‘These pictures capture the true beauty of our canals’

Sunset at Smethwick, Birmingham with a view of the Birmingham main line canal and the Galton valley

Sunset at Smethwick, Birmingham with a view of the Birmingham main line canal and the Galton valley canal heritage centre. PHOTO Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

Since the birth of the smart phone taking wonderful photographs whilst you’re out and about has never been so easy. We’ve scoured the web and Instagram to find some of, what we feel, are the best photos of our canals. Take a look at let us know if you agree!

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From sunsets to stormy skies we love how these photographs capture a multitude of beautiful colours.

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

Our canals are overflowing with wildlife this time of year.

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

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We really love the way some of these pictures capture reflections in the water.

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

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Believe it or not this wonderful photo is a composite of five different photos!

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

Have you ever seen a more peaceful photo?

PHOTO: Canalside Art

PHOTO: Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

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A lot of these photos were taken by the amazing Canalside Art. If you like what you see then check out their website and Facebook page for more photos and information.

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Full moon rising over the Birmingham mainline canal towards the new flats at Sherbourne wharf. PHOTO

Full moon rising over the Birmingham mainline canal towards the new flats at Sherbourne wharf. PHOTO Canalside Art - Credit: Archant

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Whether it’s summer, spring, winter or autumn there is always something beautiful about the canals and the surrounding area.

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We love this one!

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Some of these are so good you’d think they were taken by professionals.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to take great photos? Do you want to see your photos in print? We’re now accepting contributions for the 2017 Canal Boat Calendar!

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