Thanks to Barnado’s children charity we were able to buy tickets to go up the Forth rail bridge and see the world from 110meter up. It was a quick 30min experience but so worth it, I hope they will be doing this again. I know there is talks about making a tourist attraction on top of the Forth rail bridge, I hope this goes ahead.
Finally gave in and started a YouTube channel, still work in progress and I guess like my photograph with time and experience it will get better. I’m not a person that likes to be recorded so I will have to think of a way I will do this without getting myself caught or heard on camera. I have a few good ideas already and I have a friend who is very good with project planning and storyboards, so we’ll see what happens.
Anyway here’s a short video of images captured while walking over the new Forth Queensferry crossing which opens today for traffic.
Thanks for visiting.
Finally got around to opening a shop for images, I will keep populating it as I find more and more images I want to add.
Please have a look and send me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.,
Shop can be found at: www.Jacquesle Roux.co.uk
I was taking photos of the Forth road bridge and didn’t take make notice of the Forth rail bridge. It’s been taken to death BUT when I turned around I got this image.
I loaded it up on Viewbug and got into that month’s featured photos.
My best results so far on a single image. 50 peer awards and 120 likes as well as having 6 Photo Trifecta awards.
The actual image I was there for that night was this one.
I took a walk on top of the road brigde to see the sunset and new bridge.
Thanks for the visit.
Jacques le Roux
Foggy night’s has great potential for awesome photos.
Jacques le Roux
As Halloween will be here shortly we went hunting for the elusive ghost train.
A bit of long exposure light play at the trains station at South Queensferry. It’s a learning curve and we went out experimenting on Friday night.
So we stood at the end of platform 2 facing the Forth rail bridge and as trains went past tried to get the light trails working. After a struggle we eventually got some good shots.
Then it was onto trying to shoot the end of the train as it’s stationary and moving away. The only problem with this is the delay between trains arriving at the platforms. 15-20min wait and then a single photo. I have eventually decided to get my 2nd (my back up camera, I replaced the Canon 1D MKIII with another 7D) Canon 7D involved to increase the possibilities of some good shots. I had to use a camera backpack as a make shift tripod but will invest in another tripod for the future, I might even need another lens as the wide angle is a bit to short at times.
Here’s the results of us facing the Forth railway bridge:
And then moving to the back of each train working out how long to start the exposure before the train moves away to get
the illusion of transparency while having enough detail to see that it is a train.
Thanks you for having a look
Jacques le Roux
Beginning of August there was a blue moon and I thought I might as well try and capture it. I planned a walk down the Forth to take a few photos at sunset of the Forth bridges.
I walked a good distance and came to a point I could see Crammond island and it’s WW2 submarine defenses in the near distance. While I was taking the photos of the ship moored I looked around to see a huge moon rising. Almost totally missed as I expected it to rise 2 hours later. The size of the moon as it rises is by far the best due to the atmosphere and the way light plays tricks on our eyes.
To be honest the moon photos are nothing to write home about but it did give me a glimpse into the possibility of better photos in the future. As long as I plan it better of course.
I found 2 indispensable website for sunrise/moonrise photos.
http://suncalc.net = sunrises and sunsets
http://www.timeanddate.com = moon rise and moon phases
Here’s some of the photos I took as I was walking up and down the Forth.
I visited North Queensferry for a last attempt to get a nice moon lit photo. I think this one made it worth while.
Photographs by Jacques …