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Canal Boat Jugs

Canal Boat Jugs
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Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-19
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 11:12
Viewed: 1175
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These brightly painted enamel jugs on top of a canal boat caught my eye on a day out at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire last year.

Foxton Locks comprises of ten canal locks, two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal. They form the northern terminus of a 20-mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford flight. Staircase locks are used where a canal needs to climb a steep hill, and consists of a group of locks where each lock opens directly into the next. Source Wiki).

Foxton Locks are the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system.

Not much PP work here, just a wide crop and frame before sharpening and resizing.

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Nice punchy and vibrant colours here, Joy.
Excellent artwork on the quart cans themselves, and I would imagine the barge owner(s) is pleased with them.

Nice panoramic composition with a good choice of aperture to get a gentle fall off of focus in the jugs.
Very clean and crisp shot.



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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-21 12:36]

Hello Joy,

Those jugs are eye catching and the colors are exciting. A beautifully drawn image in excellent luminosity and fine details. Lovely composition, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

You never cease to amaze me. Another good capture. The letter box crop works well. The photo has nice vibrant, attractive colours. The jugs are nice and sharp and the shallow depth of field stops the background intruding.

What a colorful shot with such razor-sharp focus with amazing details and contrast against a well blurred BG, Joy!

The light and exposure are well handled, and colors are original.
A well seen daily life shot.
Good shot all in all!

Best regards,

Hi Joy

Original details of colors.
well done,very good work


Hello Joy
Great colorful jugs collection you have there...
eye catching with this vivid colors...very sharp..
beautifully hand painted
Well seen

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-22 0:25]

Hi Joy.

I like the creative eye in you, the sbject matter is given much detail in your approach to seing and capturing. Canal life is so colourful, these items fit well in that world I like the angle used and the framing style to aid the appeal. Neatly shown. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2012-11-22 3:42]

Hello Joy:)
This is fantastic presentation. These jugs are so colorful and nice. I can see there where hand made.
Good angle and great light control as well as contrast.
Cheers - Tom:)

Hello Joy, a well observed shot of typical bargeware with its distinctive colours.
I like the 'letter-box' presentation.
Very good use of the shallow DoF.
The bg is not obtrusive, but yet we know exactly where you are!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Bonjour Joy,

Originale collection et présentation de ces objets colorés.
Bel angle de composition cadré avec soins.
Image attractive joliment ombrée à la suite des éléments.
Bien fait. Cordialement

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-11-24 3:59]

Hello Joy :)

These dishes look to watering beautifully.
Very interesting POV, natural colours and perfect light.
Your composition is very showy, I like him very much.

With best wishes.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-02 20:46]


Superbe détail et iamge de ces pot tout en belle couleur tout joli peint quelle luminosité et image avec ces belle décoration le anses, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

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