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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th July, 2013)

Spitfire


Spitfire
Spitfire in Market Place on Armed Forces Day at the end of June.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 28th July 2013 at 02:59

It looks like it's lined up for take off down market street. I noticed the English flag flying from the church tower. Is it always there or was it also St Georges day.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 28th July 2013 at 06:39

Brilliant Pic Andrew.....so much history.....lovely...cheers!!!

Comment by: kath Pressey on 28th July 2013 at 09:33

impressive!
id there a special effect on this photo? it looks like a painting

Comment by: aitch on 28th July 2013 at 10:14

Im with kath pressey on this, it looks to me very much like a painting

Comment by: Anne on 28th July 2013 at 11:17

That building looks like a stage set prop. I have always thought it looked odd but this angle makes it look really peculiar.

Comment by: peterp on 28th July 2013 at 11:52

Derek St Georges Day is in April and the photo was taken in June. Glad to see somewhere what flies the national flag and shove the PC brigade

Comment by: Alan H on 28th July 2013 at 13:40

Could the flag have been flying because it was Walking Day for Wigan Parish Church?

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 28th July 2013 at 16:32

Thanks folks! I used a HDR technique to bring the sky back, as it were.

Comment by: Janice on 28th July 2013 at 17:58

And very nicely done Andrew. I like HDR - some folk don't, but this suits the subject and is sympathetically done. Nice shot.

Comment by: Garry on 28th July 2013 at 19:31

Superimposed..yuk, you can't beat genuine photos, what you see is what you get.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th July 2013 at 22:48

peterp; There are a lot more flags of St.George and Union Jacks flying these days. I see several whilst travelling in Lancashire.
Wonder how close the Wigan Parish Church is to showing the right time?
Janice; I`m with Garry on this;much prefer untouched photo`s.

Comment by: Andy on 28th July 2013 at 23:49

I have seen this Spitfire a few times around the north west. I think it is hired out for events. Nice picture and a really good replica.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th August 2013 at 07:43

Yanks flew Spitfire`s in World War II. See :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ie3SrjLlcU

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th August 2013 at 09:56

Website mentioned in my comment at 07:43 should be :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ie3SrjLlcUY

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