I went to Tipton Canal Festival on Sunday and that was guaranteed to give me some multi-coloured shots as the brightly coloured narrowboats break up the dull canal scenes. It was quite a cloudy sky but the sun was breaking through at times. Mostly I was looking for shots where I could use a wide open aperture and zoom in on my subject. I used the 18 – 105mm lens to give me a little versatility when it came to zooming in.
Finding nice landscapes in the Black Country is a challenge at the best of times but harder in winter. It will soon be spring with better light and spring flowers. Industry can provide some interesting scenes and shouldn’t be ignored. This scene has actually changed from the first time I saw it. (more…)
Autumn gives me a variation of colours to photograph, but after a while I want something different. A subject that will look good with the autumn colours as the backdrop. It’s the same with sunsets, they are great for a backdrop but not as the subject of the photograph. (more…)
In the Black Country, we have no shortage of canals. This is the Walsall Canal at Ocker Hill, that runs through Tipton, Wednesbury, Darlaston and ends up at Walsall Art gallery. It’s an interesting picture, but a little messy because there are so many reflections on the water. (more…)
We went out to take some photographs yesterday around the Black Country and the canals are an obvious place to look for interesting pictures. We were lucky enough to spot a narrow-boat negotiating top-lock at Tipton. (more…)
I’ve been thinking about a photography competition this week and went to pick up the entry forms. I did a bit of research into previous competitions and I expect the standard to be very high. I’ll still enter and try to win! (more…)
On Sunday, I took to the local canals to take photos of narrow-boats. It was early afternoon when I took this picture and you can see quite long shadows. The sun was south of me and quite bright. The colours are changing now and becoming much brighter. The grass is very green after all the rain. I’m shooting westerly for this picture. (more…)
I’ve been asked to represent the Black Country by entering a waterways photography competition and so I had my waterways shots planned out on Sunday. This stretch of the Walsall canal faces north so I wanted to be there close to midday. This Black Country lad caught a pike so I had to record this event for posterity! It’s not a great shot, the sun went in for a little while! (more…)