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Taken 15-Apr-15
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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Burray, Churchill Barriers, Glimps Holm, Lamb Holm, Mainland Orkney, Orkney, Orkney Isles, South Ronaldsay, barrier, causeway, island
Photo Info

Dimensions5106 x 2886
Original file size3.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Apr-15 13:46
Date modified15-Apr-15 13:46
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Churchill Barriers, Orkney - 15.4.15

Churchill Barriers, Orkney - 15.4.15

A small chain of islands to the south of the Mainland were linked during the Second World War by the creation of four causeways named the Churchill Barriers, following the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in 1939. Their creation blocked off Scapa Flow from the east and were named after Winston Churchill. Today they make island-hopping considerably quicker and easier.