Captured this scene on a guided walk, to and around The Olympic Park site.This area is a learning place for school children to learn about the canals and surrounding areas which are and have been regenerated.
An outdoor classroom
400 miles long:
The waterways of London form a 400 mile
network of potential! They are a fantastic
outdoor classroom, waiting to be explored.
Studies in geography, ecology, history and
citizenship are fitting here, with boundless
inspiration for art, literacy and the creative
Explore your local waterways; The River
Lea and Lee Navigation, in the area of the
new Lea River Park, stretching down the
River Lea from Stratford to the Thames.
Although our waterways are a superb
learning resource, some do need a
helping hand to reach their potential.
Thames21 is a registered charity working
with over 8000 volunteers each year to
improve the waterways, clean up grot
spots and improve wildlife habitats.
Thames21 organise community events
and activities to bring people to the
waterways for leisure and recreation, and
deliver educational projects for school and
colleges. See www.thames21.org.uk for
Thames21 are working on the Lea River
Park project, a new 2 mile long park
extending along the River Lea from
Stratford south to the Thames. This park
is being developed by London Thames
Gateway Corporation and the Lee Valley
Regional Park Authority. It is a
superb green space for the area, linking
to the Olympic Park and increasing
access to the waterways for all. There are
lots of opportunities for the community
to be involved. Visit the website
www.leariverpark.org for more details
about the project
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-04 1:06
a very spectacular shot from this place with attractive composition and many superb details, the colours and lights are very nice, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
aliabazari (16053) 2012-04-04 1:20
Choosing a good angle with lovely boats. Excellent sharpness and exposure.
annjackman (20697) 2012-04-04 1:24
Done that walk but in very cold weather! Lovely to see these coloured barges in this very urban environment. A very good POV and you did of course get a reflection!
Best wishes, Ann
hidibyendu (875) 2012-04-04 1:29
Nice composition and framing. I like the beautiful colors and sharpness of this picture. Nice reflections in the water.
abmdsudi (46176) 2012-04-04 3:19
This is an excellent image, you don't always get to see such sky. The colours are great, composition is perfect and your focus more on the fg makes a lot of sense. The mirror water reflections on the canal are just making a great impact to the overall calm scene, lovely that you have managed to inject specks of stunning vivid colours into the foreground. The wide shot captures this waterway very well. This is marvelous capture, such a great nature shot. Great notes as well. Congrats
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-04 5:21
beautiful shot of these narrow boats that look so colourful and attractive in this excellent composition. Trademark reflection and wonderful detailing make this a sublime image.
Regards - Brian.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-04 6:13
Kompozisyonu,netliği , renkleri ve yansimalari ile güzel bir görüntü olmuş. Başarılar
robmal (2018) 2012-04-04 6:50
Great cityscape with strong warm colors and fine composition, good POV, well done.
Best regards Robert.
ikeharel (62061) 2012-04-04 8:24
A nice canal view on a bright London day, parking barges and sure to have a reflection on.
Fine vivid colors, good light managed and depth onto the buildings on far.
*** Sure allow to swem on Palmachim beach, you will see...
tyro (21748) 2012-04-04 8:53
A fascinating note from which it's great to see Britain's waterways being preserved like this and being made of interest to people of all ages.
What glorious weather you had when you took this shot - lovely sunshine and a bright azure sky. Excellent composition too with the line of the boats and moorings leading the eye well into the distance. Gorgeous rich reflections on the water and even the distant tall buildings are perfectly placed in the frame.
Gorgeous colours, excellent lighting, spot-on exposure and excellent detail and sharpness.
ChrisJ (103503) 2012-04-04 9:02
Love the hyper saturation in the canal which also adds good lead in lines & perspective. Excellent sharpness & nice repetition of the boats. Good to include the wall of the canal at right as a frame. Superb lighting contrasts & graphism. Tfs!
rbassin (19611) 2012-04-04 12:07
Angle de vue bien choisi, trčs belle perspective avec des reflets de toute beauté.
COSTANTINO (59247) 2012-04-04 12:12
what a beautiful shot,I would like
to be there,spectacular shot
attractive composition,the blue
of the sky is unique,
everything is in order offering
a first class shot,great pov
emka (85127) 2012-04-04 23:06
Hi Iain, what a splendid place for kids to learn about waterways. They have here a canal, many narrowboats and can see how the locks work. A nd a photographers also have much to see. lovely compositio n with some nature and modern architecture. The canal here is wide and busy, not like Oxford canal near Cropredy.
jjcordier (78388) 2012-04-04 23:48
Ces péniches colorées et ta jolie composition lumineuse donnent beaucoup d'attraits ŕ cette intéressante photo.
jemaflor (88737) 2012-04-11 11:02
Nice view with a great light, interesting depth, superbe colors and reflections on water, well done.