It was lovely and bright this morning as I set out to the dentists surgery, another filling, only two more to go. Arrived in town early so decided to walk the rest of the way along the path by the River Soar and Grand Union Canal, an area I haven’t visited for many years, what a change, new paths, green areas, and apartment blocks of course. I had my Sigma DP1 with me, and for a change could use it at 200 asa because it was so sunny. As I arrived back at home the clouds rolled in and it tried to snow.
Old River Soar and Great Central Railway (Remains Of)
You Are Here Map
Apartments, Apartments, Apartments
I quite like these as they have restored an old factory building, so it still has a bit of character.
I spotted this old car park ramp ages ago but there were always lots of cars and people about. So I thought maybe on Boxing Day it would be quiet and clear of vehicles, and it was. Not an easy thing to photograph so I think another visit is needed.
Some details from around the area of the ramp.
From the snaking car park ramp I walked down to the canal.
Foliage in the gutter
Wish I’d brought some food
And then back on to the road via a bridge with some great heads.
It was a lovely sunny day in my part of the UK, I got up early (ish) and walked into town, dropped a film in for processing and went down to the canal. I had the Sigma DP1 in the camera bag, the light was harsh so I bracketed some shots and processed them through Lightroom and Easy HDR.
I love taking photographs of doors but benches come a close second.
Over the last few days on my walks into town I spotted a few benches and captured them in HDR on my Sigma DP1.
There used to be lots of Victorian seating but they seem to have been replaced with modern counterparts.
Well still without a car, It’s probably not bad a thing I’m walking a lot more than I would have done if I had one.
The downside is that I am restricted on the places I can visit to take photographs, so it’s mostly my hometown.
They must have taken down the shop sign recently to reveal Anon Records, I don’t remember this shop when it was open, strange as I am a bit of a vinyl junkie.
Keep Calm and Ceilidh
Sigma DP1 Good advice !
The Kings Head
This little carving is on the side of the cathedral where King Richard 111 is buried.
Grand Union Canal
Sigma DP1 – HDR
When I was a child I grew up not far from here. It has changed so much, all the factories have gone, the Great Central Railway has disappeared and the water is no longer polluted, you can see the plant life in the foreground under the water.
Not sure what this refrigerator was doing out on the loose !
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