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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 25th March, 2015)

The Bells


The Bells
Wigan Parish Church bells.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
Views: 3,468

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 25th March 2015 at 00:13

Andrew this is fantastic,I ve always wondered what the Bell Tower was like. Thank you.

Comment by: Mick on 25th March 2015 at 07:20

Its no wonder Andrew that they sound as bad as they do, the wheel on the left looks buckled.,

Wigan Parish Church Bells March 22, 2015

https://youtu.be/kLlA1RnCxsM

Comment by: Aubrey on 25th March 2015 at 08:29

Thank you Andrew for a view few people have seen.

Comment by: Anne on 25th March 2015 at 08:42

No, not buckled. Look a little farther and you will see other "buckling" owing to the lens used.
Excellent once again Andrew.

Comment by: kath on 25th March 2015 at 08:50

that's a great picture!!I like how the light is coming in .

Comment by: Tommy on 25th March 2015 at 09:03

Are we seeing the use of HDR here Andrew?

Comment by: Giovanni on 25th March 2015 at 10:35

Great pic Thomaso
Any bats in residence!! LOL

Comment by: Andrew on 25th March 2015 at 14:16

Thanks folks:-)

Tommy, no HDR used - just a very long exposure and a bit of help from the light from my phone.

Comment by: Garry on 25th March 2015 at 19:11

Superimposed!

Comment by: Andrew on 25th March 2015 at 19:37

Garry - it isn't. It's a straight shot that you are so fond of.

Comment by: Garry on 25th March 2015 at 19:52

Well done Andrew lad.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th March 2015 at 22:14

See photo #24313, first on 3rd row in Places, Parish Church Wigan.
My comments:-
For more photo`s of the bell room and bell ringing room taken by Brian, see New Gallery, Wigan Parish Church.
You can listen to these bells on You Tube, see :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XApgdz2Q29o

Don`t like your photo Andrew - too `distorted`

Comment by: Andrew on 26th March 2015 at 12:43

I know what you mean, Ernest! Unfortunately the only way I could get the whole view was with a fisheye lens which does indeed distort the view. Having said that, it was going dark with little light in there and there may be another viewpoint that I couldn't see at the time - I'll have a look later in the summer and report back!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th March 2015 at 15:56

Thanks for that Andrew; are we going to have a summer though!

Comment by: Dave on 27th March 2015 at 17:02

The bells have not been used for years i was told when working on the copper roof in the sixties it is a recorded sound.

Comment by: Andrew on 27th March 2015 at 20:28

Dave, thankfully, the bells are used very week!

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