Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 8th February, 2017)
Good photo, but where is Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson, they were not on the previous photo either?
Two absolute masterpieces, this and yesterday's pictures! They quite rob me of superlatives. I just love them.
Trencherfield Mill....my grandfather was a "cotton overlooker" there. Does anyone know what that means ?
Wonderful well composed picture Dave.
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.
If that old house was knocked down you would have a better view of the mill
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.
That old house gives the tower height and the picture depth,nice one Dave.
Another quality long exposure image, top work sir!
ALAN, he would have been a boss in the weaving 'shed'.
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.
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.
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.
Another cracker Dave. Mick you are very photographic...you can always find the negative.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
He'll just become even more outlandish Maureen- just watch! He likes to put the cat amongst the pigeons does Mick that's all!
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 ?
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 .
I've said nothing!
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.
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.
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
A really "moody" photo. I love it!
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...
Yes Lynne but isn't the 'pen mightier than the sword' or keyboard in this case.....!
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.