Forth Bridge Sunset
This is a 25 second exposure of a floodlit Forth Bridge, taken in December 2014. I take the time to shoot the bridge almost every time i travel to Scotland; it always seems to look a little different. The tide was in for this shot, which makes such flat calm long exposures every more possible.
A 20 second exposure of the Forth Bridge, taken during dusk (just after sundown) on a winter's December evening in 2014 from South Queensferry.
Floodlit Forth Bridge
One of my favourites of the Forth Bridge - taken late on after sun down when the blue hour light was at its finest. I nearly walked back to the the car and missed this shot, but I'm glad I looked over my shoulder as it is probably the best shot i got that evening. December 2014
Firth of Forth
This is the infamous Forth Road Bridge. Infamous due to it's ongoing structural deficiencies and maintenances issues, which eventually took such a toll that a new bridge (The Queensferry Crossing) can be seen growing in the background, December 2014.
Forth Bridge Lights
Forth Bridge Mono
Black and White images of the Forth Bridge look so much better with the tide in - it promotes a more minimalist feel to the shot. I had such an opportunity when I visited South Queensferry in December 2015. Scotland.
Forth Rail Bridge
This is one of my earlier Forth Bridge shots - a more classic composition with a simple black and white conversion. I stood on the shoreline for quite some time waiting for the light to change. Of course, I kept on having to retreat as the tide lapped every more at my feet. It was a challenge to keep coming up with a decent foreground composition! December 2013
The Two Bridges
Moonlight over the Forth Bridge and the very soon to be replaced Forth Road Bridge. Taken from the breakwater at Port Edgar marina. I'd love to be able to get safer / better access to this position; this is handheld which is fairly limiting from a creativity point of view. 2015
Forth Road Bridge
The Forth Bridge has suffered from a number of structural problems for many years now. An elegant looking bridge, but it's days as the principal connector between Fife and Lothian are numbered. The Queensferry Crossing will open in 2017 to replace it. This shot was taken in May 2012, when the new crossing was just a twinkle in Holyrood's eye.
Tranquil Firth of Forth
This a 117 second long exposure of the Forth Bridge, happily with the tide in to help with that smooth lake effect. I like the pastel like colours in this image, with the blues of the Firth of Forth complementing the bridge and the clouds. December 2014
South Queensferry Panorama
As of 2016 to 2017, this will an image of the past - just two bridges crossing the Firth of Forth. Absent the new crossing, this was a typical late summer evening shot at South Queensferry, Scotland. 2013
Forth from North Queensferry
I haven't taken many shots of the Forth Bridge from the North Queensferry side of the estuary, but it was interesting to explore options (in the rain) in December 2016. This is a slightly unconventional composition, taken from the end of a very slipper pier.
In the last throws of construction, this is the new Queensferry Crossing, taken on a rainy night from North Queensferry, Scotland, 2016.
Floodlit North Queensferry
I've seen other people's images showing the mist shining in this distinctive v-shape on the south the of the Forth Bridge, but i'd never seen it myself until i took a trip through to shoot the bridge in the rain in December 2016.
The Big Bridge
Forth Bridge, South Queensferry, 2017. f/9, 1/500s exposure.
Still Waters of the Forth
This is a 30 second long exposure, using a 10 stop filter, of the Forth Bridge, Scotland. Got here in time to meet the tide coming in a starting to inundate the mooring bollards on Hawes Pier. 2017
Forth Bridge with the Big Stopper
Another 10 stop filter image of the Forth Bridge. The long exposure and the constructing colours make this a prime target for monochrome conversion. I tend to find minimalist images best for black and white. Scotland, 2017.
The Other Bridges
An image that will soon stabilize and become a fixture on the horizon, now that the distant Queensferry Crossing is nearing completion. Scotland, 2017.
First time i had taken the time to wander around this part of North Queensferry, in Fife, Scotland. It does provide an interesting vantage point for this panorama of the Forth Bridge, however. 2017.
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