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January 16, 2013

Across the canal – Ripon

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 23:38

Across the canal, Ripon

I took the girls for a walk last weekend and passed this, simple and unadorned, scene on the way along the canal at Ripon. I find myself in an ongoing relationship with the plain, unsung spaces. They offer a different reward from the glitz and show that can so dominate our lives – both everyday and visual.



  1. You make me feel guilty from living amongst the hills, mountains and shoreline of Wales: but even here we have “plain, unsung spaces”! But I know and sympathize entirely with what you say – a Tory minister wants to build housing on more land like this.

    The shot works well for me with its clever positioning of the river against the sloping field. I just wonder why there are still big bales there – perhaps it was too wet in the autumn to bring them in.

    Comment by zavaell — January 19, 2013 @ 08:00

  2. The thing that I noticed first was the dominance of the steely grey sky. Not a sky that one associates with photography but this works well, it feels remote and peaceful, oh and a bit cold.

    Comment by Rex — January 21, 2013 @ 21:50

  3. Like John, I like the inclusion of the canal bank and the choice of direction of view which works to cause said bank to mirror the angle of the outline of the slope. I can’t help but wonder what the three u.f.o’s are.

    Comment by cgcooke — January 21, 2013 @ 23:00

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