mark
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
29 Apr 2008 10:39PM
A great city-- and a wonderful image!

dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 10:55PM
A great view Mike, thanks for sharing it.

29 Apr 2008 11:06PM
Great image, well captured.

DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
30 Apr 2008 12:23AM
This is just so fantastic in the large version, so much to see.
Wonderful panoramic view with some amazing detail, & great colours in the foreground.
It must have taken your breath away....
TyChee Plus
15 275 1 United States
30 Apr 2008 12:59AM
Wonderful landscape.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
30 Apr 2008 7:18AM
I'd love to visit Edinburgh in the summer - I've heard it is bee-yoo-ti-ful. Good panoramic shot, Mike. I like the yellow flowers in the foreground setting it off!

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RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 9:21AM
Well composed Mike. Good one

User_Removed 14 16 England
30 Apr 2008 11:41AM
Lovely view, and a fine city indeed
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 10:01PM
Completely agree with you Mike, it is a beautiful city! Nice composition and lovely vista of the town.
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
30 Apr 2008 10:06PM
Pete says "mmm, that's a nice one" - got to be good - he never comments! Good view with bags of detail.

Leigh x

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