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The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel

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Challenge: Wheels II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Falkirk, Scotland
Date: Jan 23, 2011
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2011

The Falkirk wheel, which is a large mechanical device used to link the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.

The wheel replaced a series of gates which took a barge around half a day to pass through, now it takes 15 minutes to go from one canal to the other.

I'm guessing I'll lose a lot of points becasue it will be difficult for those that don't know the structure to relate it to "Wheels".

Place: 11 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.0921
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8525
Avg (non-participants): 6.2527
Views since voting: 1380
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 152
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/01/2011 01:07:20 AM
Very cool photo. And what an amazing piece of machinery!

Here's a video showing it in action: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=n61KUGDWz2A
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01/31/2011 11:56:56 PM
Awesome contrast and patterns!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2011 06:43:19 PM
great post monochrome. 10.
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01/25/2011 06:33:40 PM
lovely symmetry and BW treatment
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01/25/2011 09:11:54 AM
This is fascinating. I just looked this up because I had honestly never heard of it before. What a feat of engineering, and perfectly represented here. Fantastic composition and great treatment of tones and processing. One of the more striking images to begin with, but also done really well and an interesting story. Sweet.
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01/24/2011 11:46:18 PM
This is mint. 9
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01/24/2011 10:16:26 PM
In all honesty, I originally just gave this a 6. But I've spent some time looking at it, and found so much more to this photo than I saw in my initial pass-through. Just love the shapes and contours of this structure, and the use of B&W was inspired. Only thing I would "recommend" is to drop the exposure on the sky a little bit (either a graduated filter or some burning) to really bring out the structure and let it stand out more. Irrespective of that one comment, I have revised my initial score and given this an 8. Well done!
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01/24/2011 05:52:31 PM
egg on my face, i didn't see any sort of wheel in there, with the exception of the title. however, i researched this "so called wheel" and wow that thing is amazing. bumped my original score up.

great exposure, contrast and reflection.
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01/24/2011 04:08:15 PM
Brilliant reflection, really suits the B&W, hope others understand the type of wheel it is.
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01/24/2011 11:37:39 AM
Terrific reflection.
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01/24/2011 09:22:27 AM
great lines and perfect reflection, this was well seen
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01/24/2011 08:34:24 AM
Amazing sharpness, I see this picture as a winner.
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01/24/2011 12:31:09 AM
Had to Google this to find out what it was. Fascinating - and nicely captured in your pic.
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