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The Falkirk Wheel

We had a few days away with the kids last week, so headed up country and spent a fantastic afternoon at the Falkirk Wheel Definitely worth a visit


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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

nice B/W conversion Greg!
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

That's one of the places on my visit list. I'd love to see it for real. In the meantime your shot is brilliant, excellent treatment too.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Well done, love the treatment.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

That's a facinating place I'd love to visit, nice shot Greg.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Great treatment there - is it HDR?

Would love to visit that famous structure one day.

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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

A lovely place to visit, and a good mono conversion.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Lovely B&W shot. Forgive my ignorance, but is this something similar to the Anderton boat lift?

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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

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Lovely B&W shot. Forgive my ignorance, but is this something similar to the Anderton boat lift?

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Similar purpose - to raise or lower a canal boat between two different levels, but where the modern Falkirk Wheel does this in a rotary motion, the Anderton Lift (see below) is a "conventional" lift.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/argyllphotos/5660930786/
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

The concept is the same but in this instance, the boat goes into a holding dock which then rotates - hence the 'Falkirk Wheel' - and raises it to another level. You then sail out into a channel - as seen in the photo - then along a short stretch of canal into a wide area in which the boat turns around to sail back into the upper docking area. The 'Wheel' can take two boats at a time... raise one up and drop one down all in one single operation. AFAIK,it is the only one of its kind.

Plenty of parking. A good day out with a large parkland to walk around with some unusual sculptures. You can actually walk up to the upper level and walk along the channel and the canal.

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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

The mono conversion has given quite a surreal feel to this, which I like.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

I thought the 'Falkirk Wheel' was a Ceilidh dance.

A very effective image of an amazing looking contraption.

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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Its no finished yet.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...cott-edinburgh

The frames for these are now stored about 400m from their final 'stable'.
35m high in shiny steel they will look something else (and probably cause a few pile ups on the M9 next door). Due to be completed in September.
He has a number of other fine sculptures around Central Scotland. To my mind the best, so far, is Arria. A fine looking woman.

http://www.its-called-cumbernauld.co...he-nauld.shtml
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Nice - errrr - tail fin!
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel

Thanks for the nice comments

It is a wonderful piece of machinery and captivating to watch in operation We booked a trip on the Wheel but it was unfortunately cut short when a fire alarm went off and we had to abandon ship at the top The view more than made up for it though

Martin asked if this was HDR. I used Topaz in the processing so there is a pseudo hdr effect applied using the "spicify" filter

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