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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th November, 2010)

Canal Locks

Canal Locks
Taken at Gathurst.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 500D)
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Comment by: Ken R on 17th November 2010 at 00:14

This looks like a high level spillway, not locks. Good pic though.

Comment by: David on 17th November 2010 at 08:19

Good picture - HDR?

Comment by: maggie on 17th November 2010 at 10:01

The locks are in the background. The foreground is not the canal. The "waterfall" is what helps to make the locks work. Been through there.

Comment by: jeff on 17th November 2010 at 10:20

this is infact a spillway but if you look to the left of the photo in front of the trees you can see the lock gate

Comment by: Anon on 17th November 2010 at 11:53

Ok now we've established it's a spillway can we enjoy the many glorious pictures this person takes. Love this section of the canal Dan. The setting is so peaceful with the distant noise of the M6 closeby.

Comment by: jean on 17th November 2010 at 21:15

Thought these pics were great at first but now they are beginning to look artificial.....sorry

Comment by: Red Stripe on 17th November 2010 at 22:37

What is artificial about that photo? There a great mix of colours - green of the grass - brown of the autumn leaves and a threatening sky! A lovely pic!

Comment by: Ceb on 17th November 2010 at 23:15

Know what you mean Jean - and they say the camera can't lie!

Comment by: Ellen on 18th November 2010 at 00:29

I agree,Jean.Didn't want to seem picky at first,but "manipulation" comes to mind.

Comment by: Chris on 18th November 2010 at 07:07

Each to their own I suppose - I think these photos are great and make a change from the usual ones. Jean, feel free to send in your own contribution??!!??

Comment by: Anon on 18th November 2010 at 12:49

Often camera users will enhance the look of the picture to make it look different from the original shot. There are many ways to edit pictures using specifically designed software. All camera users do it, you seriously think those shots in OK magazine were the original? Nah they have special effects to hide or touch up areas to make them look perfect. Just like this person does with his pictures.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 19th November 2010 at 06:35

Dan's photographs are fine examples of HDR. It may look different from the original shot... but the human eye when it looks at a scene puts detail in the shadows, and also puts detail in bright areas, it can 'see' many many levels of darkness and brightness.

A camera cannot, it will make shadows dark, and will turn highlights white. HDR can be used to fix that. Maybe not so much in the sky, but you are seeing that photograph pretty close to how your eye will see it.

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 19th November 2010 at 19:09

Be interesting to see how the pic looks using a disposable camera from Boots!!!!!

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