A Difficult Approach

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Comments (10)

trikermike on January 14, 2011

Wonderful capture of this old engineering structure, they don't build 'em that way any more! (not that I have any idea what 'that'is, but our friend from Whitby will tell me, I'm sure!)

I hope you enjyoed your Sunday walk alomg the canal!

John de Crom on January 14, 2011

Fantastic good picture LIKE 30 Amelia. Greetings from Holland John.

Amelia Royan on January 14, 2011

We skated round this lift bridge with a great deal of difficulty, clutching at anything to get a purchase on the ground, including blackthorn branches - OUCH! The rest of the walk was relatively trouble free thiugh and very enjoyable :)

There are quite a few lift bridges on the canals, and yes they don't make like 'that' anymore. John (below your comment) has some lovely photos of ones in Holland :))

trikermike on January 14, 2011

Well now! No need to involve the Yorkshire engineer now I have been telt what it is!

Thanks Amelia* aam jest gonna hev some splash before I get ready to go get my echo test done .... btw Tech guy is here putting finishing touches to a certain wee BOOK!! Amazing!

catchaz efter!


Al Sanin on January 16, 2011

Interesting picture! Best wishes Al

Amelia Royan on January 16, 2011

Thank you John, although I have to say that LIKE 30 is a bit over the top :))

Groetjes, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 16, 2011

That's fantastic news about that certain wee book Bonnie Lad - I am so happy for you :)))))

Don't forget to order plenty of copies - we'll all be wanting one :))

Ca canny noo, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 16, 2011

Many thanks Al. It was very icy here, and impossible to get closer to the swing bridge :)

Warm greetings, Amelia

Ria Maat on January 23, 2011

Very difficult approach, indeed, Amelia! I wonder how cold it was there... not comfortable weather, I suppose. Anyway, the photo is sublime! Lovely composition with that little green house as an eye-catcher.

like.... Groetjes, Ria

Amelia Royan on January 24, 2011

Good morning dear Ria, and thank you for your kind words. It wasn't particularly cold on this day, probably about 3C, but the overnight temperatures had been low for several days, and this part of the canal doesn't get the sun in winter.

A few people who were walking here did not go any further, as the canal tow path was treacherous in places :))

Groetjes, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 13, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash