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Nine on the Forth ...

By sut68      
On Sunday afternoon, Rich & myself left Pitlochry and headed to my brother's residence in Leith. on route we stopped off at South Queensferry to take in the Forth bridges.

This was the last one from the evening, and just before a fantastic Chinese Take-Away Grin Title refers to the huge IX shaped scaffolding on the nearest part of the structure.

Cheers for your continued support on my previous uploads, thanks for popping in.

Paul

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: Angi_Wallace, Briwooly, Nick_w and 117 more

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Briwooly 15 454 6 England
12 Nov 2009 9:04AM
Great composition and pov

Brian.........................................
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
12 Nov 2009 9:04AM
Great viewpoint Paul Wink
Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
12 Nov 2009 9:05AM
Superb image and large is king.

Ian
Pavan_Chavda 12 24 England
12 Nov 2009 9:05AM
This is very nice Paul.
Pavan.
FredF 14 1 France
12 Nov 2009 9:06AM
Great shot.

fred
angej 16 479 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:07AM
Lovely depth to this PaulSmile
Ange
Gary_Macleod 16 166 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 9:12AM
fantastic
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:14AM
WOW>
Scott
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 9:15AM
Thanks all, we had a bit of an audience watching and snapping us at this ppoint ... one biker said later that he and his girlfriend thought we were going to get stranded - no such luck for them though Wink

Paul
WildLight 13 145 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:21AM
Fab shot! Amazing clarity.

Joe
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
12 Nov 2009 9:21AM
Great viewpoint Paul and you bagged some lovely light to.
Tom.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 9:24AM
Got some nice light on the bridge just before sunset too Tom, maybe one of those will get an outing as well Smile

Thanks too Joe,
Paul
davidcollins 15 108 1 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 9:24AM
a cracker paul i agree with tom great viewpoint.
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
12 Nov 2009 9:25AM
Superb.
tomeda 13 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:31AM
Cracking shot
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 9:54AM
Possibly the best shot of the bridges I have seen and have seen a few having lived and worked in Edinburgh, great pov and the clarity is superb thanks for sharing Colin
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
12 Nov 2009 10:10AM
nice one fella, I'm glad we had a stop here en-route, it was good to shoot summat different and this is a cracker....
12 Nov 2009 10:16AM
Superb shot Paul

Chris
Phil1958 12 272 4 Wales
12 Nov 2009 10:22AM
Superb comp and I like the way the bridges seem to converge. Large is a must - even better.

Phil
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 10:30AM

Quote:the huge IX
.............. you mean the hideous scaffolding cover
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 10:48AM

Quote:Title refers to the huge IX shaped scaffolding on the nearest part of the structure

... I thought that's what I'd said Roy Wink Tongue

Cheers all, pleasantly surprised that this has done as well as it has ... thanks Smile

Paul
12 Nov 2009 11:17AM
fantastic shot nice light well taken.
Mark.
Skinz 18 94
12 Nov 2009 11:36AM
Oustanding image.

Rich
12 Nov 2009 12:07PM
Two bridges that have inspired a million image, this is one of the better ones, well done. Glad you didn't get stranded many do here.

Dougie
Sezz 16 619 15 England
12 Nov 2009 12:12PM
Superb view-point Paul, agree with Dougie - this is one of the best that I've seen from here too!

Sarah *
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 12:23PM
Brilliant light Paul. Not too long and we should never have to put up with scaffolding on the bridge again from what I hear.

Ian
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 12:38PM
That's what I'd heard too Ian, but not sure if they have to use scaffolding for their structural tests though ... let's hope not Smile

A huge thanks Rich for your UA, very much appreciated Smile

Ta everyone, catch up in a bit.

Paul
Hailwood 14 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 1:09PM
nice shot mate
andy
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
12 Nov 2009 1:16PM

Quote:Not too long and we should never have to put up with scaffolding on the bridge again from what I hear.


Thats right they are moving onto a coating system that has a much longer lifecycle (they were using some very old technology). The main problem has been getting all the older coatings off the bridge.

Paul the main reason for the scaffolding is to create an enclosure so they don't get any overspray. When they painted the road bridge there was some quite expensive claims from the re-decoration of the cars going over - theres also environmental / H&S considerations.
Right I'll put the anorak away.
MarkBroughton 13 286 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 1:27PM
Top quality fella, hope your well
Cheers
Mark.
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 1:27PM
Nicely caught here mate. You certainly made the most of your few days away didn't you!!
Smile
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
12 Nov 2009 1:58PM
Eee, I know which side of the river I need to be now............

Big and beautiful Paul, big and beautiful...

Wink

JP
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 2:15PM

Quote:Big and beautiful Paul, big and beautiful

Enough about me John, people will talk Wink

Had a blast Martin, bagged a few keepers too Grin

Cheers all, nick, take off the anorak and step away from the keyboard Wink

Paul
robs 17 685 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 3:11PM
That is pretty damn ace! Never managed to get a shot of the Forth Bridges myself, always felt that the scaffolding was a distraction, but it works well here!
Dennis_Bromage 13 45 20 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 3:20PM
Have to agree with all the above Paul. Think this has to be the best I've seen of this bridge. The light and colours are magical Smile
Den
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
12 Nov 2009 4:40PM
bloody brilliant, PAUL!

One of the best I´ve seen here today!

Jouko
javam 16 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 5:08PM
Yep, this is what I was hoping to get, two miles out it looked like I would too, sadly the very localised bank of fog had other ideas, it was freaky and damn cold, oh and dark too.

Looks great Paul and one I am sure is even better printed large.

Neil
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
12 Nov 2009 5:28PM
This would make a great poster for Visit Scotland ! A cracking image so clear and crisp , love the viewpoint for this.
Great to have met you.
Mary
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 6:11PM
Know what you mean about the scaffolding Rob, but just got lucky this time Smile

Sorry you got some fog Neil, maybe next time eh?

Lovely to have met you too Mary, hope that sensor is nice and clean now Wink

Cheers all,
Paul
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
12 Nov 2009 6:11PM
like the comp,congrats on the user award.lesley
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
12 Nov 2009 6:16PM
Impressive and an image to keep going back to look at...
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 6:40PM
Thanks Lesley and very nice of you to say Chris Smile
stevieb 17 3.0k 2 Panama
12 Nov 2009 6:42PM
Soemthing I've always wanted to shoot. We drove over the Queensfeery Bridge on Monday and couldn't see the car in front, let alone any bridges. :-( Cool shot.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 6:58PM
I've shot them before Steve, but not that seriously. It was good to get some decent conditions too ... maybe next year you'll get the chance. Cheers for dropping in mate.
LesF 14 182 9
12 Nov 2009 7:08PM
Very impressive this Paul, looks like a very productive weekend was had

LesF
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
12 Nov 2009 7:33PM
Stunning photo, great choice of viewpoint, beautifully taken and processed. Love the vibrant colours, just right for this image yet sometimes all too easy to overdo.

Rob
iansnowdon 11 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 7:48PM
Stunning, crisp image... Brilliant work.
Regards
Ian
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 7:49PM
A very productive weekend Les, but even more important one spent in good company too Smile

Cheers too Rob, one shot I am very happy with so I'm glad it's grabbed yours and everyone else's attention too Smile

Paul
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 7:50PM
Cheers too Ian - post must've crossed Smile
colin63 12 6 England
12 Nov 2009 9:10PM
Lovely shot Paul, well worth stopping off for.

Looks great large

Colin
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 9:30PM
Cheers Colin, we thought so too Smile
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 10:01PM
Briliant light Paul and comp is spot on as usual with the how low can you go angle capturing the foreground lead in.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Nov 2009 10:14PM
Cheers Gaz, getting the balance of foreground right without pointing the camera down too much and skewing the uprights was the main aim. Happy with this and a few others too.

Paul
Benas 11 1 Poland
12 Nov 2009 11:26PM
superb...
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 12:34AM
oh now thats a grand image Paul , love the viewpoint ,but the light and those wisps of red cloud creeping in make it for me Smile
deserves an award me thinks !
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Nov 2009 7:12AM
Thanks guys, glad you think so Andy Smile
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 2:09PM
A real pleasure to view, Paul. That late evening light is rather special, and the rocks fit perfectly within the two bridges frame.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Nov 2009 5:53PM
Thanks Ian, have a great weekend my friend Smile
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 8:07PM
Thanks, Paul. And you. Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Nov 2009 9:10PM
... already am thanks Smile
dazzaman 14 631 England
13 Nov 2009 10:19PM
ooh this is bloody fantastic mate. P E R F E C T.
not been on much lately. had the flu. just getting over it Sad
daz.
13 Nov 2009 10:28PM
Absolute cracker. Well done.
Chaz.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Nov 2009 11:29PM
Thanks Daz & Chaz Smile

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