Canal boats moored by the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal next to the Falkirk Wheel, at Tamfourhill, a suburb of Falkirk in Central Scotland.

The Falkirk Wheel is a unique rotating boat lift which links the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these were dismantled in 1933, breaking the link.

In five and a half minutes, the wheel can lift two canal boats at the same time, along with the water they are floating in, 35m (115ft) from the Forth and Clyde Canal to the level of the Union Canal.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.


Featured in : THE BEST OF ANYTHING & EVERYTHING : 11 Aug 13

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland.


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  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Super again Tom !!
    Even slightly Dutch.. the boats and canals :-)

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraabout 1 year ago

    This is fascinating stuff Tom……………………….great image………………….x

  • Thank you dear Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 1 year ago

    Great capture Tom. and what a great way to live.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you kindly Jude …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 1 year ago

    A’har me hearty’s!
    I spy a fine work of art on me port bow!

  • Always appreciated mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you kindly Elfriede …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 1 year ago

    Great capture, Tom!!

  • Very much appreciated Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 1 year ago

    That’s such an interesting location!

  • Thank you kindly Mel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    Cool shot Tom – Love it xx

  • Thank you so much Gail …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture Tom!

  • Very much appreciated Arfan …

    – Tom Gomez

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