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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 8th February, 2017)

Trencherfield Mill

Trencherfield Mill
Trencherfield Mill

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S G VR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 8th February 2017 at 01:54

Good photo, but where is Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson, they were not on the previous photo either?

Comment by: Ellen on 8th February 2017 at 02:19

Two absolute masterpieces, this and yesterday's pictures! They quite rob me of superlatives. I just love them.

Comment by: Alan on 8th February 2017 at 02:50

Trencherfield Mill....my grandfather was a "cotton overlooker" there. Does anyone know what that means ?

Wonderful well composed picture Dave.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th February 2017 at 08:06

I like the light in the window of the home on the lower left of the photo, so cosy. Wish I could capture a scene as good as this.

Comment by: Mick on 8th February 2017 at 08:27

If that old house was knocked down you would have a better view of the mill

Comment by: Vb on 8th February 2017 at 08:40

You are talking about somebody's home Mick! There's no need to knock it down Trencherfield is big enough to be seen. I'm only surprised the house is still standing.

Comment by: Ron D on 8th February 2017 at 08:56

That old house gives the tower height and the picture depth,nice one Dave.

Comment by: Jod on 8th February 2017 at 09:13

Another quality long exposure image, top work sir!

Comment by: Jonno on 8th February 2017 at 09:38

ALAN, he would have been a boss in the weaving 'shed'.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th February 2017 at 10:22

It's a lovely shot Dave.
Mick,why are you always so negative..I've yet to see you praise anybody's work.

A bit of thinking has gone into getting this shot.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th February 2017 at 12:54

Alan, if you look at this website
www.weasteheritagetrail.co.uk you can find out what all the various jobs in cotton mills were called & what they involved. Very interesting.

Comment by: Cyril on 8th February 2017 at 13:02

That's what was part of the British Waterways office Mick, and part of the history of Wigan, there was also toilets and washing facilities for bargees in there, you don't get charm like that from modern buildings.

Comment by: John Morris on 8th February 2017 at 17:41

Another cracker Dave. Mick you are very photographic...you can always find the negative.

Comment by: Glass half full on 8th February 2017 at 19:53

Mick is using a standard technique of attention seeking. He's says something contentious in the hope that someone will give him the attention he craves. Even negative attention (which is his expectation) is better than no attention at all. It diverts attention away from the entire reason from the photo in the first place. Even attacking the reasons why people take pictures and send them to WW is standard behaviour, even though he hasn't the slightest clue why people share their pictures. The point is that it illicit a response! Bingo! Job done! Just check how many of the responses after Mick's post are aimed at Mick.
This is normally a behaviour attributed to very sad individuals.
I'm not saying Mick is a sad bloke, just that it's a behaviour often connected with those who lack social confidence and the skills to conduct ordinary relationships.
By responding in the way he desires the behaviour is reinforced. Only ignoring him completely for an extended period will see change.

Very nice photo today - thanks for sharing, Dave.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th February 2017 at 22:23

Glass half full..you're so right..I know he only does it for attention and vowed to ignore his remarks,however his comments lately have incensed me therefore had to say something..but no more..I will leave him to his ignorance in future..the best thing to do is for nobody to praise his work but of course that will never happen.

Comment by: Ken R on 9th February 2017 at 04:31

Re; Mick. His contribution to this site is probably second to none and his stirring of the pot is one of his character faces, his other faces are published when he gets a photo accepted and posted. He probably has other faces that we have not seen yet.

Comment by: Vb on 9th February 2017 at 09:59

Mick is full of mischief and likes to stir things up! Then he moves on to the next picture as if nothing has happened and if you notice he very rarely retaliates! He deliberately sets the scene for his remarks. I bet he gleefully rubs his hands together when folk like us rise to his plan! Who's daft him or us!!!

Comment by: Maureen on 9th February 2017 at 12:06

Yes Vb..I have noticed that he never retaliates,I honestly think he just enjoys it..well he'll get no more remarks from me..and that's it..Amen.

Comment by: Vb on 9th February 2017 at 13:19

He'll just become even more outlandish Maureen- just watch! He likes to put the cat amongst the pigeons does Mick that's all!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 9th February 2017 at 13:42

What a palaver, the lad's hardly said anything. I think there may be a tendency to read too much into Mick's comments to be quite frank. I personally don't think that he intends to be disrespectful or negative, he's just a little bit offbeat, but that's his style. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. Wouldn't the world be a boring place if we were all the same ?

Comment by: Maureen on 9th February 2017 at 16:27

Ozy,how long have you been reading Micks comments? you don't think he intends to be disrespectful..put a photo on and wait for the result...offbeat isn't the word .

Comment by: Garry on 9th February 2017 at 18:26

I've said nothing!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 9th February 2017 at 20:11

With the greatest respect Maureen, the panel at the bottom of this page merely asks for comments. It doesnt specifically ask for favourable comments only, I take this to mean therefore that a person, within reason, can say whatever they wish. Of course, as we all know, it's quite often advisable to remain silent, rather than speak one's mind and risk causing offence. I've seen Mick vilified on many occasions for saying what he thinks, justifiably on occasions perhaps, but on this particular occasion, I don't believe he was actually advocating demolishing the house. I believe it was merely an off the cuff, light hearted remark. At least that's the way that I perceived it. I certainly don't believe that it warranted the assassination attempt that ensued. In fact, the phrase that springs to my mind is ' storm in a teacup '.......That's just me saying what I think.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th February 2017 at 20:34

Ozy this is my last comment on the matter..I do not want to be at odds with you over him,I just think it's very disrespectful when someone goes to the trouble of putting photos on here..they deserve a decent reply..and my thoughts are with them.

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2017 at 11:25

Applaud Maureen but not Glass half full who ever it is...not been on here before, a made up name who just wants to fuel Maureen and mick's behaviour. I don't think Maureen needs any guidance from anybody on the post, she's quite capable and intelligent to sort out anyone's reactions on WW.
But, after saying than, Mick does have a right to voice his own opinion like you do on WW. That's why is the best social media in the World and it's here in Wigan.
Maureen you're a star on WW and I for one love your comments, remember, there's always another P-a-D tomorrow.xx

Comment by: Lynne on 17th February 2017 at 00:07

A really "moody" photo. I love it!

Comment by: Lynne on 17th February 2017 at 00:22

I say tomato, you say tomahto... let's call the whole thing off!
I doubt many people, who post, know each other on a personal level. So, there's no need to take things personally. After all, we are just ships that pass in the night (or day!)
Echo's of the keyboard...

Comment by: Veronica B on 19th February 2017 at 09:38

Yes Lynne but isn't the 'pen mightier than the sword' or keyboard in this case.....!

Comment by: Lynne on 20th February 2017 at 14:10

In some cases, I think you're right, Veronica.
Though with "certain" people; ignorance still seems to be bliss - even when they're typing on the keyboard. Those people don't seem to realise that their inane ramblings can offend some people.

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