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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 31st January, 2013)

Straw sunset - 22nd Jan 2013


Straw sunset - 22nd Jan 2013
Sunset and snowy straw bales with Billing Hill in the distance.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X100)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 31st January 2013 at 00:09

Magic Dave......beautiful sunset.....nearly as good as an Aussie one..... :) cheers!!!

Comment by: Janice on 31st January 2013 at 00:17

Hay Dave, what a nice shot. Make hay while the snow falls! What a lovely scene and a nice sunset.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st January 2013 at 03:02

Not my "baleywick" but you can't please everyone. It is a good picture though.

Comment by: Mick on 31st January 2013 at 08:07

I wonder why the bale wasnt shrink wrapped.

Theres a video here of Wigan bales being shrink wrapped.

http://youtu.be/7p6_j9tQEMU

Comment by: Harry C. on 31st January 2013 at 08:18

It's going to be a soggy bale, I like it but where's Billing Hill?

Comment by: Freda on 31st January 2013 at 08:57

It's on the horizon, mid way between the bale and the right edge of the picture.

Comment by: Ann O on 31st January 2013 at 09:10

I'm new to wigan world ,Lizzie are you from Shevington did you go to St Marie's School?

Comment by: Helen on 31st January 2013 at 09:19

I think you will find that it is hay that is shrink wrapped if it is to be for cattle silage, winter feed. These big round bales of straw are used for all sorts of purposes where I live, entrance barriers, cattle enclosures even bio fuel & you see it carted to places in the UK that don't have land flat enough to grow arable crops, so don't have straw for cattle....Wales for instance. Here you still see oblong bales of straw stacked into tall towers all round the fields...there you are, I expect you all wanted to know that !

Good photo Dave.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 31st January 2013 at 10:10

Harry Billinge Hill is the one off to the right with the towers on it.....TV antennas I think....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ron D on 31st January 2013 at 13:25

Nippy but nice

Comment by: David Barker on 31st January 2013 at 14:31

Been some amazing colours in the sunsets this winter ,nice one Dave.

Comment by: Linda on 31st January 2013 at 15:38

What a fab photo. Love it!

Comment by: Gareth on 31st January 2013 at 17:55

I think that thee is a Billing Hill but it is in West Yorkshire maybe a spelling error and it maybe it should read - Billinge Hill !

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 31st January 2013 at 19:09

Thanks folks :)

Comment by: Ellen on 31st January 2013 at 19:43

I echo Lizzie, absolute magic! Superb focus Dave; it makes all the difference. Having the eye for making these lovely pictures certainly helps!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 31st January 2013 at 20:07

Ann o I am originally from Pepper Lane Standish but now live in Adelaide South Australia....moved here in 64.
Yes I went to St Marie's then I went to St Peter's at Orrell Post.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 31st January 2013 at 21:17

Great shot, that is!

Comment by: Garry on 31st January 2013 at 21:51

Cheers.....Lizzie!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 31st January 2013 at 23:00

Mick, re your latest video - I go to Bolton on the express train which takes 13 mins!

Comment by: Mick on 31st January 2013 at 23:25

I did that once Ernest but we buy plenty of foreign veg, herbs and fish with there heads on so its easier for us to go by car, and the car parking is only £1 and hour.

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