I don’t know why, but I’ve had the hardest time getting a picture of the locks on the canal with which I’m satisfied. I’m not there yet, but the locks are interesting.

Canal Locks

These powerful gears date back to the mid 1800s when the canal was built and they are still in working order today. This is one of two, exactly the same. They usually aren’t in my pictures of this part of the canal because I shoot to either side of them.

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9 replies

  1. When traveling on the canals in England and I suppose anywhere, one of the fun things is operating the locks to get your boat up or down. That was a good picture as the lock mechanism seemed framed by the arched bridge behind.


  2. I adore your perspective on this shot.


    • I keep trying. I’ve shot them I don’t know how many times. This is the best to date, but it’s still not the way I want it. I have to figure out what lens I should be using 🙂


  3. I admire functional craftsmanship. It shows integrity, care, and knowledge.


  4. I’ve always thought locks were fascinating. I would love to see the canals in Britain. Really enjoyed reading Emily Kimbrough’s “A Right Good Crew” about her travels on a canal boat. Hilarious.


    • There are several large sets of locks on the Blackstone. Been to England. Not such big locks. I guess they are flatter. England’s canals are now all recreational these days. Not ours. They ought to be, though. Terrible waste.


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