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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 3 #1

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 3 #1

Canal Basin, London

After last weeks "twiddles" I am returning with the 3rd.and final part of this selection of my original monochrome work from the 1970's and 80's

This was taken when I worked in the Paddington area of London in the early 70's and is I believe around the Paddington Basin/Little Venice area, although, no doubt it will probably have changed out of all recognition by now.

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 3 #1

Canal Basin, London

After last weeks "twiddles" I am returning with the 3rd.and final part of this selection of my original monochrome work from the 1970's and 80's

This was taken when I worked in the Paddington area of London in the early 70's and is I believe around the Paddington Basin/Little Venice area, although, no doubt it will probably have changed out of all recognition by now.

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

comments (14)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Mar 2009, 00:40
I wouldn't know what it looks like today, Brian, or in days of yore, but it sure looks...busy.
Brian Walbey: I think this a great tourist area now Ginnie, lots of posh flats and restaurants etc.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Mar 2009, 00:51
I like the "historical" feel of this image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I believe it has gone "up market" over the years.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2009, 07:08
Intrigued by that boat at the front of the image, never seen the like of it
Brian Walbey: I think that boat is some sort of working barge Zed, for clearing muck and rubbish from the canal. Thanks for your comment.
I believe that the "Litt;le Venice" area is very upmarket now with expensive houseboats; I think even Richard Branson has/had one there. The portrait format suits this well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Alan. I googled this and could only find pictures of modern flats etc.so I guess it has changed.
It'd be cool to take a shot from today and do a B&W and colour diptych



Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: I suspect I'll never get here again Rob, after years of working in London in my earlier life we avoid it like the plague nowadays.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 9 Mar 2009, 09:24
Good one Brian I wonder what its like to live on one of those boats
Brian Walbey: People do live on these boats vintage. At the marina I featured on Friday there is a large area set by for residential boats. Thanks for your comment.
I agree with Rob here, it would be nice to compare past and present!
Fine shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Richard.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 9 Mar 2009, 12:23
I was there in 2005 and took some nice shots of the boats. Lovely seeing this image from so long ago
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, it is always nice when ones picture brings back pleasant memories to someone.
Beautiful framing...great shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment.
Great workkk...
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
I think you are right about the location, Brian. I nice composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Chad.
I would think it is little venice Brian. Nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, it certainly looks a bit different nowadays from a Google image search.
A good oldie Brian..Memories eh! Nice shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, unfortunately the memory is of a hurried lunchtime break from the office.
Nice shot, loads of interesting detail.
The odd looking vessel in the foreground is a British Waterways workboat - it's the "builder's van" of the canals, used for just about any and everything.
They've used it here to block off access through the narrows, so there would have been some kind of emergency work being done.
The leaves on the trees say it's summer and routine maintenance is all done in the winter months,so it would be a emergency of some kind.
Peter
Brian Walbey: Thanks for that information Peter, I used to walk down here often all those years ago and often wondered what that boat was for.

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