The classic view of the bridge at Belhaven Bay is as pictured in the preceding image – that is, seen from the side.
And lovely though it is from that angle, I wanted something different; I have never once seen the bridge captured from this particular angle (quite possibly for very good aesthetic reasons) so this is the shot I went for.
I quite like the result I got – seeing the bridge like this really made me wonder what it was all about and I felt the structure was more dynamic seen from this perspective. Each to their own.
The enormous Bass Rock should be very large and very visible in this shot – however, thick fog all along the east coast ensured it was entirely hidden. As it happened, I don;t think I really minded – it gave the image a minimalistic quality and focussed the attention squarely on the bridge itself. The bridge stands in splendid isolation in Belhaven Bay and leaves people wondering precisely why it is there.
The day I made this image, I had travelled to a little beach over on the east coast. It was a stunningly beautiful day and despite the brooding sky, it was very warm and quite humid. I had watched this cloud very slowly moving across the sky and it was really that which I wanted to capture but I needed to wait for some people to come into shot to give a point of focus. Once they were in the right spot, I hit the shutter button and the moment was captured.
A brief visit to Portobello Beach early this morning resulted in four images, this being one of them. Exposed over two minutes, the beach looks calm but the reality was that a strong wind was keeping the sea quite choppy.
I have a thing for clouds – I just love them. I love watching them, and I love photographing them. Each one is completely unique and never to be repeated. They are also incredibly beautiful.
This one was a fine example and I watched as it moved very, very slowly across the skyline above Gullane, on the East Coast of Scotland. I was captivated by it and wanted to make an image of it. The couple in the image were perfectly placed, I thought, and added a sense of scale to the scene.