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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 11th December, 2014)

Early Morning


Early Morning
Orrell Water Park.

Photo: Neil Cain  (Panasonic DMC-TZ9)
Views: 4,437

Comment by: wigan on 11th December 2014 at 00:04

are you for real ???

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 11th December 2014 at 00:06

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 ?

Comment by: David on 11th December 2014 at 00:19

beautiful.

Comment by: Ellen on 11th December 2014 at 00:36

I just love this picture! It's very moody, and although in colour, its almost monochrome. Than you Neil.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th December 2014 at 06:37

Very peaceful - where`s Moses?
See;-
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/exodus/qt/051209MosesBasket.htm

Comment by: PeterP on 11th December 2014 at 08:27

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.

Comment by: Ron D on 11th December 2014 at 08:33

Excellent.

Comment by: Aubrey on 11th December 2014 at 08:34

Neil, this is a cracker.

Comment by: Jenny on 11th December 2014 at 09:08

Great shot, Nice one Neil.

Comment by: Mick on 11th December 2014 at 09:11

Whats happened to all the ducks

Comment by: Daveb on 11th December 2014 at 09:13

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.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.5306811,-2.7090746,17z

Comment by: Cyrl on 11th December 2014 at 10:33

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.

Comment by: A.W. on 11th December 2014 at 10:39

Just beautiful Neil, who would guess that this was the old resers?

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th December 2014 at 10:55

Another great shot, Neil!
A three colour palette for this one.

Comment by: Daveb on 11th December 2014 at 12:53

Apologies got my right and left mixed up Peterp as got it right lol.

Comment by: Maureen on 11th December 2014 at 13:12

It's a lovely shot Neil,Yellow Ochre..Burnt Umber and White possibly Giovanni,what do you think.

Comment by: kath on 11th December 2014 at 14:10

stunning. I also took a photo yesterday that came out looking monochrome.

Comment by: Den s on 11th December 2014 at 14:55

Mick
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

Comment by: David - Wigan ex pat. on 11th December 2014 at 15:57

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.

Comment by: David - Wigan ex pat. on 11th December 2014 at 16:00

It looks nowt like it did when I left my Billinge home in 1990.

Comment by: Mick on 11th December 2014 at 16:21

Thats a very good bit of poetry Den.

Comment by: Ken R on 11th December 2014 at 16:26

Where's Nessie??

Comment by: Neil Cain on 11th December 2014 at 16:47

Thanks again everyone for your kind words. Alan (Vancouver Is.)do you ever go down the coast to Kalaloch and the Hoh Rainforest?

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th December 2014 at 18:37

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.

Comment by: Alan (Van Is) on 11th December 2014 at 18:45

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.
Alan

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 11th December 2014 at 19:51

Beautiful pic Neil....cheers!!.

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th December 2014 at 20:47

Agree Maureen with a smidge of azurri for the sky. This composition will work with acrylics>

Comment by: Garry on 12th December 2014 at 13:30

Why do people have to make negative comments?

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