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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 26th October, 2011)

Rapid water

Rapid water
Waterfall near the Alex pub, Whelley.

Photo: John Harrison  (Panasonic DMC-G1, Lens: 45 mm, EV 1/4 on F22)
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Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 26th October 2011 at 08:55

John... that is a feast for the eyes...lovely.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 26th October 2011 at 09:15

Beautiful John, great camera work...well done.

Comment by: Trixie on 26th October 2011 at 09:34

What a beautiful shot..

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 26th October 2011 at 10:13

Whelley Waterfalls - a hidden gem!
cracking shot

Comment by: Jan on 26th October 2011 at 10:45

Can't dispute that this is an excellent photo John, however I am still not sure whether or not I like this 'milky' effect in photos. Jury still out on this!

Comment by: Mick on 26th October 2011 at 11:00

The water dosent look real, it looks like somebody upstream as pored a bucket of whitewash in it.

Comment by: Shirl on 26th October 2011 at 12:42

Something so beautiful in our own back yard. Wonderful shot John.

Comment by: Harry C. on 26th October 2011 at 15:27

Nice one one John, Can't make out whether it's the falls near to the path, or the falls higher up near the sough. H.

Comment by: Barry M on 26th October 2011 at 17:14

Anybody any photos of the Fairy Glen in Wigan Plantations, I am sure a lot of people would like to see.

Comment by: John H on 26th October 2011 at 18:52

Reply to Harry C, Its the fall higher up near the slough. Thanks to all for your comments

Comment by: David on 27th October 2011 at 10:29

There is at least one photograph of the Fairy Glen on this site.

Comment by: Harry C. on 28th October 2011 at 11:57

Barry look on 4/3/2010 for Fairy Glen. H.

Comment by: Barry M on 29th October 2011 at 11:40

To Harry C,
Thanks Harry, You know your way around well, Barry.

Comment by: Barry M on 29th October 2011 at 11:46

Just like to know how clean is this water, would it be drinkable or is it polluted with farmers pesticides, one time on a hot summers day when choking for a drink i came across a stream like this but was advised not to drink the water,

Comment by: Tom Winstanley on 8th January 2012 at 23:41

This water is the outfall from a series of sedimentation ponds. These were constructed some years ago to allow the iron oxide in the minewater from the Great Haigh Sough to precipitate out and stop the pollution of the Douglas. The sough water drains into a specially constructed sump from where it is pumped back uphill to the ponds. Amazing to think that Sir Richard Bradshaigh contructed the first section to Park Pit between 1653 - 1670.

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