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Loughborough Canal

We spent a morning at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough a few weekends ago taking some books down to the little fund-raising shops there.

Although nothing much was happening I did get some shots for an up-coming series in a few days time.  I also got this shot of two canal boats passing on the Loughborough spur of the Grand Union Canal.

This is my first posting taken with my new Canon Powershot G10, although the weather wasn't kind to me on that morning.

Loughborough Canal

We spent a morning at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough a few weekends ago taking some books down to the little fund-raising shops there.

Although nothing much was happening I did get some shots for an up-coming series in a few days time.  I also got this shot of two canal boats passing on the Loughborough spur of the Grand Union Canal.

This is my first posting taken with my new Canon Powershot G10, although the weather wasn't kind to me on that morning.

comments (19)

I love the light, the detailing, and way way the canal gently carries the eye down the picture. Wonderful shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Donald.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Oct 2009, 02:23
Its a fine shot, Brian, whatever the weather or the equipment.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2009, 06:01
This is a lovely composition Brian: a fine start with your new camera
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Great Shot Brian. Good luck with the new camera.

The row of skylights on the top of the nearest boat look just like speech bubbles coming from the standing man. But he is obviously lost for words!
Brian Walbey: I hadn't noticed those skylights Sheila, well spotted.
Enjoy your new toy Brian...if this is anything to go by you will!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Oct 2009, 08:25
The G10 looks to work well in your hands Brian
Brian Walbey: A big learning curve vintage, the handbook is 300 pages long.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 6 Oct 2009, 08:40
Love the little blue mug of tea,nice crisp capture Brian you have composed the shot very well.Hope you are pleased with your new bit of kit?
Brian Walbey: I am pleased with the G10 so far Graham, thanks for your comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 Oct 2009, 08:57
From what l read it seems to be a fine camera, this shot seems to support that
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony, I will soon start using a bit more of the advanced functions on the G10 when time allows.
Lovely image Brian.

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Superb picture Brian. You seem to have your new toy on hand!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, i am learning with the G10 as I go along.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2009, 11:39
Nice bit of canal Brian, enjoy your new toy.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, this bit runs away from Loughborough out in to nice countryside.
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2009, 12:49
I always wanted a holiday on a canal boat but i could never pesuade er indoors
Brian Walbey: I've often thought the same Conrad, it's the wretched locks every few miles that would put me off.
Lovely picture Brian. The G10 wil be fine when you get to know it.
Brian Walbey: Thnaks very much Ron.
Like sheila I too noticed the speech bubbles Brian. As people have said a nice crisp picture and have fun with your new toy. How many you got now?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I have 3 digital cameras, the G10 for "good" work when I don't want to take out my Olympus E300 DSLR and a small Canon compact for casual and family use.
The resoration of Britain's canals must be one of the triumphs of our lifetime.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chad and there are still more miles of thembeing reopened as we speak almost.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Oct 2009, 18:36
The element water -esp. its streaming- has been captured very well! Lovely quiet place! A collegue of mine made once a trip by boat along different canals in England- it was very interesting and recreative.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure your colleague will have enjoyed themselves Philine, some canals run through the lovliest countryside away from tons and cities and all the modern noise etc. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2009, 22:49
Your new camera's done you proud Brian, but it couldn't have done it on its own!

A lovely composition and a lovely, idyllic, scene too
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, it is a bit less idyllic once it gets under the bridge in towards the centre of Loughborough.
  • Alan
  • Back home :(
  • 6 Oct 2009, 23:01
It works well, Brian. I'm sure you're be very pleased with it. The camera is almost incidental; it;s your eye that makes the picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan.
Lovely picture Brian. That bridge looks very narrow and on a blind bend. lol
Brian Walbey: Not quite a blind bend Martin but that stretch of the canal is quite attractive.

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