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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 30th January, 2013) Views: 3,692 
Wigan Town Centre
 Wigan Town Centre   by David Thomas  (LEICA V-LUX 40)
Last Saturday morning after Friday night's snowfall.

Comment by Mick on 30th January 2013 at 00:02
This is a good photo it would make a nice painting.


Comment by Janet on 30th January 2013 at 00:16
Love it... Thank you David!!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 30th January 2013 at 01:16
Nice, David......so clear and crisp...thanks for braving the cold....cheers!!


Comment by Ken R on 30th January 2013 at 01:16
Beautiful picture. Not many folks about at 10.35 on a Saturday Morning.


Comment by Janice on 30th January 2013 at 01:39
Just like a Christmas Card David. Very nice image. One for the album Lizzie?


Comment by Lizzie down under on 30th January 2013 at 01:52
Thanks so much Mick for the trip from Shevington to Standish in the snow.....lovely...amazingly once you hit Almond Brook Road I knew where I was, up to School Lane and down into Standish....magic.....cheers!!


Comment by Ellen on 30th January 2013 at 02:50
How nice it looks......until it gets grey and slushy and invades your boots!


Comment by Ellen on 30th January 2013 at 03:01
It just occurred to me, I don't remember so many timbered buildings. was I simply not very observant when I lived there, or have they been "doctored" or added to?


Comment by Scholes Malc on 30th January 2013 at 07:55
great snap
this is WIGAN - much better than any 'wildlife' pic!


Comment by Henry7 on 30th January 2013 at 09:07
Great Winter photo. The church, as always, looks magnificent.


Comment by Ron D on 30th January 2013 at 09:36
I like this one .First class.


Comment by Garry on 30th January 2013 at 10:10
Only in your opinion Scholes Mal, a variation of everything is much better in my opinion!
Nice photo David.


Comment by David Barker on 30th January 2013 at 11:45
Excellent David,


Comment by Roy on 30th January 2013 at 12:44
No Ellen, they,ve always been there and there are plenty more of them, further down Standishgate and in other parts of Wigan, they are Mock Tudor Ellen. Henry,as has been said many times before the church would have looked a lot better without Barclays etc in front of it. Nice shot David.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 30th January 2013 at 12:53
Is it just on my laptop that this photo is stretched vertically and squashed horizontally?
The lady with the red scarf looks like one of L S Lowry`s matchstalk figures.
There are several photo`s in various sections of wiganworld to compare with this photo.
Photo #19983 in Album, Places, Street Scenes, 2nd row, 3rd along, taken about 1958, shows what the traffic was like.
There`s quite a contrast in dress between the ladies on the left of both photo`s!


Comment by Elise Tropnevad on 30th January 2013 at 16:14
stunning, a real eye catcher, makes one proud to be a Wiganer


Comment by Garry on 30th January 2013 at 16:50
Ernest Pyke's always whingeing at something or other, must be that age.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 30th January 2013 at 17:46
Garry, I`m not whinging, just stating facts. What`s the photo like at your end?
Correction to my comment at12:53:-
Photo #19983 is in Album, Street Scenes,Market Place, 2nd row, 3rd along.


Comment by pat on 30th January 2013 at 18:09
Lovely photo - interesting enought to make a jig-saw. Really good.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 30th January 2013 at 19:59
I agree Pat it would make a wonderful jigsaw
As to how many pieces and the difficulty.....
Cheers!!!


Comment by A Parr Adelaide on 31st January 2013 at 11:50
Great Christmas setting,the town centre never looked so good.But it do;s look a bit squashed up.A good pic; one of the best this year.


Comment by twitter on 31st January 2013 at 15:40
nice one dave


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 31st January 2013 at 20:03
Lovely picture Dave.Happy memories.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 31st January 2013 at 22:37
A Parr Adelaide, this photo was taken on 26th Jan.`13, well after Christmas!
Photo for me is spoiled by not being
natural. Did you compare it with photo #19983? (my comment 17:46)


Comment by Dave Thomas on 1st February 2013 at 06:53
Ernest what ever you think of the photograph is ok, but it is as it came out of the camera no alterations.Thanks to everyone for your comments glad it gave those people living abroad happy memories.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st February 2013 at 08:59
Dave, I`m very surprised, did you have a look at photo #19983?


Comment by Lizzie down under on 1st February 2013 at 09:08
Ernest......it looks Christmassy....because of the snow.....cheers!!!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st February 2013 at 13:08
Dave, I`m on a computer in Wigan library and this photo is just the same as on my laptop. Are you sure you had a normal setting?


Comment by Garry on 1st February 2013 at 19:02
The lady's nice and slim for god sake, Ernest. Now give it a rest. The photos great.


Comment by Art on 2nd February 2013 at 01:44
Ernie:
The clock on the parish church is round.....What shape would you like it to be to comply with your view of things....Like Garry says...Give it a rest, nothing wrong with a very good photo..


Comment by Harry C. on 2nd February 2013 at 08:34
A nice photo of Wigan that will be appreciated by the expats who like to remember their roots.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 2nd February 2013 at 23:01
Art:
The clock is somewhat elliptical on my screen.


Comment by Art on 4th February 2013 at 01:36
And the two squares at either side are oblongs..???
When in a hole...Stop diggin' ernie


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th February 2013 at 11:51
Art:
I`ve asked Dave if he used a zoom lens (P-a-D 2nd Feb.`13 at 23:11), but no reply.


Comment by Art on 5th February 2013 at 01:01
The pic was taken from "Munros" corner,(bottom of Millgate) & that angle to where the "Old Dog" pub once jutted out foreshortens the perspective & makes the Marketplace look narrower than it really is.
EVERYTHING is in proportion. ie: no trickery.
One way to prove it, take your cam & stand in the same spot, then press the button....Then report back


Comment by h churnside on 5th February 2013 at 19:37
david the picture to me is brilliant and captivating and i just realised why ,its the sunshine contrasting with the shade in the foreground ,you got it just right


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 7th February 2013 at 20:55
Art:
I took a photo yesterday from same spot and it is different to David`s.
I can make it the same as David`s by zooming in on Windows Photo Gallery.


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