Today is the last of my shots of The Rochdale Canal - well, until I revisit it!
The shot captures some of the lovely narrowboats which sail along the canal and moor at the designated sites along its banks. There is always a peaceful and calm feeling about the area, probably due to the slow pace of travel, and this feeling of 'unhurriedness' permeates one's attitude.
I particularly wanted to capture this scene because I liked the way the sun was slicing through the leaf cover and illuminating small sections of the tow path.
The old building in the b/g is so typical of Hebden Bridge with its multi-stories and narrow windows. The town is built in a narrow valley so buildings have to go upward rather than outward.
Manty thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph.
pp slight crop, sharpened, adj brightness & contrast, added borders and signed
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japiey (10163) 2008-06-27 8:10
The composition is superb.
Lights and tones fill the smiles..
The series from the canal attracts..
I like the placement of the boat.
All the best, dear friend.
albertz (2468) 2008-06-27 8:29
Wow.. this is a quality shot, i really feel like i'm standing there watching the beautiful scenery. Very impressive shot with fantastic composition. Well done.
sam_wald (720) 2008-06-27 8:37
I like very peaceful atmosphere, and those rays of the sun really help.
I wonder, if you'd use the flash, how would those boats look like?
graffer (1800) 2008-06-27 9:11
I think this one is even better than your previous shot of this mill. The lower viewpoint gives a bit more impact I think.
The patches of sunlit towpath under the trees at the left, beckon us on to see what lies around the bend.
BennyV (17650) 2008-06-27 9:32
This pictures breathes peace. I like the riverside wall of the old building, especially the way the light falls on it. Imho this is the best shot in your Rochdale Canal series. Thanks for the post.
npecanhuk (75592) 2008-06-27 10:04
The English Canals are famous worldwide and I'd really love to travel on a boat along them!
Well, not possible at the moment, so I enjoy your beautiful photographs... this one is specially nice, with the vegetation by the borders and the old building in the background!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
gracious (20025) 2008-06-27 11:29
Hello my friend Bev,
I liked to compliment this tricky shot which captured perfectly in the well controlled of exposure and focus! Not a bit of OE on the canal river, just brilliant!
An image with perfect displayed of light and shadows from the right angle of the sun!
total sharpness, well balanced colouration and superb details
very pleasing and enjoyable composition
my best regards
Kielia (24077) 2008-06-27 11:32
a composition with a peaceful atmosphere indeed. I like the sun slicing through the leaves too.
It is a pity that there are not any more images from this canal!
Have a nice evening!
casperduppy (1686) 2008-06-27 13:51
I have only been to Yorkshire once, to Hebden Bridge as it happens, and that was as a boy of 11 in 1981. I remember fishing with a cane pole and catching minnows very near to this building, so it brings back great memories! Here you have caught the strong afternoon light really well, in a nicely composed shot. It is almost like a painting.. and very gentle. Thanks for posting this... I must now go and have a look through the rest of your gallery :)
Have a nice weekend, all the best, Casper
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-06-27 14:46
Hi Bev, would hae sworn I had already commented on this one but... It is nice tho a bit hot on the mill side I think, like the reflection from the river fooled the light meter. Anyway the composition is nice, it shows to me how small and tight the area is, small water, small distances all for making it cozy and quaint and fantasy like. Great job.
feather (51130) 2008-06-28 1:54
This kind of light, which looks so attractive, is the most difficult to manage in-camera, and you have done an admirable job. The composition works very well with trees over-hanging the boats and framing three sides of the building. It looks like you had a wonderful day on the canal. Is Maude's Clog Factory still there at Hebdon Bridge?
Clementi (52514) 2008-06-29 1:01
I like this old building which is mirrored in the river, boats complete the photo. soft colours and beautiful light.
have a nice week end
SteveH (6269) 2008-06-29 17:13
Hi Bev, another great shot of this UK countryside scenery. I like the compostion, with ones gaze travelling down the river, past the building and wondering what is around the corner. cheers, Steve
gunbud (34066) 2008-06-30 20:13
Fortunately us North Americans are learning the value of preserving historic landmarks such as seen in your lovely canal series.
The old mill sits peacefully against the beautifully forested hillside. While the charming canal boats are moored peacefully on the riffling surface of this beautiful canal.
You did a great job of handling the difficult lighting conditions.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-07-02 1:47
An another nice sight of the Rochdale canal. a good natural framing with the tree and the vegetation. A beautiful composition well balanced with the two boats and the building.
Have a good evening,
ikeharel (72867) 2013-05-03 4:57
calm water's bring a fine ambiance when looking at this wonderful photo.
Taken from almost the same POV saw in otherr pic. of yours - but can understand why: here we see astyle-sailing along the canals, while through a beautiful green countryside.
Fine taken and well managed the light.
*** Traffic was part from the seen in Jaffa, could not crop without ruining the scene. Never bothered me to have cars on image. Thanks.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (39702)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-70, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Rochdale Canal [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 7:52