The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

Caen Hill Locks

It has been a few days since I used the car, and frankly, I needed to get out. When they advised on the radio to only make journeys if it was really necessary, it only fired my need to be on the roads even more.

The worst part was getting the car onto the road, down the slippery descent of the driveway onto the A4, invisible to road users until one is slithering onto the road out of control under their bonnet. Luckily, that didn't happen, and by avoiding ungritted roads I was soon parked beside the Caen Hill Locks, last blipped in April.

I took some shots of the flight of locks to the east of the road bridge, depicted in April, but then I turned westwards and walked along the towpath towards Foxhangers. Although the Caen Hill Flight which began at Lock 44 ends at Lock 29 on the west side of the road, the descent continues to Lock 22 - twenty-nine locks in two miles.

The canal wasn't completely frozen over, but the ice was thick enough to support a few ducks, who slipped about on the surface, and even the odd exploratory cat.

I managed to do my no-card-in-camera trick today so my telephoto shots are non-existent but I took half a dozen on my second camera with the 18-55 kit lens, of which this is the chosen one.

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