Forth Bridge, September 2005
Nikon D100, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM at 70mm, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO 200
What was I photographing on this day in previous years?
Sixteen years ago it was the Forth (rail) Bridge on my first ever trip to Scotland.
Although I did photograph the bridge as a whole it’s these detail shots, complete with trains, that remind my of the hour or so spent at South Queensferry as the sun went down…
Forth Bridge and Inchgarvie, September 2005
Nikon D100, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM at 125mm, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO 200
National Coal Board Fife Area No.19
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f8, – Ilford HP5+ rated at ISO 320
This Hunslet Engine Co Ltd ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST locomotive was built in 1954 for the National Coal Board (NCB) and spent its entire working life in Fife, first at Michael Colliery and then at Comrie Colliery until the latter’s closure in 1986 when it was purchased by the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway (B&KR).
I only took one pic of the loco during my visit to a steam gala at Bo’ness in November 2018, I was too busy riding up and down behind it!
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
The Forth Bridge, October 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 26mm, 1/105s, f16, ISO 400