Neodigital Art | Canals
I have used photos of the canal before with narrowboats, but they aren’t seen too often. We went back to these locks on Sunday and two boats were going through the lock. The light wasn’t very good and it did start to pour with rain. That narrow boat is 57 feet long and they hired it for a few days.
You can see a bridge in this picture, farther down the canal; that bridge is very unusual. It has to be high for the boats to pass under and it actually goes to the top of a double wall and in between the two walls are walkways.
This is after the narrow boat went into the lock and it was filled with water. The narrow boat rises with the water to the next level then the lock gate ahead if opened to allow it to continue. The lock is 60 feet long and at 57 feet the narrow boat only just fits into the lock.
In this photo you can see the lock gate is open and the narrow boat can now leave the lock and head for the next one. Not many boats pass through the locks and so the pumping station has fell into disuse.
Here you can see a close up of that bridge and the walk way that goes up to it. I didn’t go up there. Although I take lot of shots of water, people do drown in it and so I don’t get too close. It poured with rain earlier and I had to cross the canal over a bridge that didn’t look very safe and so I wasn’t about to take more risks!
This was a different canal a few miles away and I did cross this bridge. This is Wiggins Hill bridge, the light was different in late afternoon.
These pictures are more informative than artistic. I think photography can be regarded as art, but I wouldn’t print any of these pictures out and put them in an exhibition. I do get the occasional exceptional picture that I consider worthy of an exhibition and so perhaps that is true art. There are more amazing blogs to check out on the home page; please do comment.