North Queensferry

With the roads quieter after the Christmas Festivities I took the car out to refuel and to have a drive to get rid of the cabin fever. I invariably end up near the Forth Bridges when I drive without a real destination in mind. This time in North Queensferry.

It was eerily quiet so I stopped to fire off a couple of shots from the camera. This one of the Forth Rail Bridge, after a severe amount of manipulation, I liked.

Forth Bridges

Another (mainly) unplanned trip on Wednesday night saw myself and @alycoste meeting up in South Queensferry. We took a walk along the coast to try and get some sunset shots but arrived ridiculously early for sunset! 

Alayne checking her Instagram likes :-)

Alayne checking her Instagram likes :-)

After searching for shells with holes in them for the obligatory "I am at the beach" shot. We spent a good amount of time blinding ourselves by looking directly at the sun through several seashells. The sun eventually made its way down in the west and the golden hour was upon us.

I haven't been back to South Queensferry since January and it was nice to feel the sun instead of the biting cold on this trip.

Click on the thumbnails for the full image.

The Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, about 9 miles west of Edinburgh. It is an iconic structure and is a UNESCO heritage site. During the Second World War it was the subject of the first bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over British skies. Thankfully the RAF and their spitfires defended the bridge, and it still stands today since its opening in 1890. There are some more interesting facts about the bridge at the Forth Bridges website.

We just don't build structures like this anymore. The Victorians really didn't build anything with half measures. Testament to this is that there is a second road bridge being built as the first one is basically falling apart.

Conditions weren't that great for taking pictures (22/01/2017), it was cold and misty. I got a couple of shots that I was happy with (click for larger versions).