I AM STILL HERE!

 

Greetings to all my followers, if I still have any left. 

 

I know that I have not posted anything for about 2 months now, but to tell the truth I always seem to run out of subjects to post about, and there are times that I just don’t have the interest to blog about anything.  So, with that all in mind, I hope that you can accept this.  Oh yes, there is one other thing.  I did have some trouble with my Laptop here, and had to take it for repair.  I’ve got it back now, as you can see.  Hope that I don’t have to do that again.  Get’s a bit expensive.

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Well, as I had stated in a previous blog, I had purchased Lightroom CC & Photoshop CC to try and do better with my Images of Historical places that I visit.  The above Images is one of them.  A few weeks back I had taken a trip down into Lancaster County to see the old Union Canal Historical Park.  I had shot a number of Images, but I thought what I’d like to do is try and show what the old Canal used to be used for more than 200 yrs. ago.  The old Canal is still here, as you can see, but I added a additional feature to it.  I got a hold of a picture from a web-site and placed it in the Canal to show how it might have looked long ago.  The above picture took me a few day’s to get it the way I wanted it.  It was very frustrating, at times, to learn how to do this using Photoshop CC.

 

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Here is another view of the Canal, as it looked when I was here.  The Canal is a extension of the old Union Canal that is up here around my area that I’ve shown before.  This Canal was once the major transportation method to carry coal and other goods from as far North as Pottsville, PA and as far South as Philadelphia.  Once the Railroad Industry got moving, it basically destroyed the Canal and it’s use.  All the Canal’s started fading into History.  What you see now, is all that remains from long ago.

 

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This is the same view, but without the Boat that I placed in it.  The Canal is about 6ft deep, at places, so the draft of the Barges going up and down here would clear the bottom.  I walked around this area for a good 2 hrs. or more.  I was a bit warm that day, so I was glad to get back in my car for so cool air.  I will return to this area again to see the real Canal Barges that are preserved for all to ride and see.  The old Towpath is on the right side of this Image.

 

Thanks for stopping by

Les

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