Tim's One Photograph a Day

Moorings on the River Kennet, Newbury.

River Kennet, Newbury at Night.

River Kennet Newbury: Tranquil Moorings.

Tranquil Moorings.

Today has been something of a hectic day. The Mission is over, and in theory we should be able to relax. However, it was back to work, followed by a breakfast meeting.

What with one thing and another, including moving the boat a bit, the day sort of disappeared. An evening meeting nearly put paid to taking a photograph today.

However, one of the beauties of living on the canals is there is nearly always an opportunity for a picture! Especially at this time of year, when the “Blue Hour” is fairly late in the day.

Today’s image of the River Kennet, Newbury, will therefore come as no surprise to regulars of this blog. Driving back over the navigation, I was struck by this view. Particularly the reflections. The sky was perfect, so I knew this was my shot.

I realise that this is similar to previous shots. But there is always something different. This time, there are more moored boats. Actually, this scene on the River Kennet, Newbury, isn’t as tranquil as it looks. The noise from the traffic on the A339 sees to that!

So, is it the River Kennet, or the Kennet and Avon Canal? Technically, this particular section is the River Kennet, which was made navigable to Reading and the Thames in 1724. The canal itself, which connects the River Kennet, Newbury to the River Avon at Bath, was conceived in 1794, and completed in 1810. The whole navigation, including both rivers, is generally known as the Kennet & Avon Canal.

For more history, please see the CRT website page.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 12 June 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/9
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 100

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