The Canal and Narrowboat Photography Project
Over the coming months and years I plan to travel to all parts of the currently navigable canal system to make a photographic record of the waterways, architecture, craft and infrastructure which make up this unique, labyrinthine and fascinating transport system. You can read more about the background to the project here
The site is based around a continually expanding, keyword searchable stock photography library of high quality canal and narrowboat photos. Other sections include a canals and waterways information page with links to a number of important sources of advice and information for canal users and boat owners, and a waterways books and guides section.
NOTE: To better organise my online photography in general I have recently moved the Canal and Narrowboat Photo Library to my main website (ScenicBritain.co.uk). You can still view and search the waterways images, but you can now also order prints and cards online direct from the galleries.
Currently in the early stages of the photography project, the ultimate goal is to create a photographic record of the UK's canals, narrowboats and waterways infrastructure as they are now - or rather, as the project may well take several years to complete - as they are in the first quarter of the 21st century!
What about written guides? Well, I am approaching the project quite unashamedly as a photographer not a writer. I will endeavour to provide as much accurate information as possible alongside each photograph, and it is hoped that eventually a photographic guide will evolve for each waterway that I cover. But I will leave the written guides to the many expert canal writers already out there! Although, I will say that I am considering setting up a "Wiki" type interface to allow others to contribute as the site develops, so who knows?
I have often been disappointed, when reading other guides and books both on the canals and waterways of Britain, to fnd that there are so often very few, or poor quality, photos to illustrate the text. So, think of this site as being somewhere to come to fill in those gaps. I plan, eventually, to link together all the images of a particular canal or waterway in a linear fashion, such that, indeed, a pictorial guide is provided, ultimately showing all the points of interest along a given route.
Please visit the site from time to time to find out how the project is progressing. Feel free to use our email enquiry form, found on our contacts page, to send any useful, constructive suggestions, or to ask any questions.
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