I took this mono image of the city from the Torry Battery whilst scouting a location for an upcoming photo shoot.
As I took-in the view, I noticed that the image captures a number of features of the city.
There are elements of the old: the intricate towers in the centre of the frame are Marischal College and the Citadel. To the left of these are the three cranes used in the construction of the new Marischal Square development – a project that has split the opinions of the city’s residents.
In the left of the foreground is Footdee (“Fittie”), a small fishing village based at the mouth of the river Dee. The large, imposing tower in Fittie is the Marine Operations Centre. Fishing and the sea are of great importance to the city.
The view is built-up in layers as a result of the light fog, which makes for a sense of depth.