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I went to the Tipton canal festival yesterday. I had been looking forward to it, I should have gone there on Saturday when it was sunny. Parking was a problem last year and it was even worse this year with police no parking cones out where I intended to park. I still managed to take a few photos.

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The grey sky can dominate a picture, so I zoomed in close for many of the pictures. The grey sky is still reflected on the water of course.

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Narrowboats are colourful and so usually make good subjects, but these pictures are a little dark. We can’t control the weather, so we have to look for lighter colours.

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I had set my camera to compensate for the poor light. A higher ISO helped a little, but landscape shots like this one were more difficult. This is taken from the Owen Street bridge.

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I think this shot, zoomed in, works better and we can’t see that grey sky.

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I think the trees as a backdrop for the narrowboats works better in this shot. The reflection on the water makes for a more interesting picture too.

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I just tried to cram a lot of interest into the picture with this shot and it seems to have worked well. We have the boats and the people and some movement.

There are charity stalls and fund raising at this type of event and usually I’ll wander around and spend some money. I don’t complain about my health but it’s not good and I’ve had a hip replacement, so the walk to just get there caused me some pain. I think they need some disabled parking for people like me who have the blue badge. I could have parked on the double yellow lines near the event, but the police had put cones there. At least I got a few good pictures!

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