Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, 15 miles north of Milton Keynes along the A-508. As the weather was going to be decent my friend and I decided to take the short trip out for the day, mind you I was expecting to see a lot of visitors here today, not to be.
Stoke Bruernes claim to fame is its situation on the Grand Union Canal making it a favourite destination for tourist as well as locals, you can take small canal longboat rides for a mere £3-50 a trip, and it is also the home to one of three museums owned and run by the canal & River Trust.
I decided only to take my small Canon G-7x, pocket size camera ,this is ideal for this type of photography as it allows you to get close to the subject without using a large focal length lens. We took the short walk along the canal to Blisworth Tunnel hopping to capture the narrow boats entering and exiting the tunnel, in the meantime there were a few narrow boats passing by and moored along the side of the canal, all painted and well preserved in traditional colours all associated with life on the canal.
My final set of images for this blog, mainly in colour was to express the colours captured during my visit, as well as capturing the mood of the day, with the exception of a few, I decided to be a bit creative. I had a great day at this venue, I will possibly return later on in the year when winter sets in to try and capture the misty mood of the place.