Making photographs, not just taking them – Dundee, Tayside, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

As much as I’m looking forward to summer with the warmer days and lighter evenings, this week I was glad the evenings are so dark.  That is because I finally got to go on a shoot I had been planning since before Christmas and thanks to the good folks at the Falkirk Wheel, who kindly allowed us access after hours, I got to see and shoot a structure I’ve been meaning to visit for a long time.

The reason why I wanted to shoot this amazingly well engineered structure in the dark?  Because it is light with colour changing lights which can change the mood as the colour changes as well as highlight different sections.  The down side to this is I ended up with a lot of images as most compositions were repeated multiple times in order to capture the differing light and colour.  That is an issue I am willing to live with.

Other downsides to going at night in winter is that the wheel doesn’t turn at night and it was very cold.  But this didn’t dampen the mood and it is somewhere that I can see myself going back to visit either during the day to see it turn or again at night to try out other shots and I would highly recommend it to others too.

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