Leeds and Liverpool Canal


Leeds Canal

Sometimes if you are really lucky you will find a scene that includes water and that water will be absolutely still, making for some great reflections. I was extremely lucky to find this. During a business trip to Leeds a photographer friend called Tony Bevington invited me to an evening of photography in Leeds. Thanks to Tony I went to places I wouldn’t normally visit and got some really great HDR images that evening. During the evening we wandered round the city with Tony showing me some good points and buildings to photograph. As dusk started to fall we ended up at the Leeds and Liverpool canal which was absolutely still, not a ripple. Perfect for HDR photography. 

Leeds Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet. At Leeds, it joins onto the Aire and Calder Navigation. The Rufford Branch links the canal with the Ribble estuary near Preston. This gives access to the Ribble Link and the Lancaster Canal. The Leigh Branch runs from Wigan to connect with the Bridgewater Canal. In Liverpool an extension has been constructed from the Stanley Dock Branch, by way of the Pier Head, to Albert Dock.

The HDR images above were created from 5 exposure brackets at -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 processed with SNS-HDR Pro and very little post processing in Photoshop

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