Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 15th September, 2012)
Photo: Janice Freeman (Nikon D3100 tone mapped using Photomatix)
Sailing along the canal must be very hard work.
Lovely peaceful photo. No clutter.
Nice perspective leading to that cloudy sky.
Not a living soul, boat or Mick`s bike in sight, Janice !!
What time of day?
I love HDR Tone Mapping... that does not realistic, but so what... it does look brilliant!
simple but brilliant photo - I like this - could be a painting
Ernest it says the photo as been tone mapped using Photomatix so I could have been peddling past when it was taken but have been toned mapped out.
janice i think you'll find this picture has not been taken from the bridge on the main road. it's taken from the next lock up from rose bridge.
Janice,another fantastic shot.your photogragh on Photo-a-Day 27/7/12.encouraged me to walk on that side of New Springs Bridge,and I've walked to Britannia Bridge several times since. This is taken from Rose Bridge,roughly 3/4 of the walk. Anyone who hasn't done this particular
canal walk is missing a treat.
Hard to imagine there was a pit to the right of the locks once upon a time
sorry Janice forgot to say what a nice restful scene you have captured
The sky makes it look very atmospheric, well done Janice.
those trees on the left havent half grown since I last walked up there
I`m on a PC in Chorley library and the green colours are superb.
Hi Ernest, it was taken on a dull rainy evening at approx 6.15 pm which would probably explain why no-one was around. Dennis, I quite like tone-mapping and try to keep them realistic, however this was a lack-lustre photo and the TM 'rescued' it. I use my photos for card making and the painterly effect works well as the cards prove very popular. Great because it allows me to combine two hobbies.
At last a photograph that is neither a flower, nor a bird, nor part of Haigh Plantations nor Top Lock.
Well done, that man! Or woman, in this case.
if you know what you are doing, it is not too difficult to do a flight of locks like this - we have done this flight with my husband at the tiller, & I did the locks. You wind up the paddle, then lean on the gate until you feel a nudge, that means the water is even & it is easy to move the gates. I shall never forget the Sunday we did this flight - lots of lovely people, all ready to chat.
Reminds me of cross country runs we had to do(No choice then) a a pupil of Rose Bridge School in the 1050s.Our teacher then Mr Peter Hardman, would follow us at some distance, to catch us having a quick smoke under the "DEVILS BRIDGE.
You are quite right chaps, this was not from the bridge on the main road. Will be nice to do this walk again when the trees begin to gain autumn colours.
I`m now on a PC in Preston Harris Museum and library.
This PC and quality of photo is identical to that in Chorley library. Which isn`t surprising as both libraries are in Lancashire with same card. I`d been on Google Earth at home and couldn`t place this lock from your info, Janice - so all is now revealed.
Mick, I`ve never heard of tone mapping. I only adjust the brightness, if necessary, of my photo`s !!
flaggy delf, would that have been Rose Bridge colliery?
Nice photo Janice,I've walked that towpath many times.
A nice bit of tonemapping there Janice - nice shot.
Good job done for sure.
Well you certainly get around Ernest. If you have a home PC and want to do more with your Photos then have a look at the free software called GIMP. Simply type GIMP into your browser and you can get the download free. It is a very useful programme - a bit complex but great to play around with. Tone mapping is simply adjusting all the tones within a picture to bring out the high dynamice ranges. It can be a very simple effect or way over the top - as the fancy takes you. Try the trial version of Photomatix for free.
Janice......Good for you!Men don`t expect us to know all these little ins and out .Well done and it is more like a painting than a photo.tone mapping or not !!!!I am quite ignorant on all this "technology stuff" I just click the shutter and hope it works..
Thanks Janice, yes I make full use of my free travel pass. Have many interesting chats too. I`m like Jean with a camera and not very interested in, as she puts it, "technology stuff"
I used the camera in my mobile phone in the Harris Art Gallery in Preston this afternoon. Took 2 of J M W Turner`s (1775-1851) and ""Millworkers" painted oil on canvas in 1948 by L S Lowry (1887-1976). Bury Council bought "A Riverbank" (28"x36") painted by L S
Lowry in 1947, from a London Gallery in 1951 for £175. They put it up for auction in November 2006 expecting £500,00-£800,000 and it was sold for £1,408,000 !
You've got it Tuddy.