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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 6th April, 2012) Views: 3,116 
Standish fields
 Standish fields   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
New gate to keep horse riders out.

Comment by mark c on 6th April 2012 at 01:04
Sorry mick that's a poor pic.
Its looking towards Elnup Wood from near the old pig farm between Standish and Shevington if anyones interested.


Comment by anna on 6th April 2012 at 02:47
what nice greenery,where is this mick? nice clean air.


Comment by Mick on 6th April 2012 at 08:51
Anna its taken from where the old Hermitage use to be.

Its not a photo contest Mark and your wrong in saying its taken from near the old pig farm because its taken from the Hermitage.


Comment by Garry on 6th April 2012 at 09:55
A silly comment Mick, I would have thought to keep bikers out. Farms and Horses do mix.


Comment by Mick on 6th April 2012 at 10:21
Not silly at all Garry the main path is for horses and the gated part is not.

Reason being is horses and there riders go out in all weathers when the ground is very wet and make great big horse footprints in the soft ground.

And when it dries up you left with a track that no one can use properly


Comment by Henry7 on 6th April 2012 at 10:27
Lovely photo Mick. Thanks for posting.


Comment by Bill on 6th April 2012 at 11:10
What about bike wheel tracks in the ground, that's the real problem.


Comment by Harry C. on 6th April 2012 at 11:41
Well said Mick, your photo hasn't been seen before, and you seem to know where you are, by the way is that your bike?


Comment by Maggie on 6th April 2012 at 11:50
Firstly, I am real, so there.
Secondly, Nice pic, Mick. Highly Evocative.


Comment by Syd on 6th April 2012 at 12:02
Great photo Mick, don't even give these complaining morons your time and energy, just keep sending in more great Wigan photo's,
Thanks for the posting!


Comment by Lee Layland on 6th April 2012 at 12:37
Your never going to please everybody with every photo.
Perhaps these who criticise the most should take their cameras out and take some photo's of their own.

Not everybody likes birds (not everybody like Picasso) - I'm not a big fan, but other people love them, others like steam trains, and yet others like buildings.

Before making judgement on how good or poor a photo is, take the time to take your own photo and get it put on here.

Personally I think all the photo's on here must deserve some merit - after all, they have been chosen to appear on Wigan's Premiere website!


Comment by David on 6th April 2012 at 16:13
I think it might have 'worked' better if you had cropped the foreground to the bottom of the gates - just a suggestion.


Comment by alan lad on 6th April 2012 at 20:16
am I right is the hermitage lodge on the left or has it been filled in ?not been down there since 1966.


Comment by John Morris on 6th April 2012 at 21:14
I like the photo Mick but like you say it is not a competition anyway. If you had taken a pair of step ladders and had a higher viewpoint so you were "looking over" the gate, a bit more, it might have improved it, but not many people take step ladders when they are out enjoying themselves....I certainly don't!!!!


Comment by Mick on 6th April 2012 at 21:27
Your right Alan the Hermitage lodge on the left and people still fish in it.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th April 2012 at 22:19
What`s new Lee Leyland? You mustn`t have read the comments over recent days. When was a photo of yours shown on Photo-a-Day?


Comment by Colin Harlow on 7th April 2012 at 08:22
Spot on John Morris, but Mick could have used the fence as ladders. good photo though.


Comment by John Morris on 7th April 2012 at 14:24
I thought of using the fence as a ladder Colin, but I feel that the fence and gate within the picture gives it depth.


Comment by Lee Layland on 9th April 2012 at 12:29
Have had three or four on here over the last 12 months Mr. Pyke.
Monday 14th February
Wednesday 23rd February
My sons had a few on as well.


Comment by dog walker on 9th April 2012 at 18:58
proberbly do the same as in dean wood and put a chain saw through it all so as to en able the local cant do no wrong horsey horsey we have a right to go anywhere and are beyond the law brigade


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th April 2012 at 22:37
Lee Leyland: your photo of the moon on Feb.2011 is excellent, but as no doubt you are aware, I`m not a lover of `wildlife` photo`s on Photo-a-Day, which your photo of a muscovy duck on 23rd Feb.2011 is. People at the next farm to my Uncle`s in Somerset, many years ago, kept muscovy ducks--I always thought they were from Russia, but not so apparently.


Comment by Lee Layland on 17th April 2012 at 07:39
Ernest - not a big fan of bird shots myself - but some people are, I don't suppose they like some of the things I do (in fact I'm sure of it!).

Still there's enough room on here for us all :-)


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