Tim's One Photograph a Day

Banbury Canal under the Bridge.

Banbury Canal Scene.

Banbury Canal: Cutting through the shopping centre.

Cutting through the shopping centre.

This is the view under the Tom Rolt Bridge, looking towards the lock featured in an earlier photograph. Almost like a High Street, this Banbury Canal scene is right by the shops.

Historically, this would have been an area largely ignored by the town. A route where the freight came and went. Certainly not an area deemed to be attractive to the town.

Now, of course, canalside properties can attract a premium. Drawing the shopping centre to this area enhances its desirability. Once a year, this area plays host to Banbury Canal Day.

Unlike in Reading, the canal has been fully encompassed. Mooring is provided, enabling passing boaters to enjoy a couple of days right in the centre. There are moorings slightly further afield as well, making this a popular stop.

Today’s photograph has been given a bit of HDR treatment. This just lifts the photograph into something just a little bit more art like, and makes the most of the skyline.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 22 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 22mm
  • F/7.1
  • 1/200 Sec
  • ISO 200

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