Falkirk Wheel at Night

This nearly didn’t make it on to the website for a number of reasons. It very almost didn’t get taken at all due to the weather conditions. It is pretty rare for me to take  photographs in the rain, but this was the first time at night, with the tripod and wide angle lens trying to capture a quick night shot before heading back to the hotel in Edinburgh. I started the day with a pre-dawn night shoot of the Forth Bridges before driving to Glasgow (via the Falkirk Wheel for sunrise) and then back here in the evening.

This is a long exposure, so it is hard to make out the rain. I couldn’t see through the camera which was shockingly wet. I couldn’t see if the camera had locked on the focus, or if the photo was going to be level, but I quickly set up the tripod and fired of three exposures at different settings and angles and this was my favourite. Although when I reviewed them back at the car I was very close to deleting them, as I thought next time I can do better. Next time I will do better and it won’t be raining, but at least I have something to show from this location at night.

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