An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

The small island of Inchgarvie (or Inch Garvie) in the River Forth in East Central Scotland nestles beneath the middle cantilever pier of the World Famous Forth Bridge.

Inchgarvie was the site of a castle built for King James IV, Construction began in 1491.

Over the centuries, the island has been used as a compulsory refuge for victims of the Grandgore, (syphilis), a prison and a place of exile for the plague-stricken.

The island was fortified and permanently manned during both World Wars but has been uninhabited ever since.

At anchor on the seaward side of the River Forth just behind the Bridge is the MS Marina, a 66,000 ton Cruise Ship belonging to Oceania Cruises.

The Forth Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed structure. HB Number 40370.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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


Featured in : Your Country’s Best : 3 Sep 13
Featured in : All Things Photographic : 3 Sep 13
Featured in : BITS & PIECES : 4 Sep 13
Featured in : Treasured UK Structures : 18 Sep 13
Featured in : Artistry Group! : 12 Oct 13

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland, Bridges and HDR.


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  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Yes.. its Tom ..:-)
    Already small in the feed it had your signature all over Tom !!
    Another JEWEL in the box..
    The Cruise ship adds to the photo !!
    FAV ..John

  • Thank you my friend, I always look forward to your visits …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 1 year ago

    Awesome capture Tom and interesting info ..

  • Thank you so much Johanna …

    – Tom Gomez

  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoeabout 1 year ago

    Great photo, would love to see this in TUKS Treasured UK structures.. x

  • Thank you so much, I have added it to the group …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Themis
    Themisabout 1 year ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 3rd September 2013
  • Thank you so much, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 1 year ago

    September 2013

  • Thank you so much Polly …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    September 3, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Teresa …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • Always appreciated Carol, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you so much Gena …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    A fascinating study of relative sizes Tom, together with as usual an excellent description. Despite being dwarfed by the bridge, the “Marina” looks bigger than 1,252 passenger capacity.

  • Thank you kindly Trish …

    – Tom Gomez

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