A lot my macro shots that make it into this series are shot along the Royal Canal, so this week I thought I’d share a picture of the canal itself! For me it’s a little oasis of accessible nature. I love spending time along towpath with my camera. You meet fellow nature lovers as well as fitness types, and obviously plenty of flora and fauna too.

I love this shot because is captures that combination of nature as well as people enjoying nature. I also love the sense of depth in this shot. I took this shot ages ago, but was reluctant to use it for Photo of the Week because it really only works when you view it large – and I prefer to choose shots that work well even at small sizes. Still – I really like this shot so I decided to share it regardless.

The Royal Canal
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  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 55-200mm
  • Exposure: 1/320 sec
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Bias: -0.7ev