Working Canal

Barge Canal – Lock 20

Another morning venturing into the darkness in search of the sunrise. My adventure was not as fruitful as the previous day due to a lack of clouds in the sky. The clouds add the drama and enhance the interest better than a sky without them. They are also very good at capturing the morning colors as the sun marches toward the horizon.

I did spend time exploring the staging area around Lock 20 for the equipment used in maintaining the canal. I was amazed at the volume stored around the lock. I guess the canal authority has not yet begun maintenance after the winter season. At least it allowed me to capture some close-up images.

The first image is looking East along the canal toward Lock 20 from the Rt. 291 overpass. The view from the bridge has been a favorite over the years. Timing the position of the sunrise is always important. Currently the sun is rising a little to far North of the canal for a typical sunrise for me.

The second image is a floating crane. It is parked at the entrance to the lock. Someday I’ll time it right to actually see a vessel going through the lock. The last image is a pair tugs waiting to be placed back into service. I’m sure they don’t like to be out of the water.

  

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Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 3.2s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 100

  

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