Taken on a day out with friends Lilian Marshall and JaquiK.
This shot is in Hebden Bridge,Calderdale in West Yorkshire,UK. I was fascinated by the way the terraces edged onto the canal. I intend to go back and explore them further. i was also drawn to the name of the boat as I come from near Leicester!

This looks towards Kepple End and Kepple End Mill which is now the alternative technology centre. The sigh says,“CycleRecycle”. You can take youir old bikes there.

The Rochdale Canal is a navigable “broad” canal in northern England, part of the connected system of the canals of Great Britain. The “Rochdale” in its name refers to the town of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, through which the canal passes.

The Rochdale is a Broad canal because its bridges and locks are wide enough to allow vessels of 14 ft width. The canal runs for 32 miles (51 km) across the Pennines from the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield Basin in Manchester to join the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire.

As originally built, the canal had 92 locks. Whilst the traditional lock numbering has been retained on all restored locks, and on all the relocated locks, the canal now has only 91 locks. The former locks 3 and 4 have been replaced with a single deep lock (Tuel Lane Lock), which is numbered as 3/4.

Canon 7D and Canon 70-200 L lens @ 85mm.
HDR from single RAW file tone mapped in photomatix pro and tweaked in cs4.

Large is nice!


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Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks Vitta

    – inkedsandra

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Sandra.

  • THnx

    – inkedsandra

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant and beautiful!

  • Thanks Betty

    – inkedsandra

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delightful Sandra ! A real winner my friend ..Paul

  • Thank you very much Paul.

    – inkedsandra

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyabout 3 years ago

    beautiful capture Sandra

  • Thanks Trevor

    – inkedsandra

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 3 years ago

    A really pretty shot

  • Thanks, it’s a pretty place

    – inkedsandra

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Sandra, great composition and clarity

  • Thanks Peter

    – inkedsandra

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image Sandra! There is so much to look at….just grand!

  • Thanks karen, it’s a lovely place.

    – inkedsandra

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot and Info Sandra.

  • Thanks Jacqui

    – inkedsandra

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