Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 22nd November, 2014)
Leeds Liverpool Canal
What a beautiful, serene scene. what season was this? It's a nice change to look at this instead of looking out of my window at the wintery vista we currently have!
brilliant shot - bring on summer!
You've done it again David, another very good shot, an interesting subject, well composed and clear.
What a peaceful scene, I love canals & narrowboats.
that's a lovely picture of Autumn
What can I say, except thank you. You can have such a wonderful time on a narrowboat. That is what we did, until w had to give it up. Still, very happy memories.
Beautiful scene, well done David.
David,that's a beautiful scene,it reminds me of a Constable painting.
Love the reflections, really pleasing shot.
Lovely photo David. Was it taken recently because we have had some good weather recently. I know it is changing now
Did Constable or Turner ever paint in Lancashire , does anyone know?
Don`t know Giovanni,but I bet they woiudnt be as good as David`s picture !
Giovanni,I'm sure Turner painted in Yorkshire..but not sure about Constable though.. wouldn't have thought so.
A really lovely photo.
The photo was taken on the 16th of October 2014. Thanks for all of your comments.
You're right Maureen!
I can recall a painting of the Yorks coast by Turner.
Pity Constable and Turner didn't visit our lovely county...and they'd have enjoyed the meat pies!
Giovanni/Maureen - an excerpt from
In 1816 Turner made an extensive tour of the north of England to gather subjects
for watercolours intended for engraving in the 'History of Richmondshire' scheme,
a survey of the area around Richmond in Yorkshire and Lonsdale in Lancashire.
Originally Turner was to have made 120 watercolours for the 'Richmondshire'
project, and to have been paid the large sum of 3000 guineas for those drawings,
but unfortunately the venture petered out owing to lack of public enthusiasm, and
Turner made only some 21 of the designs.
Quite often artists would tour and make sketches of scenes/subjects then work on paintings in their home studios later.
Thanks for that Neil!
Thanks for this info, Neil
That is just one of the finest pictures i have ever seen .