Thursday, 8 November 2012
The stretch of canal just beyond Hirst Lock is often rather dark and gloomy, shrouded in trees. Happily, one day when I walked up there, there was a bit of sun and I remembered to change my camera's white balance to shade... amazing how that warms a picture up. And I was lucky enough to get there just as this boat arrived. They had to pull over to allow one of the crew to hop out to operate the swing bridge and the lock. Quite hard work, this stretch of the canal. You thought you were just going for a lazy afternoon's cruise down to Saltaire, didn't you?