The name from this blog is cribbed from an old Edinburgh set police drama starring Mark Strong called Low Winter Sun. The name always appealed to me, and must have appealed to some American TV producer too when they decided to remake it, again with Mark Strong, but this time set in Detroit.
Always thought they missed a trick moving the remake to the other side of the pond. I’ve seen Detroit, I liked it, and even though it was before I was really into photography I can remember it holding great potential for interesting urban images. The name Low Winter Sun however was never better suited than to Edinburgh in the autumn and early winter. The light is soft and harsh at the same time, it comes at you from angles you don’t expect and lights up the city, old and new, in different ways even day. It’s my favourite time of year and when the day is clear one of my favourite things to do is to grab a camera and head out.
Of course it starts to get dark earlier and earlier, and when that happens another part of Edinburgh culture comes to the fore… a group of friends, a big restaurant table, lots of wine and fun times.
(All photographs copyright Lewis Brown)