Tim's One Photograph a Day

Canals & Rivers

Dusk at Windmill End, Bumble Hole Nature Reserve.

Windmill End. We have moved again. This time we have gone through the Netherton Tunnel (built as a by-pass to the single-width

Titford Pools, Wildlife Haven, Oldbury.

Titford Pools. For a long time, this has been the Cinderella of the BCN. It is the highest part and was originally built as a

Oldbury Locks Junction and Titford Canal under the M5.

Oldbury Locks Junction. This is still a continuing theme. Moving outside of Birmingham City Centre, the Old Main Line criss-cr

Oozells Street Loop at Night, Birmingham.

Oozells Street Loop. Continuing on from yesterday’s photograph of Sherborne Wharf. This is very near the same location,

Sherborne Wharf, Oozells Street Loop, Birmingham.

Sherborne Wharf. Another historic part of the extensive canal network in central Birmingham. At one time, this was the “Main

Gas Street Basin and Regency Wharf, Birmingham.

Gas Street Basin. This is an area of canal that I never fail to enjoy to photograph. There is so much of interest with ultra-m

Ice on the Canal This Morning.

Ice on the Canal. I enjoy posting photographs on here that I have taken time over and carefully considered. However, that is n

Mute Swan on the Canal.

Mute Swan. One of the joys of living on the canals is the wildlife we get to see. Even in city centres, there can be a constan

Alvechurch Boat Centre viewed under Bridge 60 at Night.

Alvechurch Boat Centre. Back to long exposure photography today. The Canon has been put through its paces with a 10 minute sho

Under the Bridge, Withybed Lane, Alvechurch.

Under the Bridge. Today’s photograph is taken not far from yesterday’s image. The Crown Inn is just to the left of

King’s Norton Guillotine Lock, Stratford Canal.

Guillotine Lock, King’s Norton, North Stratford Canal. We have moved out of the city and are now heading down the Worces

Entering Birmingham by Canal.

Entering Birmingham by Canal. We went out on a late afternoon cruise. After a trip down the Main Line (out via the Old, back a

Cambrian Wharf at Night, Birmingham.

Cambrian Wharf. As 2020 starts, I feel a desire to restart this project. So, after a 2 year break, this is the first photograp

Birmingham Old Turn Junction.

Old Turn Junction at Night. This was once the heart of the industrial canals of Birmingham. Now redeveloped into a leisure loc

The Edgbaston Reservoir.

Edgbaston Reservoir. The canal in Birmingham, apart from a section on what is known as the “Old Main Line” is as h

The Mailbox.

The Mailbox, Birmingham. A excellent example of new meets old. This is the historic Birmingham & Worcester Canal, with The

Going up Farmers Bridge Locks.

Farmers Bridge Locks, Birmingham. The approach to Birmingham from the north presents the daunting prospect of rising 81′

Old Canal Basins.

Canal Basins. Getting nearer into Birmingham, the environment becomes more industrial. Along the way, there are signs of forme

View from the Top of Knowle Locks.

Knowle Locks. By turning this into a sepia shot, this could almost be a timeless photograph. However, Knowle Locks were widene

Shrewley Tunnel on the Grand Union Canal.

Shrewley Tunnel. This magnificent structure is on the former Warwick & Birmingham Canal. This was later to become part of