|Fujifilm XT-20, Fujinon 18-135mm lens at 18mm, f/16, 1/80sec @ ISO 200|
|Fujifilm X-T10, Rokinon 10mm lens, f/8, 1/320sec., ISO 200|
|Fujifilm X-T10, Rokinon 10mm lens, f/8, 1/500sec., ISO 200|
|Fujifilm XT-20, Fujinon 18-135mm lens at 135mm, f/20, 1/640sec @ ISO 200|
A few weeks ago I had no idea that Canaveral Lock existed.
I was scouring the internet for local photographic opportunities and came across a mention of the lock being at the west end of the ship channel, near Exploration Tower and Jetty Park.
Canaveral Lock was built when a canal was dug in the narrow bit of land between what is now the port's ship channel and the Banana River Lagoon.
Only problem was the small, daily, three to four foot tides that would make the narrow canal a rushing river.
Answer, the lock.
I headed up to the lock, about thirty five or forty miles north of my home to see and to photograph. The channel and lock are at the southern end of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The strange thing is that I have been within a half mile of this lock many times as I have been in this area photographing rocket launches and whatnot.
So, as locks go, this one deals with the small tides in the area, but it's pretty neat to me nonetheless.The four photos are: 1, foot entrance for visitors. 2, the gates of the eastern end that open into the western Port Canaveral ship channel. 3, a pleasure boat going through the opening eastern gates. 4, looking west down the length of the lock into the Banana River Lagoon (and the ultra-bright evening sun).