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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 8th June, 2014)

Platt Bridge

Platt Bridge
Old and new.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
Views: 4,427

Comment by: Broady on 8th June 2014 at 02:45

Presume you have superimposed that old bus o n the new roundabout!!!

Comment by: joe graney on 8th June 2014 at 06:21

good picture is the king billy behind the bus?

Comment by: Peter on 8th June 2014 at 08:30

That's a very poor picture Andrew
Not up to your usual standards I'm afraid
Your cutting out is not good at all
There's a white haze around the pub and bus

Comment by: maggie. on 8th June 2014 at 10:05

I think I recognise the King Billy, but nothing else. is that Liverpool Road straight ahead?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th June 2014 at 11:38


Comment by: joe graney on 8th June 2014 at 11:40

good pictures of platt bridge ,have you got a new gadget?

Comment by: Janice on 8th June 2014 at 16:02

Its an honest picture! Andrew has not tried to hide the fact that the bus is superimposed. It is an excellent shot showing the old with the modern day.

Comment by: Ken R on 8th June 2014 at 16:19

Ernest, I think that you and I are like minded.

Comment by: Andrew on 8th June 2014 at 16:35

It's great to divide opinions!

The original is here:

The idea is to take an old photo and place it in a wider scene than originally shot (hence the Ford Escort is cut in half behind the bus) to show how the town changes over time. Inevitably, some efforts work better than others. But you get the idea - the thoroughfare from the king billy where traffic used to pass along the road has now been closed off, of course, with a large traffic island now in it's place at what was the centre of the junction.

Joe, no new gadget just an idea to try summat different to show the change over time. Some folk will like it, some will not, which is fine - there's nowt as boring as bland photography

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th June 2014 at 16:39

I like it, but if I didn't I would rather say nothing at all or just "not too keen on this one" than to be so downright rude. I thought it was the younger element that have no manners.

Comment by: John Ashcroft on 8th June 2014 at 17:53

I like it. Always open to new ideas and techniques. The McDonalds sign adds to it as well. :-)

Comment by: Beryl on 8th June 2014 at 18:53

Travelled that 320 route many a time. Also if that is the King Billy our Doctors where just a few yards on

Comment by: Jenny on 8th June 2014 at 19:56

Love it, Another goodun Andrew.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 8th June 2014 at 20:46

L.U.T By gum that bus brings back some great memories of catching the 59 from Owfen to Tommy Linacre school back in the sixties,

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 8th June 2014 at 21:29

Looks like we have had a bit of snow on the rooftops !
Liked the previous pictures better andrew.

Comment by: Steve on 8th June 2014 at 21:56

I remember the King Billy then next door Kenyons sweet shop, then the Palace Cinema, then the Tower Billiard Hall.

Comment by: Carol on 8th June 2014 at 22:33

There's been several of the old/new mixes published recently regarding the D Day landings. Some very poignant ones showing families of today enjoying the sunny beaches of Normandy and the same place (roughly) showing the troops getting ashore. They are very powerful images. The 1944 part of the pictures tended to be in black and white. It's good to try some new interpretations of Wigan.

Comment by: Dave on 9th June 2014 at 14:15

I agree with Irene as my mother used to say manners cost nothing.

Comment by: Dave on 9th June 2014 at 14:15

I agree with Irene as my mother used to say manners cost nothing.

Comment by: A Bolton on 9th June 2014 at 16:06

Ignore the perfectionists Andrew...An excellent picture as usual!

Comment by: Mick on 14th June 2014 at 19:47

Im with Ernest its Horrible, if you clever cameramen keep mucking about with the photos on photo of the day that you put on us amateur snappers will be put off from contributing

Comment by: Garry on 21st June 2014 at 13:05

Very good Andrew, I like it!

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