Tim's One Photograph a Day

Newbury Wharf at Dusk.

Newbury Wharf.

Newbury Wharf: Clear Reflections in the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Clear Reflections in the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Today is a familiar location, but viewed from a different angle. This is looking at Newbury Wharf, from the somewhat unattractive A339 road over bridge.

Although generally known as the Kennet & Avon Canal, this is actually the River Kennet part of the navigation. Three boats are moored up alongside Victoria Park.

The car park on the left is partly built on a former basin, where boats would have been loaded and unloaded. One of the old cranes is still preserved on the site.

I was quite attracted to this scene of Newbury Wharf. Maximum ISO and the smallest aperture to restrict the amount of light let in. The small aperture also stars the lights, although this is not so evident in this particular image.

This combination gave me a long exposure of 30 seconds. The water is smoothed out like glass. The curious looking blur in the water just by the crane is in fact a swan that has swum around during the exposure! I could have edited this out, but have chosen to leave it in, as I think it creates interest.

The twin towers of the Town Hall and St Nicolas Church can be seen on the far left in the distance. The white building just in front of them is the old Wharf House.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 31 May 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 35mm
  • F/22
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 100

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