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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 21st August, 2012)

St Nat's school field


St Nat's school field
The old school field at St Nathanials, Platt Bridge has recently seen some horses take up residence! Taken just before the heavens opened!

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2012 at 00:03

Looks like a Gypsies horse

Comment by: Ken R on 21st August 2012 at 00:04

I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Looks like a Travellers pony??

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st August 2012 at 00:05

Wow, very dramatic shot, Andrew.

Well done..

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 21st August 2012 at 06:10

Magnificent photograph of a magnificent creature!

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 21st August 2012 at 06:30

Superb photo Andrew. There are lots of horses being 'dumped' these days. This one at least appears to be in good condition and well fed. Sadly many of them aren't.

Comment by: Jenny on 21st August 2012 at 06:51

What a beautiful Photo. Lovely.

Comment by: Helen on 21st August 2012 at 08:11

An unusual photo all round but I like it.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 21st August 2012 at 08:51

Beautiful shot Andrew..doesn't he look proud.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 21st August 2012 at 08:55

Andrew,a superb,atmospheric photogragh ,

Comment by: john on 21st August 2012 at 09:09

well done Andrew ,Stunning

uou have a good eye

Comment by: David Barker on 21st August 2012 at 11:08

Nice one Andrew,pin sharp and good detail well done.

Comment by: John Morris on 21st August 2012 at 11:22

"Oh to be in England now that summers here" !! Great, dramatic, shot. Thinking about it this wouldn't be nearly so dramatic with a clear blue sky, would it. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Comment by: janet on 21st August 2012 at 11:52

All around amazing photo.. Well done!!

Comment by: tony on 21st August 2012 at 12:23

i always like andrew fishburn's work and once again another gem.

Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2012 at 12:57

Your right John Morris it wouldn't be nearly so dramatic with a clear blue sky and it woundn't be so dramatic if it hadnt been touched up on a computer

Comment by: wallace price on 21st August 2012 at 14:27

Thats the field I am certain we used to call "Dolly's Field" when I went to St. Nats. infants and juniors, if we had a set to we had to go into this field and have a go at each other, no kicking, biting scratching, and when one had had enough that was it, never no afters

Comment by: David on 21st August 2012 at 14:34

It is a full frame camera, but could it produce this effect?

Comment by: linda massa on 21st August 2012 at 14:40

Is that the field where the races were held on the Saturday after walking day?

Comment by: HENRY7 on 21st August 2012 at 16:18

Beautiful old church and beautiful animal. Fantastic photo.

Comment by: rebian on 21st August 2012 at 16:33

Good mangling

Comment by: Linda on 21st August 2012 at 17:32

Stunning photo! Very dramatic, and you have captured the horse's curiosity brilliantly. Bet this photo would look good in b/w?

Comment by: Harry C. on 21st August 2012 at 18:00

Like it. H.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 21st August 2012 at 18:46

Terrific picture of a French 'Big Mac'...............only kidding!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st August 2012 at 20:29

Wow,that is some picture.Hope you managed to shelter from the rain.!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st August 2012 at 22:12

A horse with attitude.

Comment by: Dave Roscoe on 21st August 2012 at 22:38

Nice work. Even if there was some computer post processing (as someone mentioned) it doesn't diminish the impact of the composition and overall dramatic effect. Keep up the good work.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 22nd August 2012 at 07:52

Super shot mate!

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 22nd August 2012 at 19:30

Thanks for your comments folks - a bit of photoshoppery going on there as you mentioned - the original shot came out too dark so I lightened up the horse, field and church. I also cheated a bit and got rid of the rope attached to the bridle and ground preventing the horse from making it's escape! I thought it gave a better shot without the rope, and hope it doesn't spoil it too much! Sadly, the horses have been taken away: I enjoyed their nayying, so to speak, when waking up in the morning as we live in the road down by St Nats.

Comment by: britboy on 24th August 2012 at 15:03

This photo captures great atmospere and subject matter, good contrast!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th August 2012 at 10:13

Another good pic, Andrew. The trees sprouting from the tower of St Nat's are a sign of another congregation (vide St Catharine's) with a conflict between its needs as a Church, and its imposed duties towards its church building.

Comment by: Cecilia on 1st October 2012 at 17:31

Great shot Andrew, such a dramatic sky, Love it

Comment by: Lo on 9th April 2016 at 00:54

Like this

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