UK - Scotland - Edinburgh City View from Calton Hill with the Dugald Stewart Monument in the Foreground during Snowy Blue Hour
Calton Hill is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the east of the New Town. Views of, and from, the hill are often used in photographs and paintings of the city. The name Calton is sometimes said to derive from "cold town" however this cannot be accurate as the name predates any settlement on the hill. It is more logically from the Gaelic either "choille-dun" (forested hill) or "cauldh -dun" (black hill). Given the hills black basalt structure the latter is the best fit.
While living in warm Middle east I have completely forgot how it feels to stand in subzero temperatures for long time. It was a strange painful feeling to have my completely frozen fingers and toes, defrosted and warmed up again.. But I guess when you are taking photos like these it is worth some of that discomfort..
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens’s focal length: 24.00 - 105.00 mm; Photo Focal length: 28.00 mm; Aperture: 10; Exposure time: 15.0 s; ISO: 100
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