South Queensferry at Night

Last weekend, on the way back from Edinburgh, we decided to stop off at South Queensferry, in West Lothian. Since I had my camera, I couldn’t resistΒ but to stop and take a few photos of the High Street, and both the Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridges. All the photos were taken at night, obviously πŸ™‚

South Queensferry High Street looking westwards

South Queensferry High Street looking westwards.

South Queensferry High Street looking eastwards

South Queensferry High Street looking eastwards.

 

Forth Rail Bridge at night from South Queensferrry - monochrome

Forth Rail Bridge at night from South Queensferrry – monochrome image.

 

Forth Rail Bridge southern end, with Hawes Pier lit up on right hand side

Forth Rail Bridge southern end, with Hawes Pier lit up on right hand side.

 

Forth Rail Bridge at night from South Queensferrry

Forth Rail Bridge at night from South Queensferrry.

 

The photos below, of the Forth Road Bridge, also show the new bridge in the background, with the main vertical support columns highly lit up at night. I think they are now working on the new Forth Road Bridge 24 hours a day.

Forth Road Bridge at night from South Queensferrry, with harbour in foreground

Forth Road Bridge at night from South Queensferrry, with harbour in foreground.

 

Forth Old and New Road Bridge at night from South Queensferrry

Forth Old and New Road Bridge at night from South Queensferrry. The new bridge is still being built, hence all the lights.

 

South Queensferry from Newhalls Road. Forth Road Bridge in background.

South Queensferry from Newhalls Road. Forth Road Bridge in background.

 

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35 thoughts on “South Queensferry at Night

  1. Gorgeous photographs. You’ve handled the lighting conditions perfectly. The rail bridge shots are my favourites. I’m keen to see what the new bridge looks like completed. I saw it being erected over the summer.

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  2. I really like the olde worlde look of the first photo: South Queensferry High Street looking west. Wonderful photos of the bridges, too, with the reflected lights. You certainly made good use of your short stop.

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      • I thought that, too. The old buildings look really pretty, especially being white. And I agree, them there cars are a danged nuisance to photographers nowadays. Lol πŸ™‚
        I liked the second photo, too, with the houses above the shops. It’s unusual to see front doors at that level. It’s usually flats, or rooms belonging to the shops, up there. By the way, how did you get that one really bright phot of the rail bridge? It was in great contrast to the other photos.

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  3. These are marvellous, Andy. South Queensferry is a picturesque place by day, but you’ve given me a new insight with your black and white night shots. The rail bridge is spectacular, and I love that first one of the High Street. Well worth stopping for on the way home. πŸ™‚

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  4. Both North and South Q. are favourite places. Where I grew up (near Polmont Station) I could hear/feel the piles being driven in for the 51 year old road bridge. Your photos have a particular significance now. Thanks for these great shots.

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    • Your very welcome πŸ™‚ The photos certainly do, with the bridge being shut. I feel really sorry for all the people who use the bridge to commute in and out of Edinburgh, it must be a nightmare to go around to the Kincardine Bridges twice a day.
      Both Queensferry’s are very nice, I can see why they are favourites of yours πŸ™‚

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