Posts Tagged ‘canal’

Leeds Dock bridges

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 | Life

Last week was Elina’s birthday. I took her out for lunch. After, I hurried back to the office. However, something got in my way.


Hypothetically of course, we all know the bridges could open. However, I always thought there was a general understanding that they wouldn’t. People have to use those bridges. Because of this, I had to walk an extra 50 metres round the dock! No doubt you are now staring at the screen, open mouthed, in shock. Somehow though, I found the strength to carry on.

Worst of all, there was not even a boat going through it. It looked like it might be maintenance. At least a boat would have been mildly exciting.


Friday, June 6th, 2014 | Photos

When I went for my run last week I passed two families of baby ducklings. So I decided to go back the next day with my camera.

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I also saw what I think is a heron.

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Granary Wharf

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 | Photos

Photos from around Granary Wharf and the canal.

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Polarising filter

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Photos

I’ve recently purchased a polarising filter for my camera, so I took it out for a test run. You can get quite a difference out in the bright sunlight, though some times it seems to detract from the dramatics of the image. Below is a photo I took of Leeds Canal, with light polarisation on the left and heavy polarisation on the right.


The fly and clouds come out with a lot more texture in the one on the right, and it’s difficult to see at this size but the water goes from a horrible grey to a beautiful blue too.

At first, it felt a little like just under-exposing the photo though. If I wanted to prevent the cloud detail from blowing out, surely all I had to do was drop the exposure a little. But of course that isn’t the case, as can be seen in the photos below.


In the top two photos, I haven’t used much polarisation. In the top one I’ve used the camera’s recommended settings, and in the second one I’ve sped up the exposure a few notches. In the third one I’ve put it back to the camera’s recommended setting, but used heavier polarisation.

As you can see in the third one, I’ve obtained the rich detail of the cloud, while still maintaining the vibrant face of the building, and captured much more detail from the block of flats behind it too.

The Pour House

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 | Humanism

While not having a well though through name, The Pour House does offer quite a nice location by the canal. As such, it made a promising location for an A-Soc Tuesday night social.

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Leeds at night

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Photos

Some photos of Clarence Cock, just after dusk.




The view from the afternoon

Sunday, July 7th, 2013 | Photos


Panorama from the balcony of Ambiente. Click for full size image.

Bird by the canal

Friday, May 17th, 2013 | Photos

I was walking home a few weeks ago, having been out shooting restaurant photos, when I saw a bird sitting by the canal. Rob tells me it is a Canada Goose.

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Three point turns

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Photos


They’re more difficult to do, in narrowboats.

The canal

Saturday, September 10th, 2011 | Life, Photos

Recently, myself and Elina went for a walk down the canal. It was pretty scary, there was a lot of nature, including the rabbit you can just about see in the middle of the photo of the bushes.