While wandering along Princes Street yesterday in heavy rain, I stopped to grab a shot of the Scott Monument. Such sunlight as was peeking out of the clouds caused a degree of backlighting which meant that the detail on the monument had to be pushed using the highlights control in software. The other problem was the incredible amount of street furniture that the trams have brought. I had to wander back and forward like a sentry to find a spot that minimised the impact of the posts, this angle puts a post right in front of the right hand gothic upright and makes it less noticeable. I love the Scott monument and actually think that it suits the dark rainy weather.