“To those who talk and talk and talk, this adage should appeal; The steam that blows the whistle, will never turn the wheel” (Anon)

This is my take on the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, the world's first rotating canal boat lift. The boats are lifted from the base up to the next level of the canal by rotation of this massive wheel, which only uses power equivalent to boiling the kettle to power each rotation - an amazing piece of engineering and architectural design. I used a long exposure to capture its rotation, which I think added a great sense of movement and dynamism which would be missing with a regular static shot. This proved to be a very challenging shoot in that the wheel only operates every half hour, and because of the required exposure time I only really had one chance to shoot on each rotation. It ended up taking several hours (with a lot of waiting around inbetween) to get it right, not least because of the constantly changing light conditions, but for me it was worth it to hopefully create something quite unique.

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