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photoblog image Droitwich on  a Sunday Morning 4

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 4

This is Vines Park with the reopened canal. It was a great achievement getting the canal reopend not least because a new tunnel had to be dug under the M5 motorway.

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 4

This is Vines Park with the reopened canal. It was a great achievement getting the canal reopend not least because a new tunnel had to be dug under the M5 motorway.

comments (25)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 16 Aug 2013, 00:21
Incredible leading lines and great cloud color!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Bonnie. I'm pleased you like it
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Aug 2013, 00:35
Droitwich skies are saving the day, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Not a rain cloud in sight Ray, you will note!
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 16 Aug 2013, 01:11
Lovely shot Bill! I love the reflection of the houseboat and that lovely morning light. smile
Bill Phillips: It is lovely to have boats back in the centre of town after so many years Frances
I echo my commenting comrades...
Bill Phillips: Thank you Little Sir Echo
Beautiful sky in this one Bill!
Bill Phillips: It was lovely E. Worth getting up for
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Aug 2013, 06:39
Just look at it, a jewel of perfection under the fabled early morning light. The sky is so good I'd have to sort through dozens in my shed to find its equal. Sigh..
Bill Phillips: It is a wonderful picture, I cannot affect false modesty
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Aug 2013, 07:12
Sunday mornings may be beckoning you more often. Bill, if you keep on like this! smile
Bill Phillips: It is easier in the winter as it doesn't get light until about 8
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Aug 2013, 07:34
Even Chris has the grace to be impressed, Bill. Very nice indeed, Droitwich!
Bill Phillips: I think he has his tongue firmly in his cheek Lisl
You will be taking me on a boat trip around Droitwich then Bill.I will practice my royal wave then.
Bill Phillips: The Royal barge will be put at your disposal.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Aug 2013, 07:55
Looks like the canal has flooded at some point; there's a boat left on the grass. I bet it cost a fortune to tunnel under the M5.
Bill Phillips: It wasn't cheap and it took years! It did all flood a few years back and the High Street was under about 15 feet of water.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Aug 2013, 08:16
Excellent photo what is the structure behind the bars
Bill Phillips: It is a replica of a Roman Brine Pit. These were timber lined pits and the brine was brought up in buckets on ropes I think!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 16 Aug 2013, 09:22
No people in Droitwich? .... But obviously very popular with men who lurk around in shabby raincoats and black umbrellas
Bill Phillips: Who sneak to the town when I am away!
What is that cage for Bill? It seems prepared for dangerous animals!
Bill Phillips: It is a replica of a Roman Brine pit.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 16 Aug 2013, 10:12
Droitwich has a pretty sky to colour the canal.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Mary
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Aug 2013, 10:45
great sky - capturing a dawn would be a great acheivement for me!
Bill Phillips: It involves getting up early. But not in the winter when it is not light until about 8am
This all looks rather nice Bill, I like to see canals in the middle of towns.
Bill Phillips: This project has done much to enhance the town Brian
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Aug 2013, 12:32
Love the sky and the little bits of red to catch your attention smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Linda. Nice to see you back.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 16 Aug 2013, 12:39
beautiful scene
Bill Phillips: Cheers Aussie
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 16 Aug 2013, 14:17
Oh my dear fellow, I just realised that I have left you out today, what must you think of me?
Bill Phillips: I forgive you old chap. Perhaps the quality of this picture so overwhelmed you that you failed to realise that you had only subconsciously heaped praise upon it.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 16 Aug 2013, 14:18
To R.T. - I read your comments!!!
Bill Phillips: The penny didn't drop with me until I rad this. I thought Trimbo had lost his grip.
Yes, having the canal brought back to life must make a big difference Bill. All looking good under that wonderful sky
I LOVE well done HDR images...any tips with editing?
Bill Phillips: Thanks Rani. I use Photomatix Pro and Lightroom. This series was taken using 5 bracketed images between -2 and +2 stops exposure. Obviously if you are bracketing like this you need to use aperture priority. How natural or "surreal" you make the final image is a matter of choice. Extreme is fun but natural is more satisfying
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Aug 2013, 15:56
A beautiful shot. The council should buy it from you at great expense, to show the other side of Tiff's propaganda.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps I should offer it to them at a special discount price if they give me the freedom of the town
Great sky, Bill - what time were you up for this!?
Bill Phillips: This was taken at about 5.30am Tom
While you are out and about capturing the gorgeous light and peacefulness of an early morning along the canal, Bill, I bet there are still snores coming from that houseboat.

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