Graham Riddell Photography Scottish Borders | Scott's View in Winter Sunrise Panorama
Along the Way-0721Along the Way-0721Heading north on the Southern Upland Way across Blake Muir and Newcraig Hill towards Traquair and In the distance, Innerleithen. Southern Uplands, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK.

Scott's View in Winter Sunrise Panorama

December 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Scott's View Winter Sunrise PanoramaScott's View Winter Sunrise PanoramaEildon Hills from Scott's View near Dryburgh, Scottish Borders

Yesterday I was up at the crack on dawn in freezing temperatures (minus 5-C) and headed over to a famous natural beauty spot here in the Scottish Borders. Scott's View was a favourite viewpoint of Sir Walter Scott, distinguished and famous author & poet who's iconic gothic memorial stands prominently off Edinburgh's east Princes Street.

In this panoramic photo-stitch of 4 separate exposures you can begin to appreciate the reason why he so loved the place. I waited from the crack of dawn until the sun rose behind me and cast its warm, radiant glow over the distant Eildon Hills and the valley in from of me.

In the final composed shot the strength of the morning sun and its power to light up a dull, frozen landscape certainly took the chill out of my hour and a half wait for it to appear as its shadow gradually dropped forming a dark band on the foreground foliage and steepening hillside. The drop into the valley below is about 200 feet where the meandering river Tweed cuts a horseshoe U-bend.

 

 


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