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The Basingstoke canal at Deepcut Surrey.

A 3 Shot HDR Processed in Photomatix Pro. Fuji Fs 100 Tripod Mounted.

The Basingstoke Canal is a British Canal, completed in 1794, built to connect Basingstoke with the River Thames at Weybridge via the Wey Navigation.

From Basingstoke, the canal passes through or near Greywell, North Warnborough, Odiham, Dogmersfield, Fleet, Farnborough Airfield, Aldershot, Mytchett, Brookwood, and Woking. Its eastern end is at Byfleet, where it connects to the Wey Navigation. This, in turn, leads to the River Thames at Weybridge. Its intended purpose was to allow boats to travel from the docks in East London to Basingstoke.

It was never a commercial success and, from 1950, lack of maintenance allowed the canal to become increasingly derelict. After many years of neglect, restoration commenced in 1977 and on 10 May 1991 the canal was reopened as a fully navigable waterway from the River Wey to almost as far as the Greywell Tunnel. Unfortunately, insufficient water supplies, problems with funding, and conservation issues, have so far prevented the Basingstoke Canal from reaching its true potential as a restored waterway.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 3 years ago

    Somebody’s got there work cut out there! Great shot Colin and hello there by the way :o)

  • Hello ! ;o)

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Mat Robinson
    Mat Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Who would have thought you could make a good photo out of such a scene! Very well done.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    Super POV, nice work Colin …

  • Mark Braham
    Mark Brahamalmost 3 years ago

    Great Shot…Well Done!

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 3 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • John Thurgood
    John Thurgoodalmost 3 years ago

    Great photo!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    The boat would have to be the size of a matchbox to travel this canal…. hehe.
    A great job and good HDR.

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