Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 11th December, 2014)
are you for real ???
A beautiful, well composed picture.
Can somebody describe just where that is ? I used to live near Orrell Post ( 40 years ago). How would I get to the Water Park from there ?
I just love this picture! It's very moody, and although in colour, its almost monochrome. Than you Neil.
Very peaceful - where`s Moses?
Alan from the Stag inn at Orrell Post go south on Moor Rd over the M58 to Orrell. At traffic lights Turn left onto Church St go past the railway station then turn right at the fork in road. Lodges are about 200yds on your left.
Neil, this is a cracker.
Great shot, Nice one Neil.
Whats happened to all the ducks
Little bit eerie this one ,like it Neil well done.
Alan the Water Park is off Church St at Orrell ,just past Orrell station the road forks, right onto Winstanley Rd, left onto Lodge St ,Parks on the left.
Nice peaceful shot Neil.
Alan this is what was the Orrell resovoirs between Winstanley Road and Greenslate Road, near to where the football club once was.
Just beautiful Neil, who would guess that this was the old resers?
Another great shot, Neil!
A three colour palette for this one.
Apologies got my right and left mixed up Peterp as got it right lol.
It's a lovely shot Neil,Yellow Ochre..Burnt Umber and White possibly Giovanni,what do you think.
stunning. I also took a photo yesterday that came out looking monochrome.
Where does awt Ducks go in winter
Athinkus wi owter bi towd
It's summat wi owter look inter
Afore watter gets frozzen wit cold
Does Council remove um ter safety
Un gi um o tempory Wom
Er does folk find um reet tasty
Un roast um in o big Pon
Wist affert look inter this matter
Un a daresay they'll affert bi fond
'Cos when th'ice turns back inter watter
Wist want summat floatin' ont Pond
Alan, as already mentioned the water park used to be Orrell Reservoirs. I used to fish there as a kid in the mid/late 60's. Walked it there from Kitt Green.
I have been to Vancouver Island a couple of times fishing for coho and chinook. If it were not for family I would live there. Doh , I knew I shouldn't have had kids.
It looks nowt like it did when I left my Billinge home in 1990.
Thats a very good bit of poetry Den.
Thanks again everyone for your kind words. Alan (Vancouver Is.)do you ever go down the coast to Kalaloch and the Hoh Rainforest?
That is so beautiful, Neil. I especially like the silhouetted bulrushes. What does "wigan" mean by "are you for real?" I can't make out if that's a compliment or an insult. Certainly the rest of us agree it is something special. Thankyou for posting.
PeterP and Daveb many thanks for your directions, they have cleared the fog in my head. I left UpHolland Grammar School in 1955 and I don't think I have been back up there since then.
David, pity you couldn't live on Vancouver Island, it is the closest place to heaven on earth !
Neil, I haven't been to the places you mentioned, but will look into it.
Fabulous photo.....best this year, in my opinion.
Beautiful pic Neil....cheers!!.
Agree Maureen with a smidge of azurri for the sky. This composition will work with acrylics>
Why do people have to make negative comments?