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The Grand Union Canal in Leamington Spa.

Grand Union Canal at Dusk.

Grand Union Canal: Dusk in Leamington Spa.

Dusk in Leamington Spa.

It’s amazing just what detail and colour a long-exposure picture can pick up. This shot of the Grand Union Canal in Leamington Spa was taken late dusk.This view was certainly not as bright as this to the naked eye. To the left, and slightly higher than the canal, is a road. Just beyond that is the railway. Not quite as peaceful as it looks!

But, there was gently lighting from the street above. The exposure of 5 minutes has brought all this into the frame. The hues from the artificial lights cast a lovely warm colour across the scene.

This stretch of the Grand Union Canal is popular today, with hire bases either side attracting modern day boaters.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 5 December 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/13
  • 300 Sec
  • ISO 100

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