Roger Newark  

Waterbus by Roger Newark

October 2021 - Waterbus

About the Image(s)

I took this shot on one of the canals in Birmingham. which is in the industrial heart of England, and has more miles of canal than Venice! They were used for transporting manufactured goods away from the city before the advent of railways. This particular area, which is now quite gentrified, is known as the Gas Street Basin, and is a tourist hotspot with its upmarket canalside cafes and bistros. I took it a while ago, using a Canon G12, and wanted to use the arch and its reflection to frame the approaching boat.

2 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Roger, again welcome to our group. Interesting image and somehow unconventional since the boat is navigating from the daylight into the darkness. The railway works as a leading line towards us and into the tunnel. I added some light to the shadows and reduced the brightness to balance out the illumination. Now we can see a little more detail of the tunnels wall, and the outside is not that bright. It is sharp, and the edge of the tunnel indeed frames the boat and the water.   Posted: 10/13/2021 19:58:04
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Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Welcome Roger and you selected a nice introductory image, thank you for sharing. The reflections are attractive and an image shooting from the dark into the bright background is difficult. I agree with Isaac's suggested edits as I now can see important detail that add to the overall story. Welcome and I look forward to viewing more of your work.   Posted: 10/14/2021 08:53:44


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