Forth Rail Bridge – Calmed Waters

I was walking along the harbour wall at South Queensferry and the views weren’t that promising. The seas were extremely choppy and the skies were full of dull clouds. Suddenly, the the far off skies started to brighten and the scene started to lighten a wee bit.
Setting up the camera on the tripod, the textures of the stonework began to stand out in the new light and its leading lines pointed nicely to the unmistakeable shape of the Forth Rail Bridge (composition ticked!).
The first shot was too messy with the waves dominating the frame. So a long exposure was needed to simplify the scene and flatten out the sea.
The result is really satisfying. Moral of the story here is perseverance!

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