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Still one of my favourite places to visit, walk and enjoy the views - above the Talla Reservoir in the Scottish Borders. Here, looking northwest across the Talla Reservoir some 100 metres or so below, the thin stream of the Talla Water which feeds it is about to tumble down the steep hill to the reservoir. This particular day the weather was changeable and I liked the complex cloud formation overhead.

The Talla Reservoir provides water supply to the city of Edinburgh and the supply is supplemented by the nearby Fruid and Megget reservoirs. The construction of Talla reservoir was commenced at the end of the nineteenth century and it was officially opened in 1905 following diversion of the Talla Water into the bed of the reservoir. Over 100,000 tons of materials, carried by a specially built railway, were used in its construction and more than 30 men, mostly Irish labourers, died during the building of it.

ISO 100, 1/80 sec at f/13, focal length = 35mm.

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Viewed: 1985
Points: 40
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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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