The wife thinks I’m crackers creeping out of the house at just after 4am as the early morning summer light is showing above the Forth.

Though I have done this later in the year as last year, in June you really need to be out and  about even earlier to get skies at the right low light level to balance with the streets still in relative darkness.

The use of a tripod and firing off 5 shots at different speeds gives a range of images to be  later combined into one – otherwise known as HDR (High Dynamic Range) using Photomatix Pro. Then into Lightroom and Photoshop to remove unwanted street lights, signs and chewing gum on pavements!!

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby

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Not many people around other than the newspaper vans – and the seagulls having a ball with rubbish bags left out over night by careless business owners.