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Stockers Lock, Grand Union Canal, Rickmansworth

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A very nice picture John. I bet it is not an easy job opening these huge gates.
John Prior: I think he's making it look difficult Frances
Great shot! He's certainly getting his weight into it!
John Prior: Thanks Elizabeth
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:12
Nice shot John: good POV of a professional heaver!
John Prior: Thanks Chris, right time, right place.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:33
This looks so wonderfully familiar to me, John, except we don't see it done manually much! Heave ho.
John Prior: I think most are manual in the UK, thanks Ginnie.
hard work up there
John Prior: Certainly putting his back into it Chantal smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:54
Is he Captain Hook John?
John Prior: No Captain Windlass Chad smile
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:13
Seen this many times John on my walks on the canals, supper capture.
John Prior: Thanks Pedroeric
It amazes me how easily these gates seem to open. Mind you I have never actually tried it myself!
John Prior: I'm sure there is a knack to it Bill.
Great composition & excellent colours & light as always John
John Prior: Thanks a lot Fred.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 11:48
Another really good image John, great composition and timing smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda
Thay say you should always put the windlass down when opening the gates .
John Prior: Sounds as though you have inside knowledge, thanks Richard
Very good angle on this shot John. This is one of the reasons I prboably wouldn't hire a canal boat, having to do this every few miles.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, yes I would imagine the novelty would soon pass.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 15:02
This looks familiar, because it is; I've fished around here. A good POV and love the qulaity of light smile
John Prior: Thanks Martin, my childhood home was at Chorleywood, used to cycle to Rickmansworth to fish in the canal, river and gravel pits, inspired by Mr Crabtree smile
A great action shot with good lighting.
John Prior: Great light that afternoon, thanks Martin.
Man at work... You perfectly caught the attitude of this men, and the composition is clever. Nice.
Have a nice day.

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