Black Country Canals
There is a lot of interest in fishing in the Black Country and I’m starting with this photo today. This lad caught this pike in the Walsall canal on Sunday. This post should be syndicated by the YamYam. Fame at last aer kid! Locals might want to know where this is on the map so check it out on Google maps.
I was trying to get good images for the waterways competition. I have uploaded about 20 photos to their website yesterday.
I think this one taken on the Birmingham canal at Tipton might stand a chance. Most of the entries so far are summer pictures. Shots like this are a little bit harder to get.
I drove down the road to get this shot a little farther down the canal and the sun went behind a black cloud. Fortunately it came out a little and I took the shot.
I took this photo later on into the sun.
The sun was in the wrong position for this shot, but it’s not too bad, but didn’t enter this one in the competition.
I did enter this one and you can see how still the camera had to be for this shot. It was on a fast speed with a lot of sun light though. It’s quite unusual for a winter picture.
While we had some sunshine, I decided to try out one of my new Cokin filters for a shot by the lake. I like it, but I need to experiment more with the filters. I have already dropped one. It was the UV filter too, the one I really wanted to try!
I took this photo later on, into the sun. Taking a shot like this is difficult, because the camera will speed up when it detects the extra light from the sun, making the silhouette of the church very dark. I pointed the camera down away from the sun to focus and keeping my finger on the shutter button, pointed the camera up and took the shot. We can see the church!
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