ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

THREE BRIDGES AND A FEW MORE (25/07/11)

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image      We have moved on and are at the side of the Lancaster Canal it was built between 1793 and 1826 to carry boats…….If you would like further enlightenment then click HERE.

Before I get started JoLynne at mountain Lyon notes asked for the original of a picture I had screwed up in my pocket. I remembered so here they both are……..they will enlarge.

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That’s the public service bit out of the way. After setting up and admiring the shiny polished van. Showing it off to all and sundry, offering them sunglasses. We went a quick walk yesterday evening to get our bearings.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Just behind me is the M6 motorway……….they didn’t bridge the canal so it is now in several stretches interrupted by the motorway that makes navigation of it’s entirety impossible.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        These bridges are all to a similar design. Try and be patient they do vary a little.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          This more than most………….The canal is on the bridge with Peasey Beck flowing under it. Molly feeling for stones with her feet. She has learnt this from Alfie who spends ages selecting a pebble and retrieving it from the stream or lake bottom. She has also started cocking her leg for a pee…………….Daft Dog!

Today it’s all HDR, tripod, cable release, the works…………..I just hope it was worth the effort.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABridge 166.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Bridge 167.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Bridge 168.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Reflection on a canal……………..on reflection, even I can suffer from a surfeit of bridges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      These tiny fungi are a few millimetres across or an eighth of an inch or less. I suspect they are one of the many Bonnet caps but could be Little Jap Umbrellas.  They are tiny and this was as low as the tripod would go. Why I didn’t get one with a reversible centre column I don’t know………it was probably ten pounds dearer.

That’s all for today………….I saw an Emperor Dragonfly doing Mach1 over the middle of the canal this morning so will go out and have a look for it or one of it’s siblings…….it is what I came for primarily.

I am here for another day or three so I should be in with a chance.

All the very best!

17 comments:

  1. Great set of images Adrian Love the HDR of bridge with reflection.

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  2. Adrian, these bridge images are superb. I love the treatment you gave them.

    Seems Alfie is becoming quite an influence on Molly.
    The greatest companions any man could want.

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  3. I love your bridge shots Adrian.....As you know brick and stone textures are some of my favourite photographic subjects and you have really done these proud..!!

    -Trevor

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  4. Kevin, thanks. I am saving these settings......I'll see how consistent the results are.

    Keith, cheers, i'm happy with them. The problem is the dogs learn each others bad habits.......never the good. i wouldn't be without them though.

    Trevor, thanks, since I switched to Photomatix Pro4.02 I've struggled to work it but I think I may be getting there.........we will see.

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  5. Andrew, thanks, with me it's one step forward and often two back.

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  6. Brilliant Adrian, those bridges are special.

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  7. Awesome bridges, we don't have stone bridges here in western Canada.

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  8. I can't get enough of bridges Adrian. I love them! I hope Molly is alright despite her identity/gender crisis?! :O)

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  9. Lovely photographs Adrian. I have often fancied a canal barge holiday...peace and fishing .

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  10. Adrian, thanks for the view of the original. I like it, too. I enjoyed your bridges and the HDR treatment. It's very peaceful.

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  11. Bob, they look pretty good in real life.

    Horst, I love bridges........Photomatix helps.

    Lesley, It's a problem on canals most bridges are built to the same design. Moll and Alfie are fine. They have the life of Riley.

    Trevor, thanks. I once went barging......I wasn't too enthralled much of the time one is in cuttings and the view is much the same.

    JoLynne, you are more than welcome. I like this HDR. I have been having problems with it but hopefully they are a thing of the past.

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  12. Always happy with bridges but the highlight for me has to be the little fungi. At that size the photos are amazing.

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  13. Great HDR work on the bridges Adrian. I think old bridges have so much character, much more then their modern day counterparts.

    I think the fungi may be Collared Parachute (marasmius rotula) but don't quote me!

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  14. Graham, the Sigma 150mm Macro lens is a real gem. So I really can't take the credit.

    Trevor. Yes I will admit it looks like Little wheel but I have only seen it growing on dead wood. this seemed to be growing in grass and leaf litter. I went back this morning and couldn't find it.........short lived whatever it is.

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  15. The bridge studies and reflections are amazing. I can't remember you being here before.

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  16. Jay, no my first time here. It is a good place.

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