A one-foot glide (that means "on one foot", not travelling twelve inches) is one of the earliest things taught in the NIDA SkateUK ice skating course. This is me trying one.
Don't you notice how relaxed everyone else on the ice seems to be... and how amazingly tense my whole body looks!
Oh well, practice will make less imperfect!
I've photographed the Muiravonside Aqueduct before. 250m long and 26m high, it is the tallest and longest aqueduct in Scotland. However, I have never photographed it from this angle!
I wasn't in the water, or even on it. Instead I used my monopod, holding it out in front of me as I faced the canal. And luckily I managed to avoid dipping the camera into the water! A little touch of Topaz adjust to add the "painting-like" finishing touches.
I am not a religious man, but I do enjoy the paraphernalia of Victorian christianity, especially the wonderfully over the top churches and hymns of that time.
Today, as this church near Dean Bridge in Edinburgh was bathed in golden hour light, I thought of Lesley Garrett's wonderful recording of "The Holy City" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyyldeYrqLc). The contrasting light, the intricately building bathed in golden sunlight seemed perfect for a powerful soprano fronting a symphony orchestra and powerful church organ shaking the floor with its massive bass notes.
On the technical side, this is a five-shot HDR merged with Photomatix, then a bit more processing to balance out the church with the rest of the shot.