Eric Schweitzer  

Lock Gate Replacement by Eric Schweitzer

September 2021 - Lock Gate Replacement

About the Image(s)

The C&O Canal NHP is close to where I live, and I spend a lot of time photographing it. Parts of the canal still have water and are used for kayaking, canoeing, and for replica canal barges towed by donkeys. This requires the Park Service to maintain some of the locks. This image is of a replacement of the gates on one end of a lock. I shot this at 1/40 sec @ f5.6 and ISO 200. I cropped adjusted tone, and sharpened in Lightroom.

2 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
An interesting part of history. Composition, color, sharpness, and depth of field are good. The caution fence on the left adds to the story. Good job..   Posted: 09/14/2021 12:10:53

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
Very nostalgic picture for me. When I was a child we lived on a bayou in New Orleans just below the locks to the lake. We would take our little boat into the bayou to go fishing, and occasionally go upstream toward the locks. I remember the walls very much as shown in your photo, but could never see the gates without water on both sides. I especially like that you included the land and stream above the locks, and the details of the sandbags and tools.   Posted: 09/15/2021 07:02:22


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