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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st December, 2012)

Low Hall Park


Low Hall Park
Low Hall Park, Platt Bridge looking towards Sammy's Flood. I woke early and saw the splendid frost through the window, and had to march out with the camera!

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D 17-40mm Lens.)
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Comment by: Ken R on 21st December 2012 at 00:01

Lovely storybook photo.

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 21st December 2012 at 00:05

Great shot, has this some HDR treatment?

Comment by: broady on 21st December 2012 at 00:05

I don't profess to be an expert but that is a brilliant picture. Would make a nice Christmas card.

Comment by: Janice on 21st December 2012 at 00:07

You're a brave lad Andrew. Brrr - but if you want the shot you have to do it. This was worth getting up and cold for. Absolutely beautiful.

Comment by: Alan (on Van Isle) on 21st December 2012 at 00:08

Very picturesque. Worth marching out in the cold for.

Comment by: ben cusick on 21st December 2012 at 00:32

wow andrew, this photo is brilliant. Is this HDR?

well done

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st December 2012 at 00:32

Andrew this is a magical pic, may I please take a copy for my collection???
Cheers!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 21st December 2012 at 00:37

What a beautiful picture! How well I remember those cold and frosty mornings.This is such a nostalgic moment.

Comment by: Peter on 21st December 2012 at 03:12

Smashing photo Andrew
Is it enhanced in anyway
Looks a little hdr in that

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 21st December 2012 at 04:42

Beautiful, absolutely amazing.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st December 2012 at 04:54

Really good photo, Andrew. Worthy of a place in a competition. *****

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 21st December 2012 at 05:10

A really good picture of a classic mid-winter scene. So good it makes me want to print and frame it.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 21st December 2012 at 06:46

You're definitely on the right path with this one mate!

Very nICEly done! :-)

Comment by: Harry C on 21st December 2012 at 08:11

Well worth rising early for this shot, brilliant. H.

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 21st December 2012 at 08:18

Hi all, and thanks for the nice comments :-)
Lizzie, always happy to share any pic - feel free to add to your collection.
It has had a little HDR treatment to bring out the frost on the grass. I did send the HDR and the 'normal' shot to Brian and asked him to pic his fav! My opinion of HDR is that it should be used when it adds something to the shot - here the path leading the eye into the sunrise is the focus of the image and did work well with the normal shot, but the HDR gave more in the shadows! If I don't get chance before next week I wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and smashing New Year!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st December 2012 at 09:16

Thankyou Andrew!! Just saved a copy. A Merry Christmas to you and yours... Cheers!!!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st December 2012 at 09:29

Great pic, Andrew - and Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and yours.
I'm sure you've checked the metadata for this pic and it IS a sunrise, not a sunset? ;-))

Comment by: Al.C. on 21st December 2012 at 09:40

Best photo in a long time.

Comment by: Mac on 21st December 2012 at 10:04

♪In the bleak midwin-ter...♪

Brill pic, very atmospheric.:)

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st December 2012 at 10:30

Atmospheric is a good word mac.....
We should ask Brian for some smilies on here to brighten up the posts..... :-)

Comment by: piccyme on 21st December 2012 at 10:51

such a lovely piccy, beautiful

Comment by: Janice on 21st December 2012 at 11:00

'Ey up' Dave(Oy). You're at it again! Expect a frosty reception!!!! ;)

Comment by: maggie on 21st December 2012 at 12:04

I feel awful, I was born & brought up in Platt Bridge, but I have no idea where this is, please tell me. Lovely picture.

Comment by: tony on 21st December 2012 at 12:18

andrew never fails, brill photo

Comment by: David Barker on 21st December 2012 at 12:22

Excellent composition Andrew top marks ,Merry Christmas.

Comment by: Janet on 21st December 2012 at 12:37

Nothing left for me to say, every one else said it all... Thank You and Merry Christmas.......

Comment by: Blue Eyes on 21st December 2012 at 12:44

brilliant photo

Comment by: alan lad on 21st December 2012 at 12:48

Treatment or not do fir me , a blinder.

Comment by: sanibel fred on 21st December 2012 at 15:42

what's hdr? I can't find it on my 3g

Comment by: tricia on 21st December 2012 at 15:57

I don't care what he has done at it. Its lovely.. reminds me of those Christmas cards that always have some sheep on them. Merry Christmas to all on WW

Comment by: Tom waterhouse on 21st December 2012 at 16:01

I'm with Maggie over this lovely picture.I don't know where itis either. Wasn't there a colliery called Low Hall somewhere in Platbridge a long time ago?

Comment by: mac on 21st December 2012 at 16:16

What a glorious photo, I can feel the atmosphere on it. Beautiful on the eye, thank you.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 21st December 2012 at 16:27

Beautiful and Stunning.

Comment by: Ellen on 21st December 2012 at 17:39

Too late,really, but I must say that I have been loving all the "pfunny" comments that have been made in the last couple of days; too bad that I'm having a very long "senior moment" and can't think of any myself!!!

Comment by: Steve on 21st December 2012 at 19:52

Maggie as an old Platt Bridger you must surely remember Sammys Flood? It is now a Nature Reserve,the entrance is on Liverpool Rd opposite Crompton St. By the way Andrew excellent photograph!

Comment by: Roger on 21st December 2012 at 22:30

Cracking Photo Andrew you could probably have sold it

Comment by: Brian from Massachusetts on 22nd December 2012 at 00:40

Stunning!!!!!!!!

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 22nd December 2012 at 11:31

HDR. High Dynamic Range Photos it's a technique if there's a wide range of light conditions in the shot ie; bright sunlight and deep shadow put simply you expose for both take several shots of the same subject with different exposure values and digitally combine them for the best picture.That is how i understand it but i'm sure Dave Oy could describe it better.

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 22nd December 2012 at 11:35

Forgot to say great photo Andrew,really brings out the cold frosty morning feeling.

Comment by: sanibel fred on 22nd December 2012 at 19:31

did i know a tommy waterhouse,do iknow a tommy waterhouse, walker bros,wigan tech. how old are you tommy

Comment by: sanibel fred on 22nd December 2012 at 19:35

this is a belting photo,all the better for being in color

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th December 2012 at 01:51

Seeing Andrew was such a nice fellow and let me take a copy of this magical picture, I have it on my iPad as my festive wallpaper.... Cheers!!!

Comment by: Christine on 12th September 2013 at 13:06

Love Love Love it..I've commented before on other pictures that sunsets/sunrises are my favourite scenes and the frost just adds to the atmosphere..more please..wow

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