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I took this shot of the Forth Bridge on Friday 10th April 09 while meeting up with Chris Clark. For those of us who live here, it is always called The Bridge – hence the title of this shot.

This unique steel Cantilever Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the river Forth at South Queensferry, Scotland. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker. The bridge was built by Sir William Arrol.

Constructed started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m and 57 fatalities among the construction crew (it is now believed that the actual death toll is likely to have been closer to 80).

The bridge is still in use today, carrying the railways to the north from Edinburgh.

Along with the Forth Road Bridge (about half a mile to the west) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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

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    GCAPAROover 5 years ago

    I fid some HDR images are OTT, not this one! love the shot.

  • Thank you so much Graham, I really appreciate your great comment.
    HDR is a wonderful tool for enhancing a shot, but it is easy to overdo it. My aim is always to get the best from the shot (I don’t always succeed, but I try). When I look back at some of my earlier HDR efforts, I am not so happy with them, but hopefully, I am getting better at it.

    – Tom Gomez

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkover 5 years ago

    that sky really caps this magnificent structure well. great perspective. well done.

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Mayina
    Mayinaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot of this well know bridge Tom. Likely I have stood in this same spot…………

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Nicely done

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 5 years ago

    Great picture. I was scared when I went across that.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture and edit!!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, nice angle!

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 5 years ago

    Great work Tom

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Great image Tom

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