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Cambridge art

This photograph was taken last weekend by Fei Ye, an International student from China who is studying at my local University in Wolverhampton. It was taken in Cambridge, where it rained all day. The shot wasn’t straight and so I straightened it a little and edited it to make it a little more artistic. It’s unusual and has lots of depth as the canal goes away from us.

Spooky

Taking photographs on a rainy day is a challenge, but taking night photos when it’s foggy is even more so! I intended to take this one before the street lamps came on, but they came on a fraction of a second before I took the shot. Then to add to the eerie scene, a car approached too. That church is spooky at anytime.

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I took this photo of a strange canal bridge on Sunday, despite the cloudy weather. This is unusual because it appears that the canal the bridge used to go over has been filled in and a road built there; but the bridge remains.

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This shot down the canal is interesting because of the reflections on the water. I did take a shot of the other bridge and had to edit it extensively to get rid of all the graffiti. I’ll use that picture for a post about editing out unwanted stuff!

Brunswick Park

I took this picture a year ago today and it was really sunny. This was the local Victorian park. Brunswick Park is one of the many parks built in Victorian times on derelict land. The big problem when I was taking these photos was shadows, especially getting my own shadow in the photo. It’s a nice reminder of how nice the weather was last year; before the rains came!

What do you think of today’s pictures? Please comment and share you thoughts.

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6 responses

  1. Hi Mike, What a wonderful collection of images today. A real mixture of seasons, light, subjects and colours. I believe my favorite this week is the church photo in the night fog. You’re right, that does seem eerie. The mood of the photo is intense. I just wish that white van hadn’t been parked there!

    I also really like the canal bridge. I was looking at the bridge but when you pointed out in the text that the canal is gone and a road is now there, the photo took on new importance to me. This photo really captures the old and the modern.

    Off to pin these on Pinterest!

    19, March 2013 at 11:25 am

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    That canal is really interesting. It has ‘arms’ off it where narrow boats are moored. I think that bridge went over one of the ‘arms’ at one time. The canal is the other side of that bridge. Farther down there were other bridges, but it looked a bit risky to try to get past those. I might try another time because around there the river and canal cross. I think it’s an aqueduct carrying the river over the canal, that is very unusual. There are new houses near that bridge which shows that someone thought it was important to preserve a little history.

    Yes, shame about the white van!

    Thank for taking the time to comment and pinning them!

    19, March 2013 at 11:44 am

  3. Nice shots, Mike. I’m struggling with night photography. I like your night image in the fog. Excellent.

    20, March 2013 at 2:31 am

    • Hi Cheryl,

      I just put the camera on the night setting for that. I didn’t know the street lamps were about to come on. Incidentally, the reason they didn’t produce glare is they have just changed them to LED lamps! I often use the speed setting for night photos, especially when there are moving vehicles. You have to keep the camera very still though. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      20, March 2013 at 11:04 am

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