Tipton Canal boat gathering #photography
The weather finally improved at Easter for a narrow-boat gathering at Easter. It was still cloudy which gave poor light, but I raised the ISO on my camera and took lots of pictures. It’s a good idea to use a wide aperture and get quite close with narrow-boats.
For a landscape shot like this you can use a ‘scene’ setting on landscape, but for this shot of a bridge, I chose manual and set the aperture and speed myself. It have me more colour, although the green of the grass does seem a little bright.Incidentally, these photos were taken on the Birmingham canal in Tipton,
This is virtually the same, but I think including the wall and house on the left gives it a little more perspective. The colours are quite good in this shot and I got the reflections on the water well too.Tipton isn’t the prettiest of places, but I think this makes quite a good scene.
I got in closer for this shot and I think the narrow-boats in a line, gives the shot some perspective here too. Canal scenes are quite good, but it’s better if you have a colorful subject like a narrow-boat.
This is more like a landscape shot and so to get it all in focus, I used a narrow aperture. Not too narrow because it wasn’t good light.
This is the “Pen Maker’s Boat” and really worth visiting. I bought a very nice and collectible pen. Click the link and check out his Facebook page. The pens are numbered, mine is number 223. The boat traders tend to go from place to place and have ‘events’ where you can go along and see what they sell.
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Finally, I am now an Admin on The History of Wednesbury page on Facebook, where we not only research local history and culture, we try to keep it alive. That might be of interest to my local readers.