Don't worry about the numbering, they're not coming in chronological order.
In response to Forth Bridge #3, there were a couple of suggestions that maybe I'd pushed just a bit too far on the structure/sharpening, particularly on the blockwork that makes up the pillars of the bridge.
This image, which was captured during the same shoot as that other one, was about getting in much closer to the piers and to the steelwork. The idea was to try and focus in on the construction, rather than the overall impact of showing the whole bridge.
I'm interested to hear any views about the image of course, but also about how you think I've dealt the with blockwork of the piers and the steelwork of the superstructure of the bridge itself.
The other goal of the image was to contrast this late 19th century feat of engineering with the more modern (1960s) style of the road bridge.
By the way, if anyone is interested in reading about the Forth Bridge, Wikipedia actually has quite a good page, here. The page features a couple of pretty good panoramas that give you an idea of the wider setting.
Again, using Silver Efex Pro 2, I reduced contrast, upped soft contrast and raised the 'fine structure' on the piers. There was capture sharpening at Raw processing stage and output sharpening when I resized, in the GIMP, for posting on here. There was no content sharpening.
Canon 40D, EF 24-70 f2.8 L @ 68mm. ISO100. 2s@f22. Singh Ray Vari ND