Sunday, 20 May 2012

Heart of Midlothian 5 - Hibernian 1...Cup Parade, foot of Ardmillan

Hearts Victory Parade Scottish Cup 2012
I went down today to watch the Hearts team on their open-top bus Scottish Cup victory parade through the streets of Edinburgh (well those that are not closed for tram works, or deep in Hibees territory!). I caught this shot of the open top bus at the foot of Ardmillan Terrace, just along the road from the home ground, Tynecastle. I took three bracketed exposure shots, not really expecting an HDR image to work very well ,as there was a lot of movement, but it did! Incredible scenes, and what was so noticeable was the ages of fans...everything from babies in prams, right up to the very elderly, it felt like a real family occasion. There are going to be some sore heads tomorrow...


  1. Great stuff - these are not easy shots to do as my Facebook album demonstrates! I like this!

  2. Your right Iain, not easy to capture moments like this as you only have a few seconds (I thought the bus might stop at this particular point for a didn't), you always run the risk of having a flag or hand ruin the shot, and the sun was almost straight in front of me by this time of day...all recipes for a photo disaster! Your shots were great as well, must have been some atmosphere up at the City Chambers :-)


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