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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd July, 2015)

Kittywake


Kittywake
Near DW stadium.

Photo: Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D610. Nikon 28-70mm)
Views: 3,345

Comment by: alan on 2nd July 2015 at 00:07

Floating on a sea of flowers.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd July 2015 at 07:59

This is the first time Ive seen Kittywake on the canal this year.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 2nd July 2015 at 08:13

That's a beauty!

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd July 2015 at 13:54

That's a lovely shot Jeff..and just look at those beautiful daises.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd July 2015 at 13:55

Dave (Oy) have you not noticed that Nasty Black Bitumen covered pipeline.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd July 2015 at 16:42

Wonderful photo, in spite of the dirty black bitumen pipe and support structure. I just noticed the passengers. I guess this is a starter cruise. by the way are they going to Liverpool or Leeds.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd July 2015 at 18:31

Derek; I`m somewhat surprised that you ask which way Kittywake is going having worked at Walmsleys.
Kittywake`s stern is on left hence going towards Liverpool.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 2nd July 2015 at 19:45

Yes Mick - the black bitumen covered pipeline is industrial - as is Wigan. Compositionally it gives the boat a target - I like it. :)

Comment by: David on 2nd July 2015 at 19:46

Excellent composition Jeff.

Comment by: Ivor Biggun on 2nd July 2015 at 21:37

Now what rhymes with Mick ?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 2nd July 2015 at 21:44

Fantastic photo, Jeff.

I remember that pipe crossing the canal in the fifties as a kid. I also played football with my mates on the playing fields where the stadium is now. If my memory serves me right there was a sewage plant to the left of the photo, in the fields.

Great pic.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd July 2015 at 21:57

Thanks Ernest, never really been interested in the canal. Even today I never know which way to go if I come across the canal.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd July 2015 at 22:35

Dave Oy if the boat driver just sticks to the middle of the canal he wouldnt need a target.

Comment by: jeff haydock on 3rd July 2015 at 10:07

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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