Tay Rail Bridge

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by AlanT, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. AlanT

    AlanT Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Perth, Scotland
    The Tay Rail Bridge crosses the Firth of Tay, connecting the city of Dundee to the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. This is the second bridge since the first one collapsed in 1879, sending a train into the firth killing 75 passengers.

    The bridge has been well photographed but driving past at the weekend I decided it was time for me to have a go:

    Taken with GF1 + Lumix G 14-45mm, Hoya polarising filter and B+W ND106,
    1 exposure for the bridge and another for the sky blended together in Photoshop then converted to monochrome in Lightroom.
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very nicely done! The water looks as though it could be frozen but I assume not.
  3. AlanT

    AlanT Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Perth, Scotland
    Thanks Amin, the water is not frozen but the neutral density filter gave me a shutter speed long enough to partly smooth out the waves.
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  4. GaryCh

    GaryCh Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    Very very nice image indeed.

    Makes me want to make pilgrimage back to the place of my birth and shoot the Tyne Bridge and friends for probably the trillionth time in their life. : ))))

  5. binch_

    binch_ Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Dundee Bridges

    Love your rail bridge photo!

    Here's my recent Tay road bridge photo. I took loads, but my favourite is the one where the autofocus chose to focus on the handrail - arguably the most boring part of the shot :roll eyes: - but strangely pleasing...

    Hope you like :smile:

  6. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Alan - really nice shot. You picked the correct side/angle to shoot from, therefore hiding all the scaffolding that seems to be a permanent fixture on it these days.... :rolleyes:
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
    Great depth in that pic.:2thumbs:
  8. binch_

    binch_ Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Ha ha!! Who'd have thought that even on a relatively specialised international forum/community there'd be a wee cluster of Taysiders!!! Splendid
  9. sevenil

    sevenil Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Very good pics of the Tay Bridges, but lets not forget about their bigger, older, sister down the road.

    Taken with an LC1 (are they allowed in here?) and converted to B&W in Lightroom.

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