Life From 200 Feet


I was in Edinburgh recently and took a trip up the Scott Monument which lies on Princess St. There are four platforms to visit each via a narrow spiral stair case that seems to go on for ever. As each platform gets narrower so does each stair case, until towards to top it is near impossible to pass others.

This set of  images were taken mostly on the top floor looking down onto the street and gardens below. I find most fascinating the shadows the people make and how these shadows tell a story of their own.. Some describe the person others make it seem as the individual is being perused.

Most of the images have been composed to give a sense of drama or unease partly to reflect the unease I felt loping down to capture the photo. Use of monochrome brought out more texture and detail in the surface and improved the impact of the shadows.


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