On The Canals | Weekly Photo #2

This week’s photo was taken while on a family trip along the Grand Union Canal which runs between Birmingham and London. We spent three incredibly relaxing days navigating our narrow boat along the waterways and although this was not a photography trip, I couldn’t resist peeling off for a few minutes here and there and capturing a few shots of the canal.

The Grand Union Canal | Fujifilm X-T30 | XF18-55mm | 55mm | 1/250 second | f/2 | ISO500

The Grand Union Canal | Fujifilm X-T30 | XF18-55mm | 55mm | 1/250 second | f/2 | ISO500

As this wasn’t a photography trip and space is a little tight on these narrow boats I took just a single camera and lens combo with me. I took the Fujifilm X-T30 and the incredibly versatile XF18-55mm lens. I even considered just taking the 35mmF2 prime lens but not having hired a narrow boat before, I wasn’t sure if the single focal length would be a little too limiting. I made the right choice.

The great thing about having the newer X-T30 is the extra resolution. On top of using all of the 55mm focal length I had available, it still needed a bit of cropping too but the final image is still 18MP and plenty large enough to print.

If you are looking for a relaxing trip and fancy exploring the British countryside, then do consider a canal holiday. It was fantastic.


This post is featured in my Weekly Photo series where I post a new photo every Sunday.