The Three Sisters at Dawn
The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a fascinating and beautiful piece of engineering.
Designed to replace a series of locks, boats float out along a viaduct from the top of a hill, then enter one of two “baths”, 180 degrees opposed on the twin arms of a wheel. The wheel then rotates 180 degrees, swapping the top and bottom bath. Out the boat moves, 35 metres below/above its start point.
I used my recently acquired B+W ND 110 filter to get some nice skies and reflections in the water.
I processed the black and white images using Nik Silver EFX Pro 2. I was pleased with the results, and plan to write something up to show my workflow with it soon.
P.S. I’ve had a few requests to show where this is, so I’ve included a map.
On Christmas afternoon we made our way off Dartmoor through some woods. The snow had started to melt in the sunlight, producing a wonderful mist that caught the sun’s rays as they passed through the trees.
Entered in the Photo Friday ‘Glowing’ challenge.