Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dancing on ice


Sometimes in the long, dark, dull winter months I crave colour as well as a bit of sunshine. All the more reason then to get out on a sunny afternoon and revisit a favourite local place... the Bingley Five Rise Locks. If not exactly a beauty spot (though not unattractive), at least there is always something interesting to see. The boats moored up for the winter are very colourful. This traditional narrowboat 'Alexandra' is a really beautiful craft. When the canal is icy the reflections are static and muted, a bit different from the usual dancing reflections you find in water.

12 comments:

  1. Sunshine, blue sky and bright colours must cheer up your day. We have hot, steamy grey rainy days which can sometimes make you feel down. But at least we are not cold.

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  2. It is something so peaceful and pretty with this image!
    Thanks for sharing.

    from Stavangerdailyphoto.com

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  3. Nice reflection and colours. I'm like you looking for colours on a dull winter day. It's a rare sight.

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  4. I love seeing these boats and their reflections whether icy or not. Great shot.

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  5. It's beautiful to see ice on water !
    And I hope you'll go on using your colors , I like what you've one with them !

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  6. We have a very sunny but very cold day (-11˚C as I type this) so it isn't a good time for much wandering looking for some colour in the grey world outside!

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  7. Hard to feel bad when you see something this pretty and colorful! I like those icy reflections.

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  8. The Alexandra is a gorgeous houseboat Jenny, quite a size, wonder what she looks like inside. Super colourful reflections.

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  9. Makes me think of a gypsy caravan -- so alluring!

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  10. The owner of this boat made good use of bright colors. It is a beautiful boat.

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