Aerial view of Edinburgh (30 x 40 cm) framed print
30 x 40 cm ready to hang black framed print featuring artwork Aerial View of Edinburgh by Alfred G Buckham, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Image size 24 x 19.5 cm, frame size 43.5 x 33 cm. Printed in high-quality 240gsm smooth matt paper with light, fine-grain surface texture.
Alfred Buckham was an English photographer and he was the first head of aerial reconnaissance for the Royal Navy in the First World War and later a captain in the Royal Naval Air Service.
Buckham would look for a sky which complemented the city or landscape below, and even add tiny planes to create the look of a one-shot photograph. He continued to take aerial photographs with a heavy plate camera, leaning perilously out of the aeroplane, where his delight in picture making greatly increased the risk of accident. Presumably these were the perilous conditions in which the photographer took this dazzling picture of Edinburgh.
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