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photoblog image Foxton Locks (7/7)

Foxton Locks (7/7)

To close on our visit to Foxton Locks, Leicestershire, an ‘action’ shot, if that is what you could call a picture of a moving narrow boat. The one on the left seems to be permanently moored up going by the television aerial and fine set of potted plants, but the one on the right has just arrived and will shortly be making its way down through the set of ten locks below.

Foxton Locks (7/7)

To close on our visit to Foxton Locks, Leicestershire, an ‘action’ shot, if that is what you could call a picture of a moving narrow boat. The one on the left seems to be permanently moored up going by the television aerial and fine set of potted plants, but the one on the right has just arrived and will shortly be making its way down through the set of ten locks below.

comments (13)

I like your series... #5 is my favourite.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.
I love the colors and reflections!
Brian Walbey: yes lots to look at in this shot.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Oct 2014, 07:34
I often saw the narrowboats in England - they belong to this lovely country!
Brian Walbey: Yes they do, I know you have boats on the canals and rivers in continental Europe but these are quite unique to the U.K.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Oct 2014, 07:34
a beautiful photograph!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine.
I cannot imagine BMW drivers in a narrow boat....they would want to overtake everybody
Brian Walbey: As would teenage nutters in 10 year old Ford Fiestas with stripes down the bonnet!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Oct 2014, 08:08
It is a slow state of affairs
Brian Walbey: Although it doesn't look it there wasn't that much space to spare here where the canal narrows down.
Wonderfully captured Brian! I love narrow boats.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I know you have boats on the canals and rivers in continental Europe but these are quite unique to the U.K.
I love this. The pots of calendula are needed for garnishing beautiful plates of food beside giving the look of friendliness to the passing boaters.
Brian Walbey: Some of these narrow boats are real home from home type boats.
They do look like they've settled in and it's a good spot for watching the world go by. Well captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks janet, I'm assuming the people with that boat have moored there for more than just a quick lunch stop, they didn't seem ready to move on while we were there.
The owners of the boat on the left have given it a very homey & cozy feel, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Some of these narrow boats are real home from home type boats
Wonderful image Brian... there is very little room to maneuver a canal boat into the lock when there is one moored so close to the entrance....petersmile
Brian Walbey: The driver of the moored up boat didn't have much more bank to moor up a little further away from where it narrows down.
Nice composition, Brian. The exact spot of my 2 August 2012.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme, and you didn't get a boat stuck in the way for your shot.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Oct 2014, 14:58
you have such a good eye for composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bonnie, years of listening to judges in camera clubs I guess.

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sensitivity ISO200
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