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A View inside Netherton Tunnel.

Netherton Tunnel.

A view inside Netherton Tunnel.

Dating back to 1855.

Of the many canal tunnels around the network, this was the last to be built during the period known as “the Canal Age”. It was built as a by-pass to the narrow Dudley Tunnel and was the equivalent of a motorway in today’s terms! Wide enough throughout for two boats to pass, it also boasts two towpaths, in common with the Birmingham New Main Line Canal it connects to. This shot of the interior of the Netherton Tunnel was taken about 150m away from the southern portal.At this point, it is, of course, pitch black. I therefore utilised an LED light to illuminate the scene, although I have previously taken a similar shot with an exposure of over 10 minutes.

  • Taken: 9 Mar 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Yongnuo 50mm F1.8 Prime
  • Focal Length 50mm
  • F/20
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 800

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