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Circle Of Light

By AllistairK
On the south side of Falkirk the Union Canal, running between the town and Edinburgh, drops over 30 feet through two locks before flowing into the Forth & Clyde canal which runs between the rivers Forth ( a few miles to the east ) and Clyde ( on the west coast just north of Glasgow ). The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift and situated between the two locks. Boats & barges emerge from a tunnel behind me and continue into a gondola at the far end of the structure. As that gondola is lowered, a further 79 feet, another is raised containing a vessel travelling in the opposite direction. The electricity used is minimal and roughly equivalent to that required to boil 8 kettles. Itís not lit every night but Scottish Canals kindly switched on the lights on Tuesday so a few of us could exercise our tripod legs.

Tags: Canal Night photography Water Transport Reflections Falkirk wheel

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Chrism8 15 1.0k 31 England
16 Oct 2021 12:45PM
Superb Smile
16 Oct 2021 12:49PM
Lovely night-time photography.
RonDM Plus
7 299 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021 12:50PM

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021 3:09PM
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021 4:09PM
Spectacular !! GrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021 6:12PM
That's amazing, I've never seen it lit up like this.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
16 Oct 2021 7:59PM
Very nice indeed.
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
16 Oct 2021 10:37PM
I never knew it got lit up, super night shot.
ZenTony Plus
6 12 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021 10:55PM
Beautiful Allistair.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
16 Oct 2021 11:16PM
An outstanding image of this remarkable location !
26 Oct 2021 1:38PM
Captured many times, but this is one of the Best

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