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Copyright: Jon Fair (Jonela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-07
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Sony Alpha A300, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom, 55mm CPL Polarizer
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-16 0:06
Viewed: 1618
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am sorry it has taken this long to put this shot up but have been working in Essex for most of last week and the computer was playing up as well. This is another shot of the Falkirk Wheel that links the Forth & Clyde canals, it rotates at a faster pace than you would imagine. The barge that is being lifted up is used for visitors to both view and experience the journey to the top and traverse the canal above before returning.

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland. The two canals were previously connected by a series of 11 locks, but by the 1930s these had fallen into disuse, were filled in and the land built upon.

The Millennium Commission decided to regenerate the canals of central Scotland to connect Glasgow with Edinburgh once more. Designs were submitted for a lock to link the canals, with the Falkirk Wheel design winning. As with many Millennium Commission projects the site includes a visitors' centre containing a shop, café and exhibition centre.

The difference in the levels of the two canals at the wheel is 24 metres (79 ft), roughly equivalent to the height of an eight storey building. However the Union Canal is 11m higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel, and boats must pass through a pair of locks to descend from this canal onto the aqueduct at the top of the wheel. The aqueduct could not have been positioned higher due to conflicts with the historically important Antonine Wall.

The structure is located near the Rough Castle Fort and the closest village is Tamfourhill.

All c and c's are welcome

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Hello Jon! Very interesting topic, original idea, good capture, perfect light and bright, superb sharp. Well done!

now this is good Jon lots better than the last one excellent details grt pov all round good shot tfs
regards bryan

Hello Jon,

A very well taken shot!
It is sharply focussed, is well composed and contains fine details of reflections, shapes and textures.
I like it very much.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Nice crisp, clear, sharp shot of this interesting structure Jonny. I think you've composed this very nicely, and the colors are really great too.
Nice job

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-11-16 12:32]
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Hi Jon,
Great shot, I must say this looks better showing the full mechanism at work, beautiful colours and sharp as a pin, nice PoV on this. TFS

Hi Jon..nice sharp shot...well composed..nice work.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-11-16 18:47]

Hi Jon,
Aye, these Scots are clever people! Thanks for posting another view of the Wheel - good pov and sharpness

Ah this is what I was hoping to see A fascinating device It must be amazing to come up and down on this thing ;-) Beautiful shot Jon Great colours,reglections, sharpness and well composed and good note Nice work
warm regards

Bonsoir Jon.
Impressionnante construction bien présentée au travers de cette belle composition.
Les couleurs fortes sont superbes et donnent un bel effet à l'image.
Bonne soirée.

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