Tim's One Photograph a Day

Canals & Rivers

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

Snowbound Hatton Locks at Dusk.

Hatton Locks. The snow and ice are slowly melting. Although, there is still over an inch on the canal at this point. This is a

Hatton Bottom Lock, Warwick.

Hatton Bottom Lock. With the ice only slowly melting on the canal, we have stayed put halfway up the flight. Today, I walked d

Hatton Top Lock in the Snow.

Hatton Top Lock. As we were still frozen in, instead of cruising up the flight, I walked up. I was rewarded by this superb vie

Rangemaster Building, Leamington Spa.

Canalside Rangemaster Building. Yesterday I photographed one of the finest buildings in Leamington Spa. Today has to be one of

Bridge 45 on the Grand Union Canal.

Looking underneath Bridge 45. It’s not often the phone camera is used for this blog. However, today I took the Olympus o

The Grand Union Canal in Leamington Spa.

Grand Union Canal at Dusk. It’s amazing just what detail and colour a long-exposure picture can pick up. This shot of th

Procaffeinate Coffee Bar.

Procaffeinate. Just by the bridge where we are moored is this delightful coffee bar. Originally the Grand Union Pub, it is now

The Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington.

The Canalside Two Boats Inn. Back on the move again. Onto new territory, as far as our cruising is concerned. We are now headi

The Famous Braunston Turn.

Braunston Turn. Heading south from Rugby, we have arrived at the famous Braunston Turn. An iconic junction, made more famous b

Hillmorton at Night.

The Oxford Canal at Hillmorton. We have moved back above the locks. Although looking very rural, we are not that far from Hill

First Snow of the Season.

First Snow this Morning. This came as a bit of a surprise today! I had taken the dog out for the morning necessities. The sky

Winter Cruising on the Oxford Canal.

Winter Cruising at Hillmorton. “Is it cold in winter” is a question we are often asked. Not with the fire going, i

Hillmorton Bottom Locks at Dusk.

Hillmorton Bottom Locks. What a difference to last night! Hardly a breath of wind. Just look how smooth the canal is compared