Sunset framed and shadowed
Sunset view from the roof terrace of the National Museum of Scotland earlier this week, one of the best (and free!) places to take in views of the city. This time of year the sunlight is stretched out to a warm, coppery-gold, especially around sunrise and sunset. Add in the contrast of that autumnal light with the long shadows over Edinburgh's geology and architecture and it is just glorious to drink in (the pics really don't quite capture the light quality, not as it looks to the eyes, standing high up, looking over this remarkable city).
Through the wall at this end of the roof terrace you can see the dome of Old College, an iconic landmark on the Old Town's skyline. The shadows on the wall and the amber light caught my eye first, then from where I was standing I could see how the cutout in the wall framed the dome at the other end of the block from the museum, like a picture, so I thought I would try and get them all in shot, it just appealed to me.