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Cruising the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Canal Boat Cruising.

Cruising: Narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Not the best of weather but, for a seasoned narrowboater, a beautiful day nonetheless. Today we have been cruising!

We set off from Thatcham, heading to Newbury. Our friends on NB Trinity were travelling with us. With wide locks, we can get two narrowboats in side-by-side, so it make sense to be travelling together.

As a result, I was able to take photographs looking back at our friends as they cruised behind us. We have just left Thatcham, gone through Monkey Marsh Lock (one of the two remaining turf locks), and passed the next swingbridge, which can be seen in the background.

The weather is grey, but who cares. This is the way to live! Looking back from the tiller, this is a view which summarises life on the canals. Once again I have applied some HDR treatment. It gives life to an otherwise lifeless shot, being so overcast. But, I like this style. It looks a bit like a painting, it conveys something of the atmosphere of cruising on the canal network. Of canal life.

The clouds may be grey, but the pleasure is techni-colour!

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 30 May 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkII
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 19mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/320 Sec
  • ISO 200

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