I’ll explain the reason for this seeming enigma of a structure in a few moments; but first off to I wish to offer apologies to readers of my Notebook as I have been somewhat remiss in uploading posts over the past few months; there is however a silver lining as I have accumulated much photo material in the period, so hopefully I will catch up with my posts by the end of January. Thanks for bearing with me in the meantime!
To continue, I’ve seen many excellent images on the internet of this rather puzzling East Lothian footbridge; the photos nearly always combine a high tide with a lovely sunset in the background. I was on a hiding to nothing here as high tide wouldn’t have arrived again until well after dark! However, I did have the benefit of a stubborn sea fog which hung around until early afternoon for high tide and helped isolate my subject from its surroundings. Also the effect of my long exposure on the surface of the water increased the sense of isolation.
And what of its purpose …… well, when the tide is out the bridge and its approach causeway form a crossing point for pedestrians over the Bield Water which flows into Belhaven Bay at this point, it’s as simple as that.
401 sec @ f/16 ISO 64 Nikon D810 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 86mm
99 sec @ f/16 ISO 64 Nikon D810 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 135mm