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Rochdale Canal

By ade_mcfade      
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Out today with Steve and Mac, naff weather so we went to the canal at Slowerby Bridge and had some lunch - came out to a little blue sky and got a few shots before it went grey again.

This is where the Calder and Hebble splits from the Rochadale canal. A few moorings there, nice cobbled tow path etc.

Forgotten the name of the pub, was quite nice and a lovely pint of Landlord

Tags: Canal Yorkshire Transport Barge Landscape and travel Rochadale Rochdale canal Sowerby bridge Wharf mooring

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10 875 10 Ireland
13 Jan 2007 7:49PM
did you go to the Moorings, great food there.


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Graysters 11 15
13 Jan 2007 7:50PM
Great image , brings back memories . I used to live near Rochdale and spent a lot of time on that stretch of canal. It now looks very clean. I moved to Devon just over two years ago.
jonlonbla 10 4 England
13 Jan 2007 7:52PM
Nice lighting, foreground, composition.
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 7:52PM
Does not look right to me Ade.

will have to come back to it.

ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
13 Jan 2007 7:53PM
it was called the Navigation

just looked on a photo!

nice beer and a huge gammon steak!
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
13 Jan 2007 7:55PM
thing I did differently on this Andy was to up the mid-tones, there was a lot of dark shadow, so thought I'd bring it out a little.

bit different to the normal way I do things I must admit.

Will put the RAW conversion in the MODS section
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 7:59PM
That for me Ade is what is missing Shadows were i would expect them.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
13 Jan 2007 8:00PM
does the RAW look a little more "real" then...

may be tempted to re-post a version closer to the RAW actually..
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:03PM
I can see why you lifted the left hand side bringing out the detail on the trees which i would leave as is its the buildings that just dont look right perhaps a slight contrast boost or a bit of dodge and burn?.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
13 Jan 2007 8:05PM
just having another go - will shove it in the mods.

keeping in more of the towpath and less sky too.
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:16PM
Just had a very quick go.
but will play with it more tomorrow,as i think the composition works fine.

Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
13 Jan 2007 8:26PM
Good colourful shot, great picture well taken.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
13 Jan 2007 8:45PM
Cheers Andy - I know where you're coming from.

I think I was trying to make a cheerful shot from one that didn't really fit the bill...

I'll leave more contrast in the final cut

cheers for you tips Smile
13 Jan 2007 9:01PM
nice composition & well presented.

Billlee 10 5.5k England
13 Jan 2007 10:26PM
Really like this one Ade, terrific composition and a wonderful sky. Bill.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
13 Jan 2007 11:21PM
Has an industrial feel to this canal scene. The mood of change and that splash of colour make for a pleasant cameo Adrian. Ron.
tonyheps 13 6 1
13 Jan 2007 11:54PM
Dof lifts this from the crowd, and great light
LesF 10 182 9
14 Jan 2007 8:48AM
ah thats the secert then of good pics, have a pint or two first ? well done hic hic hic.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
14 Jan 2007 10:21AM
it helped with this one Smile
14 Jan 2007 10:47PM
Ey Up

This one turned out nice enough, good job we stuck it out grimley in the pub while the weather improved! Will have a go at mine now and see if there is much to salvage, cheers, Mac
13 Feb 2008 12:33PM

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