30 Jul Walking Across to Cramond Island
Source: Maclean Photographic
Yesterday we took a trip along the coast to Cramond for a picnic and a bit of family time. We had our picnic and, because we arrived at low tide, we were able to walk along the causeway out to Cramond Island.
I took along the X-T2 and the 16-55mm f2.8 to get some pictures while we were out on the island.
Cramond Island is a tidal about one mile (1.6 km) out to sea, which is connected to the mainland at low tide across the Drum Sands. A paved path, exposed at low water, allows easy access. This causeway runs at the foot of a row of concrete pylons on one side of the causeway, which were constructed as a submarine defines boom during World War II and are one of the most striking sights in the area. At high tide the path is covered by several feet of seawater which cuts the island off from the mainland.
At the outbreak of World War II, Cramond Island, along with other islands in the Forth, was fortified to protect the coasts in the event of enemy warships entering the channel. A number of these buildings remain and can be explored.
As rain clouds were coming up from the south I decided to set the X-T2 to record images in both RAW and in ACROS film simulation to give a moody black and white feel to the images.
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