A Wheely Good Idea

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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The Falkirk Wheel, a unique rotating boat lift at Tamfourhill, a suburb of Falkirk in Central Scotland.

The Falkirk Wheel solved a major challenge; to link the Forth and Clyde Canal, which lay 35m (115ft) below the level of the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these were dismantled in 1933, breaking the link.

In five and a half minutes, the wheel can lift two canal boats at the same time along with the water they are floating in.

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

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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Featured in : YOU GOT IT, WE WANT IT : 15 Jun 13

Sold 1 Postcard : 10 Oct 15
Sold 1 Acrilic Block : 6 Feb 17

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland.

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