Bruntsfield & Beyond

Bruntsfield in InfraRed

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Holy Corner IR01
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An infrared photo taken from outside the Eric Liddell Centre looking across Holy Corner.
Infra Red shot taken from the bank carpark looking diagonally across to the Eric Liddell Centre.
Holy Corner 2
Infra Red

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There's a bench in front of Christ Church and this attractive garden separates it from the busy bus stop from Holy Corner to the city centre.
HC IR 03
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The next batch of infrared photos were taken in 1st June 2012. This is at the back of the bus stop to the city centre. What resembles 3 strips of paper on the bus shelter's glass is a wooden sign across the road at Morningside United Church.
HC IR 04
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Facing south east towards the Eric Liddell Centre, looking diagonally across the crossroads.
HC IR 05
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Through the bus shelter there's a glimpse of Everyone's Designs, a card shop that's been at Holy Corner for years.
HC IR 06
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The south end of Bruntsfield Place is home to the Edinburgh Bookshop. The road changes its name to Morningside Road as it heads further south to Church Hill and Morningside.
HC IR 07
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Facing north towards the city centre. The lime tree's leaves (as with other vegetation) reflect infrared light giving the snowy white appearance.
HC IR 08
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Same view but slightly wider showing more foreground and the topmost leaves contrasting with the deep blue sky - which appears almost black.

Technical note: The filter used was an IR72 which excludes almost all visible light. When composing a shot nothing is visible in the DLSR's viewfinder or LCD screen until after the shot is taken, when a red image appears. Thus there's a degree of luck involved.

HC IR 09
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A similar shot to the second picture on this page though less wide. Taken 5 years later.
HC IR 10
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Looking north east across the road junction. Bruntsfield Place on the left, Chamberlain Road on the right. Concealed from view are Colinton Road to the left and Morningside Road behind the camera to the right.
HC IR 23
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A surreal treatment. A fisheye view straightened out and filtered for fun.
HC IR 24
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Still looking north east but through a long lens, telescoping the traffic together.
HC IR 25
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A more normal view. The Tesco Metro shop and Bank of Scotland are on the left at the end of Colinton Road. Morningside United Church is straight ahead on the corner of Bruntsfield Place and Chamberlain Road.
The beginning of May and new leaves adorn most of the trees. I ventured out with my infrared camera and took a few photos. This first one is a conifer beside Leamington Walk near Whitehouse Loan.
Arthur's Seat
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The view from Bruntsfield Links. Frequently photographed by visitors with cell phones but a long lens is really needed to fill the frame with Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat.
Links Trees 03
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This and the next few photos all feature young trees with Warrender Park Terrace providing the background. Leamington Walk is the footpath descending to Marchmont Road.
Links Trees 04
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A tree catches the sun at the corner of Spottiswoode Street and Warrender Park Terrace.
Links Trees 05
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Warrender Park Terrace photographed from further down Leamington Walk.
Links Trees 06
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Sunlit leaves contrasting nicely with the tenement buildings.
The last of this sequence shows this vertical view of a young tree.
Napier Students Association was the previous occupant. This infrared photo shows it in late July 2015. Its present owner is unknown. Nature will soon take over if legal or financial machinations prevail.

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