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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 13th August, 2012)


Sunset view of Pearsons flash.

Photo: Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D 40 Tamron 28-75mm)
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Comment by: Janice on 13th August 2012 at 08:51

Lovely photograph Jeff. Very attractive golden light, I think that the flashes are such a pleasant place to stroll around and photograph.

Comment by: dirty harry on 13th August 2012 at 09:04

"full of tench this place stuffed full of them"hmmmmmmmm fish

Comment by: mw on 13th August 2012 at 13:35

beautiful shot, we always sit on that bench about 3 times a week at the end of our walk around the flashes.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th August 2012 at 20:25

I first saw this flash from the canal in 1984. It reflected the dismal, muddy grey of the coal tips which surrounded it - something like the grey of the soil you can see in the foreground. Up and down the heaps ran tracks of trials bikers, and where rivulets of water cut into the surface. A sad sight - but look at it now - a Site of Special Scientific Interest, where bitterns nest. Nature may have had a major role in this, but so have the humans who converted that bleak, almost lunar landscape into the paradise we see and love today.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 13th August 2012 at 21:09

Beautiful photo-looks like pictures you see of Canada.

My little robin was in the garden today,first time I have seen him this year. made my day !

Comment by: Jeff Haydock on 14th August 2012 at 16:54

Nature sometimes needs a helping hand
to reclaim its own, as the Rev rightly states.

Comment by: Billy Boy Kingdom Brunel on 14th August 2012 at 19:02

There would never have been that gloomy landscape if it hadn't been for humankind.

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