Falkirk Wheel at dusk

Falkirk Wheel is the coolest boat lift I’ve ever seen . This was my third or fourth time photographing it since it opened in 2002. I’ve been here in the rain and before dawn. This time we went in the early evening at dusk. The rotating boat lift wasn’t operating at the time and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. It is the best photograph I’ve taken of the wheel, even though it was quite cold and windy that evening. Walking back to the car we realised why the area was so deserted. The gates to the carpark were padlocked shut – with only our car inside! After a frantic and embarrassing phone call to a local security company and 30 minutes later we were back out onto the road.

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