Early Morning Cromford Canal

FiestaRedFiestaRed Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 114Registered Users Major grins

An early start brought another really cold and misty morning to the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire UK. This is one of the many old canals that were built to move raw materials around the different cotton mills that were sighted all along the Derwent Valley.

The canal in usually extremely busy with walkers and photographers but the early start meant I was almost lucky enough to have it myself, just sharing it on this occasion with the lone dog walker.


  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,342Registered Users Major grins

    Beautiful... excellent angle for the shot

    Nice work

    Lucky for you the walker wore red... :D

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,653Registered Users Major grins

    Great! Yeah, the man in red is key....

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,432Super Moderators moderator

    nicely captured!

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 912Registered Users Major grins

    Yes!!! I love the dog walker. As I've often said to Taz, human elements blend the dreamy scene with realism. Mahalo for sharing!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,653Registered Users Major grins

    Indeed. I look forward to those when they happen now.....cheers JBR!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,398Administrators moderator

    Great choice of a photo, good low angle comp, and what wonderful atmospherics!

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,966Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Excellent shot. The light is wonderful and the spot of red is perfect--bright enough to make the composition but small enough so as not to overpower the peaceful scene.

  • FiestaRedFiestaRed Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 114Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for all the kind words, really appreciated. The 'Red' figure was a bit surreal and just sort of appeared out of the mist. As he was walking slowly, I managed to get about five images and the one shown seemed to fit the picture best.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,443Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 31, 2018

    Beautiful image, captured at just the right moment.

    Shot from a bridge or a boat deck maybe??

    I might trim a bit of the empty sky off the top of the frame if it was my image.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,506Registered Users Major grins

    Well done and lovely.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,133Registered Users Major grins

    I concur with all of the above, wonderful image!


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