Taken from the Hawes Pier in South Queensferry, Scotland, the town where I live, at 12:52 PM on 10th February, 2011.
Dominating the shot is the Forth Bridge. This unique steel Cantilever Railway Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the River Forth from South Queensferry, to North Queensferry.
The Forth Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A listed structure. HB Number 40370.
Constructed started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m (~£205m in todays prices) 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)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.
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South Queensferry, Lowland Scotland, Bridges and HDR.
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