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    Default Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    A bridge photographed in yesterdays sunshine
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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Beautiful! It captures the contrasting textures and the light creeping in is glorious. I like that the bridge is signed in that way -- identifying it for the boaters -- seems quintessentially English.

    Looks like a great place to go magnet fishing...
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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    A very nice photo.

    In the sky, showing a star high light was this natural or did you do some post process?

    Ray

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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Beautiful photo, Derek. How old is this bridge?
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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    A very nice photo.

    In the sky, showing a star high light was this natural or did you do some post process?

    Ray
    Its been emphasised but it was otherwise natural light through the foliage.

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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Beautiful photo, Derek. How old is this bridge?
    The canal there is from the 1760's apparently. I don't think the bridge is that old, though it may just have been resurfaced, the horses that pulled the barges would have more or less destroyed the original surface over time. On the parapets of some bridges on the network you can see where chains or cables have gouged into the brickwork. The actual bridge surfaces have all been replaced to encourage walkers, runners and cyclists to use the towpath net work and it's tourism that keeps the canal network maintained these days with holiday boats. A lot of the stone bridges were replaced with wrought iron spans on some of the original foundations. Like this one...
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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Thanks for that. You have done a loving job commemorating the waterway and bridges.
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    Default Re: Hockley Port Junction Bridge

    Ross:- I don't know what all the fishermen come hunting for on a Sunday these days. I know there's a lot of carp and pike in there along with various other fish. Not so much the sort of rubbish you'd fetch out with a magnet these days. The days of the canals being used to dump rubbish are thankfully long gone. Its all duck, geese, herons and the occasional pair of swans these days.
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