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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st November, 2013)

View from Standish

View from Standish
Upholland Parish Church - with standing traffic on the M6 in the bottom corner.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st November 2013 at 01:02

Lovely picture Rev. David.....you must have been up high again.....cheers!!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 21st November 2013 at 02:26

Many thanks, Rev.David, this brought back many memories to an old ex-pat!

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2013 at 07:30

I wonder of that green lorry is a Eddie Stobart.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st November 2013 at 08:28

Mick; I went on a Shearings coach tour and a young couple were sat in front of me. He had a book in which he listed the numbers of the Eddie Stobart`s lorries that he saw.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st November 2013 at 08:56

We're on the 105 metre (355 feet) contour - almost the highest point in Standish - add 15 feet to my vantage point upstairs, and the pic was taken at about 370 feet above sea level.
I cannot actually see St Thomas' with the naked eye - it merges too well into the background - so it was only when I looked at the images I'd taken with my zoom lens that I realised it is in my line of sight.
I was surprised - when you drive past the church, it appears to be tucked away near the bottom of the hill. But, as you can see, almost all the church building is in view, and it is quite a few feet above the level of the M6.
I keep hoping for a really clear day when I'll be able to get much crisper images.

Comment by: A.W. on 22nd November 2013 at 09:50

Well Done Rev. D. the clarity is excellent considering the distance at which the photo was taken.

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