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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 22nd November, 2012)

Scotsmans Flash


Scotsmans Flash
Scotsmans Flash, taken from canal towpath.

Photo: Nev Buchanan  (Nikon D70)
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Comment by: Ellen on 22nd November 2012 at 02:14

A truly beautiful scene! What time of day?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd November 2012 at 02:50

What a beautiful picture Nev, just perfect, cheers!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd November 2012 at 03:16

Hellu Nev, You`ve got the sun`s rays highlighting the yacht nicely.
Mick will be pleased to see the `wildlife` !
Scotsmans Flash
A Flash is a unique industrial legacy to Wigan and there are many around the Wigan area. Each are lakes formed as a result of mining subsidence. Scotsmans flash the largest of the “Wigan Flashes” is a designated site of scientific interest. This is due to the abundance of rare plant species, several species of orchid, extensive reed beds and migrating birds such as Reed and Sedge Warbler. Scotsmans flash is also a popular area with canoeists, walkers and is used by a yachting club.(Manchester`s Countryside)

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd November 2012 at 08:58

I guess you could thank all those hard working miners with their mucky faces for these beautiful places that you all can go to and enjoy and for me to gaze upon on my iPad :-) cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2012 at 09:07

Theres a video here of the same flash.

http://youtu.be/Q0rpjxQfB2w

Comment by: Nev on 22nd November 2012 at 09:24

Ellen, photo taken about 2 pm.

Comment by: Nev on 22nd November 2012 at 09:54

Super poto Nev. I like the way the yacht is highlighted by the sunlight on the water. You can get some very interesting and beautiful shots by shooting into the sun like this. Well taken.

Comment by: piccyme123 on 22nd November 2012 at 10:27

love how you have catured the light on the water,

Comment by: Watchword. on 22nd November 2012 at 11:23

This is photo-a-day, not video-a-day Mick.
Brilliant photo Nev.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2012 at 13:44

I know what it is Watchword but I was only passing on some information on the flash,

I know where there a video of Poolstock power station being blown up but Ill keep that to myself.

Comment by: Watchword. on 22nd November 2012 at 15:56

I'm sure everyone here would be grateful. Thanks Mick.

Comment by: Gary on 22nd November 2012 at 17:41

Great photo. Tranquil and calm.

Comment by: portland bill on 22nd November 2012 at 20:05

NEV its a dinghy, not a yacht.

Comment by: Nev on 22nd November 2012 at 20:31

I never mentioned the word 'yacht'! Someone else with the name Nev has commented on the photo, and they called it a yacht. Anyroad Bill, I hope you like the shot!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd November 2012 at 21:44

Hello portland bill.
WIKIPEDIA states :-
"A dinghy is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a ship's boat by a larger vessel. It is a loanword from either Bengali or Urdu. The term can also refer to small racing yachts or recreational open sailing boats. Utility dinghies are usually rowboats or have an outboard motor, but some are rigged for sailing. Because the smaller sailing dinghy responds more quickly to maneuvers, it is more suitable for beginner training in sailing than full-sized yachts."
SO YOU ARE WRONG !

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd November 2012 at 22:27

Mick, I`ve just watched your video and would have liked the background music to be `Sailing By`. Refer :-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_By
To listen to it refer :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VGslSsgtE

Comment by: Art on 23rd November 2012 at 01:26

Here we go again EP..:o(

3 long winded posts on a silhouette pic.
All it needs is "Nice pic Nev" ;o)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd November 2012 at 11:42

Art, Did you read my comment at 03:16? Dave (Oy) Green has stated that he doesn`t want comments on his photo`s like that you state. It`s not a competition.
My last comments were in reply to previous comments.
There`s a lot of `chat` on P-a-D so why pick on me?

Comment by: portland bill on 23rd November 2012 at 11:47

Think you will find its a sailing dinghy of the ENTERPRISE class. quite a robust one I may add. spent many an hour racing these one the flash.SO wind your neck in mr know all who has to refer to wikipedia for facts, (a website known for not telling the truth and making incorrect statements as well generalising)

Comment by: Mick on 23rd November 2012 at 22:50

Ernest there picking on you because theyve got nothing else to do.

Yout informative comments are keeping these photo of the day post going.

Comment by: Art on 24th November 2012 at 01:36

Comments are welcome, so is intelligent criticism...
Essays about what & how much you know should be left to the forum or communicate boards.
One of your questions earlier which should never have been asked by you, was: Where do I live....Answer: A damn sight nearer Wigan than Shevvy. You & mick should meet up...You're a perfect pair..;o)

Comment by: Dogear on 24th November 2012 at 08:56

This site is now getting ridiculous!

Comment by: Cat's whiskers on 25th November 2012 at 04:20

Your telling me it is!!!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th November 2012 at 05:31

Art, the communicate, general, would be the last thing I`d join. There`s not much intelligence there.
Why shouldn`t I ask where you live?
I was born in Diggle St., Wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 26th November 2012 at 05:53

Ernest I was in Gidlow lane a couple of weeks ago and took some photos of that area including Diggle st.

I sent them into Brian for for photo of the day but non have appeared as yet.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th November 2012 at 21:35

OK Mick. There was a photo of Diggle St. on P-a-D 6th August 2012..

Comment by: Art on 27th November 2012 at 00:41

Ernie, I've been in more houses on your little estate than you can imagine. So I know that you aren't Digglin' now.
Just comment & stop acting like a signpost...."see my post/P-a-D etc"..not interested..;o)

Comment by: Mick on 28th November 2012 at 18:46

Dont take him on Pyke you just carry on the way you have been doing.

If you wasnt on most of the comments would be Nice Photo Mate from the camera club brigade.

Comment by: Loz on 28th November 2012 at 20:58

Why can't you stick to the subject? What's Diggle Street got to do with Scotsmans Flash?

Comment by: Art on 29th November 2012 at 01:53

Correct Loz;o)
Ernie, you have your own fan club here. Don't forget to click the links & read:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f1&opt2=&msd=835989&offset=320&subject=Nice Girl Nasty Comments

BTW, I didn't join in that thread..;o)

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