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AROUND TIPTON 28 FEB 16 (1)

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.

You are recording history when you photograph buildings and so they are images that can go in your archive to be fished out again in the future. This image has perspective as the road goes away from us and interesting patterns. It was quite sunny, but that soon changed!

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I didn’t have a clear shot of this bridge and I was shooting into the sun but the tree in the foreground gives the picture perspective and so does the bridge  as it goes away from us. I think the guy in silhouette adds to the scene too. This was Tipton on Sunday and it has some interesting canals and buildings. I wasn’t far from the Black Country Living Museum either.

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You have a lot of interest in this picture. The cyclist, the narrowboat and in the background a historic weighing station that was used to test how heavy a load the narrowboats could carry.  The tree obscures the picture a little, I would have preferred less tree and more narrowboat, but it seems to work.

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This is Wood Street footbridge around the corner. I could have got closer and avoided the tree in the picture but I like the angle. That bridge is quite unusual because it’s raised and has a brick structure on each side of the canal.

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This is the brick walkway up to the foot bridge and is quite unusual.

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I had lost the sun by the time I took the shot of the Noah’s Ark in Wood Street. I think the shot might have been better from a different angle. I always think about a shot that I’ve taken and consider if I can take it better next time. I think a shot from the other side of the pub perhaps with the Wood Street bridge in the background might be more interesting.

These pictures can’t be described at pretty, but they are interesting and a change from beautiful landscapes. They are more suitable for winter photography too. There will be a narrowboat gathering in Tipton at Easter and so I’ll have another opportunity to take some interesting pictures on this stretch of the canal. I bought a beautiful and collectible pen from the Pen Maker’s Boat last year. Who knows what I might pick up this year.

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