Thursday, 2 February 2012

Detail of the lock gates


It was an interesting climb down through Bingley's Five Rise locks.  I was mostly looking out for the best way of capturing the scene as a whole - the height of the walls, the sheer size of the space inside those five lock basins and the steepness of the rise.  In some ways you get more sense of the staircase from further away, down the canal, than you do when close up to it (or in it!)  Along the way though, I also became enthralled by the textures and shapes.  The new wood and metal of the gates was lovely - so solid and beautifully crafted.  The moss and (sea?) weed on the stone walls, usually underwater, also provided some interesting colour and texture.

14 comments:

  1. I hoped you might visit and you've certainly done us proud with a fine series of phtos for those of us who live too far away.

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  2. I can imagine a series of similar images, or a triptich perhaps set against the raw brick work of Salts Mill gallery . . . well done, texture/angles/various materials . . . it's got the lot. Evidence indeed that you have "The eye". . . . .

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  3. My kind of photograph, jennyfreckles.

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  4. I absolutely love the textures and colors here!At first sight, I thoought there were leaves on the ground, but it's rust!really great shot!

    PS: So, you're a S.B.'s fan too! :o))

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  5. You were right to become enthralled. Brilliant picture.

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  6. I've loved visiting this morning, great photos of the locks. Must have been so interesting being able to walk through them.

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  7. Steel and rust, magical combination for a great image.. Well done Jenny.

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  8. I hope this looks good on everyone's screens. I had a quick look at it on my computer screen at work and it looked really dull colours... On my monitor at home it really sings.

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  9. Lucky you! That would have been amazing to see. How fun.

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  10. The 21'' high res monitor of the i-Mac does it justice. You can see the scratches from passing boats?

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  11. Oh I always enjoy seeing all the little details too! ~Lili

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  12. I like seeing the texture up close.

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  13. Enlarged, the detail looks great! The colour of the rust is so rich!

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