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The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.

The Bridgewater is often considered to be the first true canal in Britain, as it relied upon existing watercourses as sources of water rather than as navigable routes, it now terminates at the Runcorn basin.

Taken in RAW and in manual mode, with a Nikon D300s and a Sigma 10/20 lens, set at a focal length of 13mm. Metering was done in Matrix and the white balance was set to cloudy. Other settings include an F stop of F16, Shutter speed of 1/30th sec and the ISO was set to 280.
Post processed in CS5.

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