The larches are the trees behind Compton lock, where this heron can often be found on the lookout. These pictures were taken on Boxing Day, when the trees were weighed down with snow and ice.
More from the experiment in black and white. This is Autherley Junction, where the Shropshire Union canal joins the Staffs and Worcs.
Taken yards from the previous picture, but turning round to face to where the Shropshire Union heads off towards Cheshire.
These two are at Aldersley Junction, where the Birmingham canal network meets the Staffs and Worcs.
An experiment in black and white. Pictures taken by the (mostly) frozen Birmingham canal as it drops from the Black Country plateau towards Aldersley Junction. Above is the rubbish incineration plant.
Next is Broad Street basin from Broad Street. Below is the railway viaduct across the canal and Stafford Road.