New addition to the Seascape gallery: Mist on The Forth Rail Bridge

Mist on the Forth rail bridge near North Queensferry
Mist on the Forth rail bridge near North Queensferry

What an amazing week has this one been! I should really be on holiday more often! Maybe that is the secret to achievement.

For the past 72 hours, a mist has appeared over the Firth of Forth, the estuary near Edinburgh Scotland. I think it might be due to the amazing sunny climate we have had this week and the earth being still very humid. Anyway, today noticing the mist was still very present I decided to head toward an iconic Scottish landmark: The Forth Rail Bridge.

The bridge:

This bridge was built in just seven years and was open in 1890. For 27 years it was the longest cantilever bridge in the world. Nowadays you see it featured on any brochure about Edinburgh or Scotland. Its structure and its red colour make it as emblematic as the Golden Gate bridge.Historically its construction has had a great impact on Scotland as it facilitated the travels from the South to the North East of Scotland. Before the bridge, one has to rely on the ferry crossing the Firth. Hence the name of the towns on either side of the bridge (South Queensferry and North Queensferry).

The shoot:

While I was hoping for more mist than I got, but I used my Lee filters (ND Grad, Polariser & Big Stopper) to increase the misty effect and inject a touch of tranquillity in the water. This was shot just before sunset.

Interestingly, on my way to this location (North Queensferry) I noticed a road sign indicating the Forth Road Bridge (its neighbour bridge for the vehicles) was to be closed from 10 pm tip 10:30 pm tonight due to the fireworks celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge. What a fantastic opportunity for me to capture some fireworks. I can already tell you the show, and my resulting photographs were beyond my expectations. Stay tune for my upcoming video about capturing fireworks (week of Sept 22nd, 2014).

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