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This a continuation of the cannals series No.3, several people have commented on the strong bright colours in the barge in "Going Down" yesterday. so instead of a view up the locks I thought to post this one which is of traditional bargee`s painted buckets, seems that people who lead nomadic life style like to have bright and colourfull things in their live, Gypsies in this country also have simular type of artwork. these were on top of 4 barges moored together one of which was living quarters the other seemed to be for use in his job which seemed to be coal merchant from the content of one of the other barges, no pic of this as the people who maintain the cannal had put a lot of horrible orange fencing up while they did some repairs which spoilt the look of the shot so deleted it.I thought that this one would show just how strong the colours used to paint the more traditional barges and fittings , the red and white pole through the handles is one end of the proverbial Barge pole that you would not touch something with, which is really a long wooden pole to push the barge away from the bank and other boats.
Adjustments unfortunatley forgot to make any note about what I did, but will have involved checking levels saturation , brightness and contrast, and as it was so over cast that it was almost raining so will of involved increases in them. Unsharp mask at around 120% X radius of 2 and threshold 1. reduce image size to 800 px @72 dpi and save to web 197K ready for posting here.

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Additional Photos by Robert Brown (RobBrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 57 N: 304] (1797)
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