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The small Highland Perthshire towns of Dunkeld and Birnam on either side of the River Tay are linked by the solid seven arched bridge which is said to be Thomas Telford’s Finest Highland Bridge.

The 4th Duke of Atholl commissioned Thomas Telford the great Scottish engineer to build the toll bridge in 1809. Telford did much to open the Highlands with canals, roads and bridges, many still in use today. In 1879 the locals successfully rioted against the continual toll charges, as the cost of the bridge must have been repaid by then. The large white toll gate was removed for the last time, in the middle if the night, to prevent a public demonstration.

Dunkeld Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 5620).

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

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.


Related shots can be found at Dunkeld or you can look at all my HDR shots.


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  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 5 years ago

    An interesting angle and insight to the detail of the picture adds further interest…to on already a perfect piece that would grace any home! Well taken Tom….as ever…

  • Thank you so much Anna-Marie …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    beautiful image

  • Thank you so much dear Kathy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    OOOOO Tom!!!!!!!! You are killing me, here!!!! You always find the MOST amazing locations to set up that magic camera of yours and bring us all the most exquisite images!!!!! And the SKIES!!!! OOOOOO!!!! Plus, love the history … sooo interesting!!!!! Well … another fave!!!

  • Thank you so much Lois, Dunkeld is a nice little place, I should also have mentioned that the shot was taken from the gardens of Dunkeld Cathedral. The skies in this case are not my favourite as it was a grey and cloudy June day. The rest of the country was sweltering under the hottest day of the year while we got rain and grey cloudy skies …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Photo and great story!!!

  • Thank you so much Brian, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture Tom x

  • Thank you so much lovely Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    … but oooo … how wonderfully dramatic and brooooody these wonderful skies are!!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Both versions … sooo glorious!!!!!! You must have done something wonderfully clever to charm Mother Nature into doing your bidding so beautifully!!!! LOL!!!!!!

  • You are so lovely Lois, I wish I could take credit, but you get what you get with nature – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanabout 5 years ago

    Remarkable, and beautifully done!

  • Thank you kindly Delany …

    – Tom Gomez

    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    I can almost feel the cool breeze wafting across the Tay.

  • Thank you so much Dave …

    – Tom Gomez

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful,

  • Thank you kindly Ann …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    A very beautifully done HDR job here Tom, great composition and colours as I expect from you mate..

  • Cheers mate, I was not too happy about the sky, but it was a typical Scottish grey day and there was no colour in the sky at all …

    – Tom Gomez

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