The Boat in the fg is called "Me Too".. The Canal is the Oxford Canal and that magnificent tree in the back ground - is THE OAK all based in a Village in the Oxfordshire countryside called Cropredy Me Too is constantly moored in this section of the canal,, sometimes it is moved .. It is believed to belong to the occupant of the Lock keepers cottage.. ..
Canal boats - or the more correct term is " Narrow Boats" (and sometimers incorrectly called long boats)are today mainly used for liesure.. with over 2200 miles of canals in the UK. These were built by hand over twoo hundred years ago. Then of course they played a major a role in the Industrial revolution before the invent of trains and road transportation.
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cagla (4246) 2012-03-04 11:37
Wonderful shot of this canal, the rainbow and your excellent note added much to this. Thanks for sharing.
JFS (32459) 2012-03-04 11:41
Delicious shot my friend, what a great light! Very attractive image, a delight to the eyes!
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-04 11:42
Excellent composition with great light, clarity and sharpness..the high quality is splendid! good combination of colors..very well done
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-03-04 11:50
chi non vorrebbe abitare per un po' in una di queste house-boat?
Il posto è meraviglioso, incantevole è il modo in cui l'hai ripreso, giustamente in verticale, e con una luce caldissima che ha creato dei contrasti superbi.
Un caro abbraccio.
mesutilgim (95260) 2012-03-04 11:53
This one is a raal "masterpiece" !
Chosen format fits perfectly to the scenery.
Warm wintery ligth puts every single detail to our sight.
Dark wintery sky with a slight rainbow is the "bonus" of the scene.
TFS and best regards
dta (78046) 2012-03-04 12:00
Hello Ric ,
your favourite oak tree , and almost the same POV than your previous post . But this one is so much better , because the superb light , the contrast with the dark cloudy sky , and , as a bonus , the little rainbow .
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-04 12:06
this is a lovely tranquil scene of life on the canals. my heart rate has slowed just looking at it, the pace of life here seems much more agreeable, especially as monday morning approaches. you have composed this very well with the boat angled nicely along the canal. the sun has illuminated the scene superbly, and the dark sky provides a great backdrop. lovely depth of field and sharpness.
jaywalker (16101) 2012-03-04 12:07
Hi Ric, A very beautiful photo of a peaceful life, the lighting is just gorgeous under what looks not an easy sky to take picture under, the boats are well positioned on the angle, & finished superbly by a small rainbow, kind regards Wilson.
jimkil (1706) 2012-03-04 12:12
Yep watched the Ruggers the Auckland Blues were smashed against the Chiefs and the Highlanders got a well deserved win against the Crusaders. The Blues are off to meet the Bulls this weekend, should be interesting.
I love this light against the stormy background, it make for terrific contrasts and the yellow colours are superb, these canal boats I would
love to live in, I lived by the camden canals in London, some awesome boats down there also.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-04 12:30
Hi Ric, What a super photo of this scene and Splendid Narrow Boat, Me Too. I have met the owner of this fine boat and what a super and interesting character he is. Love the rainbow, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-04 12:37
Splendid golden light on this scenery, not to mention the gray threatening sky and the rainbow
have a nice evening
romanaa (7984) 2012-03-04 12:41
Exquisite light for a special boat, and the piece of a rainbow like a cherry on the top of a cake, the dark blue and golden brown tonality is very beautiful.
A right invitation for a trip.
Thanks for sharing
gildasjan (43608) 2012-03-04 12:45
Une image verticale très bien agencée avec cette embarcation bien cadrée au premier plan.La lumière est sublime et elle parfaitement mise en valeur sous ce ciel gris menaçant.
williewhistler (16396) 2012-03-04 12:58
Hello Ric,the lovely light on the trees in there winter garb and on the end of the barge is just delightful,with just a hint of a rainbow in an interesting sky.
Best regards Les.
emilbo (22616) 2012-03-04 13:14
Excellente prise de vue et beau format verticale. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage et merveilleuse lumière qui tombe sur les arbres. Belle présentation avec en prime un début d'arc-en-ciel.
Toutes mes félicitations,
carlo62 (48325) 2012-03-04 13:14
gran bel posto, molto romantico.
Una luce particolare illumina gli alberi dietro mettendoli in risalto, bello anche il principio di arcobaleno.
Fis2 (97673) 2012-03-04 14:02
Your photo is interesting.
Good frame and composition.
Excellent colours and light.
tyro (24828) 2012-03-04 14:45
Of course, Richard, the Long Boats were what the Vikings used for their plundering, pillaging and raping and I'm sure the owner of Me Too would never get mixed up in that sort of shady business.
The lighting here is just magical and you have captured it perfectly - I think this is also a decisive moment picture because I am sure that the light would not have been so good a few minutes either earlier or later. The light on the boats and the trees and the soft reflections on the water are fabulous. The rainbow is an added bonus and again draws attention to the magnificent oak. Lovely colours, perfect exposure and stunning detail.
I think this is one of your very best, Richard.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-04 15:43
beautiful golden light that contrasts well with gray and threatening skies, good POV, nice boat and magnificent tree, wonderful scenary,
have a good week,
adores (45339) 2012-03-04 16:07
I like this one also! The light is magical, specially with such a dark sky and the rainbow! Good pov!
Sonata11 (33831) 2012-03-04 18:41
Great executed pic with beautiful composition caught my attention of the boat in the FG with great sharpness, clarity, POV . This is interesting composition of the place and great framework as well. Perfectly well done. Like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-03-04 21:20
Lovely capture and composition.Beautiful colours and detail.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.
ifege (10375) 2012-03-04 22:05
Great one Ric - I do like dark skies behind sunny views - full of drama. The glowing trees work well as does the quiet canal scene. Well done.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-04 22:19
Hi Rich - Brilliant light and perhaps a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Lucky lock keeper having a spare room at a distance for when friends come to stay! Happy days. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-04 22:23
Une lumière fantastique et un petit bout d'arc-en-ciel pour couronner le tout.
pajaran (60661) 2012-03-04 22:57
Lepo mesto sa usidrenim camcem i prelep trenutak koji je stvorila priroda ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice place with anchored boat and a beautiful moment that was created from ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
All the best in the new week began.
emka (97683) 2012-03-04 23:31
Not new POV here but you had such a marvelous light here. And you were lucky to have a rainbow here. I like maybe most this one from other photos. So now you moore Me too near the lock. Was it moved lately? You had to be quick to capture it in the right moment. I like the colours and the mood very much. Funny note!
have a nice day M.
Graal (102894) 2012-03-04 23:59
beautiful light and contrast here. Amazing rainbow on the sky. Good vertical composition and presentation this canal. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-03-05 0:04
River and the beautiful trees and a beautiful rainbow of light with good prospects to show clearly invented
have a nice day
danos (97849) 2012-03-05 0:36
very nice the view as the light management of the image with the pale light of the day to spread on the trees as the entrance of the boat.I like the created perspective as the beauty of the place.
Have a good week,danos
hidibyendu (929) 2012-03-05 0:53
Nice canal, rainvow, the trees. Nice colors, sharpness of the picture. I like this. TFS,
papagolf21 (101984) 2012-03-05 1:26
Voilà une composition talentueuse où l'oeil du photographe sait faire passer l'émotion du beau.
Un pur régal pour les yeux.
Une véritable peinture.
Nicou (142176) 2012-03-05 3:18
fantastique captage et compo sueprbe quelle bel éclairage sur ces abres superbe captage et ces bâteau quelle vue merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-05 5:45
the light in this is wonderful. So perfectly controlled it makes such an attractive iamge. The light on the trees against the stormy sky is stunning. I love it!
Have a great week - Brian.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-05 8:28
Hello Richard. Truly a beautiful and tranquil scene on the river. The special is the fantastic LIGHT. Really well seen and realized.
ikeharel (71459) 2012-03-05 9:11
One phenomena every photographer want to achieve is a perfect rainbow, Richard.
Here you managed along with a beautiful canal view, boats and golden light.
peppe59 (14555) 2012-03-05 9:48
immagine fantastica con colori e luci accattivanti, molto bello l'arcobaleno che si intravede tra le nuvole, ottima qualità.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-05 10:51
Hi my friend
Congratulations excellent lovely space best
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-05 11:33
You have created a marvelous image when the sun light is hitting the canal and the boat to give out beautiful magic colors. A very peaceful atmosphere for a nice ride or a stroll. The image is very sharp and picturesque. Thanks for sharing such a lovely image which brightens anyone's day.
Cricri (119511) 2012-03-05 11:47
Quelle merveilleuse lumière sous le ciel gris et la prise du petit arc en ciel, vraiment une très belle réalisation, bravo
serp2000 (44203) 2012-03-05 19:58
Amazing title, 'cause when I saw this photo, I thought: I like it! Then I read the title...
They remind me the boats in Paris and Amsterdam. Original way of life. TFS!
annjackman (21899) 2012-03-05 22:00
Three great posts of the canal recently but this is my favourite. The light is strong giving a super effect on the water and trees. The dark grey sky and hint of a rainbow are magical.
Best wishes, Ann
BennyV (17064) 2012-03-05 23:37
Three great canal pictures you've uploaded. This one is my favourite, because of the great light and the hinted rainbow. Looking at the score it seems I'm not alone here. Congratulations.
delpeoples (58074) 2012-03-06 0:04
Hi dear Rich
Fantastic light here my dear. You really are taking some kicka&s photos these days. Excellent vertical frame, beautiful light and reflections. Superb job, congrats.
Silvio1953 (143240) 2012-03-06 1:39
Ciao Ric, lovely composition with nice boat and beautiful rainbow in a fantastic Grey sky, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-06 3:51
I love the light, and this remarkable sky, in which we guess, a rainbow. The trees are beautiful in the light. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Zengi001 (2825) 2012-03-06 4:59
Nice golden evening light, beautiful perspective, superb sharpness.
Rainbow added extra ambiance,
Thaks for sharing,
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (79721) 2012-03-06 6:11
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical qui inclut bien l'arc en ciel dans l'image. Le ciel est gris mais le soleil perce au bon endroit sur la péniche.
yeln (11516) 2012-03-06 10:03
to je fotografija za razglednico!!!
odlične barve svetloba in predvsem scena! super!
lep dan elim, vojko
TRB (14116) 2012-03-06 12:32
Sharpness, colors, light and perfect with the image.
Table as a great presentation.
Royaldevon (38862) 2012-03-07 0:26
This is so much better balanced, with the f/g space to give us time to appreciate the barge. There is a good, natural movement from the f/g to the b/g where the light is superb.
From the number of hits, I would say that many other people appreciated it, too!
Have a good day,
danyy (0) 2012-03-07 1:04
Une photo au succès tellement mérité tant les lumières sont belles et intéressantes.
Le jeu du soleil sur les arbres renforce le dramatique du ciel. Un trac en ciel discret mais bien visible. Un format vertical tout indiqué.
ourania (45500) 2012-03-07 10:38
this is a very beautiful view, a wonderful composition with depth and perspective, superb clarity and fantastic colours. The light is fascinating and you've managed it in an ideal way capturing the festive brightness of the lit parts and the quiet mood of the shadows, excellent balance! I like very much the reflections on the calm water and the play of light and shade on the lovely tree which stands against the grey sky behind the boat. On top of it all a subtle rainbow that adds charm without stealing the scene. You did the most of a rare and striking moment, congratulations!
All the best,
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-07 22:06
There is a very peaceful and quiet atmosphere here. The vertical frame fits the view and allowed you to catch the little rainbow too! I like the luminosity in the trees
ChrisJ (114055) 2012-03-07 23:35
Missed this one. The rainbow is a plus in this superb canal shot along with the linear perspective & warm cold color contrasts between the yellow foliage & blue grey sky. Perhaps a little oversharpened. The sunlit branches of those same tall trees are showing as lack of softness. Personal taste. Tfs!
Hansaphotos (8081) 2012-03-08 13:51
Such a lovely scene you`ve captured here. The light is so special and makes the scene quite evocative. Splendid work my friend:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
silah (2798) 2012-03-08 14:29
Beautiful shot which has wonderful light and framing. Well exposed so we feel the fresh weather and rainbow happens after rain.
TFS. GREETINGS. Salih
sevy (58) 2012-03-09 1:59
Impressive lightning with golden tones inside the sun ray and stormy deep sky in background.
It is well balanced with a good setting of exposure.
korbee (6619) 2012-03-09 14:26
Nice to meet you Ric,this is certainly one of your best photos,the light on the trees and the door of the boat is glorious,this kind of light is extremely important for any kind of photo.
BluSimo (9392) 2012-03-10 4:01
this place is indeed being involved. it must be beautiful sailing on this boat that has such a funny name :-), in the placid current of the channel. the light designs the magnificent oak and the wind's movement that on the poplar is well catched . all is into a beautiful atmosphere.
have a great week end
ruisc_pt (10892) 2012-03-12 14:09
AS we say here in Portugal for serious works "you don't play when in game"
Fantastic framing.. everything is perfect..
Derya (919) 2012-03-19 13:03
Beatiful,Beatiful, very Beatiful
Is This photo same as the location with this photo
Didi (60588) 2012-04-02 9:40
A nice touch of rainbow with magnificient lights.
I note a very good contrast with the dramatic sky.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-04 9:38
Beautiful picture that looks like a painting of 'copyright. Very well run with lights and shadows and color details. Beautiful reflection created at the base and the slight hint of a rainbow at the top. Congratulations on the good work.
Greetings and best wishes for good evening ... Marino
fritzi007 (10717) 2013-03-13 13:35
Great photo I am smitten, and the rainbow, the light just perfect, congratulations!
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-04
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cropredy Oak Appreciation Association [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-04 11:34