Monday, February 27, 2012

Canal Side 6

The free exhibition, “Canal Side” is an attempt to capture the many faces of the canal in all weathers and seasons and is wonderfully displayed in the Cafe Clique, Getliffe’s yard, Leek, Staffordshire from the 1st to the 31st March 2012.

The canal has been part of my life for over 15 years since moving to our current house over looking tunnel pool near Leek. It's the first thing I see every morning, its proximity means that a quick walk nearly always includes a stretch of it's banks and its ever changing face means I never tire of it. Over the years the canal has featured in many of my images but this is the first time that it has had star billing.

The images are a mix of digital photographs and slides, taken along the Leek and Caldon branches of the Trent and Mersey Canal over a number of years and most of the images are being exhibited for the first time.

This small stretch of canal, only about 10 miles in length, running down the picturesque Churnet Valley, it is very lightly used and has a quiet backwater feel to it, lots of deserted stretches and over hanging trees.


  1. It's amazing how a canal can offer so many beautiful and varied this one with the perspective and the hint of reflection of the trees.

  2. get real AL its a snap shot nothing special in anyway at all

  3. I think Anonymous is being a little harsh here and am tending to agree with AL. We get so few days on snow here and for me its making me want to get out there and walk along that canalside. Well done Brett.

  4. I tend to think that Anonymous's comment is but a snapshot of his/her brain.

  5. Brett, it's a stunning picture. AL - I agree with you, I love the perspective and the soft curving lines of this photograph. The canal, the towpath, the fenceline - I love the way they draw you in and guide you round. Anonymous - try and be a bit more constructive with your criticism. We're all entitled to our opinions but your spiteful nasty comment really doesn't help anyone, does it? By the way, have you not got any punctuation marks on your keyboard?
    From A DIFFERENT Anonymous - one who appreciates your work, Brett, and what you're trying to achieve. Keep up the FANTASTIC work.

  6. Weird that the second anonymous person didn't leave his/her first name either.
    Is it such a small world where you live, Brett, that everyone is worried about what everyone else will say?


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