Falkirk Wheel - low level

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The Falkirk Wheel is a brilliant bit of engineering. It once took 11 locks to raise canal boats from the level of the Forth and Clyde Canal to the level of the Union Canal. Going through these locks would take hours, and now only takes a few minutes. The two buckets on the wheel are perfectly in balance, so the amount of power consumed is tiny.

Date: Thursday 4th January 2007 14:05:40
 1/200  F:7.1  18.0mm (35 equiv: 27mmmm)  Bias: +1/3 
 Shutter speed priority AE:  Multi-segment    AF-S: Center   WB:Auto   Shooting:Single-Frame 
   AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED 
 Flash:Did Not Fire Ver.2.00