Most of the canal runs through open countryside except where it runs through the City of Lancaster. With the exception of the branch to Glasson Dock and the Ribble Link, the navigable Preston to Tewitfield section of the canal follows the same elevation contour on maps and is therefore free of locks.
information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_Canal
Tourists sit in a sunny pub on a bank of the canal in Lancaster, while trekkers walk on the opposite side
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emka (79875) 2014-07-07 23:48
Hello Claude, I like this black and white view very much. Nice contrast of the well lit pub with so many people there and shaded side for trekkers. attractive reflections. Splendid mood.
WArm regrads Malgo
jjcordier (76858) 2014-07-08 0:05
Tu as vraiment recherché la difficulté dans cet exercice photographique pas des plus évidents. C'est assez bien réussi et le choix du noir et blanc est certainement le bon.
SnapRJW (31435) 2014-07-08 0:22
Hello Claude - There is much to enjoy in this B&W photograph. The darkness of the bridge and FG detail of grandpa and grandson (I assume) makes a very attractive frame for the sun-drenched and contrasty crowd enjoying the canal-side pub. I like the shimmering reflection too as they 'fill in the gaps' as to the architecture in an attractive and sketchy way. I cannot imagine this shot working nearly so well in colour. Here the scene is punchy and graphic. I think in colour that would be lost. Love the balloon!
mjw364 (7512) 2014-07-08 4:51
This image has a little of everything for me. Shapes combine with reflections to create an image that shows a good understanding of how to compose an image using areas of light and shadow.
I wonder how many people in the pub fall into the canal at some point in their drunken day!
ourania (32083) 2014-07-10 3:49
I like very much the effective contrast you've achieved with this composition and with the bold monochrome treatment you chose for it. There's a striking contrast between the solid frame consisting of silhouettes and shadows and the liquid, fragile reflections. You used the perspective in a creative and enticing way, it's been enhanced by the walking people both in the foreground and in the distance. The monochrome has exalted the play of textures, the lit area is very vibrant. Superb work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
boa (6075) 2014-07-10 12:58
looks like a popular place to visit for thirsty souls, and who can blame them. I had probably also made a visit there in this nice industrial environment. I agree with Rosemary concerning two people under the bridge. B&W was the best choice in this situation.
Silvio1953 (123561) 2014-07-10 13:28
Ciao Claude, lovely B&W composition with nice scene, fascinating reflections and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-07-12 4:46
Beautiful work, wonderful B&W with a great range of tones and strong shadows. It's not an easyshot but you managed well with superb exposure throughout in a difficult lighting situation, an image which has not only been well observed but your skills make the mundane place interesting. Good view point with cracking silhouetted figs and catchy water reflections pulling the eye towards that madding crowd and beyond the canal. Lovely ideas, always like these from inside to outside shots, get an interesting light as well. I feel drawn into this picture and I got the mood, love the concept, the execution and the result... Congrats
worldcitizen (7067) 2014-07-13 10:33
This photo has a nice moody feeling to it, and it's a combination of several worlds at the same time: the busy pub filled with people, the quiet solitude of the person and child walking on the opposite side, and the reflected world in the water. I like all of them! It's an attractive slice of daily life, with perfect handling of the contrast between light and dark. I like the choice of B/W, too.
jmdias (56127) 2014-07-16 7:31
I like black and white photos because some of them get to make stronger the graphical effect of the image.
very smart the use of the silhouettes and the reflections here. the contrast between the people in the other side of the water and the two personages in the opposite edge is fantastic too. TFS.
- Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) (30597)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-05-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Water Reflections [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-07 23:33