Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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Trying out my first digital camera


The new hotel being built at the junction of Lady Lawson Street and Lauriston Place on the site of the Tap o' Lauriston: probably the best pub in the entire history of the universe, ever. Admittedly, it occupied the basement of one of the most hideously ugly examples of 1960s architecture in Edinburgh. This was probably the first photo I took with my first digital camera, a Fuji F-601. For a pocket-sized camera, it took quite amazing photos; however, I didn't have Photoshop at the time and had to edit my images with the highly-inferior software that came with the camera, hence the less than perfect image-quality. For some reason it saved jpeg files at something much lower than the highest image-quality setting. It took me ages to work out why my photos didn't look as clear and crisp as I knew they should, and it wasn't until someone gave me an illicit copy of Photoshop that I sussed out what the problem was. 5th February, 2003.


The foot of Victoria Street in Edinburgh's Old Town, viewed from its junction with the Grassmarket, 5th February, 2003.


North-westerly view from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, with the huge gasometers of Granton Gasworks prominent in the centre of the photograph and the snow-covered Ochil Hills in the distance. 5th February, 2003.


A north-eastward view from Calton Hill towards Leith, the Firth of Forth and Fife on 5th February, 2003.


The National Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 5th February, 2003.


A westward view from Calton Hill towards the fabulous Edinburgh skyline in the late afternoon of 5th February, 2003.


A southward view towards one of the monuments on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 5th February, 2003.


A view from Calton Hill towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh, on 5th February, 2003.


Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 5th February, 2003.


A view from my kitchen window towards Salisbury Crags in the late afternoon of 5th February, 2003.
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