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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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I took this shot of the Forth Road Bridge on Friday 10th April 09 while meeting up with Chris Clark.

It was a typical Scottish overcast day, the sky was just a solid mass of grey cloud. The HDR process is able to pick some detail from this and I quite like the effect.

Located 9 miles (15 km) west of Edinburgh, the Forth Road Bridge spans the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry and North Queensferry. When it was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 4th September, 1964, the bridge was the longest in the world outside the USA.

The bridge is nearly 1828m (2000 yards) long while its main span, of 1006m (3300 feet), is the tenth longest in the world; its towers are over 150m (500 feet) high. The deck, which carries four lanes of traffic with two walkways, is suspended from cables which are 5.9cm (2.3 inches) in diameter and composed of 11,618 high-tensile steel wires, giving a total length of wire of 49,280 km (30,621 miles).

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

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

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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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

Featured in : ImageWriting : 18 Apr 09

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