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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

By PaulMillar    
Hi all, thanks again for all the fantastic comments, UA's and the HC award from EPZ............................

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. It was opened on 4th March 1890, and spans a total length of 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the "Forth Bridge" since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name. The bridge was begun in 1883, took 7 years to complete, cost the lives of 98 men and nearly 58,000 tonnes (128,000,000 lb) of metal and used 10 times as much metal as the Eiffel Tower. It was deliberately chosen to look strong, due to the collapse 4 years earlier of the first Tay Bridge.

Its been a strange weekend, had a total bank out if you can call it that, tip toeing by the campers at Loch Etive on Saturday stood and watched as the most fantastic pink sky came up behind me. I thought how stunning the Loch will be, only to be totally left gob smacked as the sky in a mater of minutes right above my head turned pure blue. Wrong place wrong time. Spent the next 1/2 hour talking to the campers. The wind had got up by now and even with a fast shutter speed the day seemed gone. So went out today as usual in the dark a good 2 hours before sun up to drive the hour to Firth of Forth. Took this just before the sun came up but was very overcast and as I stood there thought a conversion was in order. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do......................

have a great week............


Tags: Mono Scotland General Seascape East coast Black and white Firth of forth Forth rail bridge Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Sep 2013 3:54PM
This is excellent Paul !! One amazing image !!

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 4:12PM
A very interesting and well written pre-narrative which supports this magnificent monochrome so very well...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
TonyPrower 7 34 3 Iceland
30 Sep 2013 4:20PM
Fantastic composition and fantastic long exposure!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:40PM
The sky and the lights look great, but it's the composition that impresses me most, with the anchor in the foreground, not overlapping any part of the bridge and yet seeming to be pointing up at it (in a yoga positionGrin).
30 Sep 2013 5:47PM
An excellent mono capture. Great composition.
30 Sep 2013 5:58PM
Superb - a beautiful mono presentation.

30 Sep 2013 6:00PM
This really is a super Mono image Paul, and thanks for the info in your write up.

John Smile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
30 Sep 2013 6:17PM
A well composed classic black 'n white image.

AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 6:41PM
Great viewpoint Paul! this is a lovely long exposure giving the shot a lovely sky
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 8:21PM
Stoater Paul , nicely composed and i love the cloud movement SmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:38PM
This positively sparkles Paul - excellent composition and long exposure has worked it's magic on the sky.
I'm amazed the starburts didn't blur!
30 Sep 2013 10:01PM
Kate, the lights had such a strong glow that that's why they said more in a star profile. Also no fancy Lee filters this time, 15 seconds did not seem long, using the aperture at 14.0 gave me that longer time and just a little tweak with ISO and compensation just on plus side, gave me what I was looking for...........colour looked great but light just a little to bright.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 10:32PM
Great bit of FG interest here Paul with the anchor.
Super shot.
30 Sep 2013 10:34PM
Wow! What a reward when you click on the thumbnail! Wonderful composition and mono conversion
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 10:35PM
superb composition and image Paul, like it a lot SmileSmile
1 Oct 2013 8:07AM
A superb composition and a wonderful mono image Paul. Really like this one
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 4:54PM
Paul I can only echo what the others say... SUPERB
Wonderful - love the sky.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 10:49PM
Marvellous composition and conversion into mono. Love those starbursts! Great work!
Ayoob 7 Australia
11 Oct 2013 11:26PM
A cracking landscape shot , Paul - very well done ...this is a great image....GrinGrinGrin

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