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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 19th October, 2012) Views: 2,896 
Wigan All Saints Parish Church
 Wigan All Saints Parish Church   by Dave (Oy)  (Fujifilm X100)
Snapped on a lunchtime stroll - 17th Oct 2012

Comment by Ken R on 19th October 2012 at 00:05
Good photo. The sky looks devilish as if some unearthly figure is ready to throw down a spear. From just behind that lamp post.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 19th October 2012 at 00:19
G'day Dave!!! What a magnificent portrait of a magnificent church. The black and white theme really works here. It gave me a bit of a shiver as it unfolded on my iPad but then I realised that black and white is the way to go here. Very good cheers!!!


Comment by Roy on 19th October 2012 at 00:19
Late lunch Dave 1-15! i like black and white, good photo.


Comment by Derek Platt on 19th October 2012 at 00:34
Good photo of an impressive church. Never seen it from this approach, Where is this entrance. ( is it by the side of wigan wallgate station)


Comment by Julie on 19th October 2012 at 01:40
Lovely picture Oy, I love that church yard..


Comment by alan on 19th October 2012 at 03:32
Oh dear Dave. Sorry to say that is the poorest picture you have ever published. Unbalanced composition.

Apart from this one, I think you are the best photographer that has ever appeared on Wigan World.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 19th October 2012 at 03:33
The church in which I was chistened 84 years ago, taken from an unusual angle, Dave.
Would much prefer this photo in colour though.


Comment by Dave Marsh on 19th October 2012 at 08:33
Don't mention the trees!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 19th October 2012 at 08:56
Derek Platt, this entrance to the gardens is at the bottom of Crawford St.on King St.West.


Comment by Al.C. on 19th October 2012 at 09:46
A powerful image.


Comment by David on 19th October 2012 at 09:52
I think it is balanced!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 19th October 2012 at 11:11
Sorry Alan I think the picture is very balanced if you don't use the lamp post out of the equation and use the small tree on the right looking at the pic and the larger tree opposite. The pic is then in balance. Keep the lamp post out of it. Cheers all!!!


Comment by John Morris on 19th October 2012 at 11:33
Alan I have to disagree with you, I think the composition is superb and the depth of field has been exploited to very good effect. Well done Dave, I just wish I had taken it!


Comment by David Forshaw on 19th October 2012 at 12:40
Terrible! We're now into 3D let alone colour and Dave gives us monochrome!
I don't see the point?


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 19th October 2012 at 13:14
Isn't it great that we all see things differently? photography is an art form and thus open to interpretation. If you like it - excellent! You share my view and interpretation. If you don't like it - that's fine - you have a different view - that's allowed :) I'd certainly prefer a mix of responses as above than nothing - or a list of "nice shot" with no nothing to say why. Keep them coming :)


Comment by Janet on 19th October 2012 at 13:14
I was under the impression that P-A-D was photos of Wigan and district for people to enjoy .. Not only People who live in Wigan, but Wiganers who don't live in Wigan anymore, but love to see Photos of Wigan..... It matters not one jot to me if a photo isn't balanced, the composition isn't right, it's in black and white, it should be in colour, it shouldn't be in colour, why is it not in 3D, etc, etc......

I Loved it Dave...Thank you and all the other people who take the time to put photos on for our pleasure...


Comment by david on 19th October 2012 at 15:03
A good example of asymmetrical balance.


Comment by philra on 19th October 2012 at 17:12
this is a really good photo. the path leads the eye into the photo. there's nothing wrong with the lampost and B&W is perfect for this shot. Well done!


Comment by Dan on 19th October 2012 at 18:37
Great shot - colour is great but mono says a lot more some times


Comment by Skeets on 19th October 2012 at 18:47
I'm with Janet and Philra etc - and thanks to all those who put up pictures.
You can't please all people all the time eh?
Nothing wrong with a bit of criticism though, it helps to see others' point of view.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 19th October 2012 at 19:49
The point of monochrome photos from an artistic point of view is to focus (pun intended) on form and contrast, which can evoke a response from the viewer which colour might not. The same thing goes with the use of depth-of-field in photos. We have recently seen on P-a-D monochrome/colour combo with coloured umbrellas in a otherwise monochrome scene, which provides in similar way, form and contrast. Aside from artistic considerations, human sight in low light conditions is almost monochrome, and the ability to "see" and appreciate form and contrast is vitally important.
Today's photo is excellent in all respects.


Comment by ann21 on 19th October 2012 at 20:21
Great photo Dave as usual. I don't know from where this is taken but I will find out tomorrow.


Comment by Garry on 19th October 2012 at 20:34
Alan, Dave Oy is a professional photographer, what do you expect. His camera and equipment could cost as much as your car. We/most of us on WW are just amateurs, remember, it's not a competition.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 19th October 2012 at 20:55
You`ve given us the date, Dave and the time is evident! But the church clock is mostly a bit slow!
Wonder where Mick is? Is his bike behind the trees?
Monochrome doesn`t show those fallen leaves in their true colours!


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 19th October 2012 at 21:57
Fret not Earnest - some nice Autumn colour photos coming up :)

Garry - thanks - and yes I do have some very expensive camera equipment - but this shot was taken with my small compact camera. A professional compact and not cheap but not in the car price range :-)


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 19th October 2012 at 22:21
Fabulous...Love the big lamp in the foreground.

Its a lot of years since I walked that path !


Comment by Janice on 20th October 2012 at 00:02
A great shot Dave and the subject lends itself well to B & W. The angle from which it has been taken gives great perspective to the shot - and for once this year the sky has been kind to photographers and has some character! B & W photos take some skill to produce - it is not simply a case of converting a colour shot! Compact cameras - expensive or not- produce some cracking shots - but the person behind the camera has to direct it. Photography is all about enjoying what you do, producing memories and adding to history archives etc etc. Keep 'em coming folks.


Comment by john on 20th October 2012 at 09:29
yet another stunning monochrom from dave ,well done dave , i have a roll ready myself for the comming months .
Allen , you dont no what your talking about, so say nowt .


Comment by Garry on 20th October 2012 at 10:09
Speaking metaphorically, Dave, and thanks.


Comment by A BOLTON on 20th October 2012 at 10:35
Where is Dracula?...What a Dark but dramatic exposure...Well done Dave..love it!


Comment by Christine on 27th November 2012 at 13:40
You don't see the point David? Everyone is allowed their opinion and preferences and I'd fight to the death for your right to have it. But does everything have to be "NOW" and "MODERN". I know we have every modern medium available to us, but in my opinion, and I'm sure a few others feel this, that in this day and age its nice to see something that someone has taken time to do. We can all make great photographers if we use digicameras and airbrush the results on computer. I think the composition and light and shade in this particular photograph is splendid, and shows that someone has thought about what they were doing.Its very atmospheric. If we keep leaving everything to computers, we'll forget how to do things ourselves. Has anyone ever thought about that?


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