Photo-a-Day (Friday, 20th January, 2012)
Wigan Parish Church
Another good shot Andrew, makes the parish church look spooky, should have bats flying around the tower. There used to be something on the wall to the left of the photo telling the story of the Wigan Royalist defending the church from the tower during the civil war. Is it still there?
They have a tower like that in Pisa.
well done andrew. a trio of top class photos,
An atmospheric photo, you can just imagine the church back in time, as it was in the book, The White Cockade Passes by Kathleen Fidler. A Good tale of Wigan.
bit of hdr there andrew
Lovely but quite eerie photo; I love the bare branches of the tree against the Winter sky.
Probably the best angle for an image of the Church.I can only remember going inside once as a child to see Lady Mabel.Look up and there are dozens of interesting gargoyles,some very grotesque.On my last visit I was pleasantly surprised to see a tribute to Dacre Brown by the side door on the photo,he was a man I will always remember as a very enthusiastic teacher of geography.Great photo Andrew.
The plaque about the Royalist defenders is still there
Another fabulous Wigan shot, no birds, no flowers,no dogs, no insects.
Fabulous shot Andrew, "keep em coming"!
Helen, I have a copy of The White Cockade Passes on my shelf as I write. It was my Dad's. It's a great story.
Catherine, you are so lucky....that book sells for a fortune these days! You must be very proud to own a copy.
I think its distorted.
I think it's meant to be, Ron.
Catherine & Irene, I too have a copy of the book given to my mother in 1947 by my Grandfather. I make a point of reading it every now & again...its still a good story. I love the opening...Wigan on a market day in late November 1745.
Irene, I love the story. My dad got the book as a Sunday school attendance prize in the 1940's. I did see somewhere that copies of it were selling for ridculous prices.
If I had it hanging on our wall I would be thinking I was drunk.
anybody remember abraham guest 4b 1962 ish
Cathrine and Helen, I have a number of The Brydons series of books by Kathleen Fidler set in the 1940s/50s, and in one of them they are on a canal-boat, and they get off it in Wigan and walk around the town; again the Parish Church and the Market are involved in the story, so she obviously had a soft spot for Wigan.
you're right, a lot distorted! 'Converging verticals' is the price to pay when photographing a tall building up close with a very wide angle lens. I got as far back as possible (a large wall behind my back), and only just managed to get the church in the frame. There are lenses to correct this of course (outside of my finances) or I could correct it with a bit of electrickery in Photoshop, but the building would look very 'squat'!
Still, a view worth sharing I thought.
I love my home town and it's people so will try to send a few more views of how I see Wigan.
Best wishes all,
another good pic andrew of our towns buildings,nice 1
Yes Mick I agree....thought i`d had too many horlicks.!
just looked on Amazon to download on my kindle the book by Kathleen Fiddler 60quid cant afford, hope they have it in the library...great picture of the Parish Church.
Like I said yesterday Andrew. Your approach is good ,but strait record should be just that,and not made into a cartoon for convenience.Look forward to more from you,cheers.
I remember Kathleen Fidler books at Gidlow schhol in the late 40`s.
the image is great and gothic a good dark and real view of wigan
Great pic Andrew, very spooky and atmospheric.
Kathleen Fiddler was brought up in Wigan as good a reason as any for her to write about it
is this HDR?