wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 4th January, 2014) Views: 3,111 
Touch the foot
 Touch the foot   by Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X100)
Tradition continues in Mesnes Park.

Comment by Jim on 4th January 2014 at 00:04
Excellent photo, looks beltin in monochrome.


Comment by kath on 4th January 2014 at 07:00
I wish......


Comment by Harry C. on 4th January 2014 at 08:16
Mesnes Park is coming back to life and becoming popular again, let's hope the vandals etc. keep away. Nice pic again, prefer colour personally though.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 4th January 2014 at 09:00
Family Tradition.....very nice Dave...cheers!!!


Comment by Anne on 4th January 2014 at 10:22
Who is the young lady?
Once again super pic.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 4th January 2014 at 10:45
Anne: That's my eldest daughter - visiting home for Xmas :)


Comment by Garry on 4th January 2014 at 11:09
Touched it's foot many times, done nowt for me! Why black and white?? colour brings photos to life! BW went out along with BW TVs years ago.


Comment by Jod on 4th January 2014 at 12:21
Great processing in this shot, Dave!
Garry, your uninformed comments show you up again. Any photographer, whether favouring colour or black and white, will tell you that images in the latter teach you about lines, patterns, composition and technique.
Dave is most certainly an expert in his field, and you would do well to be less critical!


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 4th January 2014 at 12:36
For me the composition was all about the triangle formed by the statue, my daughter, and her shadow.

As for the black and white - I like it. No other justification needed :)


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 4th January 2014 at 12:52
Excellant photo. Brings back lots of happy memories. Agree with all the above comments about how good he picture is.


Comment by Pat on 4th January 2014 at 13:33
Oh happy memories of the magic shoe, polished by myself, as a youngster, then my children, and now by my grandchildren!


Comment by christine bishop on 4th January 2014 at 15:41
good picture ,well done


Comment by Garry on 4th January 2014 at 15:53
Don't understand jod's comments..but he understood mine.
IT'S a matter of opinions, all I'm saying is I personally prefer Colour as apposed to BW.


Comment by Dave Marsh on 4th January 2014 at 16:11
Has he had a new shoe since I last gave it a rub.


Comment by Mick on 4th January 2014 at 17:52
You can make a wish by proxy if you watch this video.

http://youtu.be/kPCvPY4fDMo


Comment by jill on 4th January 2014 at 18:14
Rhubarb!


Comment by Bill Eatock on 4th January 2014 at 18:22
I'm with Garry on this one, it would have been much better in colour.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 4th January 2014 at 18:27
Garry, I agree a lot with your comments about "colour bringing life to a picture" see:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=22487&gallery=Ashton&offset=80
and then:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=22515&gallery=Ashton&offset=80
to see what I mean.

However, sometimes colour can be distracting when the "life" (and, dare I say it? - "the soul") of the picture is represented by such things as form, shape, contrast, texture and other aspects expressed by Jod, IMHO.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 4th January 2014 at 21:14
There`s that man again! brilliant picture Dave..brings back so many happy childhood memories.


Comment by Michael Collier on 4th January 2014 at 23:33
Nice shot Brian as for b/w some shots look better in b/w and this is one of them as long as your happy with it that's all that matters.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 5th January 2014 at 09:24
Jean; About whom are you referring? Are you dry in Mach.?
Neil; Not seen those photo`s before; there`s been many comments re b/w versus colour on previous P-a-D`s.


Comment by Susan on 5th January 2014 at 12:35
Many, many years ago I too rubbed the famous foot. The week after I won £17 on the Pools Coupon. But then the week after that I got done for speeding..Just can't win! Lovely photo...


Comment by Garry on 5th January 2014 at 13:28
Jean, don't listen to Ernest.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 5th January 2014 at 13:55
Yes Ernest, many comments re b/w, made some myself. Interestingly the argument for/against monochrome is complex; it's not ...er "Black and White"


Comment by Roy H on 5th January 2014 at 14:46
You could never get a sky like that in monochrome.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 5th January 2014 at 14:54
Ernest,there`s only one man on the photo !
Yes we are dry in Mach,bad in Aber.


(thanks Gary!!)


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 5th January 2014 at 18:20
Thanks Jean; thought you were referring to a writer of a comment.
Roy H ??? It is in monochrome.


Comment by Garry on 5th January 2014 at 20:43
Ernest you thought wrong AGAIN.


Comment by christine on 19th January 2014 at 14:01
actually it's more atmospheric in black and white because during dark winter days that's how everything seems, and I don't know the first thing about photography!
It takes you back to the days when the park was a pleasure to walk in
I have given it a wide berth for years because of the unsavoury reputation it got.
Must start going back again though.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.221.136.62) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.