This is Hartshill Wharf on the Coventry Canal, built around 1867.
The canal system around Coventry formed an important means of transporting stone form the nearby quarries. This stone was used throughout the UK to help build the road networks that eventually replaced the canals as a form of transport.
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jhm (123140) 2013-02-17 4:02
We get a nice view on these old Hartshill Wharf, also with a lovely reflection in water.
The dark clouds care for a lovely contrasting picture.
A nice composition, good captured too.
Original colors and very pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
mesutilgim (68620) 2013-02-17 4:18
Nice capture covered by a dark stormy winter sky, creating nice eflections.
Short but interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
lousat (58446) 2013-02-17 4:45
Hi Michael,a very original and interesting architechture,a great capture full of colors,details and reflections despite the difficult light and under a magic cloudy sky,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (8073) 2013-02-17 4:48
The dark threatening sky looks superb in this, as does the reflection on the muddy water. A very fine building, and the way it leads into the building there, it looks almost like a road. Excellent composition.
All the best
ourania (13085) 2013-02-17 5:01
a comprehensive and elegant composition with effective emphasis on depth and perspective. You have lit the picture superbly and have captured a heavy but very attractive mood. I love the unusual combination of colours and the space you have given to the foreground and its dark and light reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ACL1978 (6103) 2013-02-17 5:30
Interesting shot of this gateway to the canal system. As I've been teaching early US history, I've really come to appreciate the amazing history of US canals, which for a while - right up until the railroad passed them by - were being developed as the best route into the American interior; much of the upper Midwest (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin) were very much developed by large canals, especially the Erie, which opened up the Great Lakes to New York trade. Then of course there were smaller canals like these, created for getting inland goods to larger rivers.
It looks, given the crane, that this one might still be in use in some way?
timecapturer (31278) 2013-02-17 6:18
a perfectly composed and executed shot this. Exquisite detail and atmospheric feel under such moody skies. Excellent detail and wonderful reflections make it very attractive.
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
dta (52250) 2013-02-17 6:37
Hello Michael ,
The light was not the best , but the grey sky is not dull ; And this is an excellent and intersting , well framed with its reflection in the canal .
JFS (32429) 2013-02-17 8:08
Reflections on the dark waters....but always very effective! The dramatic sky gives an interesting touch to the whole image.
All the best!
siudzi (24689) 2013-02-17 9:59
The place has an interesting architecture and was presented from a well selected POV to make the view quite nice. The cloudy heavy sky looks amazing and it's a great plus of your presentation. Well done.
Have a nice week!
tyro (13585) 2013-02-17 11:12
An interesting note and a lovely moody shot of this canal wharf and its buildings, perfectly composed and softly lit beneath a very threatening sky.
Lovely subdued colours, fine light, perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-02-17 22:43
Very beautiful postcard. I like the place and the atmosphere around the old building. Good catch, enjoy a fine week.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-18 2:10
nice idea for photo and the result is actually quite appealing despite the lack of sun. Good perspective and natural, slightly muted colors. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing
Gigidusud (8332) 2013-02-18 14:07
Beautiful composition with nice contrast of colors and great reflections on the canal.Interesting note too.
Thanks for sharing,
fabbs99 (6322) 2013-02-25 11:18
Thats an excellent piece of reflection.Beautiful architecture.The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.TFS.