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Forth Railway Bridge

Antony
Posted 13/03/2023 - 09:40 Link
I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago and took a train trip to Dalmeny and North Queensferry. It's a long walk down (vertically!) to the shore - and then up again!

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5 Spot the holiday cottage!
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6 Taken from the end of Dalmeny Station.
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Posted 13/03/2023 - 10:16 Link
Great images, I especially like the B&W wide panorama showing both bridges.

Cheers
Mike
Posted 13/03/2023 - 11:53 Link
These are superb, all of them, great captures there. Like Mike, I really like the B&W panoramas and his comment re. #1 and your capture of both bridges resonates with me. Nice job, Antony.
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Lubbyman
Posted 13/03/2023 - 11:59 Link
Excellent pictures of a structure that's much photographed and very familiar to almost everyone in this country and many further afield. You've managed to get some that are just that little bit different to the usual. I'm rather taken by the delicacy of the structure in no. 5 with the train giving a sense of scale, quite a different feel to the massive curves and arches in the more distant shots. Well done, the long walk down and then up was well worth the effort.

And I bet it would be a long walk over that bridge, too (thinking of the people who keep it in immaculate condition)!

Steve
MrB
Posted 13/03/2023 - 12:13 Link
A most enjoyable set - all great shots. As Steve has mentioned, number 5 shows the scale of the bridge, and what a huge structure it really is!

Philip
cbrog
Posted 13/03/2023 - 12:46 Link
Extraordinary photographs - I don't think I have ever seen shots that capture the sheer size of the structure so effectively. Brilliant .





Roger
Edited by cbrog: 13/03/2023 - 12:46
Spad
Posted 13/03/2023 - 13:16 Link
Great piccies....

1 is just epic!!!

4 and 9 are my other faves
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Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 13/03/2023 - 13:16
walkeja
Posted 13/03/2023 - 14:49 Link
Urbanmeister wrote:
These are superb, all of them, great captures there. Like Mike, I really like the B&W panoramas and his comment re. #1 and your capture of both bridges resonates with me. Nice job, Antony.

Funny, I can see all three bridges. I might have to go to the optician,
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Posted 13/03/2023 - 15:30 Link
walkeja wrote:
Urbanmeister wrote:
These are superb, all of them, great captures there. Like Mike, I really like the B&W panoramas and his comment re. #1 and your capture of both bridges resonates with me. Nice job, Antony.

Funny, I can see all three bridges. I might have to go to the optician,

You're right! I'll get me coat... (shuffles off, stage left, head down.)
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Posted 13/03/2023 - 18:31 Link
Urbanmeister wrote:
walkeja wrote:
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These are superb, all of them, great captures there. Like Mike, I really like the B&W panoramas and his comment re. #1 and your capture of both bridges resonates with me. Nice job, Antony.

Funny, I can see all three bridges. I might have to go to the optician,

You're right! I'll get me coat... (shuffles off, stage left, head down.)

Doh I missed that third bridge ...
bforbes
Posted 13/03/2023 - 23:16 Link
Beautiful photographs. I don't know if our Scottish cousins will quibble at the title. I've always been told it is the Forth Bridge, the others are the Forth Road Bridges
davidwozhere
Posted 14/03/2023 - 00:04 Link
It might be a long treck down but you really made the most of it having got there. These are magnificent.
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Antony
Posted 14/03/2023 - 09:55 Link
Many thanks for all your comments and interest. I enjoyed the day, I set out to get photos that showed the massiveness of the structure and was blessed with lovely weather. As the clouds moved across the sky each span of the bridge came out of shadow in turn. Magical!
Numbers 3, 4 and 8 were taken with the Ricoh GR3x, the rest with my K-70 and 55-300 PLM lens.

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