MS Marina off Inchgarvie

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

The small island of Inchgarvie (or Inch Garvie) in the River Forth in East Central Scotland nestles beneath the middle cantilever pier of the World Famous Forth Bridge.

Inchgarvie was the site of a castle built for King James IV, Construction began in 1491.

Over the centuries, the island has been used as a compulsory refuge for victims of the Grandgore, (syphilis), a prison and a place of exile for the plague-stricken.

The island was fortified and permanently manned during both World Wars but has been uninhabited ever since.

At anchor on the seaward side of the River Forth just behind the Bridge is the MS Marina, a 66,000 ton Cruise Ship belonging to Oceania Cruises.

The Forth Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed structure. HB Number 40370.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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

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Featured in : Your Country’s Best : 3 Sep 13
Featured in : All Things Photographic : 3 Sep 13
Featured in : BITS & PIECES : 4 Sep 13
Featured in : Treasured UK Structures : 18 Sep 13
Featured in : Artistry Group! : 12 Oct 13

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

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