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"The Forth Bridge"

By RonnieAG
After Graham and I had visited Culross we moved along the Firth to North Queensferry to capture views of The Forth Bridge.

My thanks to all who commented on Light and Shade, and with special gratitude to Graham {digital-boi}, Martyn {brandish}, Trev {TrevBatWCC} and Ray (rayme330} for their precious User Awards.


This cantilever bridge was opened on 4th. March 1890 and is a tribute to Victorian engineering. It spans 8296 feet of the Firth of Forth and until 1917 when the Quebec Bridge was completed the Forth Bridge had the longest single cantilever span in the world. The clearance beneath is 151 feet.
And it carries 190-200 trains per day between the Lothians and the Kingdom of Fife.

Tags: Forth bridge Firth of forth Landscape and travel North queensferry

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cbrundage 9 4 United States
19 Apr 2015 1:47AM
An impressive structure - dwarfs the little boats. It makes an interesting contrast - the massive result of technology above and the marshy, chaotic scene below.
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
19 Apr 2015 4:46AM
An awesome architect
terryxc 9 7 England
19 Apr 2015 5:08AM
Superb image...

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2015 6:31AM
A fine composition and capture, Ronnie.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
19 Apr 2015 6:58AM
What a magnificent bridge to be constructed in those days...that is a lot of trains that pass by daily...a great shot Ronnie
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 7:16AM
Brilliant capture Ronnie
You have chosen a really interesting composition
For us
fentiger 20 920 24 England
19 Apr 2015 8:04AM
A fine capture of this iconic structure.

19 Apr 2015 8:11AM
Excellent Ronnie, a fine composition,
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 8:14AM
An excellent POV to capture this lehendary edefice and its surrounds. Great description too.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
19 Apr 2015 8:24AM
Wonderful clarity and compo, Ronnie.
19 Apr 2015 8:41AM
A very good pov here Ronnie, a very good scene indeed.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 9:04AM
i must get back there to see this bridge...very impressive
and your photo proves this
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
19 Apr 2015 9:19AM
A great image RonnieSmile
19 Apr 2015 10:11AM
Another very fine image from a braw day oot Ronnie in future you have to pick the day and date as it always ends up a good warm sunny day lol full of interest and detail the bridge is iconic for sure the modern versions existing and in progress cannot match the engineering and design of this structure. Next time we must try a pano of this structure I will upload a few of the church today at some point and I promise I will not tell every one that the king of flowers almost forgot to capture the fine ones at the church WinkTongueGrin

Him...of the light side
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 10:43AM
Very well composedSmile
xwang 13 56 8
19 Apr 2015 10:44AM
I heard a lot of talking about painting this bridge...I've never seen it for real.. interesting structure. Beautifully composed image, it must be difficult to compose it, as it's a very long bridge, but you make it more interesting by filling up your background and foreground.
Quote:.... it always ends up a good warm sunny day lol
Actually I was thinking about the fine sunny days you picked up.. because I saw some very gloomy pictures of this bridge, when it's under the sun, it's a different story.
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 11:09AM
super composition, great image.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 11:24AM
A superb image of this famous bridge for which you have given us the facts - the most surprising
of which for me is the number of trains which use it everyday!
the wide angle allows us a good view of its situation and surroundings.
Glad your weather was kind.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
19 Apr 2015 11:34AM
Impressive seems to be the popular description - in full agreement Ronnie. Interesting facts too.
ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 12:41PM
A great image Ronnie. Superb composition

19 Apr 2015 12:42PM
A stunning image of this iconic structure, Ronnie.

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
19 Apr 2015 12:52PM
Splendid view, Ronnie. About it's power !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Apr 2015 1:31PM
A good composition here Ronnie, with the boats helping to show the scale of the bridge for anyone who hasn't actually seen it. I seen it several times, but always on the move, so not had the opportunity to photograph it! Smile
Trev Smile
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 2:16PM
A terrific composition and view of this iconic bridge, Ronnie.

mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
19 Apr 2015 2:40PM
You certainly had better weather than when I was there Ronnie.
Good shot.
(I always fancied having a house below the bridge here.
Not so sure now though.If you were underneath it when you were there you
will have noticed how the ground ''shakes'' every time a train goes over the bridge !!)
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2015 4:03PM
A great capture of this iconic bridge RonnieGrinGrin

19 Apr 2015 7:07PM
A fine composition
19 Apr 2015 7:24PM
A great image Ronnie. What an impressive bridge GrinGrin

27 Apr 2015 7:05PM
Wonderful picture of a very impressive structure Ronnie! Super one!

All the best,

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