Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 23rd February, 2013)
Gatehouse at Standish Parish Church
Photo: Andrew Fishburn (Fuji Finepix S7000)
And all the colour removed!
Nicely done, Andrew. One for we fans of monochrome!
The Peace Gate Andrew, built as a memorial to the First World War dead.
Spooky pic in black and white.....but very nice Andrew......well done......cheers!!!
It would have been better to leave the lovely yellow lines Andrew they would have brightened tho photo up.
Black & white makes for a very atmospheric photo, I'm sure it can't be bettered for some images.
This is very good Andrew & its good that you removed the double yellow lines.
Superb shot mate - suist the mono 100%
what can i say Andrew ,
This is what its all about .
Double yellow lines are a brilliant idea, they stop inconsiderate motorist parking in dangerous positions and in front of gates like these that are in constant use for weddings, funerals and even blocking the view of church and spoiling any photos that someone may want to take of the lovely peace gate.
A lot has been said regarding manipulating photographs but it must be remembered that any image is seen differently through different eyes and often the brain itself will manipulate an image from what is true.For example,two people walking down the street,one says to the other,"did you notice that red car that just passed" The 2nd person will often say "Yes,I did" even if the car was blue.
Good photo Andrew.
Ernest you may like to look at the picture I put on Album today.....it is of my Dad when he was in the Army...page 1 Major William Arthur Hayes.....cheers!!!
Mick, "It would have better...." and leave the rest in colour for me!
BTW ref.your map of Wigan Tramways (your comment 19th Oct.2009 in Street Scenes, Scholes), how far down Station Road did the trams go? Was it just to Central Station?
Well spotted, Ernest ;-)
Thanks, Roy. Designed by Austin & Paley of Lancaster, who, according to Pevsner, were every bit as good as Pugin! There are many examples of their work in Wigan, my fav being St Marys Ince that was, of course, pulled down in 1978.
This picture has 'spoken' to me through the monochrome.....truly a great pic. Thanks Andrew for an atmospheric shot which invites me to go through the Peace Gate and into the grounds of St Wilfrids.
Ernest it wasnt me who wrote this it must have been another Mick.
Market Street without a doubt, Ron.
For the information of Bob B - Trams ran both on Market St and Scholes. The Martland Mill tram commenced its journey in Market St (tramlines and gantries can clearly be seen on other old Market St photos), and trams ran up Scholes and Whelley on the Aspull route.
I have an old map which clearly indicates (and identifies) both routes, and also a timetable showing the journey times for both routes
Lizzie, whereabouts in Album?
Lovely shot full of character suits the monochrome. Glad you got rid of the ugly yellow lines. Well done
Much prefer Alan Banks 5th Dec,2012 P-a-D `Peace Gate`.
Lizzie, I`ve found him!
Andrew, what persuaded you to take it from this angle?
Ernest: great question!
There were lots of cars parked to the left of the gatehouse and cluttered the picture. I felt that the wall and pavement gave a good lead-in for the main subject which was the gatehouse of course. I did want to include the church in the frame but the cars simply made that impossible.
Unfortunately I couldn't get low enough to hide the top of the spire. Despite the fact that there was some blue in the sky I feel that the texture of the stone comes through a lot better in mono!
I'm genuinely interested why you don"t appear to like mono - are you pulling our collective legs, or do you just prefer colour? I love colour photography, but some of my favourite images are mono and I try to apply that to my own photos.
Thanks Andrew. Ron D would have advised you to wait for more favourable conditions! Or like Colin Harlow, get up early on a Sunday morning!
We see things in colour and was quite happy when colour wasn`t available. Unlike some people, I don`t see the point in monochrome.
I am not a big fan of monochrome despite the fact that I have used it one one or two images. Whilst it is very nice to have the quality of colour reproduction that we have these days, some subject are better suited to monochrome - particularly images such as this where the detail is an important factor. In these instances, colour can - imo - lead your eye away from the finer details. This is a really nice image Andrew, and yes, it is frustrating when you cannot get the angle you actually wanted because of modern day intrusions - particularly signage!
I think you will have to try to & 'look' a bit harder Ernest, monochrome actually eccentuates features, especially in a photo like this..Go on Mr Pyke, give it a go !
Janice, I don`t agree about detail. There`s every bit as much detail in Alan Banks photo as in Andrew`s. What does `signage` mean?
Helen, You reminded me of the song " You`ve got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative,,,,,". I still look at Sheringham on the webcam via:-
You have got it spot on Ernest !
Signage is a horrible word dreamt up in these wordy times...don't worry over it, means ugly does & don'ts all over the place making places look untidy.
I'm glad you look at Good Ole Sheringham, watch out for me. I'll give you a wave !
Just thinking Did they or do they still keep the walking day banners in the rooms within the gate building?
Just discovered this Photo a day like and I must say, there are some amazing photos here. Just wish i had the eye to take and prduce such beautiful shots.
Agree with the yellow lines, looks much better now :)