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Nicolson Street

The image above has been in my mind for a year, as I love the architecture and the personal significance (Surgeons Hall on the right and the University of Edinburgh Old College Dome in the center).


This view and its landmarks are nostalgic to one particular immigrant who one year ago was frantically trying to settle in; this view and it's landmarks told him he was almost home. Upon seeing the dome in the distance, he breathed a sigh of relief that the 47 bus ride was almost over. This view became special for that reason. Later, the immigrant realized Nicolson was one of the most congested routes in and out of Edinburgh, and began to avoid it at all costs. Occasionally, though - he'll enjoy a drive on that road as the passing landmarks give him that same feeling of relief: he's almost home.


I took this over three weeks ago but sat on it for quite some time, really unsure whether or not I was pleased with it. So I am interested in your thoughts. Two frames stitched together via 10 degrees of shift, both 70 seconds.


5D II + TSE 24L II + BW ND110 + Hoya CPL


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Taken on July 14, 2011