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Lock 60

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 July 2014 in Transportation.

Old lock on the Schuykill Canal, Pennsylvania, built around 1835. This lock is opened once a month for demonstration purposes.
This photo was taken as part of a scavenger hunt sponsored by my camera club.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 320 50 mm


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Brenda from Canton, United States

I like the two-toned color scheme - the rich emerald and the weathered gray - which play beautifully off one another. Our eye is pulled deeply into the composition, following the canal and waiting to burst forth through the lock gates.

13 Jul 2014 2:58pm

Langevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ce cadrage et couleurs

14 Jul 2014 7:31am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A fine capture to illustrate the artisanal detail work in this interesting structure.

15 Jul 2014 11:47am

♡ Isa ♡ ♡ ♡ from Vaucluse, France

Magnifique photo, j adore.

15 Jul 2014 12:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow ... very interesting; beautiful lush foliage surrounding the wood construction; wonderful details!

15 Jul 2014 7:06pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. Wonderful detail and tones

15 Jul 2014 8:58pm

Marym from PA, United States

Would love to see this. They have a small park up along 322 towards Lewistown where the old canal use to go along the Juniata river. I've yet to get up there to see it. Sounds like these canals took an extreme amount of labor to build.

15 Jul 2014 11:56pm

@Marym: These canals were dug by hand--no power equipment--in the 1830s. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you get to the canal along the Juniata.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Another set of interesting textures. It seems as if the vegetation is taking over a bit.

17 Jul 2014 1:25pm

oldshutterhand from Germany

Nice greens and a nostalgic atmosphere.

27 Jul 2014 8:05am

1/125 second
ISO 320
50 mm