Tag Archives: canal

Day #706

Day #706 Title: By The Great Ouse
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Four of us from GNPC had a rather enjoyable day out in Ely today, despite pouring rain first thing, the weather perked up immensely and we got some good photographic opportunities. We spent quite some time in the Cathedral, and had a good walk along the river too. This fisherman was quietly ensconced on the banks with a big brolly to shield him from the wind.
One Year Ago: Day #341

Day #696

Day #696 Title: Canal Sunset
Location: Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent the morning doing lots of server admin type jobs such as backing up databases, upgrading WordPress and making sure files were backed up. By early afternoon, I was going a bit stir-crazy and headed out to the canal at Little Baddow to catch the last of the decent light. Sorry its rather similar to yesterday’s picture, albeit a different location.
One Year Ago: Day #331

Day #415

Day #415Title: Aftermath
Location: Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I stopped off at Paper Mill Lock on my way home from a meeting in Maldon today, wanting to see what sort of a mess it was in after last week’s flooding. The waters have receded since their height, but there was still plenty pouring over the top of the lock gates. And poor old Canberra is the unfortunate vessel which is partially submerged. Here is a photo of it with the waters almost covering the roof, taken last Saturday (not by me, I hasten to add). Ouch.
One Year Ago: Day #49

Day #407

Day #407Title: On The Flood Plain
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8
Notes: An unexpected opportunity for pictures today. I had a meeting in the centre of Chelmsford this morning, and we got around to discussing the floods which have risen around the town. I had the camera with me (and remembered a memory card this time!) so took a walk along the river banks from Central Park through the shopping centre and out to Moulsham Mill. The light was pretty ropey (dull grey clouds mostly) so I had only taken the 50mm lens with me. Therefore I was restricted a little in choice of images, but this was a view from the A138 road bridge just east of Moulsham Mill. The “canal” runs through the middle of this picture from right to left, and the fences are at right angles to it, although you’d be hard pressed to guess from this view. There was a lovely towpath walk along the length of the canal too, but I suspect that will be impassable for many weeks to come. The flood plain was covered for just about as far as the eye could see.
One Year Ago: Day #41

Day #395

Day #395Title: Floating
Location: Hoe Mill Lock
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I managed to skip out for an hour or so this afternoon while the sun was shining. The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, along various parts, is a favourite place for taking some photos, so I went back to Hoe Mill Lock for this view of the narrowboats illuminated by late afternoon sun. I loved the apparent effect of them floating on nothing.
One Year Ago: Day #29